Cumulus Up.

4.7
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139 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary European
Cumulus Up. is a wine bar located upstairs from Cumulus Inc. We take reservations for up to 10 guests Tuesday to Saturday and leave ample room for those that prefer to drop by.

Our pride and joy – the climate controlled cellar – houses a considered and ecletic selection of wine. Focusing on the best examples of vintage, variety, style and region, it offers an extensive range from both the New World and the Old.
The menu is designed by Andrew McConnell and Colin Mainds to complement the wine. Whether it be a casual after work snack or the full affair – a stunning chef’s selection showcasing raw seafood, locally sourced produce like Macedon duck and O’Connor beef from Gippsland.

European in atmosphere, the space balances edgy luxe and familiar classic to gorgeous effect. Featuring parquet timber floors, the interior is warm and elegant.
What 139 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Food and wine selections really great, service was impersonal and felt like we were being rushed out the door, ideal for a wine and a snack but head downstairs for a more relaxed dining experience

C
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cumulus Up was recommended & lived up to the recommendation. Great cocktails & wine suggestions with superb food & atmosphere. Service was warm & very professional - thank you Anna.

X
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly spectacular food, and service to match. Busy, and with an active feel, but you can easily hear one another talk. I absolutely love this place.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food and good service. It was noisy though so go prepared to spend the evening communicating with your fellow diners with a raised voice. We were a table of 4. I wouldn't book it for a larger group, you'd spend the night just talking to the person on either side of you.

RE
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at some lovely places last weekend, but Cumulus Up was a highlight. Although the chef's menu was appealing, we chose less food and the smaller amount was just right. The outstanding dish of the night was the duck waffle, closely followed by the meltingly soft lamb. Service was cheerful and efficient, so a great night all round.

IG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a good spot for finding a new wine and creative fresh food, great staff. Always leave knowing you'll be back.

MM
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would recommend Cumulus Up very highly. Creative dishes, great service, and excellent wine selection.

KN
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice ambient location, wine list and dishes. The bar wasn't too noisy making it a more intimate dinner. Would come back again.

LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Great wine, great food, and Sam (our waiter) was excellent. The chefs do an excellent job with their seasonal menu. I highly recommend the Duck waffle with foie gras mousse, the Razorback prawns with mussels, and the hand whipped butter is particularly amazing.

Intelligent layout ensures that even when the room is fully booked, you can still enjoy and intimate dinner for two and don’t feel like you’re sitting in someone else’s party.

Well done Cumulus Up, now in our top 3 with out a doubt.

AK
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The food tasted great, portion sizes were very small for a restaurant that’s not fine dinning. The service left a lot be desired to be honest..

GK
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely incredible, knowledgeable and friendly staff, perfect service and the space and atmosphere was lively, sexy and cool

AC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent and so as the service. Culumus up has always been one of my favourite restaurants in the city. Highly recommended!

A
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Up to the usual level of food and service. Great wine list. Always worth a visit

MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!

JK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent. Service excellent. The staff really know their products. I will be back

JB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great bar that serves quality, seasonal food. We enjoyed the tasting menu with matching wines and were delighted with the entire night - will definitely visit again.

LR
Melbourne / VIC
17 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy Cumulus Up. This time we took overseas visitors and chose the Chefs menu. Everything was delicious & our guests were impressed.

l
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Checked out Cumulus Up for a quiet dinner, the main area can be a little noisy but the waiter was very helpful moving us to a quiet corner table. The wine-list is amazing!! the menu is perhaps a little low on choice, but the charcuterie board was nice and the steak amazing. Will be back :-)

MM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great atmosphere and good service. We did the chefs selection with the wine and it was fantastic!

CB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will keep recommending this place - cool Soho New York vibe, incredible food and service with great wine. Top 3 restaurants in Melbourne!

CG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved it - as did all the family. We like Cumulus donstairs and upstairs.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was on point, matching wine with our order.
The food was just beautiful and the evening was just right.

I loved the ambiance of the restaurant. Lighting for me was a little low but truly a wonderful place.

KM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous service; Chris treated us like royalty but not in a wanky kind of way!

PR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic night - great service, food and wine!
If you want to enjoy a great atmosphere, professional and knowledge staff plus excellent food and wine this is the venue for you.

R
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service, quality food and overall great set up.

B
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault anything, perfect night.
Food, service, wine ..... stunning evening

N
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word: AMAZING!!!

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RM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the meal, service and location and we’ll be back. The chefs selection was great value for money

AE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, wine and service! Can’t get enough of this place and already looking forward to our next visit.

D
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a pre-theatre lite dinner on a Thursday evening. Food and wine were good and ambience lovely. Menu is a little limited but this is probably typical for a wine bar. Servings were on the small side for the cost but the quality was high. Service was great and we enjoyed the meal.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of our absolute favorite meals. The food was spot on and delicious. The service was fantastic.

A
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was up to the same high standard. Efficient and friendly service and a very good wine list.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, wine and service. Highly recommended.

VJ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my new favourite place in Melbourne. The food is delicious and high quality, the menu changes regularly, the friendly staff are terrific at matching wines to the food ordered, love the relaxed ambience and stylish decor. What’s not to like?

JW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I visited Melbourne for work but met my daughter and her partner for dinner. The ambiance, service and food were outstanding. This is my third recent visit and as always it did not disappoint.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We opted for the chefs selection with matching wines, it was delicious food and wine pairings were perfect all very high quality and superb food! Couldn’t recommend higher for somewhere to celebrate or to take someone you want to impress.

AE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regulars at Cumulus (downstairs) and were delighted that upstairs delivered on the food, service and ambience. Couldn’t fault a thing! Was also fantastic that 99% of the food is celiac friendly. We will definitely be back!

SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, extensive wine list. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with recommendations!

SK
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The chef's set menu had some outstanding elements, however, the dessert and cheese dish were disappointing.

L
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & outstanding service. Cozy ambience