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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always a good spot for finding a new wine and creative fresh food, great staff. Always leave knowing you'll be back.
Would recommend Cumulus Up very highly. Creative dishes, great service, and excellent wine selection.
Nice ambient location, wine list and dishes. The bar wasn't too noisy making it a more intimate dinner. Would come back again.
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.
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..
Food was absolutely incredible, knowledgeable and friendly staff, perfect service and the space and atmosphere was lively, sexy and cool
Food was excellent and so as the service. Culumus up has always been one of my favourite restaurants in the city. Highly recommended!
Up to the usual level of food and service. Great wine list. Always worth a visit
Amazing as always!
Food was excellent. Service excellent. The staff really know their products. I will be back
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.
We always enjoy Cumulus Up. This time we took overseas visitors and chose the Chefs menu. Everything was delicious & our guests were impressed.
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 :-)
Amazing food! Great atmosphere and good service. We did the chefs selection with the wine and it was fantastic!
Will keep recommending this place - cool Soho New York vibe, incredible food and service with great wine. Top 3 restaurants in Melbourne!
Loved it - as did all the family. We like Cumulus donstairs and upstairs.
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.
Fabulous service; Chris treated us like royalty but not in a wanky kind of way!
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.
Good service, quality food and overall great set up.
Couldn’t fault anything, perfect night.
Food, service, wine ..... stunning evening
One word: AMAZING!!!
We loved the meal, service and location and we’ll be back. The chefs selection was great value for money
Outstanding food, wine and service! Can’t get enough of this place and already looking forward to our next visit.
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.
This was one of our absolute favorite meals. The food was spot on and delicious. The service was fantastic.
Food was up to the same high standard. Efficient and friendly service and a very good wine list.
Fabulous food, wine and service. Highly recommended.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Great place, extensive wine list. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with recommendations!
The chef's set menu had some outstanding elements, however, the dessert and cheese dish were disappointing.
Great food & outstanding service. Cozy ambience