Cumulus Up.

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124 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 124 People Are Saying
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JB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

PR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good service, quality food and overall great set up.

B
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

N
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One word: AMAZING!!!

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RM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

A
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, wine and service. Highly recommended.

VJ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SK
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food & outstanding service. Cozy ambience

LV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Lively noisy winebar with seriously good food and, as you would expect, a large local and foreign wine list...however compared to other classy Australian restaurants the quantities poured for the pricey wine seemed ungenerous given the atmosphere, though perhaps quantities were technically correct. However the bill was full of overcharges and this might have been due to the frenetic atmosphere. The wait staff were clearly struggling at times over the noise of crowds and clanging "edgy" warehouse styling of this trendy upstairs dining area above a very successful Melbourne breakfast institution (same name) which is also open for a noisy dinner, even louder downstairs though. Interestingly, when we arrived and accidentally opened the door to the downstairs Cumulus Cafe eatery, we were told the Cumulus Up was the "romantic" venue of the two. Who'd have guessed? So bring your ear trumpet and enjoy some very interesting food and wine menus. By the way, the wine waiter who served and explained stuff to us so well without being haughty was superb!

GM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and such perfect service! Thanks for a great night!

E
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We opted to have the feed me menu as it was a special occasion, majority of the food was amazing and the wine pairing was lovely however the mains were disappointing. The fish was rubbery and the spatchcock was returned to the kitchen as it was undercooked.

i
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about it, food ambiance and service was great. Only thing I’d say is it’s a little loud, especially if you are trying to chat and have. Quieter dinner.

L
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful food. Impeccable service. Is expensive, but the price reflects the value and quality of ingredients in the food/drinks. Nice environment, a little bit dark (so minor though) and bathrooms are clean.

BM
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is the best in Melbourne at this price range. Usually I find fine dining means a lot of money for not much in flavour and little quantity. But this place delivers in quality of food. It can be quite noisy on a busy night due to hard surfaces.

M
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was great , we tried some of the specials and stye were delicious. Service was attentive and timely and all of the staff were very friendly and knowledgable about both the food and wine. Lovely room with a chilled and relaxed vibe. Thanks we had a great meal

AK
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night! Delicious, and the service was great. Thank you!

CP
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Some prices a bit exorbitant. What I loathed and felt a little bit ashamed of was the fact that not only is there excessive upselling but when I went to pay you now ask for tips and we have to push a button before we pay. Whilst I can appreciate fine dining, this is not America. I feel ashamed that this culture has even infiltrated your wonderful Australian band and was very taken aback that you were asking for more money for items that were already heavily marked up and already above the minimum wages standards so it remains questionable for the value for money. I will take caution when choosing to dine again.

TH
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional in every way! Looking forward to our next visit already.

RC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great ambience and spacious environment.
Excellent selection of red wines.
Food was of exceptional quality, although limited in choices.
Noise levels were acceptable, probably expected for a more casual dining.
Overall, highly recommend !!!

SL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful from start to finish. Great service and simply amazing food.

BA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lovely experience, great food. Fantastic wine pairings. Great value for tasting menu topped off by fantastic service!

N
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great little spot that we decided to try as main restaurant Cumulus was not available. We enjoyed great food and wine and the service was friendly and helpful.

CH
Sydney / NSW
18 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful space, gorgeous food and amazingly helpful staff. The foie gras waffle is a must!

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