Cumulus Up.

4.7
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157 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary European
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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 Sam Cheetham 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 157 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

beautiful place good food and good service happy to visit again soon

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GeoffreyB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad we came for a visit. It felt like downstairs C Ink but with class, well more class if that’s possible. The wines were excellent and well presented. The food matched beautifully.

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KLM99
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night - food and service was excellent. Loved the cocktails too!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, food and service. I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing!

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RoxanneW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the chefs menu and great wine selection. The atmosphere was perfect for a date night or catch up with friends and service was perfect

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GabbieS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Louder than I prefer. Barely any time allowed between our entrees and main - we barely had room on the table for it all. Would have preferred single dish at at time and greater time between arrivals. Great cocktails and wonderful service from the bartender at our table. Overall a good experience, but I’ve had more finessed dining experiences.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You will enjoy the meal and the service; in a perfect location.

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tashdean
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely night but servers didn’t explain menu very well. Food not as good as my experience last year ? change of chef?

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu, especially the chef's selection which was superb. Wine pairing was expertly done for an overall great experience. We did get a large table Sat next to us towards the end of our meal, and the staff were great to move us to another area for of our dessert. Very professional. I will be back!

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JNnnn
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The steaks were absolutely amazing. The waitress was outstanding, well informed, knew the menu and was able to recommend suitable wines. Cumulus is always a great place to bring guests who are little more discerning.

The price point of Cumulus means we do not visit as often as we could. The noise levels are general lolud which is normally ok but sometimes during dinners/meetings it can create some challenges during dicussions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding service and wonderfully delicious food. We all thoroughly enjoyed the entrees and desserts, but the lamb main was perfect, tender and flavourful. Special thank you to all the waitstaff, chef and kitchen staff, you took amazing care with my sister’s nut/seafood anaphylactic allergies, it was lovely to see her enjoy fine dining while feeling safe and comfortable. Thank you so much for taking care of her with such ease and professionalism. Wine suggestions were great too 🙂 highly recommend to all!

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dinnernorth
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything you want in a great Melbourne wine bar. Friendly and efficient service, great for a casual drink or a nice meal, or both. Make a booking or drop in. Always a great experience.

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GregoryP
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great evening that my wife lived on our 5th Anniversary.

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Char
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad the duck waffles have stayed on their menu for the past few years - This is why I go back to Cumulus Up every now & then. Service still as attentive, friendly and lively. Great romantic ambience and of course the food is something you can't find fault with.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Steak was perfection (Blue-rare), we had the $75 degustation menu. Great value, desserts were sensational. Fantastic option ordering half bottles
of wine, makes dining much more practical, and means you can try more! Service was relaxed but very knowledgeable and not at all pretentious, while still being very attentive and detailed. Will be back :)

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JamesB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing wine pairings

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PraveenR
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, the service excellent with an extensive selection of wines.

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OliviaR
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

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Caza
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.

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Xtin
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.

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Jude73
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.

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RuthE
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.

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IanG
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
vipMaryM
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KaryanNg
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.

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LukeB
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.

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AshK
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..

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GeorginaK
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

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AnitaC
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!

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Andrew
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MichaelM
Houston
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!

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JoanneK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

JB
JamesB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
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.

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LeeR
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.

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lefty
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 :-)

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MichaelM
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!

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CBMelbourne
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!

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CraigG
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Cumulus Up. is rated 4.7 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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