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Curious

4.3
4.3
72 Reviews
$40 and under
Cocktail Bar

Open from 5pm until late, Wednesday until Saturday.

Curious brings together bold concoctions, a menu of small bites, sharing plates and music programming for an all-night experience.

Enter via Market Street.

Due to limited availability, there is no valet car parking available at W Melbourne. There are however a number of self-car parking garages within close vicinity of W Melbourne.

From Friday 22 October 2021, all patrons over the age of 16 must show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of entry. You can find more details about how to add your certificate by visiting coronavirus.vic.gov.au

For group bookings larger than six (6) please contact us directly via curious@whotels.com

Curious is cocktail bar requiring all guests to be 18+ years of age.

Please be aware of 15% Public Holiday Surcharge applicable on all Public Holidays

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  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    Market Street

  • Parking Details

    Valet car parking at the hotel is limited and restricted to hotel guests only. It is provided on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be guaranteed or booked prior to arrival. Paid off street parking is available in close vicinity to the hotel, please call the hotel for further information.

  • Public Transit

    The #58 Tram stops out the front of Curious at the corner of Market Street and Flinders Lane.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

Cold Bite

  • Marinated Olives$10.00

    Pickled Onion and Manchego Cheese

    • Guacamole$12.00

      Polenta Crisp

      • Mussel Escabeche Grilled Sourdough Bread$16.00

        • Tuna Pizzetta$18.00

          Meander Valley Crème Fraiche, Truffle Ponzu

          • Grass Fed Beef Tartare$16.00

            Mustard Su-miso, Nori Cracker

            Warm Bite

            • Tempura Vegetable Kakiage$12.00

              Black Sesame Hummus

              • Crispy Harissa Eggplant$14.00

                Honey and Pistachio Labneh

                • Anticucho Octopus$18.00

                  Burnt Leek, Kizami Wasabi Butter

                  • Free Range Pork Katsu Sando$22.00

                    Cabbage, Tonkatsu

                    • Beef Tacos$14.00

                      Emilian Bolognese, Parmigiano-Reggiano

                      Sweet Side

                      • Passionfruit Chocolate Torte$16.00

                        Chocolate Dentelle

                        • Mini Gelato Cannelloni$8.00

                          Oysters

                          • Oysters

                            Appellation Oyster, Served Natural with Lemon

                            • per piece$5.00

                          Charcuterie

                          • Fuet Anis Salami$13.00

                            • San José Saucisson$14.00

                              • Sopressa Pressata$12.00

                                • Grass Fed Bresaola$16.00

                                  • Prosciutto di Parma 20 Month$15.00

                                    • Platter for Two$49.00

                                      Cheese

                                      One $16 / Three $36

                                      • Yarra Valley Goat's

                                        • Traditional Brie

                                          • Fourme D'ambert AOP

                                            • Woombye Vintage Cheddar

                                              • Comté 12 Month AOP

                                                Last updated: 30 June 2021

                                                What 72 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                4.3
                                                4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.1Food
                                                • 4.2Service
                                                • 4.7Ambience
                                                • 4.0Value

                                                NoiseEnergetic

                                                Loved For

                                                • City Centre

                                                  Handcrafted Cocktails

                                                • City Centre

                                                  Late Night Find

                                                • City Centre

                                                  Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                                1. AP

                                                  AdamP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 4 August 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  House cocktails are amazing all with their unique presentation, relativity inexpensive too. Love the cocoon like architecture and lighting ambience you are greeted by after descending the spiral staircase. DJ sets a chill vibe and the staff are very friendly and helpful. If you're in Melbourne.. Curious is one of those must visit experiences 😁

                                                2. AS

                                                  AleishaS

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 4 August 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing music, food, service, cocktails and vibe all round :) will be back!

                                                3. F

                                                  Flightie

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 31 July 2021

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Bar was totally beautiful and very creative . Staff friendly, cocktails definitely amazing !

                                                4. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 July 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing ambiance. Delicious cocktails.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 3 August 2021

                                                  Hello Anonymous, We are delighted to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the cocktails and the ambiance. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                5. PM

                                                  PeterM

                                                  New York Area

                                                  17 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  17 reviews

                                                  Dined on 28 July 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  An absolutely amazing establishment, great ambience, service and quality food. This will become a regular place for us.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 3 August 2021

                                                  Hello Peter, We are absolutely thrilled to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance, service, and food, we will also be happy to have you as a regular!! Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                6. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 15 July 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Has really cool drinks and nice food

                                                7. NJ

                                                  NicolaJ

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 10 July 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Incredible spot! Amazing cocktails, great service, would highly recommend

                                                  CuriousResponded on 25 July 2021

                                                  Hello Nicola, We are thrilled to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. we are pleased to hear you enjoyed or cocktails and the service. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                8. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 July 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing! Love the DJ, vibe, food. Make sure you book before going!

                                                  CuriousResponded on 25 July 2021

                                                  Hello Anonymous, We are excited to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. we are pleased to hear you enjoyed everything we have to offer. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                9. RK

                                                  RebeccaK

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 July 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We loved everything about our experience at Curious. The cocktails were superb and the service was exceptional. We look forward to returning.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 25 July 2021

                                                  Hello Rebecca, We are absolutely thrilled to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed the cocktails and the service. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                10. AS

                                                  AprilS

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 July 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  would 100% recommend Curious to my friends; nice wine and cheese, friendly staff and thoughtful service. Will come back for sure.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 25 July 2021

                                                  Hello April, We are absolutely delighted to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. We look forward to welcoming your friends after your recommendation. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                11. AM

                                                  AMMM

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 July 2021

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                  Fabulous place. Awesome decor and ambience 2nd visit and would go time and time again. Love it!

                                                  CuriousResponded on 25 July 2021

                                                  Hello AMMM, We are thrilled to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars, on your second visit. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                12. j

                                                  judys

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 3 July 2021

                                                  overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                  Great atmosphere..loved it . Recommend it. Great variety..pleasing to the eye

                                                  CuriousResponded on 7 July 2021

                                                  Hello Judys, We are absolutely delighted to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. We are so happy you enjoyed the atmosphere. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Curious in the future! Cheers, Stephen Zappelli.

                                                13. C

                                                  Chun

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 26 June 2021

                                                  overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                  Great cocktails Amazing architecture Needs more people

                                                  CuriousResponded on 7 July 2021

                                                  Hello Chun, We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your experience at Curious. We are also very pleased that you enjoyed our cocktails and the architecture. We are continuously looking for ways to improve and hope to get you that extra star for your next visit. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers, Stephen Zappelli.

                                                14. I

                                                  Inese

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 26 June 2021

                                                  overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                  Just had drinks no food but highlight was the cocktail smoke on the runway - loved the vibe

                                                  CuriousResponded on 7 July 2021

                                                  Hello Inese, We are absolutely thrilled to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. We are also very happy to hear that you enjoyed our Smoke On The Runway cocktail! Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers, Stephen Zappelli

                                                15. RT

                                                  RobT

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 18 June 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great spot, great atmosphere, great design, well done to Jess for providing great service 👍

                                                  CuriousResponded on 23 June 2021

                                                  Hello RobT, We are absolutely thrilled to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. great to see you enjoyed your time in Curious and I will ensure that Jess is made aware of your feedback! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 17 June 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great Experienxe, Great drinks

                                                  CuriousResponded on 23 June 2021

                                                  Hello Anonymous, We are absolutely delighted to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. great to hear you love our drinks! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                17. KG

                                                  KarenG

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on 13 June 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Had a great time at Curious, unfortunately because of Covid restrictions we were limited 90mins and would of liked to stay longer but there’s always next time! I accidentally dropped my food and staff made sure it was replaced immediately, all the staff were super friendly and very attentive and the cocktails were very cool!

                                                  CuriousResponded on 15 June 2021

                                                  Hello KarenG, We are delighted to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your time in Curious, and that you enjoyed the service and cocktails! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                18. B

                                                  Breeza39

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 12 June 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolutely amazing venue. Can definitely see why it's the hardest venue to get in to. Highly recommended.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 15 June 2021

                                                  Hello Breeza39, We are delighted to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the venue! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                19. F

                                                  Frances

                                                  Malaysia

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 11 June 2021

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                  The cocktails were great, food was nice too but the tempura on that day was a tad oily. All in, pretty good but could improve on the service

                                                  CuriousResponded on 15 June 2021

                                                  Hello Frances, We are happy to see that you enjoyed your experience at curious. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails, We are continuously looking for ways to improve and hope to get you that extra star for your next visit. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                20. SM

                                                  SiobhanM

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  1.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on 11 June 2021

                                                  overall1food1service2ambience3

                                                  Sadly this venue is stunning but the service and standard of drinks is not living up to the interiors. Warm flat beer and a very limp and sad cocktail in a wine glass were returned and swapped for two pisco sours - also served in large wine glasses bizarrrely. The Piscos were ok but we gave up and left after one drink despite booking. The table next to us also sent their drinks back. Several other tables also only stayed for one drink.... bad service and drinks won't cut it in Melbourne and eventhough I understand it is hard to get skilled hospo staff right now - you can't charge $22 for a crappy drink

                                                  CuriousResponded on 16 June 2021

                                                  Hello SiobhanM I am very disappointed to hear that the expectation that you had prior to coming to Curious were not met during your experience with us, this is certainly not the standards that we have set for ourselves and I would like the chance to hear further feedback. If you would like to contact me directly at (03) 9113 8800 I hope to hear from you in the future. Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                21. S

                                                  Sori

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 27 May 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent bar, excellent ambience. Bar tenders have come up with some very thoughtful menu additions. A much welcome venue in Melbourne.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 28 May 2021

                                                  Hello Sori, We are delighted to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. We are also very happy you enjoyed the ambience, as well as the additions provided by our talented bartenders. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                22. CT

                                                  CraigT

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 20 May 2021

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  A really great experience. Enjoyed the wine the food and ambiance. The sharing plates are a really nice way to enjoy some interesting food while have a drink. The music and dj was also fantastic and the decora and style of the bar is really interesting and different.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 25 May 2021

                                                  Hello CraigT, We are delighted to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. we are also very happy to hear you enjoyed the food wine and ambiance. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                23. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on 15 May 2021

                                                  overall5food2service5ambience5

                                                  Beautiful atmosphere, great ambience great to see melb get a classy bar finally ! Great service

                                                  CuriousResponded on 22 May 2021

                                                  Hello Anonymous, We are absolutely thrilled to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. also very happy to hear you enjoyed the ambience and service! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                24. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Philadelphia

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2021

                                                  overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                  When you go to a restaurant you kind of understand the 2 hour seating but in a bar where you spend $300 you should not be hurried out. Service was slow, waiters not attentive enough for the whole experience. 15min reminder that your 2hr time slot is up not sure if we go back message to others around us to maybe give it a miss

                                                  CuriousResponded on 14 May 2021

                                                  Hello Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your experience in Curious. We will always do the best we can to extend your allocated time, on a fully booked evening we have difficulties making this happen. I would love to get a better understanding of where we went wrong in your eyes please connect with me via (03) 9113 8862 Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                25. SP

                                                  SPMelb

                                                  New York Area

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 5 May 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  The cocktail menu is quite varied and each theme has three 'regular' cocktails, one non-alcoholic, and a group (4pax) sized cocktail. Obviously you can order any standard/classic cocktail as well. The wait staff are very attentive without being intrusive and quick to offer suggestions when asked. The snacks are of great quality and cater to a wide variety of tastes and appetites. It's a great venue for a quick pre-dinner cocktail and appetizer, post dinner wine and cheese/dessert or even a leisurely night out.

                                                26. BW

                                                  BryonyW

                                                  Sydney

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 April 2021

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                  Had a reservation for 2 people at 11:30 pm on a Friday night. The secret entrance was unique and definitely added to the experience. The hostess who we checked in with was lovely and noted that we were celebrating. We were seated at a booth, which faced towards the bar, which was nice. I really enjoyed the themed cocktail menu - we had the two from the coffee theme (A Curious Ristretto & Upside Down Under Irish Coffee) and two from the fashion theme (Smoke on the Runway & Stiletto). They were delicious, not too strong, and had great flavour. The only thing I can fault is when booking the reservation, there was no mention of the kitchen closing at a particular time. However, at 11:30 pm, the kitchen was closed, and we could not order anything off the food menu. The service staff could use a little more training and communicate with each other - we were asked 3 times if we'd ordered and told 3 times that the bar was calling last round at 12:30 am. I would definitely go back - a little earlier, of course, to try the food menu.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 8 May 2021

                                                  Hello Byrony, Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback from your experience in Curious. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our cocktails! We are sorry that you missed out on the chance to try the food menu. We really appreciate the feedback and will ensure to address it with our team. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Stephen Zappelli

                                                27. C

                                                  Carrie

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 April 2021

                                                  overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                  Our booking was 11:30pm so we only had cocktails, but they were delicious. Service was excellent, ambience perfect for late night drinks.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 8 May 2021

                                                  Hello Carrie, We are absolutely thrilled to see that you rated your experience at Curious five stars. We are so glad you enjoyed the evening you spent with us and the cocktails you ordered. Please be assured that the Curious team will be shown your feedback as they are the key to your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future. Cheers, Stephen Zappelli

                                                28. A

                                                  Andrew

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 April 2021

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  Great space, amazing drinks menu, good prices. Just needs a little more energy as the night goes on. Maybe more house/dance style music.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 8 May 2021

                                                  Hello Andrew, We are excited to see that you rated your experience at Curious four stars. We are also continuously looking for ways to improve, your feedback will be passed on, as it is much appreciated. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Curious in the future Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                29. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  2.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 29 April 2021

                                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                  Security was very cold in terms of a greeting given we had a group booking. Service was below average. Had to ask for extra water glasses etc. We were a group of 7 and ordered all the cold and hot share plates but the staff would not increase sizes etc to suit the table numbers. Overall the vibe was not what we had expected. Presentation of cocktails was stunning.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 8 May 2021

                                                  Hello Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your experience in Curious. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed the presentation of our cocktails. In regards to your experience with security and service, please be assured that your feedback will be passed along and addressed by our team. If you would like to provide further feedback in regards to your experience, please contact me on (03) 9113 8862 Cheers, Stephen Zappelli

                                                30. DT

                                                  DTN69

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 24 April 2021

                                                  overall3food5service3ambience5

                                                  Excellent venue, bar staff are lacking in experience unfortunately but I am sure that will improve with time.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 8 May 2021

                                                  Hello DTN69, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your experience in Curious. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed the venue! In regards to the staff, please be assured that your feedback will be passed along and addressed by our team. If you would like to provide further feedback regarding your experience, please contact me on (03) 91138863 Cheers, Stephen Zappelli

                                                31. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 23 April 2021

                                                  overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                  Needs more people. Place was practically empty, no vibe at all.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 8 May 2021

                                                  Hello, Anonymous Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your experience in Curious. We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the evening you spent with us. Hopefully, we hope we can welcome you again on a busier night. Thank you so much for providing that feedback and we will ensure to address it with the team. If you would like to provide further feedback in regards to your experience, please contact me on (03) 9113 8862 Cheers, Stephen Zappelli

                                                32. DL

                                                  DeniL

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 23 April 2021

                                                  overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                  A place where you can not talk much, due to the music was loud. Found it weird that the bar was not connected to the hotel.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 3 August 2021

                                                  Hello DeniL, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your experience in Curious. We are not your typical hotel bar and want to offer a different experience, that being a big emphasis on music as well as the speakeasy-style entry from Market St. I am very sorry to hear that this was not to your liking. If you do have any further feedback, please contact me on the Curious (03) 9113 8862 Cheers Stephen Zappelli

                                                33. LM

                                                  LouM

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 22 April 2021

                                                  overall2food1service2ambience5

                                                  Prententious. Staff who didn’t know about cocktails. Small glasses and expensive drinks.

                                                  CuriousResponded on 7 May 2021

                                                  Hello Lou, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your experience in Curious. We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your evening with us. Thank you so much for providing that feedback and we will ensure to address it with the team, we are always looking to improve. If you would like to provide further feedback in regards to your experience, please contact me on (03) 9113 8862. Cheers, Stephen Zappelli

                                                34. JM

                                                  JasminM

                                                  Victoria

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Fantastic, sophisticated cocktails. Staff/talent were incredible, knowledgeable & helpful. Highly recommend booking.

                                                35. S

                                                  Suley

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2021

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Service was good and a friendly security at the door on Friday night! Just Want to mention about the cheese plate, maybe can add some honeycomb aswell, plate was too dry with cheeses. How about that? Thanks

                                                36. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 15 April 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                  Great atmosphere and cocktails. Food was most expensive than expected and music was a little too loud for me personally.

                                                37. P

                                                  Peni

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 April 2021

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                  We found that the venue was lovely however the service could have been better. The staff were not attentive enough and orders were not taken down correctly and errors were made. Overall we had a great night and would go back. Hopefully the service will have improved by the time we return.

                                                38. c

                                                  chriss

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 April 2021

                                                  overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                  i was booked for bar seating, was provided am uncomfortable small seating area passed the bar the chairs were uncomfortable, the experience made my date an myself come across more like an interview .

                                                39. AO

                                                  AnaO

                                                  Las Vegas

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 9 April 2021

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                  I didn’t eat the food just went for cocktails. We were asked about 5 times from 5 different people if we had a booking, we were told we had the table for 1 hour and 30 minutes and 20 minutes before our time was up, we were already being asked to wrap it up. It’s not a great place and the cocktails tasted awful, more water than anything. Decor was cute but Melbourne has so many better places, I don’t think I’d go back.

                                                40. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Melbourne

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 9 April 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Fantastic looking place, great vibe, professional waiting staff. The “bubble” cocktail was visually amazing! Ristretto expresso martini was disappointing in comparison to other drinks on offer and I would suggest it be served in a martini glass. It was appreciated that the staff were able to move us to another table when we complained that where we were sitting was too cold, they allowed as to split the bill, and did not rush us out the door after our 2 hr sitting. We were a party of 4, and 2 arrived separately and there appeared to be some confusion with the door man telling my friends that they were first to arrive when 2 of us had already checked in and been seated. Loved the relaxed chic ambience, will definitely be back. Recommendations - better signage as it was a bit hard to locate and W hotel staff had to direct us, and increasing servings of tacos from 2 to 3.

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                                                Curious is rated 4.3 stars by 72 OpenTable diners

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                                                Google Map for Curious

                                                408 Flinders Lane Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

                                                • Cross Street

                                                  Market Street

                                                • Area

                                                  Melbourne CBD

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am
                                                  Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Cocktail Bar

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Smart Casual

                                                • Parking Details

                                                  Valet car parking at the hotel is limited and restricted to hotel guests only. It is provided on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be guaranteed or booked prior to arrival. Paid off street parking is available in close vicinity to the hotel, please call the hotel for further information.

                                                • Public Transit

                                                  The #58 Tram stops out the front of Curious at the corner of Market Street and Flinders Lane.

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Additional

                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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