Come for a drink and stay for dinner.
The wine list is an eclectic mix of Australian and International sustainable producers making fun and interesting wine which is above all delicious.
Our menu ranges from smaller snack driven treats to more substantial main courses and of course dessert. You will never need to leave once you make your way down that stairwell.
Terms & Conditions
Multiple dates availableThank you for choosing Dessous. All Friday and Saturday bookings are for a 2 hour sitting and are required to commit to a minimum spend of $60pp. All groups of 6+ are required to dine on our $85pp chef's menu. If you feel like just a drink, we always keep a few spots at the bar, so feel free to drop on in
Dessous reservation terms and conditions.
Multiple dates availableThank you for choosing Dessous Wine Bar. Reservations are for Dinner bookings only and have a seating time of 2 hours. For group sizes of 6 or more, you will be required to dine on our $85 chefs menu. We always keep the bar and a few tables aside if you were just looking to pop in for a drink
NYE at DessousA$120.00 per person
Dec 31, 2021 onlyDessous is taking you to Thailand (or thereabout's) this New Year's Eve, with a four-course, Thai-inspired feast by Melbourne's favourite underground chef, Dan Sawangsak. $120 for 4-courses, drinks not included. Please note these bookings are for indoor reservations, for street dining options please visit the Melbourne Food and Wine website Curry puff, fermented chilli sauce Spiced mussels, rice crisps Local half-shell scallop, seafood sauce Baked lobster, noodles, ginger + spring onion Pickled cucumber + wood eared mushroom salad, black vinegar dressing Chargrilled vintage rump cap, nahm jim jaew butter Fresh herb salad Jasmine rice panna cotta, lime syrup
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great find, has a prohibition underground feel, will be back.
The ambience here is off the charts fabulous. The staff are incredible and the bar is like a little jewel chest. We both absolutely LOVED everything about this place except we found the food average. I don’t know if I we were just having an off night (we were tired) but we didn’t really like anything on the menu. The only exception was the soufflé which was delicate and quite lovely and done well.
I thought Dessous was just a cocktail bar but I was so very wrong - the food was superb! We ordered the Chef's tasting menu and it was one of the best food experiences I've had in Melbourne. Kudos to the team!
A beautiful dining experience with subtle gorgeous adventurous cuisine that felt like a series of magical events - exciting, delicious and so imaginative. Food as ART. Our host was impeccable in attending to us. The ambience was lush. With an excellent wine list. A five star experience. Highly recommended.
Delicious food, friendly staff. Absolutely loved it and will be back!
Pre theatre dinner. Staff were amazing, lovely ambiance. Cool location.
This was our first visit to Dessous, and it won't be our last! The food and service were terrific, and the wine list of sufficient variance to offer real choice!
We all enjoyed our evening, but one small point - while we get the ambiance of low light levels, this is seriously dark!
Great little underground place! Service was excellent and food/wine was delicious! Definitely exceeded expectations.
Amazing ambience, delicious and refined food, well crafted cocktails along with outstanding service!
We will definitely be back!
We had such an amazing evening here, the ambience is fantastic and the food to die for! Will be back!
Great food - we worked our way through a number of the shared plate offerings, Service was smooth, knowledgeable about the menu and wine options. A really nice experience.
Turn up the lighting - ambiance shouldn’t need to turn on the torch to read menus
Nice cosy bar with a good service! Enjoyed my Spicy Margherita.
Attentive service and the food was very delicious. Great atmosphere. Would definitely go back again!
Beautiful venue and great service. Restaurant could be more progressive by offering a vegan option.
Ambiance and service was great! Couldn’t ask for better service. We got the chefs menu which was fine but not the greatest then with pairing of alcohol was not worth the price tag.
Would go again for their amazing cocktails, service and ambiance but not for food.
Flawless. The end. Classic melbourne and so nice not to feel like one is dining in a factory that is desperate to get people in and out as quickly as possible.
Honestly, this was amazing. Thank you for a great night.
The sound level was totally appropriate. Well done.
Great cocktails, amazing steak, sexy ambience, attentive staff. Will be back for the sunflower cocktail
Best restaurant I’ve ever been to. Flawless experience.
The service, food and ambience is outstanding. It’s my new favourite restaurant. I think the taste sensation is a memory that will bring joy to me for years!
Great vegan options, the staff were lovely, and the restaurant had a beautiful ambience.
Amazing food, impeccable service and great decor
WOW! Could no fault this place in anyway! Kind, caring and attentive staff, food was perfect, the jasmine rice panna cotta and main rump was 10/10. Cocktails were also some of the best we have had! We will be back!
Excellent staff and the food was amongst the best I’ve had.
delicious food, lovely staff and a great vibe for an intimate date night!
Amazing food, delicious cocktails and lovely service
Fantastic food and fabulous drinks. This is a hidden gem of the Melbourne food a scene!
Great ambience, stunning service and amazing food,
Such a treat to spend the evening at Dessous
Do you want a classy ambience? In a 'hidden' spot that would be great for boisterous friends gathering or even for a quieter, more intimate date? Dessous is outstanding - from the service to the crispy aged duck, the red curry corn fritters, the pickled muscles and the wine and gin, it would be hard to imagine anyone walking away disappointed.
First time at Dessous to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Our experience could not be faulted. Food was top notch, which I expected as a regular at Hazel upstairs. The staff were very knowledgable re wine and offered guidance and had discussions in a casual and accessible manner. Good offering of international and local wine, for all budgets. Service overall was very friendly and casual, yet professional. The ambiance of the space is very cosy; perfect for date night or catch up with friends! Equally as good for drinks (and nibbles) as it is for dinner. Highly recommend! I can’t wait to go back!
I love this place for the discrete, secret agent like location. As well as the super, sleek and sexy ambiance. Everything from the lighting to the utensils incorporates complete attention to detail.
The food is exceptional and the combination of textures and flavors is always a welcomed treat. I keep coming back because it is one of the best places to go if you want to impress a date with high quality ingredients and remarkably delicious servings.
Beautiful basement space, but super noisy and service isn’t that great for the price
Although We didn’t eat, the food looked delicious. Sat at the bar and really enjoyed the drinks menu and great ambiance.
The ambience was really lovely. The food from the chefs menu was a good amount however the main dish we were served was meatballs and I feel that it didn’t match the rest of the dishes which were served and didn’t quite hit the spot. Really enjoyed the mussels! The wait staff were also really lovely and helpful with all enquires.
Great food, amazing service and beautiful place to wine and dine! Will be going back ASAP!
Fabulous cocktails and delicious food.
A little light on toilet accessibility.
Food and service ah-amazing. Only negative would be there is only one toilet for everyone to use.
Amazing food, everything was so tasty, great vibe, loved it. Will be back!
Not too big, reduced diner numbers meant not loud.
Food was delicious. We had set menu. Venison meatballs were beautiful.
I’ll be back 👍🏼
Dessous is rated 4.8 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.