Dessous

4.8
27 reviews
$40 and under
Wine Bar
Enter Dessous, Melbourne's newest basement wine bar, located in the heart of the CBD.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Terms and conditions

Dine in
Starting Nov 23, 2020·Daily 12:00-22:30

Thanks for choosing Dessous!

At a time of reduced capacity, all bookings are for dining for a 2 hour sitting and are required to commit to a minimum spend of $70pp. Otherwise feel free to drop in and if we have space we would love to have you.

NY Street Feasts

Dine in

A$120.00 per order

Dec 31, 2020-Jan 1, 2021·Thu 17:00-22:00, Fri 12:00-22:00

Crack into 2021 with a Crab Feast at Dessous!

$120 = 4 shared courses and a glass of Champagne

*Please note evening bookings before 7pm are for 2 hours 15 minutes. Seating is both inside Dessous and on Flinders Lane, under cover. If you have a preference please email us at info@dessous.com.au.

What 27 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Superimpressed
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible menu by one of Melbourne's best chefs, Dan Sawansak. Gorgeous ambience, great staff! Definitely a favourite.

IC
IsabelC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything about Dessous. I couldn’t be happier with the whole dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent value for money! The food was delicious and the service was attentive. Would recommend!

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Kathryn
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing gem in Melbourne! Check them out!! We had a set menu and everything on it was to die for!! I especially loved the pork belly katsu sandwich

FG
FayG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Staff are super attentive, I forgot to request a vegetarian meal and they whipped me up the most delicious main course
Wine and cocktails were amazing.
If you want great service in a gorgeous setting go here.

NB
NickByrne
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Desouss is an outstanding, hidden Melbourne gem. Go there for the cocktail / drink vibe and then let yourself be surprised by the terrific food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night at Dessous. Food and drinks were amazing, set menu was the perfect amount and the time between courses was enough that you weren’t rushed. Everyone was friendly — we’ll definitely be back!

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and service. Stay were super friendly, and took plenty of time to explain the menu, including where the food was sourced from.

The set menu was really well priced. I will be back again for sure.

K
Kate
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful space, lovely friendly service, excellent food and drinks. The perfect way to break lockdown. Thank you

MA
MariettaA
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

They dealt with all the regulations very well. It was our first dining experience after covid and I felt very safe. The food was lovely and they paced everything very well. Really lovely experience overall!

TI
TheImpoverishedHedonist
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely quiet evening at Dessous with beautiful food and great service. Could have stayed longer!

CC
CatC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Great fitout and ambience, so much food on the set menu. Definitely value for money and a great vibe.

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robs
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambience, excellent food and great evening, thanks Dessous, we will be back

SW
SWROSE
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

JC
JoanneC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was so flavourful and delicious. Love the ambiance, very cosy.
Absolute great experience. Had a birthday celebration and the chef made little surprise dessert. It was a lovely night!
Definitely would go back again!

LG
LeanneG
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night out after iso
Thanks to the team. All class

KD
KerryD
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A secret hideaway now discovered, the Mulberry group are on it ✔️✔️✔️

HW
HelenW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dessous is a quirky subterranean bar with great food and an interesting wine list. Seating was roomy and the service was slick. Short food menu is done very well and does not dissapoint. Wine prices by the glass are at the upper price end. Definitely work visiting again.

HJ
HJ2019
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome bar to watch the world go by. Great food and drinks list 👌🏼

MB
MsBubbles
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous and romantically-lit. Snacks that are degustation-menu quality but with an elegant diner quality too (really fun ordering a few and chatting about flavours and how fresh the bread is...for the pork sandwiches they make it upstairs at Hazel!)

GS
GraceS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited Dessous for after work drinks. We had a few issues finding the door, but once inside we were blown away by the moody & intimate decor. Great for a date night. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious and well priced. Staff were lovely and enthusiastic. This will become an after work local for myself and friends.

RJ
RebeccaJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and friendly service, delicious food and unique cocktails and a great wine list!

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heidi
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for the complimentary dessert, had the best birthday ever !
Fr.heidi

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RituK
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

I love the ambience but choice of food was limited especially for vegetarian.

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natalieM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar hidden underground at the top of Hosier Lane. My 2 international friends thoroughly enjoyed the night and were welcomed by Nathan and his team warmly. The decor is dark and eclectic, with a great choice in wine and cocktails. The popcorn was delicious too! Will definitely be returning to this gem.

NC
NancyC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

How cool is this place. The drinks, food, service and atmosphere were all amazing. Definitely going back.

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Rocki
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Prices were too high to consider coming often. Food was not suitable for before dinner drinks and nibbles. Staff particularly attentive and fun.

FAQs

Dessous is rated 4.8 stars by 27 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.