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
Terms & Conditions
Multiple dates availableThank you for choosing Dessous. All bookings are for a 2 hour sitting. 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.
Reed Wine Dinner at DessousA$130.00 per person
Apr 20, 2021 onlyDessous Wine Dinner Featuring Sierra Reed ! This month we are fortunate to be joined by Sierra Reed of Reed wines, Sierra has spent her time across many great wineries including Robert Weil (Rheingau), E.Pira & Figli (Barolo) and Domaine Chandon (Yarra Valley) just to name a few. We will be Showcasing 7 of her wines paired with a four course tasting menu designed by our head chef Dan Sawansak for $130. Wines poured on the night will be available for purchase once the event concludes. Dietaries can be catered for with sufficient notice, please make a note when making your booking. Cancellations within a 24hr period will forfeit the full ticket price.
- 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
Wow - this place is amazing - the food was absolutely stunning and the service was even better.
The lobster donut - I’d go back just for that 🤩
I was extremely happy with our dining experience as Dessous. Food, wine, staff, ambience ... everything exceeded my expectations. I have already recommended to family and friends who plan to attend. I will be back !
Yummy food, great staff! Love this little gem in the city!
Great atmosphere, ambience and styled venue. Just loved it, attentive service very trendy and cool. So we did the chefs tasting menu some dishes were amazing the scallop sandwich, mussel and belly pork were to die for. Drinks expensive but very nice wines gutted they ran out of Prosecco though after one class! Definitely go our whole party we’re impressed.
Dessous is a perfect place to go to on a date or celebrate a special occasion! It's dimly lit atmosphere makes it a sexy little joint to enjoy quality cocktails and delicious food. Been there more than once and definitely will be coming back for more! Highly recommend!
The chef's menu is great. The service impeccable and the sommelier knowledgeable. It makes for an excellent night
a beautiful environment, delicious and refreshingly different style, personable staff. Would return any day.
Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Great space for conversation while dining, despite vibrant environment. Service was initially very slow but attentive once arrived.
Booked Dessous for an early Saturday night dinner before a show. Staff were excellent and very accommodating of our dietary requirements and time limit. Even at 5:30pm the ambience was great (thanks to effective mood lighting) and the food and wine was delicious. Highly recommend.
Delicious chef’s menu with generous portions and great value. Wonderful ambiance, will visit again!
Amazing ambiance and experience. Definitely a must try.
I very much enjoyed our evening at Dessous. As soon as I walked in I felt a sense of calm and it reminded me of eating in Italy or France. No pumping music, refined but unpretentious, and the service was friendly and understated. The wines on offer by the glass were delicious and the food was even better. All round a pleasantly surprising experience - fancy enough to satisfy Melbourne's appetite for class but humble in its own way. I rarely give a 5 star review but I had a satisfying night that left me with no doubts or reservations. A big thumbs up from me :)
Micheal and the team, we’re amazing, keep up the great work!
Love the ambience, the food is amazing! We have been there twice and will go back again!
We had a really good night the other day at Dessous. Honestly, we were so surprised by the food there, they absolutely tasty and definitely worth a try. I would 100% recommend my friends to visit!
Sensational! A delightful dining experience, our group was treated to a generous & creative degustation of mussels, prawns, lobster, waygu and innovative seasonal sides served with delicious aplomb. Not a skerrick left on any plate. Such warm and professional attention from the knowledgeable sommelier to the smiling kitchen maestros to the crazy cocktail whiz and all the friendly waiters. And all this in a sumptuous cellar hideaway reminiscent of a decadent 1920s speakeasy. It’s a 10/10 from us.
Amazing food, tastes were simply out of this world. My friend and I come to Dessous about once a month to enjoy and debrief our lives - unsure what happened this time but the female server was a little too attentive - coming around every 5 minutes to ask how we are, even when in the middle of a conversation saying “sorry to interrupt, can I get you anything ...” we actually wanted to stay for dessert for left because of this. Another awkward moment was paying at the end and her “just before you pay you can choose to put in a tip” on the eftpos machine, watching us put in a tip amount lol - I didn’t want to tip! Oh well, really love this place it’s such a hidden gem, but this time put us off a bit
excellent food and services! A lovely date place to be
We had an amazing dining experience with the chefs menu. The food was incredible and the drinks were delicious. I can’t wait to come back again!!
Fabulous bar that with a sexy ambience for pre dinner drinks and with the mussels to die for. Loved it then went upstairs to Hazel for dinner !! Prefect night.
Dessous was good, but not great.
Venue had a nice, underground vibe. Staff were lovely, but we went for 30 mins with no engagement before we could order. Maybe understaffed?
We ordered Chef’s Choice, which was good value - five courses. There were a couple of outstanding dishes - pork belly sanga and mussel crisp - but not sure serving a whole lobster as a share dish was very practical. Dessert - pineapple and coconut with ice cream - was a disappointing end.
Melbourne has a great food culture, expectations are high and restaurants need to encourage repeat diners. A few tweaks to the menu would benefit Dessous and might see people return rather than rely on one-off visits.
Dessous is a totally underrated restaurant and I have no idea why there are always less people there than Hazel upstairs and Supernormal next door, because the food is just as good and somewhat more unique. The service is lovely as well, and everything is fairly good value for money considering the quality.
Tasty food, great ambience, good service
Warm, friendly and enthusiastic welcome. Food amazing and great cocktails.
Had a voucher to use and left really really underwhelmed with all the food and wine. Service was great.
This is a perfect restaurant for a date night. We had the best oysters of our lives, and the wine list is incredible! The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend, we will be going back!
Romantic spot, great ambiance. Excellent wine list. Awesome tapas! And superb service by Michael! Highly recommended!
Dine in for NYE crab feast. Food was okay and a bit overpriced for four courses and a glass of champagne. I came in served with appetisers, I must say the crab cake sando was delicious but the potato crisps crab was a bit oily and sweet chilli crab was fair but tasted a bit too cold when served. Mains was okay as well- the stir fry crab noodle was great though but the rice crab is undercooked for the rice overcooked for the crab which was not pleasant. The heirloom tomato and zucchini mushroom was also bland and a little bit undercooked for the zucchini makes it tough when chewed.
Dessert was coconut sorbet and pineapple - combination was odd I think cause the pineapple served was too young makes my throat hurt. It would be better if pineapple were switch to mango instead
Service was so so, I ate at Hazel which is the affiliated restaurant above from same Mulberry group the service was excellent but Dessous was not giving similar care to the customer I guess
Overall 2 out of 9 of the food was good but the rest was just alright and need some improvements on the consistency and the food
Great attentive service and delicious food
Beautiful decor and luxurious seating. We had a set menu for Nee Year’s Eve Street Feast. So, it is hard to judge if the taste and presentation will be the same for every other day. My dishes were crab central and delicious. The presentation was delightful to the eyes and taste tingled my taste buds.
Food was delicious, varied and well priced for a fancy night out
Absolutely love going to Dessous. It ticks all the boxes, ambience, great service and amazing food. Will definitely be going back there.
Our team dinner thoroughly enjoyed the chef's tasting menu with flavours and items we haven't tried before! The vibe was perfect and quiet enough that we could carry on conversation through the night! The service was excellent and we felt taken care of! Wonderful night at Dessous!
Excellent location, venue and ambience. A great experience and will happily recommend. The set menu was delicious and creative.
The atmosphere, dining experience, and customer service were all amazing and phenomenal, truly a unique and personalized experience, thank you!
Beautiful venue, great spot for a date night or a few cocktails
Never been disappointed. Fantastic cocktails. Great service. Not much more you can ask for.
Lovely ambiance, excellent food, great service. Was wonderful to be out and about again in Melbourne. Our first time at this restaurant and we weren’t disappointed. We were celebrating our anniversary and it proved to be an ideal spot. Highly recommend the chef’s choice from the menu, you get a taste of nearly all the items on the menu. Looking forward to our next visit so we can try the wine pairing. Thanks for making our night so memorable.
Fantastic bar and the food is great 👍🏻 Love ❤️
Incredible menu by one of Melbourne's best chefs, Dan Sawansak. Gorgeous ambience, great staff! Definitely a favourite.
Dessous is rated 4.8 stars by 60 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.