Dr Mauve Bar and Lounge

4.7
137 reviews
$40 and under
Asian
Dr Mauve is a casual Bar and Lounge located in the heart of Bright, providing an Asian fusion ‘share or not to share’ eating concept as the focus of our offering. We aim to bring young and not so together in a classy shared space, with intimate nooks to hide away and open spaces to be on display. With 5 taps and a craft fridge alongside a unique cocktail list, we’re certain you’ll find something to love.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 137 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MrsD23
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome cocktails. Delicious food. Fabulous staff.

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KimV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super tasty food and cocktails. We had such a great night, such a cool vibe, the service was awesome, out waiter recommended the best cocktails. Our food was delicious, we shared a number of plates and everything was delicious, if you are ever in the alpine region Dr Mauve is a must!

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JanineH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Choosing the $35 per head option saved us the hassle of trying to decide what to eat, and the food seemed endless. Our waitress Nat was outstanding, keeping the food and drinks coming without being too in-your-face or left wondering where she was. Highly recommended!

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Jillsy
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food in all of Bright. I cannot fault one thing. The menu is so well balanced with a range for everyone. The kids loved the chips, spring rolls and rice while us adults indulged in the Espresso Martini's and the most delightful curries, bao buns and dumplings. I absolutely love this place and couldn't rate it higher. The abmience is fantastic with a classy get cosy feel. Love Love Love.

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MelissaM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been going to Dr Mauves since it opened and it’s still one of my favourite places in Bright. All my experiences at Mauves have been positive and the food and drinks remain consistently of a high quality. I brought along my sister and niece from out of town and they loved it, as I knew they would. Mauves is always at the top of my list of Bright eateries so I’ll see you again soon 🍹

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StaceyH
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, delicious drinks in a beautifully decorated space -love it!

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FeeK
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish feed me menu complimented by lux cocktails served by super friendly staff. Bookings ensure no disappointment at missing out x

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NajeeM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

We enjoyed eating at Dr Mauve. The food was outstanding and above expectations. However, the service was quite slow and we had an 8 year old girl with us who was desperately hungry. Other than that it was excellent

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Macweas
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Cocktails were good, food was nice but value for money didn’t prevail for dietary requirements.

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, great place, great food and yummy cocktails..

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RachaelM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing! All the tapas style share plates were delicious- highly recommended

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Sooz
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service as always! The cocktails are amazing!

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Although it was NYE, the service was very poor. The did warn us when we sat down that when you order share plates, they can come at any time, and not together. Well this was certainly the case. Edamame soy beans first, which came in a tiny bowl and eaten by the 3 of us in 2 mins. 15 mins later a bowl of chips, then the rest in dribs and drabs. Way overpriced too, we spent $150 to be moderately satisfied for 2 adults and one kid. Not a great experience overall.

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FionaL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our NYE dinner here! Great atmosphere, awesome friendly staff and stunning food and drinks. Definitely try the prawn dumplings, fried chicken and the coconut katsu curry! OMG soooo good!

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SelenA
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Poor customer service and our meals came out at different times.
Food was good tough but just disappointing that the customer service really didnt have much of an idea of there own menu or what was going on.

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FrancesK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Tried this place when on vacation in Bright, menu looked tasty but sadly didn't not deliver. Despite a request for a proper table seating when booking we ended up with lounge chairs and a low table. We had 4 of the share plates between us which arrived at random times and the last course arrived over an hour after we arrived and was not worth the wait. We got the feeling it had been forgetten, how long does it really take to make baos! Food was average at best, lacking typical Asian flavours which you would have expected and is overpriced. Service is dreadful.

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LaurelA
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great

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MatthewE
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Waited longer for food then people we were seated prior to, asked for no coriander, half the plates had coriander, other half of plates delivered cold, and waitress forgot drink order. Cocktails were nice but.

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HelenF
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice outside area with friends had sharing plates the oriental stuff is great especially the bao. Great service good cocktails nice atmosphere would recommend

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ScottishJude
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Garden dining room experience very pleasant. The share dishes are delicious. Was a little dark in our corner but used the light on my phone to read the menu!

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TerryT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was nice but came out faster than the drinks. Would have liked more opportunities to order and more time to sip drinks.

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MarieA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food in Bright!
We ordered the 'Feed me' option, which is a six course feast for two and couldn't have been happier. Excellent cocktail list and great atmosphere. Go! You'll love it.

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SteveR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience AGAIN! Well done guys. The food was great. The service was great. And the ambience was great. And, the staff were very accomodating as we added additional guests without any fuss.

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Roze
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We couldn't decide what to eat so opted for the set menu "feed me". At $35 per person this is great value, plenty of food and it was all delicious. Had a great night and highly recommend. Staff are laid back but don't think that will mean you miss out on attentive service, it's just the vibe there. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend.

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SandyW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a local we really need to frequent Dr Mauves more often. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Great little restaurant and will make a point of dining here a lot more.

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RhysW
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely electric place!! Ambiance is upbeat, friendly and light, cocktails are on point!!

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AmandaP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the dumplings, San choy bau and spring rolls. All food and drink was well presented.

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GemmaF
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Feed Me option good value with a great selection sadly with no room left for their expresso martini!

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taniam
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was attentive , food was amazing and cocktails were outstanding. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. Definitely returning !

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, the waiter we had was very helpful and the choice of food and cocktails were first class.
The surprise cocktail shots at the end of our meal for my wife’s birthday was a great surprise for her.
One of the best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of eating at.
Five stars!!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great place with lovely staff. Just had to wait a very long time for our food and mine was not hot.

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mvethe67
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It was great to visit this place after the easing of restrictions. We had visited over 12 months ago and the place has lost none of its ambience, good food or casual feel. A great menu, interesting choice of drinks and friendly staff. The only downside and perhaps worth improving on, we were very conscious of having a 2-hour booking due to the current situation. Therefore the repeated reminding of this with 20 mins to go was probably not necessary. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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SharonK
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I recommend booking online, all the times and dates are at your fingertips
Swift service from start to end. Fantastic staff & tasty well presented food plates

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RhiannonP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service and drinks to die for.

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JudyB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the ‘feed me’ option, service was friendly and timely and food was delicious. I would return

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GeoffS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good food from a limited Japanese influenced menu, dog friendly in a covered outdoor area which was important for us and efficient, friendly service.

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious Asian food. Lots of flavour and great presentation

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, excellent choice of cocktails. Staff where very friendly and helpful with making choices. Had a great time.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A really cool bar to hang out with a big range of cocktails and other drinks. The share plates are delicious and the service was very friendly and inviting. Would go back.

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Mags
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous service and wonderful food! We thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails and the "Feed Me" Option for ordering food was excellent.

FAQs

Dr Mauve Bar and Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 137 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.