Eau De Vie Melbourne

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$40 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Created for the discerning bon vivant. Let our amicable host and expert team of bartenders transport you back to a much forgotten era where great service, cocktails, tommy guns and good times were king.
What 366 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place! The drinks Ara amazing! The service is great and the food is wonderful!
The only thing that bothered me was that each time someone opened the door, it was cold a bit...

AI
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was amazing distracted. Wait at door for staff - no one there - took me to a booth - a complete mess they had to clean up. They forgot our food order ( comped us a drink but still 50 minutes is a long time to wait for goats cheese) on the positve side the drinks were nice..

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite Bar, been a number of times. Friendly, welcoming staff & the degustation dinner in the library I highly recommend.

LP
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding drinks, out of this world experience!
The staff experience and knowledge is on par to the most exclusive venues we have been to around the world.

SD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful bar with spectacular ambience and variety of drinks to choose from.
Very helpful and friendly staff who are always willing to assist with anything, especially navigating the huge cocktail list..
Highly recommend to anyone... even just for the experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an amazing time the drinks weighted was fantastic and the cocktails were awesome I’d definitely go back

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The bar (variety and bar tenders) is simply amazing

DA
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

FANTASTIC WHISKEY BAR. BEEN A FEW TIMES NOW AND IS ALWAYS A PLEASER.
STAFF ARE WARM AND HELPFUL.
RECOMMEND YOU BOOK.

JF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

We didn’t have food but couldn’t post review without giving a food rating. Fabulous venue!

JT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Sat at the bar which was entertaining. Drinks were excellent. Food was good but degustation menu in size, wasn't after a buffet menu but still needed to eat afterwards.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Phoenix as our waiter and he was amazing! Great time!

RM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambience is awesome, the menu could do with a little work as far as more to offer. 1.5hrs isn’t really enough time, by the time you get cosy and relax experimenting with food and drinks you have to leave.

TS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Too much fun. We loved the fantastic selection of booze, the creative use made of same by the staff (who were just lovely as well), and to top it all off we had some great food to make sure we didn't get completely out of hand. Well done.

JK
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding service and attention to detail every single time we go here. One of our favourite places in Melbourne.

LL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

Fabulous bar - great vibe, awesome cocktail selection - make sure you get one of the more experienced bar tenders if you're ordering any drink that requires the alcohol to be burned off, so that no residual effects from the charring are left in the drink or on the lip to the drink ;)

MM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Wow outstanding experience. Loved the explanation of the cocktails and recommendations. Will definitely be back!

ET
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Made me booking well in advance got jammed in the corner of the bar, pretty much sitting in my husbands lap and the guy next to me elbowing me in the ribs. Ask to move and got told they had no room for us even though we had a booking. Couldn’t wait to finish my drink and get out of there.

KA
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely one of my favourite places o have a drink. Like stepping back into the past and such a fabulous selection of drinks. Amazing.

JN
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

Such a cool venue, but the service was subpar. We had a reservation for 8 and space was very "cozy". We barely received our first drinks when the server told us we only had about 30 minutes left. We had to put our last call order in right away. Great venue but definitely felt like we were being herded in and out. To be fair, it was a Saturday night but still took away from the experience. We felt very rushed our server wasn't very friendly. He seemed annoyed the whole time.

K
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Can’t wait to return on our next trip from Perth.

WT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very helpful and friendly staff making you feel welcome and as it was our first time going through the menu in-depth so we could enjoy the evening

KS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service. Lots of fun. Theatrical drinks! Hard to contact to advise we were running late

LB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I really like this place but the charcuterie board was a little expensive for what it was.

G
London
30 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

We booked 2 weeks in advance as we had friends visiting Melbourne. On arrival at 5pm we were seated in a tiny private booth - we immediately asked if we could rather be seated in the main bar area were we could enjoy the atmosphere and the theatre of the cocktails being made, but we were told “No”. Although the cocktails were nice, it wasn’t a great way to start our evening out sitting in an isolated wooden box which felt like a confession booth!

PZ
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eau-De-Vie takes cocktails and dining to the next level; amazing venue, such friendly staff, and food and drinks to die for! I'd give six stars out of five if that was an option!!

D
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful craft cocktails and good small plates.

RW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The host welcomed us first up and he was very attentive and gave us the "best seat in the house" and it was - front and centre at the bar. He introduced us to Stefano and he entertained us with drinks and theatre. The food was so delicious, octopus and config duck with baked alaska for desert. We walked out very happy and content.

SA
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar for my friend’s birthday, and were served by Stefano who was absolutely delightful! The standard of service was fabulous, the cocktail making was so theatrical, and tasted amazing! The food could have been better, but did the job. This place obviously takes a great deal of pride in it’s staff and presentation, which makes it totally worthwhile!
If you like scotch whiskey, try the Smokey Rob Roy, my favourite cocktail of the night!

MJ
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared a wonderful evening. Highly recommend a visit.

ST
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Fab atmosphere but being in a booth we lost some of the ambience from the bar. Cocktails were outstanding and the creative way they were served was pure theatre. Would highly recommend for drinks.

RP
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We had a booking but there was line up. No one checked if people in the line had a booking, which meant that people ahead of us in the line without a bo ok king were seated before us. We were seated 30 minutes after out booked time.

O
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

This used to be a cool place now it feels like a tourist stop. Drinks were ok but pretty light on the spirits.

JF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did not eat but you have to complete the box to continue

H
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great cocktails. Nice bar food. Enjoyable vibe. Service was a little slow and hard to get sever attention.

AL
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Its a lovely place but the Sydney version is way better.

LB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

I only rated 1 star for the food as I never ordered any, however everything else was amazing. If I was not just visiting from Perth I would visit regularly.

JF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A trip to Melbourne (for me) isn't complete without some "Cocktail Theatre" from Eau De Vie!

AN
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the Tuesday night whiskey flights
Good selection, friendly staff, great atmosphere - will definitely be going back!

J
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Interesting place.. hard to find. They're very busy and seating is too crowded. But the overall cocktail exerience a d nibbly fod was good as a one time thing. Not something we'd do again and again. Worth one visit.

KY
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff always very pleasant and really know their stuff. Can recommend drinks based on individual preferences of general likes...... Very helpful for those who feel overwhelmed at the choice. Laura was fantastic and everything we had was exceptional. Will be back soon