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 353 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
Ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JK
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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

ET
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

WT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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

LB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful craft cocktails and good small plates.

RW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We shared a wonderful evening. Highly recommend a visit.

ST
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

H
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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

LB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

IY
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My only recommendation will be potentially installing an ipad towards the exit for reservations? Or for confirming your reservation. You often have to ask people on the line whether they have made reservations, and some will not answer you making you have to either force your way through or awkwardly move forward or even stand at the back of the line making it pointless to make a booking.

Otherwise one of my fave bars in melbourne :)

AS
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding venue. Thankyou for a great start to our evening

RB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely bar, exceptional drinks and service.

SN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place, cocktail menu is sensational, really nice feel about the place, staff very friendly, welcoming and great at their job. Came for a friends Birthday a couple of weeks ago, loved it so much went back again on the weekend. Can't wait to go back!

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Always have a great night when we go there. Our favourite venue in Melbourne

DY
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mickey was fantastic, great product knowledge and fantastic service ! was a great night and great experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We reserved a table only to find the reservation was only for 1.5 hours!

S
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would definitely return back here. The service was great and the drink and food was beautiful! Highly recommend.

JD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails. Bar staff catered for individual needs and tastes. Lots of fun sitting up at the bar and being able to watch the cocktails being made.

LD
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a really wonderful time at the venue. Service was excellent, we didn't even crack a menu, just went with all of the staff recommendations (which were spot on).

AR
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eau De Vie you've done it again, staff were brilliant and really new their spirits, great help and recommendations for my guests.
Made my wife'e surprise birthday just that little bit more special.
Thank you and I can't wait to come back.
Antony

VK
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I am not sure what has happened - but the level of service shown on Friday night was terrible. From the moment we arrived we were treated with what I would describe as 'disdain'. Yes, we arrrive ten minutes early, but to be told to go back to the end of the line and wait until our table was ready was said with utter contempt for us. Once inside we had to wait for ages to place our order, ages to receive it and then had to chase down a server to make another order. I ordered and paid for a birthday cake to come out (was arranged to come out with our first round of drinks) but it never arrived. Really dissapointing as our previous two visits have been amazing and experiences we have always shared with family and friends and I can no longer recommend this Eau De Vie to anyone.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fun with such a delicious range of cocktails to choose from.

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