Eau De Vie Melbourne
A bar straight out of 1920’s prohibition America, from the moment you walk in you are taken back to a much forgotten era. Once inside you can sit up at the bar, at one of our shared high tables, our low banquette and coffee table seating, or a more intimate and private booth.
Secretly hidden behind our book case, the Whisky Room owes its name to our large collection of rare and exclusive whiskies that live here. It is also home to our Bottle Lockers, where you can purchase your favourite spirit bottle from Eau-de- Vie and store it for your next visit.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Warm House Marinated Olives
toasted brioche with champagne ham, gruyere & truffle béchamel
5 Cheeses with Single Malt Match
It was not made clear when I booked that it was a 90 minute sitting.
The waiter ignored our drink orders and brought out whatever cocktail he thought we would like.
We were too rushed to order food we wanted (what we had was tasty) and the waitress forgot to order our salad.
Cocktails are a rip off - massive spherical Ice block takes up the whole glass leaving about 3 sips of drink.
Almost forcibly pushed out the door for the next table to sit.
So looking forward to a relaxing night out after months of no going out.....I guess people are trying to recoup last year’s losses but we felt rushed, not in control and not at all relaxed.
Very disappointed 😞
A little hard to find for first time at Eau De Vie. Bookings are essential, many people walking in expecting a table were sent packing. Fantastic atmosphere, excellent cocktails, we tried almost all of them! Food was great very large servings. The staff on the floor were great, very helpful and very polite. A must if you like a great cocktail and a great atmosphere.
Hidden cocktail bar with great range of cocktails that taste super delicious. Waitors are so knowledgable. Had a very fun night.
Interesting that I booked a night out for 10 friends and expected to stay there all evening - shocked that we only had a 90 minute time slot but we went with it ! It took a while to order drinks and the waitress didn't ask us if we wanted food(which we did) I think if you are going to lock people into small time sessions then you would want to be fast as taking orders and serving drinks. The place had a great feel and it lived up to all the reviews online - it was quite expensive but we expected that.
Everything was on point. Do yourself a favour and get the espresso martini drink with the whipped cream made with Rum. It will not disappoint
Had a 7:45 booking but they were running behind. Was seated at 8:15. Ordered drinks
Just a shout out to Daniel who was very accomodating and professional. He helped me lock in a last minute booking for nine people for a special occasion. Great guy, great team and really good food at a reasonable price. Looking forward to going back.
EDV was amazing! Food and cocktails were delicious. Highly recommend it 👌
Very cool bar experience I would recommend to anyone who enjoys alcohol:)
Great atmosphere. Tasty food and delicious cocktail experiences
Service and drinks were excellent, but the noise level made conversation difficult. No need for the music at the level played, the atmosphere with the people having a great time is plenty. Didn’t eat there, so no comment on the food.
Glad I did a reccy to find the location the day before! 😂Lovely evening, good service, great food! Cocktails delicious, great ambiance and an ‘underground’ feel. Thank you!
The worst service ever, the staff did not mention us that after us the table was already book for another group. We found out when staff brought us the bill. Worst manners ever.
My favorite place to go when in town. Always great.
I like the vibe, eveything. food and drink is wonderful
Really groovy place, great for a first date. Friendly and helpful bar staff
I enjoyed it a lot and would return.
I found the place quite noisy but I liked our waiter a great deal and found him helpful. The food was very nice and the choice of drinks was AWESOME.
The place isn't comfortable enough for me to be a regular (there seem to be a lot of hipsters and its too noisy and dark to go on my own and read, which I can do at Punch Lane or the City Wine Bar). As a venue for a flight of whiskies it is a great special event place, though
My wife’s birthday.
Great experience. Lovely staff and food and drinks
Beautiful drinks, service was a bit slow - but the drinks made up for it!
Amazing food, service and cocktails
Incredible experience! Great selection of fine food, incredible cocktail list and mind blowing collection of whisky. Highly recommend for special occasions!
Fantastic service and atmosphere, will definitely be coming again.
What a great place. From the intrigue of finding the entrance and then your eyes adjusting to the low light as you walk in - your experience begins. Fantastic venue. A must do experience in Melbourne
We reserved a booking to have dinner, but were seated at low tables with stools rather than a ding table, very awkward to eat our meals
Love coming here, such a great atmosphere. Been with friends, family,groups or couple its lovely. Service is great and worth the $$ for what you get.
Service was exceptional. Cocktails were amazing and served with entertaining twist. Cannot fault this place will be back!
Great start to a girls night out!
Loved it! Thank you! We really enjoyed our first time to the venue!
All good but the server was too attentive. We felt a little harassed and couldn’t wait to leave. Food and drinks were great.
Definitely a Melbourne experience and a great place to take out of town friends. The drinks are fantastic, although service can be a little slow.
Went for the absolute bargain of a deal: whiskey and cheese tasting board @$40 for 5 of each.
We tried a bunch of cocktails as well (my favourite is called ‘deerstalker’ I think?)
3 of us sat in a cool little booth.
The only sad part is the timed bookings (standard in busy places like this, and I totally understand) But they come and remind you, so you still have time to finish drinks.
We didn’t try any menu food as we just had a short early sitting and went for dinner after. Highly recommend the quality cocktails and the cheese and wine deal (only on Tuesday nights?)
Good service. Cocktails were one of a kind. Great night.
Great venue - loved the atmosphere, the food, and cocktails. Will come again!
Loved the cosy ambiance and mood lighting of this bar. The expresso martini I had was excellent and definitely a step above other expresso martinis that I have had. The service took a little while, considering my table did not order food, only drinks, but the venue was very busy and the cocktails were definitely worth the wait. I would suggest having a sign along or outside Malthouse Lane to help people find the bar, as it was definitely tucked away.
Had a great night at Eau. We arrived at 730pm, at which stage a few of the menu items were unavailable already, which was unfortunate. However the substitutes were delicious. Drinks were great and presented beautifully.
Loved being here. Only issue was we lost 45 of our booking due to not be able to find it. No signage.
I have been going to Eau De Vie for years I am disappointed they have changed their food menu I used to love the warm goat's cheese dip I did not like the deep fried brie at all! I also wish they would bring back their full drinks menu
Loved every cocktail we ordered and the cheese platter was awesome too! :)
Great place with plenty of theatre. Can’t wait to go again.
Eau De Vie Melbourne is rated 4.6 stars by 542 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.