Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.7
334 reviews
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$40 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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 334 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.8
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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H
Los Angeles
10 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.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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 :)

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

Outstanding venue. Thankyou for a great start to our evening

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

Really lovely bar, exceptional drinks and service.

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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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MB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails and ambience it's always a wonderful place to take interstate guests, friends and any good company.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place for a date 👌🏼

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BV
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Having been to Eau De Vie 3 times before I was surprised with the lack of customer service, 30/40 minute wait for drinks and twice our orders never arrived cause the waiter never ordered our drinks. The venue wasn't as busy as it usually is either.

This was a birthday party booking and the lady i spoke to on the phone prior to the event taking place noted she would arrange something for the birthday girl - nothing was arranged.

I'll never come back here nor will a recommend people come here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a great cocktail bar

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DR
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Probably the coolest vibe and cocktails but we struggled as a group of 6 to spend money due to absolutely long delays to get drinks and simply takes 15-20 mins to get a round.
Kind staff, polite, Uber cool
But expect long delays to get water topped up and drinks.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visit from Brisbane once a year and love it every time. Thanks for having us.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best espresso martinis ever! Espresso Zambione...so good!

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DF
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

With out a doubt one of the best cocktail/ whisky bars I have ever been to. Do yourself a favour and go.

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CA
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Combination of fine food, excellent ambience and wonderful bar with attentive knowledgeable staff.

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BR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great bar and atmosphere, highly recommend to anyone looking for a classy place to have a drink after dinner

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HB
Melbourne / VIC
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My table request was taken on board - friendly service and lovely drinks

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AL
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Super disappointed with this experience. Went last year and loved it so decided to go back. Leather seats are cracking and left scratches and cuts on my legs. Freezing cold inside everyone was wearing leather jackets. The waiter Oscar sold me a rum drink even though I told him I didn’t like rum - wouldn’t change it to vodka. Couldn’t wait to get out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never fails to impress. Had a lovely evening catching up with friends. Had. A great little booth. Drinks and service amazing!!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Was a very cosy yet buzzy vibe.The main Barman was friendly and welcoming, however the junior staff was unfriendly and forgot an order leaving us waiting for our drink. The cocktails were beautifully presented & tasted fantastic however very expensive & small in size. The food was average in comparison. Great experience though very expensive!

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M
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

It was a little cold where we were sitting on the couches just as you walk in and cocktails took a while to come. Hard to rate the food as we didn't eat anything. Apart from that the cocktails were great and fun, standard Melbourne prices but with better presentation. Staff were fantastic, lovely and professional. Would recommend and will go back.

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KH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and unique cocktails with great service. Little extras and lots of choices- definitely a place to go back to.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is the bomb! Best bar I have been to in Melbourne and is now a regular stop when out for drinks.

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GA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, delicious cocktails all served with exciting and dramatic presentation . A truly memorable and fun night!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So far the best cocktails out of all cocktail bars I’ve been too. Highly recommend it to anyone

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