Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.6
484 reviews
$40 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

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.

Experiences

  • Valentines Day Lovers Menu

    A$89.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Up the romance factor this Valentines Day with an intimate dinner for two at Eau-de-Vie Melbourne. Price includes a cocktail on arrival and a delicious 3-course share menu in the romantic surrounds. Special Valentines Day Menu includes: House made bread + cultured butter, Charcuterie selection, Warm goats cheese, burnt honey, lavender, damper, smoke, Tuna tartare, white soy, sour mango, avocado, lemon myrtle, Wagyu beef, mushroom ketchup, mustard greens, whisky pepper, Crispy potatoes, confit garlic, chilli, Baby gem, radish, gorgonzola, Strawberries, umeshu, yoghurt, honey suckle

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 484 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MadisonC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff and cocktails! It's an absolute must to visit in Melbourne. The decor is amazing and the hidden nature of the bar just adds to everything. Seriously go, you won't regret it.

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Lyndens
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place. The decor, the staff, the ambiance and of course the cocktails

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Peter
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails was excellent. We had a few things to eat (charcuterie, tartare, and pork / kimchi sando). All very tasty.

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KatP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place, I have been a few times now and it never disappoints. The cocktails are amazing, the staff are always helpful and friendly and the food delicious. You really do feel like you are in another place when you are there. Just wonderful.

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DanielleP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and cocktails, i would definitely visit this place again. Its so decadent and a hidden little diamond x

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EllieM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place, a new favourite!
Can't wait till COVID is over so we can spend more that 90 minutes there.

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

Eau de Vie is the most amazing place in Melbourne. The cocktails are original and even watching them being made is like a mini live theatre show. The staff are attentive but do not hover. The noise is moderate and the music blends into the background. I'd really missed this place during 2020 and it was lovely to come back after such a long time away. It can be a bit pricey but the quality of the ingredients, alcohol used and the food are divine and worth the cost.

I had a gin martini with three massive olives (refreshing and adult), an Aviator (sour with a splash of fairy floss), a Kitty at the Cocobongo (sweet, passionfruity) and a Valentino (robust, strong).

My friend had an Angry Maria (really spicy bloody mary) which she loves but is too spicy for me. I wish they sold the sauce base they use to make it to take home. My friend also had a Yuze Mule (ginger beerish) and a Fat Tuesday (a cactus in a drink). It was fabulous.

We ate the comte croquettes, the fanciest deep fried cheese with mushroomy over tones. Scrumptious! I wish I had a portal from my home to Eau de Vie so I could pop in whenever I wanted.

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TristanP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was fantastic, and staff extremely helpful with recommendations!

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KirstenS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Sophisticated, relaxed, classy hidden bar. Cocktails are superb especially Kitty @ the Coco Bongo. Try to get a seat at the high table in front of the bar and watch your cocktails being made.

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AlanaW
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Awesome bar! Great drinks, great ambience and a great vibe. Cozy booths and great decor.

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EricaF
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food1Service4Ambience5

We only ordered cocktails, but the variety was fantastic. There was one fit each of our different taste preferences.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very special birthday experience!

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Balzarok
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible atmosphere, amazing cocktail menu and the workers were so lovely, talented and hard-working!!

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JoanneN
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Eau de Vie, such a great experience, staff know their stuff and are always very helpful. Drinks menu is extensive to suit all tastes. Couldn’t recommend highly enough AAA

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AnthonyL
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Vibrant, classy, noisy and expensive, but worth the experience even if it's just once (just to say you've been there!). Great selection of drinks & good staff (some of whom could sell used cars given half a chance!) who know their stuff. If you get a booth, you can communicate without shouting, but otherwise in the main room it's shouting over the din.

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Would have been better if it had tables more suitable for eating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Great place!

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Valentina
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to eat and drink in Melbourne, it has a great atmosphere and ambiance, they have reduced their drinks menu down which may be due to COVID but I hope it goes back to normal soon. I really recommend taking a friend there as it is tucked away and hard to find like a diamond!!

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PrernaG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The drinks were good but the service was taking too long.

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Tony
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Our group didn't have any food. It was a pre-dinner visit.

I'll like to commend our hostess. Her attentiveness was extraordinary. I'm sorry that I didn't catch her name. She was young (under 30), had neck-length dark hair and a great, welcoming disposition. She a great ambassador for your business.

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Cinders
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We always try to take visitors to Melbourne here for at least cocktails. This time it was cocktails before dinner (no food). The ambience, the theatre, the waiters explanations and knowledge never disappoint. Our visitors are always impressed.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The food and cocktail theatre are amazing at this venue, however the 90 min seating is too restrictive given the length of time taken to receive drinks and food. We were essentially having the food taken from our mouth and advised every 5 mins they needed the table back despite empty seats.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The waiter didn't know the drinks and told us every 10 mins when we had to leave. We get it, no need to make the evening uncomfortable.
I still liked the place the drink were delicious and other staff were nice.

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Sharron55
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fabulous cocktails, ambiance and barkeep, current favourite bar in Melbs

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craigs
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Every time I go to Eau De Vie it is amazing. The staff are amazing and friendly and they know their drinks back to front. The only disappointment for me is the last two times I have been we have been sat in a small booth away from the atmosphere. Otherwise a night at Eau De Vie is highly recommended.

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GrainneM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

GReat atmosphere and seriously impressive array of drinks- great place for a cocktail with friends

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Utkarsh
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The presentation was unique and the cocktails were mind blowing. One of the finest experiences in Melbourne. Highly recommended for classy cocktail enthusiasts.

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CassandraS
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing atmosphere. Brilliant drinks and food

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's an expensive, but excellent night out experimenting with a long menu of excellent cocktails. Top notch service, ambiance and comfort.

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EmilyS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Cocktails delicious and service was great.
The food was not to the standard I was expecting for that price and the reputation, was very disappointing.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Not good value for money. The drinks were over priced.

CM
CarMz
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place...classy with great cocktails, each cocktail with it's own pizzazz

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martini
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I believe going to Eau De Vie is a real treat. The 1920s speakeasy is a hidden gem and once inside we forget the outside world. The service, ambience, drinks and food are exceptional.

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MichelleF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the wednesday whiskey and cheese tasting paddles. Tried several cocktails. Professional service. Excellent value venue. Arrived early for our booking and they managed to seat us pretty quickly. Definitely heading back there again. The other things on the menu looked good too, but only had a short sitting (1.5 hours) so opted to stick to the whiskey and cheeses. Everything was reasonably priced from what I could see.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

The waitress was very rude. We were late which is completely our fault. However she was not understanding for being an extra 15mins late. We were happy to pay the $25 late fee if she could let us be an extra 15 mins late. No compromise. There weren’t any people to take our reservation anyways. When we got there I followed this waitress because I thought she was showing us to our table. She turns around and said what are you doing. Very rude. we were constantly told you have this amount of time left. We felt rushed. We ordered our cocktails which took 30 mins to be made. So we had to quickly drink it within 10 mins. As our reservation was up. It’s not hard to be nice. The worst attitude. Don’t think she knows how to give good service. Love the cocktails though. All the other waiters were fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cozy atmosphere with lovely helpful staff. Yummy food

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SophieG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always Eau De Vie is a great bar for some great cocktails, ambience and great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Not a good table position, shoved in the corner
Really disappointing

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Ladym
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening indulging in stunning and theatrical cocktails

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Rosee
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their cocktails are the best !!! And their crispy potatoes are soooooo good!!

FAQs

Eau De Vie Melbourne is rated 4.6 stars by 484 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.