Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.6
582 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.

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 582 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TamaraW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing hidden spot in Melbourne. Especially on a cold winters night.
Drinks are a bit pricey but you pat for whole experience which makes it worth it.
Staff very knowledgeable & accommodating with request for vegan options.

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VanessaW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Perfect for dates, special occasions or have a different experience.
Most of the drinks are a spectacle and delicious.

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JillF
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Drinks only

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I just love this place ! Staff are amazing and it just has a cool vibe with amazing cocktails ♥️

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DaleM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and cocktails were excellent!

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A theatre style experience in a restaurant amazing 🤩

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Awesome place for pre dinner drinks,,,, AMAZING cocktails & fantastic service.

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STEPHENT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience4

Unfortunately not enough choice of food and items not available

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress’ service and drink recommendations were amazing, she made us feel so welcome and attended to everything we needed. We came here for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was the perfect lively atmosphere and the chef’s selection menu was perfect. All the flavour combinations with the food and drinks were a match made in heaven. Couldn’t recommend this place more, will definitely be coming back to try the other drinks!

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Pete
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to experience a bit of theatre around cocktails, whilst enjoying some great food. All capped off by wonderful staff on hand to make sure you have all you need for a great experience.

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Nesli
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table was not ready on time. There was 1 min delay. However, the staff compensated this delay with complimentary shots. The ambiance was excellent. The coctails were unique.

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ChrisS
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall, lots of fun interaction with the staff over what cocktail was next 👍

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, delicious drinks and a lovely vibe. Would definitely go back!

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff, gave us free shots for a birthday and they’re the best thing I’ve tasted! Thank you so much

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MarkEff
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy my time at Eau de Vie! Exiting cocktails, fabulous staff and fabulous place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had the most attentive and ridiculously knowledgeable waiter (dont remember his name but he was trained by the head bartender at Dessous), delicious food and cocktails, we also got a round of shots by the house as it was my birthday. My friends and I had a blast.

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Valentina
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I always have loved Eau Di Vie but since Covid has struck the menu has shrunk considerably and I miss being able to hang there all night, I don,t really understand the 1 and half hours rule because I always spend up big and should be able to stay as long as I like. Otherwise, all my friends love the experience and say they never would have known it existed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night with great friends!

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Lini
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place, very good cocktails, good music although a little bit too loud.
Food is good, but you would like to enjoy it in a more relaxed way, 1h30 slot for a set menu and drinks is not enough and make you rush through it which is a pity for that price... but we spend a good moment anyways.

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MichelleN
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An exquisite experience! Everything about this place was wonderful.

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MarkEff
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Every time I go to Eau De Vie... I just want to come back. My partner said afterwards (she had not been before), next time I must frock up to do the location justice.

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JuliaG
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We didn’t eat but tried 4 different cocktails each. Outstanding service, lovely recommendations by the waitstaff and the cocktails were delicious 😋

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our night. Thanks to Jack our awesome server, who made incredible drink suggestions. And even bigger thanks to Lucy for reorganising everything for us with Covid, I am so
So grateful for your incredible service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an absolute delight! The espresso Martini was quite theatrical and a special highlight if the night.

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Oliver
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Food was good but needed a little more seasoning. We were very obviously pushed out 10 mins after ordering our last drinks.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The reduced menu wan disappointing and the booth reduced the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Not much is said about your meals, however l ordered the brisket and it was exceptional. The cocktails were nice and strong but due to the hype was expecting them to be more memorable. Beautiful ambience for a date and service was very good

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CasB
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall good experience - some delay with booked table. Waitress very knowledgeable and keen to help with the order. The food was great but not exceptional. Drinks were excellent.

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SM467
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Timed seating not very customer friendly. Our waiter lovely but generally not very welcoming

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Spiros
6 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Chef’s tasting menus was a little disappointing. Service was good, staff are attentive and proactive. Cocktails are fantastic!

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AlyssaD
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best negroni I’ve ever had 😍

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georgeb
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never ever disappoints….even on a Wednesday night

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Mike
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fun visit to Eau De Vie last Saturday night. We enjoyed cocktails, beer, wine & quite a bit from the menu, 6 of us sharing around a low table. Great service & hospitality. Book well in advance, it’s worth it.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Cocktails were delicious, menu had a wide variety of drinks to choose from. Would absolutely recommend to everyone however booking is definitely essential.

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Tony
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

We only had drinks; no food. Please ignore the food rating. A response was necessary to move to the next page.

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Ayset
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We loved it! The only problem it was so hard to find but once you are in the ambience is so great!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place. The atmosphere, service & food was amazing. A little disappointed that we could only stay for 1.5 hrs as we would have loved to stay longer & purchase more drinks but their loss as we went elsewhere to buy lots more drinks.

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Tambo
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food; service was good but could've been more attentive.

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KristinS
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jess was amazing!! Cocktails were spectacular and it was like going to a theater show.

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vipKarenH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the whole experience. So unique. Have already booked for dinner next week. Looking forward to it

FAQs

Eau De Vie Melbourne is rated 4.6 stars by 582 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.