Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.6
448 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 448 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cozy atmosphere with lovely helpful staff. Yummy food

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SophieG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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Rosee
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Mello
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Cocktail theatre at its finest with thousands of whiskies to choose from. The bartenders are all like in the speakeasy family, accomplished and talented. They're friendly and will make any cocktail you desire. The music fits the theme of well and it's an experience every time.

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Valentina
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite place to go for cocktails and great ambience I love to take friends there as it is a hidden gem and they are always happy to have come there and try it and find it again

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Firsttimer
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Hard to locate but beautiful place to have cocktails and a quiet place

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing one of the coolest places in Melbourne. Will be back very soon
Thanks for the service, amazing drinks and food and great knowledge.

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Rantanplan1988
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Please do not change. Keep the cocktails as exotic as you can.

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StacyC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place, I will definitely go back again. Also, I like to recommend my friends from overseas.

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Berniev
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great cocktails! And the food was super amazing as well!

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SeanR
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent cocktails, Covid safe environment, great music in the background.

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JamieK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eau de vie has a gorgeous aesthetic, consistently wonderful service and great cocktails and food. A gem of a find in Melbourne.

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Kintsugi
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I cannot really judge the food we had none. We were a little rushed to head out after 1.5 hours which was the time allocated to us. The Decor is amazing and the cocktails are among the best I have ever had in my entire life.

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TarznAnf
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely night. We understood the need for the time restrictions, but we will wait till they are lifted before we visit again. We would have loved to have just sit & go slow :o)

The temperature of the room was very cold when we arrived and we asked for it to be turned up a little and then it was just perfect!!

The food was next level yummy! We absolutely loved the goats cheese & honey!!! I have to say though, our dessert was very disappointing. It seemed very basic & flavourless compared the rest of the food. The yoghurt and berries was a let down.

We loved every other part of our experiences and when the COVID restrictions are lifted, we can't wait to get back in with a group of friends to enjoy a long slow meal & more amazing cocktails!!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!! My favourite bar!!

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Craig
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great to be back post covid ambience not the same. As usual great cocktails.

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craigs
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so good to be back. The friendly staff, the amazing drinks, the great food and amazing music and atmosphere. Oh I have missed you

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Peter
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glorious cocktails - really enjoyed the martinis. Whisky flight was good, good education and knowledge displayed by the team.

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EzzaLouM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

The venue was hard to find, had to have the waitress meet us outside the front door. Cocktails were great, but service was incredibly slow, and in 90 minutes only got two rounds of drinks because of it, would have been happy to have 3/4 rounds. That was disappointing as we were enjoying the cocktails, which were great.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Couldn't find the entrance and lost time on our reservation for it, the waitress wasn't welcoming and warm and the table setting wasn't very nice in the room. The cocktail was good, but I wouldn't come again or recommend.

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taniae
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

No sign so hard to find. Yes i know its a speakeasy but needs some signage. More like a theme bar at Sovereign Hill. Sydney one way cooler.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hard to find but wonderful place . Food and drinks so good and service was wonderful . Hard to find a fault once you find the wooden door

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful evening ‘
Staff and service second to none as always ‘ very comfortable with social distancing and Covid measures implemented by venue . Meal was lovely - drinks and knowledge by waitstaff fantastic .
Highly recommend .

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BigLucy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to come for a drink or 3, the cocktails were outstanding and made with flair, the tapas style food was to die for.
Will be back definitely for drinks with a group of friends and make a whole night out of it.
Well done and thank you 🥃🍹

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Due to the current restrictions there were plenty of room and outstanding service. Food was great and the cocktails were tasty!!

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ttttt
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best cocktail places in Melbourne - and that's some stiff competition. A very strong choice for a date.

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Tracy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eau de vie is always my favourite place for cocktails. Their food is really good. We loved the Beef, it was tender and juicy. Definitely go back again for food and drinks.

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SusieK
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Amazing venue for cocktails with fabulous food as well. The theatre of the bartenders is well worth watching!

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, service, cocktails and food. Thank you

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RheanJakob
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was me and my partner’s 4 years anniversary and we chose to sit at the bar to have drinks and dinner.

From the second we walked in the politeness, entertainment, conversation, service everything was amazing and especially the bartenders Belle and the English guy (we didn’t get his name) were amazing company. They mad us feel so special and made sure we were happy and content at all times.
They helped us with a variety of different cocktails, asked what our likes and dislikes were. They even showed us how certain aromas/flavour we are not keen on can taste amazing with a combination of ingredients we never thought of.

We purely enjoyed the cocktails and the food, it definitely inspired us to have a crack of it at home.

This place is one of our favourites and the night will be unforgettable for us, we can’t thank you enough for everything and for making us feel like VIP.

Rhea and Jakob.

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MichaelSP
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A different level of cocktail and flavour creation and presentation. Must try experience in Melbourne!

The best seat in the house is in the bar.

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helenek
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for cocktails and great cheeses.
Still cool - ambience and crowd.

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LynneF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow Eau De Vie is amazing! We had a wonderful afternoon. You stepped through the door and back in time. The cocktails are made with perfection and flair. The food was wonderful we had the 5meats and cheese platter and it was great to munch on between 3 of us. This is a must go to venue with Tiarna a helpful and fun host. It is nice to see people dress up to go out.

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SpirosE
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, eclectic menu and amazing cocktails with lots of theatre. Melbourne’s best kept secret...shh!

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RickW
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cocktails as performance art. This is NOT your average bar. From the cocktails they’re constantly inventing to the novel way they present them in the menu, everything about Eau de Vie is unique and delightful. The bartenders work hard at their craft and enjoy telling you about it. And their work is delicious! Don’t go here just to get a drink, go here to have an experience.

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JananiH
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Cocktails were great ! You would need to know your liquor otherwise it gets too confusing as there are heaps of amazing options !!

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Zoeee
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We go here all the time and finally got to try the food here this time. we loved it! This time when we wanted to get the bill service was a little slow but we figured it was because staff were on breaks which is fine, we didn't mind. Looking forward to another cocktail night soon!

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MattO
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great experience with a group of friends after work for a drink. Happy to return again.

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Eau De Vie Melbourne is rated 4.6 stars by 448 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.