Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.6
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395 reviews
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$40 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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 395 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience5

Over the last 12 months since living in Melbourne, l have taken 15 plus people to Eau de Vie. Always had a good time and great experience.
However, on Friday a drink was spilt over me by a member of staff. An accident yes, but the customer service following the incident was not great.
They removed the drinks we hadn't yet been served from the bill, and thought that was acceptable. Finally after speaking to a manager's manager they agreed to remove the round of drinks that we had had, however this should have been an immediate reaction. I left very upset with the whole of the left side of my dress drenched and stinking of alcohol. Offering a customer a few paper towels and a glass of soda water for them to mop themselves up is not recompense. A manager should have been made immediately aware and should have said "this round is on us" and an offer to cover the dry cleaning of the dress (this l did get after escalating to the first manager).
In contrast, on Saturday at another venue with 5 friends, 1 drink was left off the order. They apologised and immediately got the drink and on delivery said to my friend "this one is on us". I'll definitely be going back there.
I have always loved Eau de Vie, but this experience has left me hesitant to go back.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. The best cocktails, and cocktail making theatre, in all if Melbourne. Grazie EDV. Another fabulous nigh!

LC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great venue, difficult to find without any signage, excellent presentation of food and drinks, great atmosphere, just a bit noisy at times; pricey but worthwhile 😊

PC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The best place to visit for a special occasion. The service and overall experience is top class.

AD
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is great! The staff are knowledgeable and gave excellent recommendations to suit our tastes.
Try and get a spot at the bar so that you can watch the different types of drinks being made. Entertaining and great way to make your date or friend feel fancy.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Huge variety of cocktail selection
Amazing presentation

MC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous time celebrating our anniversary it was a perfect venue to start off our evening. thank you for helping us make it a very special night

EM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

I rang and booked for a surprise birthday reservation. The lady on the phone said that they would organise something, (with candles). The waiter said it to me at the door. We got many food plates and drinks and nothing was said or done. When said to the waiting staff they were very rude and dismissive.

GS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go here. Delish. Fun. Fab staff. Great cocktails. Superb ambience.

N
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice place, nice drinks and great service just need to fix the snack menu.

MP
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely first class. Cocktails were next level. Food was amazing as was the service. Highly recommended, will definitely be back.

DH
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great place. Good atmosphere. Definitely recommend. Cocktails were splendid.
Only criticism was service was a little slow. Food was excellent. However, the degustation wasn’t available for reasons which weren’t entirely clear, what we did get came out intermittently and wasn’t enough - with minimal guidance provided by the waiters.
Overall definitely recommend for a drink and a snack, but on our experiences not dinner.

S
Houston
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific barman/waiter that helped us navigate some of the cocktails and whiskys. Excellent service and terrific drinks. Very unique ambiance. We’ll be back for sure

VD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing table service and cocktail suggestions were perfect. Would highly recommend for something special!

JJ
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiters are amazing, they make you fee special from the moment you walk in the door. The mood lighting is perfect and the cocktail range is fantastic and fun and surprisingly affordable :)

J
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and presentation, definitely come back again and highly recommended 👍

E
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always! Great staff, food and cocktails.

TS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Eau De Vie, the cocktails are amazing and staff are so lovely. Whenever we head into the city for dinner we always have cocktails at Eau De Vie to start the night. Highly recommend.

K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Love this place however the level of service isn’t what it use to be.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is spectacular, presentation is wonderful and very cool.

K
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing!! Make a reservation or else you have to wait in the queue.

EM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

Took at least 45 mins to get first drink and over an hour for food. Drinks and food were nice though, once they finally arrived

EF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nostalgic decor. Delicious whisky cocktails. Will be back.

AT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The venue has a great buzz. I love that you can make a booking. The food was delicious but very small serves for the price. Our first waitress was excellent - bubbly personality and very welcoming. The second waitress was rude and made us feel as if we were inconveniencing her.

MA
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome skills and the taste of each cocktail is amazing!!!

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fabulous start to an evening. Cocktails were delicious and served in really fun ways, service is great and if Luxury speakeasy is a thing they’ve nailed it!

DC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the cocktails we had here. Stupendous service from the moment we walked in the establishment. If you're a speakeasy lover than this is a great spot for you. Intimate, not easy to find.lol, and great drinks. The cocktail menu had a variety of drinks to choose from. The theme of the menu was very original and one-of-a-kind.Could visit this place again and again.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Just a quick catch up/drink

WS
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual Eau De Vie was a great experience, the vibes is awesome and the drinks are amazing. I look forward to the next time!

PP
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place! The drinks Ara amazing! The service is great and the food is wonderful!
The only thing that bothered me was that each time someone opened the door, it was cold a bit...

AI
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was amazing distracted. Wait at door for staff - no one there - took me to a booth - a complete mess they had to clean up. They forgot our food order ( comped us a drink but still 50 minutes is a long time to wait for goats cheese) on the positve side the drinks were nice..

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite Bar, been a number of times. Friendly, welcoming staff & the degustation dinner in the library I highly recommend.

LP
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding drinks, out of this world experience!
The staff experience and knowledge is on par to the most exclusive venues we have been to around the world.

SD
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful bar with spectacular ambience and variety of drinks to choose from.
Very helpful and friendly staff who are always willing to assist with anything, especially navigating the huge cocktail list..
Highly recommend to anyone... even just for the experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was an amazing time the drinks weighted was fantastic and the cocktails were awesome I’d definitely go back

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The bar (variety and bar tenders) is simply amazing

DA
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

FANTASTIC WHISKEY BAR. BEEN A FEW TIMES NOW AND IS ALWAYS A PLEASER.
STAFF ARE WARM AND HELPFUL.
RECOMMEND YOU BOOK.

JF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

We didn’t have food but couldn’t post review without giving a food rating. Fabulous venue!

JT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Sat at the bar which was entertaining. Drinks were excellent. Food was good but degustation menu in size, wasn't after a buffet menu but still needed to eat afterwards.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Phoenix as our waiter and he was amazing! Great time!