Best Espresso Martini you will ever have. Watching the cocktails being made is a highlight. Would like to try them all. The stuffed mushrooms and calamari were delicious.
Loved loved this place. Drinks a bit expensive but you pay for the experience. Fantastic place we all enjoyed.
Great service loved the food and enjoyed the unusual cocktails. Very inventive. Music a little too loud but 2 of us were much older.
Very enjoyable evening
Excellent, authentic bar with passionate staff, complete cocktail menu, perfect small bites-calamari a must have . All age groups feel comfortable. Inky 3 reds & 3 white wines , probably need more Pinot Noir & burgundy options for those who don’t drink spirits .
Probably the best cocktail bar in Melbourne. Feels like you are walking through a secret door into an older time! Really strong cocktails too - none of those watered down crap cocktails. Food is really great too - which was surprising.
Simply amazing variety of everything and anything you could desire
Best Martini in Melbourne
Excellent service from the Bartender
Fantastic. Great cocktails. Staff are great. They love their jobs and it shows. Great catch up with good friends and good food.
Wonderful service, staff were engaging and made the experience great. Cocktails were fun and fresh and the food was photo-worthy and tasted fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Loved our evening here. Fantastic cocktails, great service and a fabulous ambience.
Best cocktail bar ever! Good ambiance good service, just perfect!
Great atmosphere and the staff were knowledgable and friendly. Gave us good advice on cocktail choices. Quirky bar with great decor. Varied cocktail menu. Definitely worth a try!
Stunning venue feeling intimate and welcoming. Atmosphere was amazing with stylishly dressed waiters, great jazz music in the background and theatrical presentation of drinks made the night memorable. Staff were efficient yet gorgeous and friendly. Can’t wait to share this gem of a venue with others.
Great place to hang out - the cocktail list is so long it's almost too long, but not! Each cocktail is served in it's own vessel, from pipes to flower pots. The whisky list is incredibly long. Would definitely recommend! Also definitely book because getting a table can be difficult otherwise
We visited Eau De Vie on a recent trip to Melbourne. Fabulous bar, tucked away behind a very unassuming door. Fabulous decor, ambience and cocktails. My husband loved the whisky. Staff couldn't do enough for us. Would highly recommend this place.
We were recommended to visit this fabulous cocktail lounge by a friend who knows Melboure well, it was ideal, authentic and a great variety of cocktails. We were not disappointed and now plan to visit the Sydney lounge when we arrive in Sydney on the next part of our trip.
Atmospheric, niche and superior service with quality drinks. Each cocktail with a story and an element of performance or drama. Entertaining and special evening.
I have been to Eau De Vie on a number of occasions but hadn't eaten there before. The food servings were quite small but really delicious. I am a vegan so my options were a bit limited though it may be possible to alert the staff beforehand so that they can tailor dishes. Order a few different plates to share with someone who has the same likes, and you'd have a completely perfect experience. The cocktails were exquisite as always, and the staff were very helpful when I couldn't decide what to have. The suggestion of which cocktail I'd like 'this time' was spot-on.
Service was great but too noisy for us, also I had booked for 1 hour 30 mins ie 6.45 to 8.15pm and we were told we had to be gone by 8.00pm! No explanation.
The ambience of this bar was amazing. Our waiter was incredibly friendly and helped recommend us the perfect drinks as there is so many to choose from :) I have been there about three times so far and every single visit was a real treat.
Cocktails are very fun, interesting and delicious, you can feel the Bartenders creativity in them. We will be back.
Had a great night sitting at the bar ( as requested) drinking cocktails, watching the cool bartenders and having and epic catch-up with a family friend. A favourite!
First time here, we were very impressed with the quality of the cocktails as well as the bar food. Service was very friendly. I'd suggest booking ahead as the line was out the door when we left and this was a Sunday night
Absolutely amazing! Incredible vibe, service and cocktails!
Brilliant. One of my favorite. They make having each cocktail an experience. I wish I could drink their whole menu.
Great ambience and level of sound so you can talk and enjoy without ever shouting to be heard
I've been twice in quick succession, having gone the first time for a get-together for a friend's birthday, then swiftly booked a table for two to take a different friend for her birthday a few days later. The pre-set booking time was an hour an a half, which was just right for the two of us to enjoy dinner, drinks and dessert before heading to the ballet at the Regent Theatre. Service was prompt and the wait staff checked in on us regularly. We loved the food (I especially recommend the eggplant fries and the croquettes!) We tried the dessert tasting plate and enjoyed it, though next time I'll probably go for the chocolate cake. My friend ordered a gorgeous-looking cocktail called 'Honey Butter Old Fashioned' and reported it was sensational. I guess the cocktails are a little pricey but I'd say worth it for their unique presentation and the ambience of the venue, and the food is quite affordable considering how fancy the decor looks. If I were to improve anything, I'd say it would be nice to have side plates rather than serviettes to eat our 'bar food', as we made a bit of a mess with the bread crumbs. Overall we were really happy with everything, and my friend said she'd be taking other people there in future.
An absolute must! Can not wait to go again! Highly recommend. Outstanding service. Incredible food and the cocktails were out of this world.
Relaxing time, comfortable chairs, excellent cocktails very enjoyable environment
When we showed up at the time of our reservation, they immediately showed us to a couch around a low shared table at the bar. I thought this was odd, but they never asked about my reservation or showed any indication that there might be other options. It too 20 minutes to get our drink order in, and since the drinks on the Menu are quite elaborate, another 15 for them to be served. The food was interesting and yummy, but eating them from a couch at a low table was inconvenient.
Great ambience had an amazing time.
3 seconds till we where acknowledged and service began. Will definitely put this as a favorite. Lachelan was awesome knowledgeable and explanatory cheers Bro.
Speakeasy-style bar tucked away in a Melbourne side street, Eau de Vie is very hard to find but worth the effort. To describe the food as “bar snacks” couldn’t possibly describe the staggering high quality of the food. Great ambience, helpful staff with just the right amount of attentiveness and great blues/soul/rock and roll music played through the speakers. Not cheap, but definitely worth it!
Friday evening drinks at Eau de Vie were great. We had a few quick bites to eat, which were all delicious. The drinks were great as well, though some of them were slightly on the smaller side, considering the price tag.
Great evening in Melbourne's best bar. Impeccable and friendly service and the best cocktails I've tasted in the Southern Hemisphere.
Go for the booze , stay for some food, try and remember the people.
Eau de Vie was perfect for a birthday celebration - the staff were fantastic and kind enough to assist us with explanations and recommendations - cocktails were sensational - will definitely be back
Been wanting to come to an Eau de Vie venue for ages now. Was very impressed with everything. Definitely not as pricey as the high class decor would suggest, could easily pop down for a casual drink as well as have a special occasion here.
The cocktails are amazing, and it's so much fun getting the bartenders to create a "special" cocktail for you!
Definitely had an amazing time and will be recommending everyone to try this place out
Had such a fantastic time here, cocktails are absolutely amazing and the staff are just brilliant. Have visited many times before and it never disappoints! Lachie looked after us at the bar and his cocktail suggestions were spot on.
Absalutly amazing find, well hidden which makes the atmosphere even more special. Will defiantly be recommending this place to friends and family
Amazing cocktails, great ambiance, superb service!
Amazing cocktails, amazing experience highly recommended