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Promotions

Whisky & Cheese Tuesday - $40 per person

Promotions

Whisky & Cheese Tuesday - $40 per person
Details

Every Tuesday join us for a night of whisky and cheese matches. 5 cheeses matched to 5 whiskies for $40. All bookings are subject to a 90 minute seating period from time of reservation.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: 8 September 2017

Ends: 28 February 2018

Availability: Tue 17:00-23:45

About Eau De Vie Melbourne

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.

1 Malthouse Lane
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, European, Australian

Hours of operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross street:
Flinders Lane

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:

Phone number:
0412 825 441

Website:
http://www.eaudevie.com.au/

Catering:
Eau-de-Vie serves a tapas style sharing menu available to order a la carte with our main bar reservations. If you are wanting to book our formal dining experience - The Cocktail Degustation please email the venue directly at melbourne@eaudevie.com.au

Parking Details:
Various undercover car parks on Flinders Lane and Flinders Street.
Metered Street Parking on Exhibition Street

Public Transport:
Flinders Street Station - 500m
101 Collins Tram Stop - 200m
Flinders Street Tram Stop 7 - 200m

Private Party Facilities:
Host your next event at one of Melbourne’s most acclaimed Cocktail Bars. Winner of Australia’s Best Bar team, Best Cocktail List, and Best Bartender, Eau De Vie is the perfect place to host a sophisticated cocktail party for your friends or colleagues.

With three different rooms at your disposal we can cater for any group big or small.

Private Party Contact:
melbourne@eaudevie.com.au: 0412 825 441

Special Events & Promotions:
Every Tuesday night here at Eau-de-Vie is Whisky and Cheese night - come in and enjoy custom whisky flights expertly paired to cheese by our talented team. 5 x 15ml whiskies matched to 5 cheeses for $40 per person. Bamm!!

Eau De Vie Melbourne Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.1

Noise

Energetic

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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Food2
Ambience5
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·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 December 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 17 November 2017

Absolutely amazing! Incredible vibe, service and cocktails!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 November 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 October 2017

An absolute must! Can not wait to go again! Highly recommend. Outstanding service. Incredible food and the cocktails were out of this world.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fun, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

Relaxing time, comfortable chairs, excellent cocktails very enjoyable environment

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 October 2017

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.

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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on 23 October 2017

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!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 20 October 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 October 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 10 October 2017

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.

10/10.

Loved it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 October 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Late-night Find, People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

Absalutly amazing find, well hidden which makes the atmosphere even more special. Will defiantly be recommending this place to friends and family

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 September 2017

Amazing cocktails, great ambiance, superb service!

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

Amazing cocktails, amazing experience highly recommended

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

Whilst our cocktails were delicious, I was enticed to order one in a conch shell which had about 30ml of liquid in it total. I'm not convinced it wasn't an empty one accidentally handed back to me actually! For the price the servings are small but the white wine by the glass selection is ridiculously limited and very uninspiring - so only go if you want cocktails!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Late-night Find
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Food1
Ambience3
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

The toilets were dirty and we left hungry - 2 pax . $175 poorer

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 15 September 2017

Top tier cocktails, service and ambience, very good food as well

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tapas, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 12 September 2017

An excellent evening of fine dining and drinking to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 10 September 2017

Excellent and kind service (attention to gluten free), great cocktails and charmant athmosfere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 7 September 2017

We were a group of 4 after dinner for drinks. The atmosphere was great, the service was very attentive and we enjoyed ourselves with fancy cocktails

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 5 September 2017

Excellent service by the waitress Alicia. Professional bar tenders with great skills. Definitely choices of dramas on the menu. Great drinks variety too. Cosy bar. Would come back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 3 September 2017

The staff (especially Laura) is amazing and they know the food and drinks extremely well. They're knowledgable and on top of they customer service, quality of food/drink.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 1 September 2017

Great experience and vibe, interesting cocktails, a Melbourne 'must do'.... pity they only accept 1.5 hour bookings.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Late-night Find, Fun
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 August 2017

This was the highlight of our trip to Melbourne. It was our last night and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this venue to my friends. Amazing, impressive, top friendly service. Several dishes were ordered and enjoyed, my favourite...........eggplant fries. DELICIOUS and AFFORDABLE!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
·Dined on 19 August 2017

This is the 2nd time I have been. The food is lovely and the interior is beautiful. The cocktails are a very theatrical experience! Last time we went we sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the barman discussing the drinks with us and making great recommendations.

Unfortunately last night we were seated at a table and the waitress who was serving us seemed to have an issue with me. I felt she was quite dismissive and rude. It put a damper on my experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 17 August 2017

Had a great time.... loved the fact that it was hidden behind a big wooden door and then when you opened up a vibrant atmosphere was found.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 August 2017

Brilliant venue, feels like you're stepping back in time - no signage outside so makes it feel like we're living in the prohibition era! 😊
Cocktails are genius and delicious. The theatre that goes along with many of them is brilliant! Food was delicious too! Couldn't fault the staff at all. Overall 15/10! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Late-night Find
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 11 August 2017

Second visit to this place as its a great setting; really intimate and cosy vibe. Only negative I have to say is, upon arrival my party for two were advised we were sitting at the bar for our food & drinks... along with another 6 people. Apparently when you book, majority of people want to sit at the bar to watch the cocktails prepared. If you're not one of those, you need to request a booth. I do applause the staff for being accommodating as they were able to shift us to a booth before the next guests arrived.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food1
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on 5 August 2017

Over priced menu.
At least you can't mess up with drinks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 4 August 2017

Amazing food, top quality service. Pricey, but worth the value of the items perhaps.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 July 2017

Could not have asked for a better evening, everything was wonderful, we sat at the bar and we're mesmerised by the barmen, pure entertainment, professional and friendly with patrons and each other...food was delivered quickly and was delicious 😋

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 24 July 2017

Great place to chill out , love the cocktails and ambience . The music was great the food was perfect. I brought a friend from Sydney they loved it .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

Was a great night out, all had fun

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

One of Melbourne hidden treasure bar that almost no one can find it as there was no signage whatsoever except to those who have been in this bar before (like me that been here three time already), unless someone recommended and directed it to you. The big wooden door is the secret pass to your excellent cocktails taste buds not to mentioned the wonderful selection of music, great ambiance and atmosphere of diverse crowd. I would suggest booking is a must as the line can be very long for some for those who would just a walk in but so worth the wait. This bar has an amazing range of great cocktails. Yes, we will be back for more great taste!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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