Epocha Restaurant

4.6
291 reviews
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$41 to $100
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European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Epocha has strong European roots and it shows in everything from the Old World décor to the menu items that will make you feel transported to the heart of Europe. Sit out on the terrace and enjoy a pre-dinner drink over looking the beautiful Carlton Gardens before moving into the stunning dining room to sample Chef Gerard Curto's delectable seasonal menu. Epocha offers entrées like the Kingfish crudo or the Tasmanian scallops with jerusalem artichoke and guanciale. For main course you may opt for the Snapper fillet with celeriac and king oyster mushrooms or the Strathdownie Venison with raspberries and brioche. To fully appreciate all that Epocha has to offer, come with a partner or a small group of friends and take advantage of one of the tasting menus.

Every Sunday Epocha hosts a family-style spread for lunch with roast beef, chicken, lamb or pork being at the center of the meal. The meats rotate weekly so be sure to check online to know which is on offer.

Private Dining

Epocha Restaurant and Bar is a versatile venue that can cater for both seated events and cocktail functions for up to 110 guests. We have several spaces to suit groups large and small, and our close proximity to the Carlton Gardens makes us an ideal choice for wedding receptions.

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SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stopped in to take advantage of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival express lunch offering. Food was excellent and so was the service which was attentive and helpful. Great place for a spot of lunch and I Should have looked at the dinner menu for a future return visit.

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B
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Restaurant is in an old converted home with great front porches. The atmosphere is great with the downstairs being more lively, and the upstairs being a more romantic setting. Food was pretty good overall, but could've been a bit better value.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had never heard if this restaurant before, but cannot understand how - it is awesome. The food was terrific (had the tasting dinner menu with paired wine) but the service was just exceptional. Really friendly, like you were in their house. The wine service was spectacular - the description of each wine was not the normal wannabe snobbery of sommeliers, but was like listening to poetry. And the wines were so well chosen. I can not fault a single thing, it was the best night out at a restaurant in forever.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, delicious wine, impressive service, cosy atmosphere and terrific company - BINGO!

Highlight- The Service. We were blown away by the amazing attention, the next level care to serve and present.....so impeccable the performance that my comments serves as a poor reward to the services rendered. Bravo! And thank you.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whilst we had a great dinner we were a little surprised that we were offered a 2 or 3 course fixed price meal...when the entertainment book specifically showed that we could order of the menu and they were large dishes that we could share. This was little disappointing especially as the management would have requested the content as it appears in the entertainment book....and then change things with out giving us the opportunity to choose either
The food was excellent and well presented however we felt it a little rich to request that we add a further $ to the dish (cannelloni and rice dish) when it was included as part of the two or three course at a fixed price.
Wine prices a bit on the high side

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AW
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful room with well-thought out design, menu was interesting, seasonal and delicious. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Overall a wonderful experience.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a beautiful building epocha is located in. We were greeted warmly at the door and shown to our table. Service was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and catered to our allergies without issue. Very attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious and wines were chosen by the staff at our request to match our choices. They were excellent wines that went beautifully with the food. All in all a great experience. We will return.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An exquisite dinner, served by attentive staff, prepared by chefs with an eye for detail. Interesting combinations of flavours, dishes cooked to perfection. Simply delicious!

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TP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous all around. Food was cooked to perfection. Will be back.

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A
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A most enjoyable dining experience with superior service

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KB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service and gorgeous period-style restaurant. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Food was average, steak had a lot of chunky fatty bits in it - see photo, was promised a glass of rose at the start of dinner but never got it.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superlative in the extreme. Come here for that special occassion

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LL
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall we enjoyed our visit - the food was great, but on the pricier side. The service and setting of the restaurant were very good. I just think for the price however, some people may leave feeling disappointed, particularly since many items on the set menu require additional spend.

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MO
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Can’t wait to go back and try the Sunday roast.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and quality of food, good value for money also

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ZZ
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A perfect birthday dinner with attentive service. We enjoyed sitting outdoors and watching the world go by.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, we felt so welcomed. Service, food, wine - everything was just wonderful.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our 4th time at this restaurant and has not doesn't disappointed on service and food. Staff were very attentive. Wine noted to be on the expensive side.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere and staff. Was a lovely New Year’s Eve

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AM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We had the three course menu to celebrate a birthday. There was no option for two courses only, which was on the website. I don't like being forced to eat three courses. It was too dark, with uncomfortable chairs and cold inside. Therefore it was difficult to relax completely to enjoy the food. Food was nice and tasty, nothing exceptional though, which makes it hard to feel the value.

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service! Chateaubriand steak was tender and delicious! Must order the duck fat roast potatoes too!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Epocha team always ensures they take care of you! So, sit back, relax & be merry!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was great, but I’d been there before and I just say the changes to the menu are not in its favour. The cocktails and wine list are great, the staff are great but it is now a lot more expensive for less food, and frankly while the food is amazing it’s not different enough to warrant the price hike. Overall I’d still recommend it,

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BH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Epocha is one of Melbourne's best restaurants. Amazing food, lovely ambience, great service.

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ED
37 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Epocha has the special advantage that it is NOT on the main Carlton food strip - instead it enjoys serving delicious food from a beautiful terrace house overlooking the stunning Carlton gardens! Win/win really!

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B
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS BACK!
After a disappointing meal 2 months ago, we had a lovely meal tonight - great food, spectacular service.
It was a delight to dine at Epocha - it was the Epocha we had grown to know and love.
We will be back!
Thank you for a lovely evening

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LC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a warm, but sophisticated restaurant. The food and service is exceptional. Stunning interior and ambience. The owner goes above and beyond to make everyone feel special, and personally making sure that they have everything they need.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for our anniversary dinner and greatly enjoyed the three course menu. The service was excellent and helpful with any questions and requests we had -- they even threw in a little bonus tipple for the occasion! Highly recommended as a cosy night with someone you love.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

We paid $50pp for a sunday roast and their was no value for money. We hardly got anything for the money we spent. We walked away feeling hungry and underwhelmed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night and lovely food

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T
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Quality of all service was excellent from all staff looking after us on the night. Had a last minute change with numbers and no problems in rearranging a table. Waiters very patient and explained the menu options in detail. Likewise with the very wide selection of wines. An overall excellent experience. Thanks you.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wine waiter at this restaurant I think she may be the owner but her knowledge of wine is amazing. We really enjoyed all the food and wine esp steak tartare!

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Y
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational food with impeccable service made this a wonderful discovery on the Melbourne scene

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F
9 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Perhaps we went on the wrong night! Very limited menu, although the waitress was lovely and managed to rustle up something for us all to eat. I thought the meals were overcooked and on the small side.
Won't be rushing back.

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KC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing & gorgeous - you’ll be looked after by Angie & her attentive team.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my family here (my parents and younger brother) to celebrate my birthday. Having never been here before, I was honestly blown away by the quality of the food and of the service. Would definitely recommend for any kind of group event, and even for a more intimate setting like a date. Every dish, from the olives as a starter all the way through to the dessert which I forgot the name of but featured a heavenly meringue and strawberry puree, was excellent and shone on its own and as part of the wider meal.

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OG
10 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife’s words “the best lamb I’ve ever had”.
We booked in for the Sunday roast and had the most amazing long lunch. The restaurant website tells you what the schedule is as far as the roast meat.
At $50 a head, I reckon it was an absolute bargain. 3 amazing courses (+some amazing qld prawns) and we left feeling pleasantly full.
Service was bang on, never left wanting or waiting but very discreet.
I think we’ve found our new weekend favourite!
Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Fantastic service... staff are great at explaining everything. Extensive wine list. Dining is not dish based but course based. Highly recommended

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AR
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience. Relaxed, friendly and professional. Food excellent

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