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.View Private Dining Details
Our lunch at Epocha as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine festival was a memorable and wonderful experience. The dining room in the two storey terrace house was stunning, the service a lovely mix of professional, genuine and charming. As it was part of the festival the choice of dishes was limited to two entrees, two mains and one dessert. The entrees and mains were absolutely delicious, especially the potato gnocchi, and all were very generous serves. Sadly we couldn't fit in in the dessert but the coffee was excellent. I would highly recommend Epocha for lunch, dinner or a casual drink.
It's a beautiful tranquil room with attentive and thoughtful service. The food ideas were great, the produce was first class and it was beautifully cooked - the best gnocchi I gave had for years. My only criticism is the seasoning was a little lacking, so the full flavours didn't always punch through.
Amazing food, drinks and venue. Good music accompaniment. Seating outside was amazing
Enjoyed our dining experience , we would highly recommend this venue
It was perfect- booked for my wife’s birthday and it made the night. Amazing food, lovely ambience and charming service.
A friend and I had a fabulous lunch recently. The food was seriously good and the waiter was excellent. Would highly recommend Epocha and am looking forward to returning.
We were return patrons as we thoroughly enjoyed our previous visits, however last Friday has totally put us of returning again. We waited far to long for our food. The main share dishes were served one at a time with long intervals between. The food lacked seasoning with hot dishes served at warm temperature. Staff were obviously run off their feet as their attention was minimal and vague (dishes approached the table before plates and cutlery). 2 wine glasses removed before wine carafe was finished.
We had a very odd experience. After showing us to our table we waited 20 minutes for them to take our drink order. We ordered oysters only to be told ten minutes later they had run out. They did suggest a nice replacement dish. When it came to our mains they forgot one dish. When we mentioned it the waitress just said that was odd. 15 minutes after we finished the rest of our meal they brought out the missed dish. We ordered cheese from the trolley and then waited 20 minutes for it to be put on a plate. The food was great but the whole night felt disjointed and not what we would expect from a one hat restaurant.
It is a lovely restaurant!
We enjoyed Sunday Roast menu.
I will come back!
To experience for regular dinner, more for special occasion
I have an allergy to small portions
Expected a bit more for $125 pp
We went on Valentine’s Day and we were properly notified of a pre fix menu, but there was only one choice and usually you get more choices. That being said it was amazing food, service and ambiance and I would recommend to any one looking for a special night out! A bit pricey however then amazing experience made it a value! 👍👍
YUM we had a lovely Sunday lunch there , can't wait to go back for a dinner one night on a special occasion. Staff were so good too. And the food.... we were so full and it was so good
Amazing service, delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere. Would highly recommend!
A fantastic location for my wife’s birthday dinner with great service, food and wines.
Great place for a special occasion that still felt relaxed and fun. We had a family group of 2 60 + year olds and 3 young people in their 20s. Suited all of us. Ambience great - we could actually talk to each other, music was nice and unobtrusive. Same with service - excellent. Food and wine all delicious, the chef put a lot of love and skill into that food.
Plates are for sharing - not necessarily what we prefer but worked well. Also would have preferred different range of dessert styles - it is a selection of cakes. Should have had the cheese which looked amazing. But that is a personal preference. Recommended.
Fantastic evening at Epocha. Our waiter Steven was brilliant, and we all had a brilliant night. Food was delicious, the duck, duck fat potatoes, pigs ears and asparagus salad were the stand outs.
Gorgeous characterful restaurant where the food is top notch and the service the best we have ever had. The team here are attentive, but not annoyingly so, and deliver the kind of service you always want but thought had gone out of fashion.
We had a really nice Sunday lunch. The food was great and very good value for money. I would recommend and will be returning. Richard
Loved the atmosphere, cozy, romantic and European, the wine selections included a variety of amazing European wines, and the tapas selections were delicious! Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Great dinner!
What a fabulous experience! The food was delish and the wine was amazing. Our waiter was a helpful, funny and excellent. Meal was well paced and each course brought such delights. The only failure was the terrible desserts.
Superb food, exceptional service, wonderful attention to detail, a most enjoyable experience!
I have said many times that we just don't visit Epocha enough, so we decided to catch up with friends for Christmas here! Great food and Steven looked after us all night! It proved to be the perfect choice - once again!
Birthday dinner with group of 6 at Epocha. Very mixed review as food was good and they were thoughtful in bringing out out a dessert with a candle, but the service was a bit poor. Our table was downstairs in a corner and we had to keep asking for attention. Perhaps they were understaffed that evening. There was also a significant gap between courses which might be a strategy to increase sales of alcohol, but left us wondering what was going on. So there you have it a mixed review. I love the atmosphere but sadly I don't think I'll be heading back.
The service was excellent and ambience very nice. However food was a bit plain at each course and the main just a bit of roast lamb which was perfectly cooked but bland and lacked seasoning or a sauce.
Amazing food and service, and the Sunday roast lunch is very good value for money.
Delicious sharing food in a cosy setting. Was not rushed at all, good place for extended catch ups with friends or romantic meals out.
My husband and I enjoyed the lovely Sunday Roast and will be back.
I won't recommend this restaurant. Had most horrendous experience celebrating my birthday. All because I requested (yes I requested) for a change of table. The manager in charge named Guy was not only rude, he pulled menu out of my hand and refused to serve us and asked me to leave the restaurant!!! So much for customer service!! He stated that they receive bookings 6 months in advance, he got angry and defensive when it was called out that they accept bookings maximum of 3 months in advance. Thanks Epocha for not only spoiling my birthday dinner, embarrassing me in front of my guests. Ange and other serving staff member then made all the efforts to make evening enjoyable. However I guess the damage was done. I'm or any one in my friends and dining circle, won't be ever putting a step in there. But I guess the restaurant won't care, else they wouldn't have that attitude in first place.
Wait staff were exceptional.
Food was delicious.
Would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
The food and wine was great, the staff were great - very accommodating. Highly recommend Epocha!
Great date night out, food was amazing and selection from our sommelier was amazing.
It was a very good dining experience and the staff were awesome and that's why we keep coming back.
great food, perfect venue & excellent attention and service from staff
Honestly, this is one of my favorite restaurants. Amazing food, amazing service, and genuinely a beautiful establishment.
I highly recommend this for a date night!
My favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Has never disappointed, ever. And that's saying something!
Great staff with extensive wine knowledge and fantastic food! Only minor let down was the dessert, which could certainly be improved. They catered for my allergy well and really enjoyed the energy of the wait staff!
From the moment we walked in we were well looked after, great staff food and wine thanks for a great evening
What an experience.
After a recommendation from a friend we made a reservation for last Friday night. From the outset, the service was simply outstanding. The food was simple but perfect. Our waiter recommended a few different wines to accompany our food and did not let us down.
Epocha has earned it's well deserved hat from the goodfood guide - I will dine here again and recommend as a must-visit in Melbourne.
Great fitout. Upon arrival staff were busy here and there was no-one front of house at the ready to seat you (very important first impression). Once seated we had to wave down a drinks waiter
as no one came, hence drinks arrived late then meal arrived and we were still on sparkling wine, our aperitif! We also felt main meals in the degustation were too large.