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Milk the Cow - Carlton, Carlton, AU-VIC

Milk the Cow - Carlton

4.5
4.5
480 Reviews
$40 and under
European
Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie is a late night cheese bar located in St Kilda and Carlton, Melbourne. We have over 180 different cheeses from all around the world in our 6-metre long cheese cabinet, expertly curated and cared for by our team of cheesemongers.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Fondue, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9348 4771
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • $35 Lunch Boards, includes a glass of wine or beer

    $35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our $35 Lunch Boards include 2 Cheesemonger's Choice cheeses and accompaniments, along with a glass of select wine or tap beer for a perfect grazing lunch. Available 12pm - 3pm weekdays at Carlton and 12pm - 3pm Fridays at St Kilda.
    $35 Lunch Boards, includes a glass of wine or beer photo
  • HM Gin X Milk the Cow

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    17 Apr - 15 May 2024
    Father-daughter duo Gavin & Amy Shaw are on a mission to make everyone a gin lover. In aid of this very worthy mission, we're inviting them to our place for two spirited nights of Gin & Cheese Matching, at our St Kilda and Carlton fromageries. Join us for a guided flight of four of Hillmartin Distillery's award-winning, smooth gins, perfectly paired with four artisan cheeses from our cabinet. Gavin & Amy will talk us personally through their processes and products while our cheese experts lend their knowledge on picking the perfect cheese and gin matches.
    HM Gin X Milk the Cow photo

What 480 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City North

    Innovative

  • Inner City North

    Great for fine wines

480 Reviews
  1. Jose

    Tasmania

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Your Saturday night service charge of 10% is ridiculous and unacceptable. Saturday night is the busiest night of the week and you turned diners away because you were fill. The amount of customers should make up for the Saturday staff surcharge. This should be factored into your cost of sale, not passed on to the customer. On top of this, we were asked to TIP staff, when we'd already paid a mandatory additional 10% for service. This is not the USA. You should not be charging a Saturday surcharge and your staff shouldn't be asking for tips when we're paying an additional 10 per cent. And how hard is it to split bills, especially if it's only two people? I live around the corner, I won't be eating here again or taking guests, it isn't value for money and the surcharges are ridiculous. Our bill was over $200 for four glasses of wine, a farmers board and raclette that didn't meet expectations.

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  2. KerrynH

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, especially raclette. Our waitress was great!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I won’t lie and say that the desert wine flight was my favourite, but everything else was fab! Breaded Camembert & fondue really stood out. I think some of the toast was stale though

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  4. Phoebe

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, lovely staff, would recommend this place for a great date or a catch up with friends

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  5. RebeccaW

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were looking forward to eating here for months only to be disappointed. The waitress was friendly and took our order. The wine was nice but out of our 4 cheeses only 2 were enjoyable. Overheard the waitress tell the table next to us to let her know if there was cheeses they didn't like and she wouldn't put them on their board. After finishing our wine and cheese we waited abit wondering when our deep fried Camembert would come out. After 20 minutes and no interaction with the waitress we went to pay . She had forgotten all about it and apologised . Though it would have been nice if she had taken something off the bill to make up for it . Very disappointing as we had come from tassie and it was my daughters birthday. Won't be going back

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  6. JohnP

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation via the web site which was easy. When we arrived and were seated the server did a nice job of explaining the menu options. We chose 2 different wine flights with cheese and added a fondue which gave us a nice variety, and was filling. We finished by sharing a desert flight. Very enjoyable, we plan to return.

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  7. MonicaW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very poor service. Took a long time to order, longer to get drinks, the wrong meals were brought out to us twice, we asked for the menu to order more, they never came back to take our order so after 30 minutes we left. The bill was wrong when we were paying. We had to remind them about what we had (should have kept quiet and not paid). In this area you are spoilt for choice. There are a lot of great cheese places around. Very disappointing.

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  8. JenniA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pairing of wine with cheese was superb, making it a delightful and unique dining experience!

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  9. RobertM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Multiple dishes never arrived + incorrect dish arrived. Very difficult to get the attention of staff. No checkups to see how things were going.

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  10. JillK

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The wine and cheese was enjoyable. Sadly the surly staff spoilt the evening.

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FAQs

Milk the Cow - Carlton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9348 4771.

Milk the Cow - Carlton is rated 4.5 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Milk the Cow - Carlton

323 Lygon Street, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Carlton
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Fondue, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine
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