Milk the Cow - St Kilda

4.8
107 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 107 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnaG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality cheese, great service. I only wish there was fondue all day, every day.

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Nicole
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

I recevied a voucher for my birthday and we booked it in St.Kilda.

When we arrived we sat down and the the door was open and it was a very cold day. We had to ask multiple time for the door to be closed as it was really cold. The female wait staff we had seemed a bit miserable and inattentive. We had to keep asking for service for drinks.

Overall, it was an average experience for the hype I have heard about Milk the Cow

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JenniferH
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service impeccable, cheese selection tops, wine selection very good. Favorite thing flaming saganaki!

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MichelleF
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great variety for the wine and cheese tasting paddles (you could also opt in with sparkling, cider, beer, gin or whiskey). I liked that they had size options. Really enjoyed the hot cheeses we ordered too, especially the fondue and deep fried Camembert. We then ordered some wines by the glass and the bottle. Plenty of variety. Very accomodating when I wanted to add extra people to the booking. They managed to shuffle some stuff around and I was very grateful. It was for a surprise birthday wine and food tour of Melbourne. It was a great starting point and most of the group picked it as their favourite out of all the venues we went to that day.

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AnnabelR
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always so impressed with the level of knowledge of all the staff members and thank you for seating us inside and making it work when there was a mix up with the booking. Always such a lovely experience.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Service was a bit slow as place was busy. Very nice overall

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NadineT
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We have been many times previously and truly love it!
The only downside was they were not serving hot hot so we couldn’t have what we wanted, but it was still amazing!

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DanielleP
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting outside late at night is just lovely on a warm-ish night.

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Mazza
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The most divine waiters and high quality cheeses. Greeted by a live band, we were transported to Europe so who wouldn’t want such a Parisian experience especially when we can’t travel anymore.

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AshleighD
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The staff were extremely knowledgeable & very friendly from the second we walked in the door. This was my first time dining at Milk the cow and I was beyond impressed: my friend and I both had different “flights”. I, the wine flight, and her, the sparkling flight. What a cool idea! Everything was paired so wonderfully! The flaming saganaki is an absolute must-have!

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madison
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Some of the best cheese I’ve ever had served by exceptionally lovely and accomodating staff. Would have liked to hear some music playing, but we did arrive early during service time, so not sure if it’s turned on later. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

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JessD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the experience. Had a lovely wine and cheese flight - the wine was matched perfectly to the cheeses. Our waiter was so nice and I enjoyed the education on each item. Had a really nice time and will definitely be back! :)

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, fantastic service and an all-round lovely afternoon. Will be back ASAP!

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LisaS
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Went to milk the cow at kilda and it was so good! Loved the whole idea of pairing cheeses with wine or champagne etc. plus the wait staff know their stuff about all things cheese! Will definitely return. Great for a catch up or a date.

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MeganC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is really lovely and relaxed. The staff are SO wonderful and helpful, they changed the menu around to meet my dietary requirements and the barman made some AMAZING mocktails! Thanks so much Milk the Cow team :)

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was amazing. The stuff were extreamly nice and helpful and knew alot about the products. The cheeses were unlike most iv ever had and the wine pairing boards was amazing.

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ClaireW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Fresh and delicious. Our crackers and bread were restocked regularly. My husband really enjoyed his wine flight. The service was fantastic. Our server took the time to explain the different wines and cheeses and made good recommendations for this visit and future visits. Excellent overall and will certainly return in the future.

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FrancesR
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really tasty cheese and everyone had a great knowledge of the food! Very reasonably priced

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Tiger
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very quiet on our visit. Waiter knowledgeable but raced through details and hard to grasp concept of ‘flights’ pairings etc. would recommend though to young people.

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, our waiter when above and beyond with recommendations!

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great and well informed staff, good location etc

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ElHa
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food, good value for money. It was an amazing experience!

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Thierry
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place with a wide range of cheese available. Loved it.

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HayleyM
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing! Especially with the live music just really made the night amazing!!

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Essiren
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambience and staff were lovely.
Never would’ve thought I would enjoy cheese to this much, but I would definitely be coming back in the future.

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AshY
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!! The food was outstanding and it is so reasonably priced.

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JenW
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cheese platter was delicious. Stunning cheeses. Nice bread and crackers. We also tried the raclette and it was just okay. Service was very friendly. Its a nice place to spend an afternoon

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PaulP
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the whisky flight which was delicious as the cheeses were perfectly matched with each whisky. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The jazz band out the front of the restaurant added that special touch.

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vipWendyT63
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Booked a table but restaurant was pretty quiet for a Thursday night.

The service was good in that waiters really knew about the cheese and offered great advise on ordering. We did however have to ask twice to have our wine topped up.

Over all it was a lovely night thought. Everything we ordered was delicious and it was the perfect spot to catch up with a friend.

Would highly recommend.

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MyraS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our girls time at Milk The Cow, the waiter gave excellent choices with our platter and mocktails. The cheeses were delicious! Will definitely visit again!

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SusiF
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Heaven for cheese and wine lovers! Wonderful selection of cheeses and drinks and impeccable service. Will be back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas gift from children

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! The three piece jazz group provided a lovely ambience while enjoying our amazing cheese and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great and knowledgeable service and delicious cheese paired with lovely wines. Would definitely recommend and return

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SteveF
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience that’s a little different and a fantastic date idea. We had the wine and cheese flights, and gave us the opportunity to taste a variety of local and international options. We went midweek during lunchtime so was nice and quiet. Service and knowledge of the team were spot on! Would love some low key, chilled music vibes to add to the atmosphere on a quiet day. Fantastic day and highly recommend.

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DianaH
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is fantastic and such great value! The cheese was delicious and the wine matched with it really well. We added some items from the farmer’s board choices and the prosciutto and olives were perfect to go with everything else. Will definitely be recommending this for friends and family, also a great gift idea!

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GraceP
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great knowledge of food and wine from Wait staff. Great atmosphere and vibe. Grab the wine board! its great!

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The kitchen wasn’t open until after 5pm and it would have been nice to experience the hot dishes, we were still happy with our lunch time session

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is honestly always such a treat to visit Milk the Cow - the staff are next level friendly, extremely knowledgeable and the food is alll to die for. I also love that they finally allow online bookings!

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Carly
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great cheese & sides menu, very knowledgeable staff, delicious whisky & wines...
Perfect for a date or a fun group catch up!

FAQs

Milk the Cow - St Kilda offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9537 2225.

Milk the Cow - St Kilda is rated 4.8 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.