Neptune Food & Wine

4.6
123 reviews
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Amongst the hustle and bustle of Windsor’s renowned food precinct lies Neptune Food and Wine. Being a local favourite, this unique culinary hub will have you reimagining the notion of a wine bar. From seafood to homemade pasta to tiramisu, it takes you straight to the Mediterranean. Pair your meal with one of the 300 bottles of wine, hand selected by our resident sommelier. Finish off your dinner with one of our many imported Amaros. Neptune is in the heart of Chapel Street, located on the number 6 tramline or a short walk from the Prahran and Windsor train stations. Head down for after-work drinks and our daily aperitivo, then head upstairs to Impala, our 70’s disco-inspired cocktail and whisky bar. Shake things up with Yoann Tarditi, our cocktail extraordinaire; this is where the fun really begins. If whisky is more your style, buy a bottle and we’ll store it for you for next time in our whisky locker!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Tasmania
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite local date night, thanks for taking care of us!

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StephanieT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Unfortunately a really disappointing night for us. We had heard excellent things from friends who had been before but were really let down by our experience.

It took over half an hour for the wait staff to take our order and a a further 45 minutes before any food arrived. We had an 8.30 booking, so our mains did not arrive until after 10pm.

I also noticed the wait staff mistakenly dropped our mains off at the table behind us, before realising and bringing the food over to us. Whilst the other table had not touched the food it was a little off putting given the circumstances at the moment.

The food was okay but unfortunately quite cold by the time it arrived. Very hard to get staff’s attention which was strange considering the venue did not appear to be very busy.

Underwhelmed and won’t hurry back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

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LinaH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the food but a little disappointed at the limited menu. Having said that, our meals were very tasty and enjoyable.

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RoseW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and well priced menu, wines are pricy by the bottle. Great vegan options, doesn’t feel as though it’s just reductive.

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Abby
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine, great food, great service!
Definitely recommend this spot and will be back soon again!

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Sambo1
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beautiful surrounds
Definitely go there again

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RossP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

It wasn’t very busy but the waiter forgot to bring our drinks.
A fairly long wait for our main pasta dish because they decided to bring ours out with the customer on the table next to us who had ordered 10 minutes later, so ours were both cold

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vipCordeliaM
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Super yummy food. Share style. Highly recommend for date night or catch-up with friends. The wine is absolutely amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The starters were okay but the main pasta dish was horrible and we had to send two of them back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience3

Acoustics aren’t great and so we pretty much ate and left because we couldn’t hear anything over the loud, drunk group next to us.

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CharlesH
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Neptune has a great space where you can sit and watch the world go by with a glass of wine it’s so lovely! Also the drinks are great!

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GinaL
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Thorough explanations for celiac gluten free options!!
Great atmosphere and food. Will be back 👍

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SabeneG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was chaotic. We were seated for 30mins before we even got a drinks menu. I had to physically call over a waitress to beg for them to please give us a drinks menu. They then forgot to give us a food menu and it was on from there...

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MariaV
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It’s my second visit before lockdown was the first and is now my new fav local . Beautifully presented food

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe love the option for a late night dine if you’re working etc 😊 happy days

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JENNAC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Just limited due to covid seating. Would have preferred a both got better ambiance

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MimiV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a small work party here and the food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for a small gathering.

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LiamThomas
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best wine bar, dining and hospitality on the south side of Melbourne.

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MandyL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous find...amazing ambience, excellent wines and gorgeous food. Will be back!

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Timmy
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food absolutely amazing! A fantastic atmosphere and friendly service.

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Tilr
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great spot for a drink and a bite with friends or for date night. The food is always fresh and delicious and the wine selection is top notch.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Neptune has a great bar, a chilled dining area with cool atmosphere and a terrific, but simple menu. Dishes are fresh and light and don’t disappoint. Wine menu by the glass, or select your own bottle from a wall of choices that mainly include not your average run of the mill wines. Recommended.

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Geri
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

All the food served was good especially the octopus and steak.
The crab spaghetti was so salty.

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TessaL
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at Neptune, it's a beautiful venue, the food (especially the small dishes) was delicious and the wait staff were all very helpful and attentive. We also had 2 young babies and the staff were so accommodating - letting us sit and keep prams in another area separate to our table. Would highly recommend and will be back!

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ChristopherN
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Been many times and will continue to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The people and vibe are so welcoming. The food is just irresistible 👌🏽

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ImogenA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Neptune. Brilliant food. Friendly staff and just an awesome night. Thank you!

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always! I don’t normally order a scotch fillet steak but the steak we had was cooked to perfection and one of the best I’ve had in a long time!
Always exceptional service with insanely good wine recommendations.
Our go-to for a get together with friends or date night :)

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Nana
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic venue, lots of fun and interesting great food. Great place to go to and I am sure will be back.

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Louise
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good experience! Love the ambient lighting, would go again.

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Tegan
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will come back for sure! Food and service exceeded expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent management of covid 19 social distance and cleanliness.
Food was great and team were super friendly!

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Vanessa
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We found the staff to be rude & overbearing. They were constantly at the table, trying to clear our plates while we were still eating. There was no opportunity to enjoy our food & dining experience. Regardless of the service, the food and atmosphere was great.

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GuyW2020
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and very cool food and wines to match

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Was excellent however half the steak quite chewy and service became sloppy (plates not being cleared and cutlery being laid down carelessly) Besides that a beautiful night and would recommend!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Arrived for a 6:45pm booking and we were shown to a cocktail table as opposed to a seated table (?). Unfortunately this was also adjacent to a boorish and loud table that had obviously had a bit of a session, nothing wrong with that! We were on our date night so kindly asked if we could be moved to another table (venue was 1/4 full at this early stage of the evening).

Front of house said they'd see what they could do. Approx 10 minutes later with NO response to our request (i.e. front of house were too busy socialising with each other, see previous note: it was half-empty so they weren't being run off their feet) we decided to take out patronage elsewhere and were whimsically seen off with a "sorry 'bout that". We proceeded to enjoy our evening at another establishment in Windsor.

This is not a complaint about boorish or intoxicated patrons, I'm fine with that. This is directed at some pretty pathetic customer service from the front of house Neptune staff. To show a complete lack of care around a fairly simple request, even if it couldn't be fulfilled, is very poor, it's not hard and I'd expect a fair bit better from an establishment such as this. Management need to address this.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Refreshing to have such relaxed unpretentious service. Staff were so accommodating of dietary needs.
Food was fabulous and i cant wait to go back!

Neptune Food & Wine
Responded on 2 February 2020

Cheers for your review! :) We'll be sure to pass your feedback on to our team. - NP

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JulianT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Consistently great food and service. Highly recommended.

Neptune Food & Wine
Responded on 2 February 2020

Hey Julian, Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you're a regular - looking forward to seeing you again soon. - NP

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DeannaM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely evening with girlfriends at Neptune. We selected the set menu and the staff happily modified the menu slightly for a non-seafood eater. Great wine, lovely service - and warm ambience.

Neptune Food & Wine
Responded on 2 February 2020

Cheers for your review DeannaM! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience (and the menu!) We'll be sure to pass your feedback on to the team. See you soon for some more wines! - NP

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FAQs

Neptune Food & Wine offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9533 2827.

Neptune Food & Wine is rated 4.6 stars by 123 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.