Neptune Food & Wine

4.6
138 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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What 138 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Precious
Melbourne
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely bar with beautiful lighting - perfect for a first date. Attentive service and a menu with plenty of variety. Great dirty martini too. Will be back.

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TKALLEN
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great spot with excellent service, ambiance and food.

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great atmosphere. Staff were really helpful with wine selection too!

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Josephine
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The food was absolutely awful, especially the orecchiette and mussels, which were totally unedible. The menu is inaccurate and I was not served what i ordered and expected to get. The saganaki was bland and disappointing. Yes it's a lovely looking place filled with glamorous looking people. But the quality and taste of the food was poor and not what I expected to be served in a classy restaurant. While the service was good and the cocktails were fine, the food and beverage staff did not question how the meals were or why the orecchiette and mussels were left uneaten. I regret paying the $200 bill, I should have just stayed home and had a sandwich.

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NigelD
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sunday lunch with 2 starters & 2 seconds & 2 glasses of wine each with endless sparkling water. Ample food for 2 - delicious too. Attentive service & quiet. Sat by the open street window & watched the world go by. It was recommended to me, I recommend it to you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

We had an 8:30 booking yet didn’t get seated til 9, then ordered but our food didn’t arrive until 10:15pm... way too late. Food was delicious though

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JethroS
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Refer to the email i sent through Friday night poor service

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Fortands
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

What a shame Neptune turned out to be. Beautiful venue shame about the service and lack lustre food.
Waiting about 7 mins to be acknowledged even with several staff walking past us and even whilst stood next to a staff member who wasn’t in the slightest bit interested to even ask about our booking. Then was told that the manager would be out soon, another 5 mins- even though we had a booking.
Staff seem disinterested and like waiting on their customers was an annoyance rather than their job.
All of this could have been forgiven if the food was decent. Sadly it wasn’t. Fresh ingredients, but lacking in seasoning and bland.
The only positive point was the barman who did mix up a great cocktail.
Won’t be back

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phil
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Please do try simple short menu but FAB
happy hour good value and staff great

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MayaA
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely work dinner here, the Spanner crab pasta is amazing along with some great wines to choose from.

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Pisces00
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

It was a really nice venue and the service was great. Unfortunately I ordered the risotto dish which was extremely salty and not much other flavour. I usually don’t leave anything on the plate but I couldn’t finish this dish as I didn’t enjoy it at all. I think the recipe needs to be changed.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Lovely decor and delicious food. Attentive and friendly staff

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Marina
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful venue, food, wine! We had such a great time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great environment, friendly staff and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was a quiet night (Sunday) and we felt it to be a little obvious that our initial waiter was pushing us to order more as a way of us spending more and we did not appreciate this. Also a minute after being offered another alcoholic drink and saying no, another waiter came to ask the same question. This can happen but overall we had waiters around a little too much.
Loved the food and ambiance and enjoyed otherwise

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Beautiful restaurant with a great ambience. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We ordered several entrees, mains and wine and it was all reasonably priced. Criticisms: we got our mains pretty late (around 10pm) and the noise levels were very high so we we’re all shouting at each other in conversation. Also the pastas we ordered were very rich and oily. I recommend just getting either mains or entrees not both. This place is nice for a group catch up but wouldn’t come here for a date because it’s so loud. The ambience more suitable as a bar rather than a restaurant.

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BigEzy
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting Neptune and it was fantastic. The service was great and our waitress was so attentive and funny. The eggplant dish was the highlight of the night followed by the two young ladies next to us taking selfies every 3 seconds of themselves and their food which made for amazing entertainment. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting some great food and wine!

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vipStephenG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a lovely dinner at Neptune with my wife last Saturday night. While we had an early (6.30pm) sitting, the restaurant/bar was buzzing when we arrived. The food was delicious as were the cocktails and wine. Definitely a glamorous crowd who were there for a fun night. Service was prompt and friendly! We will definitely be coming back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

LH
LinaH
Melbourne
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
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beautiful surrounds
Definitely go there again

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vipCordeliaM
Sydney
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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RossP
Melbourne
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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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
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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vipCharlesH
Melbourne
12 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
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SG
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
5 reviews
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

MV
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
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
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
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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Neptune Food & Wine is rated 4.6 stars by 138 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.