Nick & Nora's Melbourne

4.5
207 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Nick and Nora’s Melbourne is a cocktail and champagne bar that brings the golden era of glamorous and decadent post prohibition soirees to the modern day - set above bustling Collins Street.

Having trouble finding us? Please note due to being a brand new development our Google Pin has dropped in the wrong place - we are working on this.

***Head to the corner of Little Collins and Exhibitions Street. If you look up to the first floor of the buildings on Little Collins you should be able to see our Emerald Green Umbrellas on the balconies from the street.

Proceed down Little Collins Street in the same direction as the traffic about 20 metres and take your first left into the small laneway called 11 Benson Walk. We are the first door on the left with a small street sign that says Champagne and Cocktails above our door***

Treat your guests to an elegant event in one of our exclusive and luxury spaces - contact our dedicated events team at melbourne@nickandnoras.com.au

Experiences

  • Mother's Day

    A$150.00 per personPrepaid

    May 9, 2021 only

    Indulge your Mum this Mother's Day Sunday 9th May with bottomless bubbles and high tea at Nick & Nora's Champagne and cocktail bar. Two hours of bottomless Levantine Hill Sparkling Rosè, Nick & Nora's Spritz, house wines and a High Tea canape tower. Complete the day with a special Gift for every Mum to take home. **Bookings are strictly 2 hours. Offer available for whole tables only. Please note we do not accept minors at Nick & Nora's even we accompanied by an adult.

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 207 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleD
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

The champagne event was not mentioned anywhere and we had to ask the waitstaff about it only to be advised what we thought was very misleading. We thought it was a special event $15-20 per glass to be advised it was $65 per glass.
The service was very slow to non-existent, the champagne we ordered was out of stock and the food minimal and expensive. FYI we had been there before and fell in love with the place now all of us who were there mentioned we’d never go back again. We ended up cutting our evening short to go somewhere else for eats and drinks which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded 12 hours ago

Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. At A Vintage Affair (the Tuesday event you attended) we aim to provide guests with exclusive Champagnes, usually only available by the bottle and sell them by the glass. We apologise if you felt mislead by our advertising & we are going to advertise prices moving forward. We a truly sorry your experience was a negative one & would love to have you back for a glass on us. Please email me at maddie.n@speakeasygroup . c o m . a u

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Darcy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is the coolest bar I've been to in Melbourne! Great atmosphere and amazing drinks! Can't wait to come back

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elishab
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience5

Service was a bit disappointing. It really let's the place down. Most things on menu unavailable including cocktails and Lobster rolls.

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Laavanya
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic experience and great service at Nick and Nora’s.

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Maddison
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick & Noras is A MAJOR VIBE.

The details are second to none, our waiter Ben really helped me with the cocktails as I am not really a cocktail gal, Ben literally changed my life.

We will be back with a group for sure!

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CynthiaC
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as per usual. Cocktails are magnificent. The Cafe Noir is what your cocktail dreams are made of.

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vipPrue
Melbourne
7 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Very overrated! The venue itself is stunning, but we were given attitude from the moment we arrived by a very frazzled hostess, who was only really polite to us once we got seated. Cocktails were nice, food was terrible. Wouldn’t come back or recommend. Melbourne has better bars!

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi Prue, Thank you for your feedback and compliments on the aesthetics of the venue. We are truly sorry however, that the service on your visit did not meet your expectations and that your initial welcome did not feel hospitable. We can assure you this is not the level of service we aim to provide. We would love to get some more detail on your experience & invite you back to the venue. Please email me directly at maddie.n@speakeasygroup . co m. au if you wish to discuss. Kindest, Maddie

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening, great atmosphere, service exemplary. Food delicious and beautifully presented, cocktails are creative and made with care. Thank you!

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Komodobaby
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

This place used to be so lovely. It was classy, quiet, you feel transported to a 100 years ago and expect Jay Gatsby to walk in anytime. Not anymore, it is now so packed with patrons that in a covid world makes you feel quite strange. On top of that, poor acoustic design means you actually can’t have a conversation with your friends. The bar team somehow naturally can’t manage to keep up, you wait 25 min for your drinks, which is rather unacceptable.

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded 11 hours ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are truly sorry we have not met your expectations & understand the experience may have changed since opening as restrictions are slowly lifted. We can assure you that we take Covid compliance, patron & guest safety very seriously & adhere to all current rules. Agreed the wait time on drinks however, is unacceptable. We do have quieter tables & would love to book you in to enjoy your next visit. To book email me personally at maddie.n@speakeasygroup . c om . au

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ClareW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Third time I’ve been and unfortunately the service was not good at all. We were ignored/forgotten all night and waited a really long time for our food and drinks even though it wasn’t crazy busy. We also felt as if we were pushed out (and, plenty of tables available) which was disappointing as we wanted to order more. The waiter left us alone with the eftpos machine to process our own payments which was strange. Overall a disappointing experience this time so I won’t be back in a hurry, if at all. Such a shame because it’s a beautiful spot and I’d been so excited to take friends there!

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Peter
Melbourne
6 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding evening - great cocktails and service.

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ALXX
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend this opulent venue for sensational cocktails & amazing ambiance. Outstanding service too.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved my first Nick and Nora’s experience! From the moment I walked up the grand staircase I was welcomed and looked after. The canapés were delightful and the cocktails were AMAZING! A wonderful atmosphere, will certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time at Nick & Nora's and will definitely be back. Our waitress was lovely and very knowledgeable and provided excellent recommendations. The ambiance was luxurious. The maitre de even went above and beyond to get us a table when we arrived early to our booking as it was freezing outside. Overall an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Venue is amazing except that there was a strange smell when entering the venue the night we went. Otherwise very disappointing food and drinks and would not recommend, at any price, let alone the high price charged. Oysters were yuck and lobster rolls were dry. The venue is beautiful and I work locally so might go back for a drink, but would just order something very simple like a G&T or champagne. Don’t usually write reviews but felt compelled to because of how disappointing it was.

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NathanB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks

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PaulineC
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Stunning Art Deco space with a modern twist. Service very personal despite being very busy, fun cocktails, served at the table with a theatrical flare. I was expecting a quieter cocktail bar but was a very upbeat vibe on a Friday night. It was buzzing and a lot fun.

We didn’t eat so can’t comment on food.

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LornaM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting, really cool decor. Lovely staff and great cocktails, will be back!

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experienced was made very memorable by our wait staff- scout. Very professional, warm service and efficient 🤩

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vipOpenTable Diner
Melbourne
10 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only only feedback- VERY difficult to locate!!

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JackieA
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to Nick and Nora's a number of times now and really love the vibe, the cocktails and the food.

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EileenK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Visited Nick and Nora’s to celebrate a birthday with friends. I highly recommend it. Beautiful venue, great ambience. Had drinks only so can’t comment on the food offering, but definitely worth a visit.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful establishment. Next time I’ll sit at the bar. Excellent service with knowledgeable staff. Perfect cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails, fantastic service, great spot! Staff were wonderful and accommodated our request for a quick drink before the theatre!

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Spencer
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute elegance, magnificent cocktail experience A MUST VISIT
Best ever staff bonding or simply having romantic exchange.
Lighting Perfect
Music Perfect
Cocktails Perfect

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Jake
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came in with my girlfriend for our anniversary and had a great experience! Charismatic staff, great atmosphere, and fantastic drinks!

Definitely coming back with more friends in the future :)

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SamS
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great variety of amazing Cocktails.
Staff were fantastic!

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was just way too cold! the a/c seemed to be on and the temps felt like 17/18C - we did comment on the cold temp but we didn't really feel anything changed. Maybe it was where our table was, but it was freezing!

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Marty
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food and cocktails were good, service and music were not. 1920’s themed bar, but with pop music? Felt juxtaposed and awkward.

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GregB
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding venue for a night out. Friendly staff, great food and drinks. A great experience all round.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The ambience/decor/theme were all fabulous but we were left seriously unimpressed by our experience of the service. Staff were pleasant but deferred to each other far too much which meant we were left waiting for food, drinks and to pay the bill for far too long.

We booked and it took us 10 minutes to be seated, 25 minutes to order drinks and then another hour to order food. When we tried to voice complaints we were left waiting - it was embarrassing constantly trying to get the attention of the staff.

Overall, a fabulous venue and vibe but inappropriate for our group and disappointing service last night.

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james
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We were really looking forward to this, being our first big night out after lockdown, unfortunately the place fell well short of the mark, from the moment we got there, front of house were stressed out of their minds frantic @ 7pm on a Friday night, was not a good sign. Should have turned around then. Were waited a few minutes before being seated in front of a distorted bass bin of a loudspeaker and could hardly hear anyone talk at the table for 4. We asked staff if they could turn it down to no avail. We had thankfully been warned off ordering cocktails as they reportedly took 45 mins to an hour to receive, which was the case as we had friends there at another table who were served their cocktail 5 mins before they had to leave for dinner elsewhere. Champagne list and prices goes from zero to 100 without anything in between and the mark up is offensive, minimum 3 x local sourcing costs. The list is extensive without any descriptions apart from inane grouping, when you are paying $200+ a bottle you would expect some sort of description apart from a name and a type. Food portions were very small, served incoherently (eg. heavy meat served before light fish). There was a lot of confusion in the kitchen about what we ordered and had been delivered. Before leaving we asked to have an outstanding food order that was forgotten cancelled, to which they then checked kitchen the and said it was being prepared and couldn't be cancelled - really wtf, we were about to leave!!! They then asked us to confirm our order again - absolute chaos. Don't bother going, so many better places around to spend your hard earned. Not sure how they can run a business like this in Melbourne.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The drinks, service and staff knowledge was beyond any experience I've had before this. Highly recommend. The food I was less excited about but easily disregarded as its all about the drinks. The staff were sensational

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing and one of a kind. Absolutely loved the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The interior is very nice and the service was amazing! Everyone was super nice. What impressed me the most was the extensive cocktail menu that was categorised. I had the passion project cocktail which I loved. We also ordered the canapé tasting plate and everything tasted amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The waiting staff was very friendly

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GlendaM
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience5

A very disappointing experience for us. We ordered an expensive glass of French champagne ($38). It arrived flat, no lovely fine bead or the flavours that one looks for in a fine french champagne. Obviously the bottle had been opened for some time.

I discussed this with the sommelier who denied the bottle had been opened for some time.

I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Took 40 mins to get a glass of water. And almost an hour to get the drinks we ordered 20 mins after we sat down. It took a long time before anyone even came to ask us if we’d like a drink. I had to ask twice for waitstaff to come over. I know it was busy but regardless, that is too long given you have set sitting times. We would have ordered many more drinks in that time if we had of got them earlier. We ended up having to drink our 2nd drink as we paid as we had to leave because they took so long.

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Amber
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Very slow service, noisy. Drinks were fine but nothing outstanding.

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KDMF
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great cocktails and the lobster roll is a must have. All the team looked like they were having fun working which is always a good sign of a great place.

FAQs

Nick & Nora's Melbourne is rated 4.5 stars by 207 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.