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Olivine, Coburg, AU-VIC

Olivine

4.5
4.5
157 Reviews
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Olivine wine bar is nestled inside of the 170-year-old heritage-listed bluestone walls of the former HM Pentridge Prison, our space has been transformed and reimagined, all wine preserving the history contained with the walls

You will meet your host to guide you through this unconventional space, until you find yourself in velvet-clad, faintly lit booths. Hidden away, the only distraction here is our novel-like book of wine, your key to our walk in cellar.

We don't publish our wine list online as it's currently up to 54 pages (and counting) with both by the glass and bottle selections. Olivine is a place for all from the most passionate to those just beginning their journey of wine, our list is written in a way that encourages you to sample different regions, peppered with the stories of our head sommelier to each region, we hope you'll come away with a few new favourites or some wines to add to the bucket list.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Area
    Coburg
  • Cross Street
    Champ Street and Pentridge Boulevard, enter via Pentridge precinct Piazza
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Route 19 Tram, Coburg train station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 157 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Romantic

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City North

    Innovative

  • Inner City North

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City North

    Romantic

157 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I think the service was excellent, all the waiters were nice and friendly. However I think the fillets can ask the customer how well cook would they want, since i think the one we had was overcooked or I say not the rawness I wanted. Strongly recommend ordering the sourdough and the pork liver. They were definitely worth to order.
    OlivineResponded 5 days ago
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback and hope you dine with us again soon. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Attractive venue and great food. Average service. Booked for 2 people. Table wasn't available so they sat us at virtually the entrance to accommodation. Asked to have a more central table if one was available. Failed to accommodate our request even as customers vacated. Due to location of table, waiters failed to serve us. Had to ask numerous times for drinks, food and menu.
    OlivineResponded 5 days ago
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback, I would like the opportunity to discuss this further with you and see how we can improve of that's okay? If this is something you are happy to do please reply to this message through Open Table. At Olivine we are always looking to improve our service and offering. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue, wonderful wine and great service!
    OlivineResponded 5 days ago
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback and hope you dine with us again soon. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambience Great place for a few quiet drinks
    OlivineResponded on 29 May 2024
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback and hope you dine with us again soon. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diverse wine list, attentive service, interesting surroundings. Food list is limited.
    OlivineResponded on 29 May 2024
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback and hope you dine with us again soon. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and the atmosphere! I will definitely visit again.
    OlivineResponded on 25 May 2024
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback and hope you dine with us again soon. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue. Highly recommend for people to visit.
    OlivineResponded on 25 May 2024
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback and hope you dine with us again soon. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting table and ambiance, in an old Pentridge cell, but they've managed to make it work. Service was attentive, vast array of wines. Food was well prepared, good for snacking, not if you're looking for a full-sized meal. Will go again.
    OlivineResponded on 16 May 2024
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback and hope you dine with us again soon. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite spending nearly 2 hours at the bar, we only managed to have one drink due to the prolonged waits and lack of attentive service. While Olivine may boast a stylish and unique atmosphere, it ultimately fails to deliver on the most fundamental aspect of any establishment: customer satisfaction. Upon arrival, we were informed by the hostess that there were seating issues, resulting in a wait. While understandable, it set the tone for what was to come. After finally being seated, we waited for our server to take our order, but 10 minutes passed with no sign of them. When they did arrive, they brought the wrong beer and poured the brut into a wine glass, which was a minor oversight but indicative of a lack of attention to detail. Throughout our time there, we had to repeatedly request basic necessities like water for the table, highlighting a significant lapse in service. Compounded by the layout of the bar, where it's difficult to flag down staff, our attempts to attract the server's attention were largely fruitless. Regrettably, I cannot in good conscience recommend this bar to anyone based on my experience. The allure of its aesthetics pales in comparison to the frustration and disappointment caused by its subpar service
    OlivineResponded on 16 May 2024
    Hi there, I am sorry to hear you didn't have the experience we aim to provide, unfortunately some staffing issues resulting in us not being able to provide the service we would have liked however we do appreciate all feedback and it will assist us in training and streamlining our service. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have an opportunity to make it up to you in the future. Kind regards Stuart Williams Venue Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sommelier was lovely and had beautiful recommendations. Definitely coming back for the service :)
    OlivineResponded on 16 May 2024
    Hi, thanks for taking the time to review Olivine. We appreciate your feedback and hope you dine with us again soon. Katrina Lee Wine Bar Manager

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FAQs

Olivine is rated 4.5 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

Olivine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Olivine

1 Pentridge Blvd, Coburg, AU-VIC 3058

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Champ Street and Pentridge Boulevard, enter via Pentridge precinct Piazza
  • Area
    Coburg
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Contemporary European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Route 19 Tram, Coburg train station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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