Omnia Bistro & Bar

4.5
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78 reviews
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$41 to $100
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European
Omnia is an elegant and comforting neighbourhood bistro and bar.

Award-winning chef Stephen Nairn has created a menu of favourite European dishes celebrating the best quality produce in Australia.

Our carefully curated wine list features a selection of Australian artisan growers and producers alongside rock star winemakers from across the world.

Cocktails have been created by 2018 World Class Global Bartender of the Year, Orlando Marzo. Our botanical-inspired offering highlights flavours from floral notes to earthy aromas.

An enticing list of wines, Champagnes and premium beverages is also available.

Located in the heart of South Yarra, Omnia sits at one of Melbourne's most iconic corners - the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!
What 78 People Are Saying
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4.5
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WD
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, great service and extensive wine choice although expensive.

DB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

All lovely but music was too loud for good conversation, which is the whole point of going out instead of having friends around. We'd hesitate to recommend for that reason, which is a shame and easily fixed. (We're not old).

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Great place. Light filled atrium, plants hanging from the ceiling. Cosmopolitan and cool. Excellent food. Not enough wine in the wine by the glass. Service was ok, but I'm sure it will improve when they settle in.

PH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch . Interesting and easy menu with well presented and tasty food . Pleasant and friendly service in a modern setting.Comprehensive wine list but on the expensive side.

KT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely space, great food & attentive staff. We had a great evening & will definitely be back.

BP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic dining experience. Zucchini flowers were fantastic
Green beans & mixed leaf salad were both great sides to our FANTASTIC 1/2 chicken that we shared. Really moist & delightful chicken.

Only thing we would have changed would have been our table. Would have been a cherry on top to be seated in the entrance to the right with a view of the open plan kitchen! Will definetely recommend to all of our friends

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The BEST Duck I have ever eaten - EVER!

P
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The service was good, staff attentive and friendly. We didn’t feel that the food was in any way deserving of all the high ratings as it was just average to passable but nothing special at all.

FS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great buzz about the place, with exceptional staff and excellent food. A little noisy... but that was part of the buzz.

KA
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

After a shaky start, being shown to tables that were not near what we had requested when booking, the night improved. The maitre'd was a pleasure to deal with as he anticipated our wishes. The food was excellent except for the Barramundi dish (fish just turned to mush). Would be good to offer a slightly cheaper wine option by the glass. Overall a 'nice night out'!

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

This was our 4th visit to Omnia but our first to the Capitol site.
It was underwhelming.
Our booking was at 6.45pm and we felt very fast tracked with food arriving very quickly.
The waiter spilled melted butter from the flounder across the table and my lamb was almost raw.
Having complained about this the situation was corrected very well.

Enjoyed the pop up much better

MG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Beautiful restaurant with lovely and knowledgeable staff. Food is great and some of the best value for money we've experienced in Melbourne.

SH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omnia is outstanding and welcome addition to South Yarra.
Wonderful vibe, excellent food, enthusiastic wait staff, we really enjoyed it.
The duck for two is perfection!

NK
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omnia is one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne and where I go for special occasions and where I take all my out of town guests that I want to impress or spoil. The food and cocktails are always delicious and interesting; wonderfully complemented by excellent, friendly service and a beautiful, modern decor.

CB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice ambience and friendly staff. My chosen meal was meatballs and it was delicious, although it was literally just meatballs in sauce. Nothing else. No carbs. I had to order a side (salad) to make it a complete meal. And ordered more bread to flesh it out. My wife ordered quail and it was a complete meal, and apparently very good.

GK
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food in an excellent atmosphere. The service made one feel like a VIP

Will certainly come back.

CF
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The restaurant

CC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot recommend Omnia highly enough, This is our second time to Omnia and it just as good as opening night, the food, service and choice of wines are excellent and i look forward to our next visit. A special thanks to Kevin for his knowledge of the food/wines and friendly conversation meant for a great night for myself and my family. Chris

TC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great Saturday date night. I love the atmosphere, it feels quite European. The seats are comfy, to the point you really don’t want to rush, just sit back sip your wine, take in the surroundings and enjoy every mouthful. The staff were on point, friendly, good service. We shared an entree of duck liver pate, he had quail, I had pork belly for main meals and we shared the chocolate bounty dessert.
The food was so full of flavour. The portion sizes appear small but with such intense flavours it’s all you need.
We shared a French bottle of Rosè.
I would definitely recommend it and we’ll definitely be going back. I’m lucky it’s my local!

N
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Entrees and desserts were highlights. Sitting in the front section and it was a little noisy. But overall, couldn’t fault much else and would definitely come again to try more dishes from the menu.

CK
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omnia has the best ambience and the food is second to none. Fresh, flavorful and they cater to allergies really well as well. Definitely going back and highly recommend

J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went on it’s second night at the new venue - service was exceptional, as was the food and ambience.

Will be back again soon!

DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been waiting for Omnia to open in Chapel St North and it didn’t disappoint. Great ambience, great service, great food and the place runs like it’s been there for years. Will be a regular destination for us!
David & Shelly

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The very dedicated Owner & his staff at Omnia couldn’t do anything more to try to make your experience perfect. The attention to every detail and warm & friendly yet professional service is to be commended. Food was very good and cocktails particularly interesting & fresh . Hard to get a bad table with clever layout too . We dine at Melbourne’s better restaurants regularly and this is def a new fave ... it will only get better .

KE
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply incredible entrance.

Incredible service, hosts, recommend high top seating, a COMPLETE view of the chefs providing examples of their mastered crafts.

YOU NEED TO SAMPLE ALMOST ALL DESERTS - There were ingredients I hadn't considered in many years. Somehow they managed to make it interesting enough to give it a try.. simply fell in love.

The duck was super, the scents were incredible and will definitely be back for more and more.

Thank you everyone.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food and some of the best service we have experienced in five weeks in Australia across three states and in three capital cities and we have tried some of the so-called best. This is a place that cooks and knows how to. And the service on what was day one at the new premises was exemplary. Wish we could stay on and go back - often.

VB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It doesn’t get better than this!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best steak tartare I have ever had in the restaurant! The mains as well were outstanding. Hats off. The service was proffesional, attentive and friendly. All one may want from the restaurant. Can't wait for the bistro to open in its permanent location!!

SS
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food. We really enjoyed the quail and the steak tartare. They were out of stock of 3 red wines we requested and forgot to serve the side dish of salad. Potential to be fantastic but work to be done!

J
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super nice and friendly staff members, delicious food. Love this place so much, it has always been a very pleasant experience to dining with Omnia. Highly recommend!

s
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food, brilliant staff and fantastic atmosphere.
Loved it.

SL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a very relaxed night. Service was excellent, Ambiance relaxed and peaceful and a great wine list . We had spatchcock and meatballs with sides. Food was tasty and fresh. Will return

P
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service is impeccable - highly recommend the tartare.

RS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good service. We often dine with you. Staff remember us .
We have booked a function for 24 next Friday
Ron and Jenni Stone

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and wine list

JH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. And to top it off the Chef came out and presented the food. Wow! Loved it all

AR
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely will be back. Great food and very polite and attentive staff. 10/10

RS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

My husband loves steak tartare but found this one singularly lacking in punch to the point of being bland.
The service, however, was exceptional.

VC
Melbourne / VIC
24 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was a Goldilocks restaurant for me -everything was just right. The space is warm and inviting. The food portions are reasonably sized and there is a good variety including some vegetarian options. The wine list is excellent and the desserts. Service was excellent (admittedly it wasn’t super busy).
Really good date night venue or place for a group of friends.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have been at this restaurant at least 4 times and it never disappoints. Well trained and knowledgeable staff, fantastic food and wine selection. A much needed addition to Toorak Road restaurrants!