Omnia Bistro & Bar

4.5
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126 reviews
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$41 to $100
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European
Omnia is a comfortable and elegant neighbourhood bistro and bar.

Located in Capitol Grand, on one of the most iconic corners in Melbourne, at the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road, South Yarra.

Omnia features a beautiful array of versatile gathering spaces: A grand conservatory area with vast mirrored ceilings; a large marble bar for informal dining and drinks; an intimate and cosy barrel room with plush leather booths; and a kitchen counter immersed in the theatre of our open kitchen.

Award-winning chef Stephen Nairn has created a menu of favourite European dishes. Our menu changes seasonally, supporting Australian growers, producers and farmers.

Our wine list features a selection of our personal favourites from Australia and around the world, including an enticing collection of Champagnes.

Our cocktail menu of bespoke botanical-inspired beverages highlights flavours ranging from floral notes to earthy tones.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!
What 126 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kazzak
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Ambience and staff were lovely as well as no credit card surcharge - a rarity these days. The food was ok - small portion and had to get something else to eat afterwards.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were lovely and attentive. The overall vibe is very cool.

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AndrewandAnnie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great venue, really well fitted and feels special but not intimidating. Good vibe and musuc. Friendly staff. Food good but not out there, a bit boring. Could vamp up the menu a bit, it's too 'safe'. But all in all a good night out, especially couples.

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LeighM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absoloutley flawless night. Omnia was everything it was built up to be. Sharp service, brilliant food and well managed during covid porco dio crap. Thanks team we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend! Food and ambient great! We had a lovely evening enjoying the experience!

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The music was not intrusive - a rare treat these days.

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SimonW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Fantastic evening - food and atmosphere - looking forward to going back

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CraigN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kingfish was delightful!!!! The Sirloin and Barramundi were awesome... but the liquid cheesecake was a standout.... a stunning wine list and service was on point!!

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BamberG
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food & wine excellent. But our guests were concerned that in these uncertain and difficult times with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all being asked to maintain social distancing. We know this is difficult, but Omnia Bistro had re-assured us about this when re-confirming the booking. However, it seemed that at least some of the Omnia staff did not maintain social distancing of anything like the 1.5 metres between people that is in accord with current government policy :(
We would recommend Omnia Bistro & Bar after the COVID-19 pandemic, but are concerned about booking there again in these uncertain and difficult times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks and keep well....

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BSP1
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spot on, every time. Would not hesitate to recommend Omnia to anyone.

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StuartW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, food and style.
What l really liked is that they kept the table clear and clean of anything unnecessary.

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Bill
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The cutlery is being placed on the table. It should be placed on a disposable napkin.
The serving stuff keep trying to take your plate when food is still on the plate or when when the other people at the table are still eating. I think it is very rude.
First couple of time we liked the calm atmosphere of the serving staff but this time it didn't feel the same. I don't want to feel like I'm being rushed out and keep being asked if you can take the plate if the food is still on the plate. It is embarrassing and uncomfortable.

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Joeybaby
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Honey Duck took us back to Prague! It was served pink, the way it should be.
The liquid cheesecake was outstanding, refreshingly paired with blackberry sorbet yum!
We had a wonderful time, thanks to the lovely lady who served us. Her smile lit out the room :)

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MelissaH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Another very enjoyable dinner, although I found the area we were sitting in was very cold.

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JonathonK
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience and can highly recommend the Duck !

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SandyM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

All the food was really nice, great selection of wines and service was great too.

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DarrenB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and would highly recommend. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Apart from the music been too loud the ambiance and staff cannot be faulted

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jodubz
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely cocktails, good wine list, great food; particularly the pâté & the roast duck

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RalphZ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Keep doing a great job.
Great food
Great efficient attentive friendly staff.
See you again soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding evening to celebrate my birthday.

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IsabellaC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Ordered half bottle of wine and they tried to charge us for a full bottle.

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RickyP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One of the nicest fit outs of a new restaurant I've seen, the feel is sophisticated but warm and inviting. The food was really good and the service was friendly. Great wine list as well.

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RonnieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The food was nice without being compelling enough to make you rush back.
More importantly, I felt that the service seemed very sterile and lacked warmth. When booking, I was asked what the occasion was (wedding anniversary) but there was no effort made to acknowledge this. The wine we ordered did not arrive for my wife. I informed the staff who apologised but no effort was made to make up for this in any way. I’d expect this type of thing at a cafe but not at the type of restaurant that Omnia is trying to be.
I did leave a tip but on reflection it was more out of habit than out of happiness.
A little thing ; No one acknowledged our departure or walked us out or thanked us.
Probably wouldn’t go back again which is a shame because I really liked the ambience of the restaurant.

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Kirsty
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was fantastic. Service is outstanding, never need to attract attention. Staff are most attentive without being invasive. Food is amazing as is the presentation. Quite an extensive bar too!

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MelissaH
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable and great ambience. Will return soon.

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good, imaginative dishes nicely presented. Bit noisy and tables a bit too close to each other. Limited menu which is okay as long as it's changed regularly.

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GlennM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omnia was great. Friendly service and catered to my allergies. Was a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our main reason for visiting was to have the duck but despite being on the online menu it wasn’t available. Apart from that everything else was excellent

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LeoS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We were greeted cordially and shown to our table. waited a while and then had to ask for menus. Eventually was able to order drinks. My wife's drink a Lemon Lime and bitters came within a couple of minutes.I had ordered a glass of Shiraz which did not come. After some 20 minutes later I reminded the waitress that I was still waiting for my drink. She apologised that she had forgotten my drink. I did eventually receive my drink on the house.

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CraigN
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was fantastic, yes service was a little slow at times, but the food was brilliant! Trout cigars were delicious as was the duck for two. But the winner was the liquid cheese cake and sorbet. Great date night spot!!!

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JamieB
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Lovely restaurant but feels a little forced. The service was friendly but quite slow. Food was nice.

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Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I was disappointed in the lack of choice in the menu. It is exactly the same as the "practice Omnia".
The food we had was good but not great (except for the salmon cigar which is sensational), We'd probably give it another try because it's so well situated for a meal near the cinemas.

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SheenaS
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and lovely ambience. The staff went the extra mile to make my friend's birthday special.

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Geepers
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to Omnia with a party of six. Very pleased with the friendly and attentive staff, excellent food and the feel of a NY restaurant. We'll be back.

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MelissaH
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Have enjoyed all the menu selections so far, and there is a good atmosphere. Overall, much better than I thought it was going to be.

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jenniferG
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Melbourne in my opinion! Fantastic food , great service. Will go back for sure !

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic

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SoniaB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

I felt restaurant had a great vibe...wine list a bit over the top cost wise...service a little on the slow side

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner. The food was excellent. Really high standard food. Excellent quality. Fantastic duck. The only complaint I had was that I called and told them it was a birthday dinner and they asked for whom. They didn't acknowledge it when we were there, so I didn't see why they asked. But it is a must for food and wine.

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