Oster

4.7
114 reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary Italian
Inspired by our Northern Italian roots, we bring the traditionally casual, regional osteria into an urban setting. And shake it up a bit.
Unfussy local food & wine hosted in a warm neighbourhood eatery. Strictly seasonal produce, championing regional growers & artisans.

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Experiences

  • Optional 3 course 'Menu of the Day' & gls of wine

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a 3-course dinner with a glass of wine. *This is a pre-set 'Menu of the Day' *Available for bookings made online between 5.30pm - 6.00pm only. *Regular menu available / Pre-payment not required / Dietary requirements can be catered for.
  • Optional 5 course degustation menu

    A$95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our 5 course tasting menu inspired by seasonal Australian produce laden with global influences. *Regular menu still available / Pre-payment not required / Dietary requirements can be catered for / Please note that at this stage we cannot offer a full vegan degustation menu.
  • Steak Night

    A$40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Every Wednesday night at Ostēr we will serve a stunning 250g O’Connor steak & potatoes with a glass of wine to match at $40. Available from 5.30pm until sold out!

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 114 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was way better than expected, service & ambiance were great. You should go!

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ShannonG
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautifully simple menu that speaks to the chef's passion and heritage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy the service and great food at Oster. Fabulous restaurant in Richmond that never disappoints.

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ToddH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine selection

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albertz
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oster was very Nice, the Food was great, the wine was good and reasonable price ,
the service was awesome and would recommend it to our friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

Food was nice, very small portions for the price. Service was inconsistent for how busy the restaurant was

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Frankie
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a surprise. Did not know what to expect and in fact was worried about what seemed like a very limited menu. Had some starters including oysters with a lovely vinegarette, scallops beautifully cooked and some crusty fresh bread with marinated olives. Off to a good start! Then decided to treat myself to the Risotto Cacio e Pepe with a serve of freshly grated black truffle. The dish was simple but exploding with flavour. Perfect balance. My guest had a pasta with duck ragu which I tried and was equally flavoursome. Paired with a lovely Pinot Noir from Mornington (dedicated Australian Wine List) and finished with a Tiramisu which was perfectly balanced and not too sweet. Will definitely visit again.

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EllieH
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, great service. Can’t fault Oster, will definitely be back!

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday as a small group. The service is was excellent and the food was wonderful. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sublime experience at Oster.
The food was simply divine and the host was attentive and friendly.
I’ll definitely be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Service was quite slow. We sat down at 8pm and did not get our first course until 9pm and didn’t receive our final course until 10:45.

It was also a bit frustrating that the couple next to use arrived at 8:45 and was served food the same time as us or a few minutes ahead of us. Which was a little disappointing given how amazing the food was.

The scallop ceviche was extremely delicate and sophisticated. The grilled octopus is romesco sauce was robust and hearty, felts moorish and delightful. The shiitake ice cream was inspired. It tasted so unique but felt right - overall delicious and something I would come back for.

All in all, I think this is a promising restaurant and some of the best food I’ve tasted in my time. One to watch, I hope they tighten up the speed of their service as it is the only deterrent to me eating there regularly.

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TaylorW
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were fantastic, food was fantastic, wine was amazing.
Only comment would be having an option of ordering an Old Fashioned or God Father.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great dinner. Modern Italian

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KateG
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table was not ready at 8pm because previous diners were late arriving so still eating. We had to wait over 30mins for them to vacate. We were given a complimentary glass of Prosecco to ease our hunger pains.

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Lenny
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fabulous service and great value, highly recommended. We’re already making plans to return with family and friends.

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GregP
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on a Tuesday night which was very quiet, but that ensured very personal service.

Also, Tuesday night is BYO wine night enabling us to bring a nice bottle from home. This was decantered and treated very professionally.

Great food, Great service. highly recommended

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BrockP
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal - service was personal and excellent.

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vipKatie
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was blown away with the quality and service at Oster - i have been raving about it since I left! I highly recommend the 5 course with paired wines. Absolutely beautiful food with perfect wine pairings. I cant wait to go back!

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MarkT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience, great ambience and delicious food. A must if you’re a Richmond resident or just looking for authentic cuisine and service.

Oster
Responded on 29 April 2021

Hi Mark, thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed both ambience and food. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon. Osvaldo

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MaryV
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish on the degustation menu,and the palate cleansers, were delicious surprises. Each time we have been to Oster we ghave enjoyed the ever developing menu and the variety.

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Katrin
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice restaurant, relaxing atmosphere, top service, beautiful wines and great food!! I will come back!
Highly recommended .

Oster
Responded on 29 April 2021

Hi Katrin, thank you so much for your lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon. Os

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VildanA
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful dinner at Oster. We explained the dishes so perfectly and in such detail about all the local produce that was sourced to make each dish- it really made a difference to the experience!

Thank you to the amazing team at Oster for giving us special treatment on a special occasion! We’ll be back soon!!

Oster
Responded on 29 April 2021

Hi Vildan, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are glad you and your guests had a good time and enjoyed our tasting menu. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon. Regards Oster

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JLoh
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had bread, an entree, pasta and tiramisu for dessert! Great ambience and vibe for an intimate dinner with friends. Really enjoyed the risotto with mushrooms!

Oster
Responded on 29 April 2021

Hi JLoh. Thank you for your review. Mushrooms this season are fantastic! Looking forward to seeing you dining at Oster again soon. Regards. Oster.

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JulietteM
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious and unique food, professional service, nice ambience. Appreciated the quiet and the gentle music. Overall very enjoyable experience.

Oster
Responded on 29 April 2021

Hi Juliette, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Oster. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Osvaldo

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JudithC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ouster’s for a special night out. Small but exciting food; excellent Australian wines and fine service. Wonderful.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Judith, thank you for your review. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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BIancaD
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

After having been around Melbourne and trialling a few restaurants and their degustation menus, I wasn’t overly impressed by Oster. Although the food was delicious, the size and value for money wasn’t what was expected. For dessert it was a biscuit shaped as a banana, and the course after dessert with mushroom and beetroot was t considered a dessert to me. We all left feeling a little hungry still.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Blanca, I am sorry to hear that you haven't found our tasting menu's size value for money. In true honesty, this is the first time we hear that someone left hungry after our degustation menu. We serve 5 individual courses (entrée - pasta - 2 mains and dessert) for $95. We also serve extras such as amuse bouche and a pre-dessert. Although we respect your opinion we often dine out too and we have to disagree as it is very hard to find 7 courses, using locally sourced produce at our price.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food exceeded expectations, staff all very friendly and generous. Wine was delicious! Will definitely be back.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Emma, thank you for your review. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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Revi
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was very good, grapefruit sorbet palette cleanser was stunning. We really liked the decor and a couple of the paired wines were delicious. The food was all pleasant to eat and well presented but of the degustation dishes, only the desert came anywhere near above average good food although the rhubarb was tough. Did not stand up to the 12 hat quality we were looking forward to. Over emphasis on veggie purees all with same texture just different flavour. Heidi tilsit foam delicious but over powered by parmesan. Pumpkin gnocchi worthy of a hearty family meal rather than fine dining. Duck meat tender but skin and fat not nicely caramelised. Wouldn't discourage someone from going- but we agree we couldn't recommend. Wish we could have raved about the meal but we would not be telling the truth.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Dear Revi, I am really sorry to hear that the food wasn't up to your expectations. We will take your feedback on board and we will work and strive to keep creating and astonish our guests. We invite you to come back to visit us as the tasting menu changes on regular basis. Regards Os

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KristinaA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I visited oster for our anniversary. We went for the tasting menu and we were not disappointed!! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. They made every effort to ensure we had a special night. We can't wait to visit again.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Thank you Kristina for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Oster and we are looking forward to hosting you again soon!

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BarbaraA
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the atmosphere to the personal interaction with the chef, everything about this restaurant was flawless.
We had the five course chef's menu and highly recommend.
The food is delicious and wine as well.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Barbara, so pleased you had a great experience. Thank you for the fabulous review and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Ostēr.

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible. Highlight was definitely the scallop dish and the Shitake ice cream dessert was weirdly amazing!
Looking forward to returning in due course.
Staff were fantastic.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Simon, thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon! Os

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. Fantastic food made from local produce and knowledge staff who were very professional and warm. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back

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Jake
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 course degustation and wine pairing was absolutely phenomenal. The service was beautifully professional, yet homely. Will 100% return! Thankyou Oster for a fabulous evening.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Jake. Thank you so much for the fantastic words. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we are looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute gem. We could only book counter seating due to a late reservation which was lovely but shortly after we arrived we were asked if we would prefer a table which was also lovely. Ambience perfect, food delicious, service impeccable, wines on point. We will definitely be back. Thanks for having us. Michelle

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Michelle. Thank you for your review. We cant wait to have you at Oster again soon! Os

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TandW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend the degustation meal option if your first time. Could not fault any part of a great dinner. We will be back.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to hosting you at Ostēr again soon.

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ElisaR
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, great service with fantastic staff....and excellent wine!

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Elisa, thank you for your beautiful review. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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ShelleyT
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely and thoughtfully constructed menu, great wine selection and well designed space make Oster a great night out to celebrate, and now with their byo and steak nights- affordable for me to return more often!

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Shelley, thank you so much for your review. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon! Os

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Carmel
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Always fabulous.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Carmel. Thank you for your review. We love to have you here for dinner or just a drink. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster soon! Os

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mandytee
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the chef's tasting menu, the food was so fresh and delicious, great service, we will return.

Oster
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Mandy. Thank you so much for your review. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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samsonho
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great and friendly service! Would love to go again.

FAQs

Oster is rated 4.7 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Oster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://oster.giverapp.net/product/digital-voucher/.

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.