Oster

4.7
96 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 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.
  • 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 - 6.45pm. *Regular menu available / Pre-payment not required / Dietary requirements can be catered for.
  • Steak Night

    A$40.00 per person

    Apr 11 - May 2, 2021

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

    A$75.00 per person

    May 9 - May 10, 2021

    4 course set menu, with salumi board, choice of pasta, choice of main and tiramisu for $75pp. *No a la carte menus available. All guests must dine on the set menu, excluding children under 12 yo. Menus available on the website for your perusal. Dietaries will be catered to additionally if 48 hours notice is provided. 24 hours or greater notice prior to your arrival is required to cancel without penalty. If less notice is provided the cancellation fee is $50pp.

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 96 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MaryV
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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VildanA
1 review
Dined on 16 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!!

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JLoh
1 review
Dined on 16 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!

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JulietteM
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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JudithC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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BIancaD
1 review
Dined on 10 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 3 days ago

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
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

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

Oster
Responded 3 days ago

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 2 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 3 days ago

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
1 review
Dined on 31 March 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 3 days ago

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 27 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 3 days ago

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 20 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 3 days ago

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
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 20 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 13 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.

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MichelleS
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 13 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

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TandW
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 13 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 3 days ago

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 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

Oster
Responded 3 days ago

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

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ShelleyT
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 3 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 3 days ago

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

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Carmel
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Always fabulous.

Oster
Responded 3 days ago

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
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

Oster
Responded 3 days ago

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

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samsonho
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AleishaS
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oster is incredible! The food is so fresh, so flavoursome and so perfectly portioned! The waitstaff are Michelin Star restaurant trained and the two who served us had both lived in Italy as has Head Chef Nick. House made (delicious) cocktails were perfect, we enjoyed a martini and a negroni. There is also a very extensive wine list with lots of local wines to choose from as well as some international.
The interior is so beautiful with natural tones and textures making you feel very comfrortble and classy!
This is Italian fine dining, great for a special occasion! We enjoyed fresh Sydney oysters and incredibly fluffy sourdough to start (house made bread of course), picked vegetables and cured meat. Followed by main which was house made pasta (the ragu and the tortellini are both so amazing and authentic Italian dishes local to their origins as our waiter explained). A juicy steak cooked to perfection and a side of roast potato's in butter and chives (seriously the best potato's I've ever been served) and desert was light and fluffy fresh profiteroles (an assortment of custard and chocolate fillings) and ice cream with roast apricots and crumble just the perfect palet cleanser and so fresh with the combination of flavours and contrasting textures! We will definately be back at Oster again soon and will be reccomending it to everyone. What a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service - should become a Richmond destination restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite date place. Excellent food and service!

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IanM
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being close to our home we find this restaurant a local gem with terrific food, very good wine list and delightful service.

Oster
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ian, thank you so much for your review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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JesseC
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue, tasty food and amazing service. Definitely recommend.

Oster
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Jesse. Thank you so much for your review! Oster

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love the service given by all staff

really calm and pleasant atmosphere

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for lunch on a warm Saturday afternoon.
The place looks beautiful, rustic but elegant.
We had the lunch menù, the lamb was divine.
Smart local wine list, well structured.
We’ll definitely be back.
Can’t wait to try the 5 course menu at night time.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place! Spectacular creative modern dishes without being too pretentious. The staff is friendly and professional. By far the best restaurant in this area.
Thank you Ostēr for the wonderful meal!

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joshm
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful lunch today. Beautiful food and incredible service. The lamb in the lunch special is to die for. Thanks Oster, your service and food selection made our special lunch something to remember. Cheers Josh.

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Rohanm
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

food was odd and overpriced. I didnt like my pasta at all. could have made better at home

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

We are really sorry you didn't enjoy your pasta. We focus on a contemporary menu, based on the seasonality of the ingredients and influenced by modern techniques. As we explained at the time of your order, the pasta was made to create a contrast between the cheese emulsion and the texture/colour of the dehydrate chilli and parsley. While pastas in the $20 mark are very rare in Melbourne, we would've been more than happy to replace it with another dish if notified before this review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first timing dining at Oster but from the minute we walked in we felt like old friends. We had the Chef’s special that included scallops, steak tartare, a ravioli dish and wagyu beef followed by a delicious dessert. We will definitely be back!

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RobH
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely dinner, minor service glitch, corrected in a prompt and friendly manner, with compensation. Highly recommended

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you for your review Rob. Sorry for the little delay in getting your food and appreciate you enjoyed the tiramisu! Looking forward to seeing you at Oster again soon!

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NatalieM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is fantastic. Highly recommended. Staff are attentive and friendly, food is great with many options and serving sizes are decent.

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you Natalie for the lovely review! Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

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ZoeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was great and loved the ambience.

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank Zoe. We are glad you and your group had a lovely night with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday degustation bliss! Bea

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you for your review! we always strive to offer a different and evolving degustation menu showcasing the amazing local produce we receive every day!

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BenC
Melbourne
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Really wanted to enjoy this restaurant. Unfortunately it missed the mark a bit with some of the food. Negroni was a bit bitter ?Was the vermouth forgotten? Zucchini pasta entree was a bit bland - the dish felt a bit experimental. My wifes lamb was excellent but the market fish was a little overwhelmed by the bitter side vegetables.

Not sure what went wrong but i presume there is some experimentation over the summer break.

The restaurant manager was really good to discuss some of these concerns with us and we look forward to dining there again

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you for your time over the phone and for the feedback. We will definitively take it on board .We arelooking forward to hosting you again soon! Osvaldo

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HJ2019
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing sustainably sourced food and great service!

Oster
Responded on 11 January 2021

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

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JulesT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food looked and tasted amazing. The look and vibe of the restaurant was beautiful. Staff were friendly and gave good recommendations. Highly recommended.

Oster
Responded on 20 January 2021

Thank you so much for the amazing review. We can't wait to host you again! Osvaldo

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FAQs

Oster is rated 4.7 stars by 96 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.