Poodle Bar & Bistro
Groups of any size are always welcome to walk into our Public Bar or Patio for drinks at any time.
For larger groups of 12 people or more or to enquire about holding your event at Poodle, please email Poodle's reservations team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef's selectionA$75.00 per person
Multiple dates availableWe accept reservations for 6-12 guests on our tasting menu
Mother's Day Chef's SelectionA$85.00 per person
May 9, 2021 onlyPoodle Mother’s Day Lunch $85pp Oyster with Acqua Pazza Spanner Crab Vol-au-vents, Taramasalata, Salmon Caviar Snapper Crudo, kohlrabi, hawthorn berry dressing, smoked mussel powder ------ Charcuterie du jour, pickled chilli House-made Spent Coffee Sourdoough Leeks Vinaigrette, migas, smoked olive oil Roasted & Spiced Pumpkin, macadamia cream, sage ------ Choice Of: Whole Flounder ala Meunière OR Charcoal Grilled 250g O’ Connor Flank Steak, grilled spring onion, oregano OR Charcoal Grilled 800g Dry aged O’Connor Rib Eye, prawn butter, crispy school prawns + $20pp *All served with Oak Lettuce Salad, verjus vinaigrette, chives ------ Flaming Mt. Zero Olive Oil Bombe Alaska
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Poodle Prawn Cocktail
Flounder Ala Meuniere – Whole Fish, Burnt Butter, Capers, Lemon
Goats Cheese & Pine Nut Tortellini, Zucchini Butter Sauce, Squash Blossoms
Elegant atmosphere. Staff always friendly regardless of how busy, or close to closing time they are. A beautiful space that has nailed the food as well as the service.
Well done and thank you.
The food was delicious and we would absolutely go again. Worth noting that it’s an exceptionally loud venue.
In terms of service, some things took a long time and others were very quick, which meant our mains ran into our starters but everything was delicious so we didn’t mind too much! Absolutely would go again.
Really loved our night! Great for friends catch ups, groups and date nights alike I’d say!
Such a great menu, every item we had was delicious! Great atmosphere - will be returning for many more special occasions.
Absolutely outstanding from start to finish. Highly recommend.
Great night so fun, music a touch too loud! Most amazing food EVER!!!!!!!
Interesting menu, ideal for sharing. Extensive wine list and good service. If you don’t want to be rushed, book for the second sitting.
Second time here. Even better than first time. Poodle is a lot of fun and just plain great.
Wow Poodle. A fantastic evening for all family. Must try raw fish and whole fish dish. 10/10
Poodle is a lovely place. Stunning fitout and wonderful food. One of my fav restaurants in melb 🥰
Had a great night, great food beautiful venue. Can’t wait to come back.
Tables are exceptionally close together and felt pressured to hurry everything! Pressured to order a cocktail on arrival without given time to look at a list, pressured to order our food, plates whisked away within seconds, just didn’t feel comfortable at all. We were on time for our booking too! Don’t expect to be there all night but it just ruined the whole experience.
Brilliant Poodle. We're so happy we live near by to this excellent venue. Friendly staff and delicious food. A wonderful addition to Gertrude St.
Turning into our favourite restaurant. Each time we come we enjoy it a little more. Warm staff and excellent food and drink.
Wonderful experience yet again. The potato salad with prawn and horseradish was 🥰
We had dinner here to check out the space and experience the food and service for our event later this year.
The staff were all lovely and were very professional though were also very personable.
The interiors are stunning and the food is absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend!
The staff were very friendly on entering the bistro and this continued through out the evening. Nothing was too much trouble and they were very helpful with the menu and the wine list. Poodle has a great atmosphere and the food was great! The music was a little loud and sometimes it was difficult have a conversation. That said i highly rate Poodle!
I had high expectations but I think I must have fallen prey to instagram. I just think that the food was not great. We might have gone on an off night but I was very disappointed. And taking into consideration the price for the chefs menu I think that they are targeting themselves incorrectly.
Beautiful dining room and good service. A bit pricey but will be back.
Beautiful fitout, great service, food did not disappoint.
Great venue - cocktail bar upstairs was amazing. Outstanding
The service makes all the difference with the staff so lovely. Food is also amazing!
Top notch food and drinks in a stunning setting. Excellent playlist too
The pork croquettes were delish! Great service and a wonderful fit-out. Loved the moody lighting & wall of unique artwork. Will come back again
Poodle is great for drinks and even better for dinner.
Just fantastic. We thought the food was brilliant and the staff were charming. Cracking venue all round.
Poodle catered for our allergies with delicious dishes that didn't feel compromised at all. Great fit out and great staff.
Staff wonderful. Food delicious. Fit out amazing. Will be back!
Food was soooo delicious but the service really let us down
Staff were attentive and welcoming. Overall venue ambiance was great.
First visit. Food was excellent. Service was first class and friendly. We had the tasting menu which was a lot of food, all very good. The bread outstanding. We will definitely be back.
Had the outdoor undercover area which was set up well for cooler weather # great European type ambience next to the downstairs cellar storage area !
Great lunch at Poodle. Spent some time in the beautiful courtyard after lunch too. Staff are great and food was tops. Lovely day
Possible the best looking restaurant in Melbourne. We loved the food and the staff were wonderful. The ice cream sandwich... Oh my. A 5-star Poodle!
My high expectations from my first time dining at Poodle were surpassed. A fun venue that ticks all the boxes. Well done team.
Poodle is my new go-to spot. Great for snacks and cocktails and oh so pretty. Delish all round 🐩
Second time here. Beautiful bar and restaurant. Great spot for any occasion.
We had a great night. Poodle was delicious and fun. Will be back for sure!
Our second time here. They've done an awesome job. We are in hospo and couldn't fault the food, wine and especially service. Will be back to check out the upstairs bar on the weekend.
Great new spot in Fitz. The leeks were delish! Beutiful place for oysters and cocktails. See you again very soon.
Poodle Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.
Poodle Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://apps.giverapp.net/poodle/.
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.