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A little bit fancy without the fuss! - Ripponlea Food and Wine, Ripponlea, AU-VIC

Ripponlea Food and Wine

4.8
4.8
67 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Welcome to Ripponlea Food & Wine, a local modern European restaurant in the heart of Ripponlea village. Creating signature flavours & personalised service is our passion and we’re all about comfort, style & a little bit fancy without the fuss.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Modern European, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 8804 1313
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We have various private dining options, seating/stand up from 8 to 80 people, and we are completely obsessed with helping to create amazing memories for any special occasion. Email our team at info@ripponleafoodandwine.com.au so we can start planning for your event!
  • Area
    Ripponlea
  • Cross Street
    corner of Glen Eira Rd and Glen Eira Ave
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Ripponlea Train Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

Experiences

  • 3 course dining menu $85p/p

    Multiple dates available
    For bookings of 6 or more guests. Includes shared entrees, guests choice of main & dessert from our Chef's favourites, with sides served to the centre of the table for sharing.
  • 2 course dining menu $69p/p

    Multiple dates available
    For bookings of 6 or more guests. Includes entree & main course for set price of $69 with sides & desserts additional.
    2 course dining menu $69p/p photo
  • Fri/Sat Lunch Bookings

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy an optional 2 hours of free flow French Blanc de Blancs for $35p/p, available with Friday & Saturday lunch bookings. On the next page, please select how many guests in your party wish to enjoy free flow bubbles during your visit.
    Fri/Sat Lunch Bookings photo

Offers

  • Steak Night $30

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    $30 Porterhouse at your favourite local! Full a la carte menu available from 3pm.

    Steak Night $30 photo
  • Pasta + Wine $40

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Your choice of pasta from our menu + a glass of wine (white/red/rosé) $40p/p, full a la carte menu also available from 3pm.

    Pasta + Wine $40 photo
  • SIP & GRAZE Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Enjoy canapé specials and drinks at happy hour pricing, every day between 3-5.30pm.

    SIP & GRAZE Happy Hour photo

What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Best Overall

  • Inner City East

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Best Service

  • Inner City East

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City East

    Best Value

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City East

    Hot spot

  • Inner City East

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City East

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City East

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City East

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner City East

    Lively

  • Inner City East

    Most Booked

67 Reviews
  1. Juanita

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. Only criticism is that the fish main course was fairly small for the price.

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  2. Bruce

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked in for the steak night. Waited 20 minutes for drink order to be taken. Another 15 before food order was taken. Ordered starters and steaks which both came fairly quickly. One steak was good the other had a fair bit of uneatable chewy bits which were left on the plate but not commented on. Decided to have a dessert which was a frangipani tart. Assumed it was already made however after 20 minutes asked the waitress who apologised and said they had a new chef and it would be with us in 3 minutes. 10 minutes later still no dessert so we decided to cancel dessert and pay the bill. Staff apologetic but very disappointing experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our go to for Birthdays or no other excuse than wanting the best food and service!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was pretty good. Lamb came out to cold side of warm, lobster pasta had four pieces of something but if it was actually lobster doubt it was Australian. No seasoning. Always a worry when the fries are the best part of a meal. And at $17 is right up there with a weekend surcharge on top.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, fantastic food and service. Well definitely be back!

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  6. PhilipR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality meals, service high standard, it is one of our favourites to dine at.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with beautiful food and cocktail’s

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place to chill, have a drink and good food to catch up with friends and family. Ambience is fantastic and not buzzing which is exactly how we like for a nice meal

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great cocktails. The lobster chilli pasta is a real highlight on the menu.

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  10. KMorr

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding! Never gets old and one of my favourites.

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  11. Buge

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so lucky to have such awesome restaurant and wine bar in our area. Always busy, fun and delicious!

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  12. VictoriaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ripponlea is our favourite for a reason! Outstanding food and service - it was a birthday treat and it absolutely excelled.

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  13. Michelleb

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic wine bar restaurant!!! Truffle butter and bread is to die for. My 3 rd visit and fast becoming one of my favourite locals. Staff Wine Wine Atmosphere Everything Fabulous!!!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A M A Z I N G!!!! When I read the menu online I was looking forward to dining here. The food absolutely lived up to expectations. Loved the interior and the vibe of the place. The staff were lovely also. 10/10 and already making a future booking to return.

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  15. Michelleb

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Loved it. Great ambience, Excellent food and great staff. Good wine list and a good selection of cocktails. Lovely outdoor area. Close to the station which makes it a convenient location. Definitely coming back.

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  16. AmyL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the food was absolutely delicious. The entree calamari and the cauliflower were amazing. The service was excellent. Just a fantastic restaurant.

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  17. AndyG

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Would thoroughly recommend.

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  18. TanyaB

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food but probably the best service and staff I’ve encountered in years

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great neighbourhood restaurant with top quality food and service.

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  20. TimH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The first thing you notice is the attractive European bistro-style decor and ambience. The menu is interesting and the wine list is extensive with some international wines by the glass. Canapés served with an aperitif or champagne are excellent. We had the prawn and chicken roll entrees, followed the lamb noisettes and duck breast. All were very tasted and well presented. Service was flawless. Noise was quiet except for one noisy table, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault. Highly recommended.

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  21. Madge

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming here for occasions and having never eaten outside were delighted with the experience. The weather was perfect and the food fabulous as ever. Lovely service.

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  22. LalF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated my wife's birthday recently with friends. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too difficult for them . The man at the bar was friendly and chatty and made our evening very pleasant

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  23. MarkT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening last Tuesday. Food was terrific, staff were attentive and friendly. We will be back soon. Highly recommend!

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  24. Dominic

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. I will definitely recommend coming here

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  25. CaitlinM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience, food was so tasty. The service was so lovely and it was the best way to spend valentines with my partner.

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  26. DJE68

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quelle surprise! I had seen this restaurant from the train for many years, and decided to host an old school friend and his wife for our 56th wedding anniversary ( yes Valentine's Day before to became so commercial) The staff were superb. food was more than enjoyable and we four really enjpyed our dinner there. Can strongly recommend. Well done. DJ & AME

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  27. PHYLLISG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue filled with a great ambience and delicious food . Will definitely be going back there !!!

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  28. KristinM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and lovely atmosphere - cosy without being too cramped. The service was very good too. I’ll definitely be back!

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  29. Buge

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious and fabulous service - RFW is our favourite!

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  30. ThomasG

    Stuttgart

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, though the menu provided other information than those found on the homepage. Service was very friendly and german speaking. But it was very loud and our table was ugly and uncomfortable. We have been sitting side dy side, looking through the window and on the railway station.

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  31. TobiD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service always delivers and makes the experience wonderful

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  32. Margaret

    Melbourne

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this venue! Always great 👍 service and food!

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  33. LewisB

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent night out. Great food service and the booth was awesome

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  34. JennyB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant, the atmosphere is always great and the menu regularly changes always making it fun to try new items.

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  35. debbiew

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great food and good service. We were outside so it was a little noisy when the train went past, but it was a warm night and perfect to be out. Inside was like an icebox.

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  36. PariB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meals thoughtfully crafted and served. Wonderful, friendly and attentive staff. A must visit.

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  37. PhilipR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cuisine in Ripponlea good and wine bar is super quality! So clean and fresh, I had the lobster 🦞 pasta and it was one of the best I have ever had dining out. My wife had a quality meal also. Overall very nice dining experience! Maybe the only issue is the wine prices could be a couple of dollars cheaper.

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  38. PeterB

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service excellent wine list Never fails to impress The Calamari the Duck and the desserts

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  39. CHbillie

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the pasta and wine deal. Lovely service and relaxed atmosphere. Thanks

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  40. Saz20

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my third time coming here and it never fails to give me (and my party) a good experience! Wasn’t the biggest fan of the accompanying sauce with the smoked chicken cigars, however, everything was cooked and presented wonderfully. Our favourites were the Burrata, Lamb and Golden Gaytime Heart. Will be back!

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Ripponlea Food and Wine is rated 4.8 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ripponlea Food and Wine

15 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea, AU-VIC 3185

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    corner of Glen Eira Rd and Glen Eira Ave
  • Area
    Ripponlea
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Modern European, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Ripponlea Train Station
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 8804 1313
  • Private party facilities
    We have various private dining options, seating/stand up from 8 to 80 people, and we are completely obsessed with helping to create amazing memories for any special occasion. Email our team at info@ripponleafoodandwine.com.au so we can start planning for your event!
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