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StoryVille

4.4
4.4
103 Reviews
$40 and under
Cocktail Bar

Once upon a time there was a cocktail bar and nightclub in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD called ‘StoryVille’… Styled around childhood fables that we know and love, this fairy tale themed venue offers a truly unique and whimsical experience for those who dare to roam throughout its rooms.

During the week, the Mushroom Palace Cocktail bar, with glowing toadstools sprouting from the walls and chilled out atmosphere, makes an ideal drop in for after work drinks. Take the edge off with one of our signature cocktails, or simply relax with an ice cold beer or glass of Pinot Gris.

From the moment you step through the door into this noir fantasy you’ll discover a world of nostalgia and wonder, where anything is possible.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9993 9034

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross Street

    Waratah Place

  • Parking Details

    There is plenty of parking across the road at the QV building

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Late Night Find

  • Melbourne

    Pre/post theatre

  • Melbourne

    Special Occasions

  • City Centre

    Group Bookings

  • City Centre

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Pre/post theatre

  • City Centre

    Special Occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a cool place! The staff are super friendly and switched on , cocktails are absolutely divine and the atmosphere is great! Really recommend for early drinks after work if you want somewhere fun!

  2. TO

    ToniO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Didn't get served for 30 minutes to we left even when I asked.

    StoryVilleResponded on 16 November 2021

    Hi Toni, thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and are sorry you experienced such a delay. We're currently bringing on more staff, so there will be an abundance of servers moving forward to make sure this doesn't happen again.

  3. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Storyville was amazing!! Great atmosphere, drinks were great and staff were wonderful

    StoryVilleResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thank you Elizabeth, glad you had such a magical night with us under the mushrooms!

  4. KT

    KassandraT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    It was very dark on the 4th level, felt our table was right in the wall way. We only ended up staying for 1 drink as we could hardly see each other it was so dark. The drinks we had also tasted horrible. Disappointing as we were looking forward to it for ages.

    StoryVilleResponded on 16 November 2021

    Hey Cassandra, oh no, that doesn't sound like the experience we're known for! So sorry the lighting wasn't to your liking, if you decide to join us again, we'll certainly seat you at a different table so recommend different drinks so it's a better night for you.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my mates first time being there and they really impressed them and me. This is my favorite bar in the whole city to go to. Hands down I will be coming here always .

    StoryVilleResponded on 22 November 2021

    So happy we could make yours and your mates night a magical one!!

  6. UL

    jULIAL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really wonderful bartenders and servers. They could see we were celebrating an occasion so bought us a round of shots for free (which worked, coz we bought more!) but the gesture was so beautiful.

    StoryVilleResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thank you for your review, so glad you celebrated your special occasion with us and we could make it magical for you!

  7. TT

    TimTam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    Nice decorations, good idea but cocktails are overpriced and service is slow. I was waiting for 30 mins for a cocktail.

    StoryVilleResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thank you for the review, we appreciate the feedback and are working hard to bolster the service team so these wait times don't happen again! If you do join us again, we'd be happy to recommend different drinks so you're happier with the value, but are glad you enjoyed the setting and ambiance!

  8. LG

    LaurenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very chilled venue where the bartenders look after you as you’re falling down the rabbit hole. Fantastic staff, incredible drinks and a lovely venue!

    StoryVilleResponded on 10 November 2021

    Thank you for your review! So glad you had a magical time with us under the mushrooms!

  9. MT

    MaeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absolutely incredible interior - decorated like something straight out of a movie! the cocktails were very very impressive and certainly had the wow factor - that being said, they were quite expensive but you paid for showmanship. overall, very fun ambiance and music and waitstaff were very lovely too.

    StoryVilleResponded on 10 November 2021

    Thank you for joining us down the rabbit hole, so happy you enjoyed our magical world!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience1

    The music was a little too loud and the lighting was too dark. I understand that they were going for ambient lighting but it was just dim and could see much

    StoryVilleResponded on 10 November 2021

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and will certainly take that on board for our magical world moving forward! If you have any other details you can add about what time you were here and where you were seated, please contact us through our website contact form so we can fine tune the experience next time!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good vibe, great drinks. There was covid restrictions but booking saved the wait in a line

    StoryVilleResponded on 10 November 2021

    Thank you for your review! We're glad we could help navigate this strange time, and look forward to bringing the magic next time!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I wish I could give the staff 10 stars. They’re always so nice and accomodating! Went for the first time for the vibe, keep coming back because the staff are simply some of the best in the city. That, and the stunning drinks menu.

    StoryVilleResponded on 10 November 2021

    Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so happy our wizards could show you a magical night, and look forward to seeing you next time!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Loved Storyville! Such a cosy vibe and yummy drinks with great service to go with it. Will be back soon

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review, we loved hosting you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always such a fun atmosphere. Staff are lovely and so accommodating. The venue itself is such a vibe and we genuinely love coming here! Big yes.

    StoryVilleResponded on 10 November 2021

    Thank you for your lovely review! We're so happy our wizards could make your time under the mushrooms so magical - we look forward to seeing you again!

  15. C

    Charles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Nice little place with cool scenery and chill atmosphere - get the top floor for you and your friends

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review Charles!

  16. KB

    KiarahB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    I loved the atmosphere and how wonderful it was to be in with my friend.not along walk for the train stations in the city.but all in all it was a great night

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review Kiarah, great to have you join us down the rabbit hole!

  17. RB

    RowenaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great fun place with knowledgeable staff who are good to sound out for drink recommendations. We didn’t eat here but had to rate the food to complete this review. Drinks were expensive but it was a post lockdown treat. Would highly recommend

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review Rowena! Here for all your post-lockdown magic!

  18. ST

    SimT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bar. Fantastic vibes and cocktails were fun!!

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for the review Sim, so great you could join us under the mushroom!

  19. PO

    PatrickO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Look, sweet place and Great staff, but the cocktails could use a tune up. I’m pretty sure The mystery cocktail was just going and passionfruit soft drink in a tea kettle

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you so much for your review Patrick, glad you could have fun with us and partake in the StoryVille magic. I'll pass your feedback on to our mixologists; we take a lot of pride in our cocktails, so we'll be sure to make it up to you if you return!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Highly overrated, just a tiny bar with a green ceiling, overpriced drinks and ignorant staff, no special theme or ambience as portages in website, average in ambience and the cocktails were highly overrated

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    So sorry to hear this! We absolutely appreciate any area's of improvement being brought to our attention, and we'd be happy to discuss further and perhaps recommend some different drinks and make it up to you! info@storyvillemelbourne.co m.au

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience1

    Expected the place to be more than it was!

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your feedback, we'd love to know more so we can improve on it for next time. Please email us at info@storyvillemelbourne.co m.au, and I'm sure we can rise to expectations!

  22. KK

    KarenK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience5

    A Waiter put straw in a Cauldron and siphoned to taste then put same straw back into Cauldron. When we alerted our host (female) and The Manager on Duty then brushed it off and said it was normal for them to taste the Cocktails. We told him to look at Camera Footage which would clearly show what happened. He told us he didn’t need to do this as he wouldn’t have put the straw back into the drink. I would really appreciate someone ringing me to discuss this matter further Karen 0413377826

    StoryVilleResponded on 9 August 2021

    Hi Karen, thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience. We take health and safety very seriously, especially in this climate, and appreciate that you do also. This matter was reviewed and resolved internally with higher management, in line with the strict health and safety protocols in place. Thank you again for your concern, we'll be happy to discuss and will give you a call.

  23. C

    Chloe

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and great staff. Creative cocktails a little bit expensive

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review and feedback Chloe!

  24. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic experience!! All of the drinks were very clever in both taste and presentation. It really was an experience drinking there. The atmosphere was energetic and vibrant, the live DJ really helped lift the mood. The staff were also incredible!! Each time someone came to check on us, they were enthusiastic, happy to help and playful. Such a fantastic bar, will definitely be visiting again!

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you Sarah for your review, we can't wait to wave the magic wand for you again!

  25. MJ

    MaeJuneJuly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Good place to try some different types of Cocktails.

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review and feedback! We're always working on our cocktail menu, so we hope to see you back for more soon!

  26. JN

    JanelleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Amazing cocktails and great service. A themed bar with style and character

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review Janelle, so glad you had a great night with us!

  27. S

    Sammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Loved our time here -the staff are super friendly and the cocktails are really creative. Only downside is the venue does not serve food/nibbles.

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Hey Sammy, thanks so much for your feedback! We're so happy you had a magical night with us :)

  28. CC

    CameronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Bar, great staff, great drinks with a bit of theatrics, did not eat here, not sure if they do food

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review Cameron, great to hear you had a magical night down the rabbit hole!

  29. JL

    JodyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had cocktails from the incredibly inventive menu and really enjoyed the whole experience. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something quirky and fun

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thanks so much Jody, great to have hosted you under the mushroom!

  30. NP

    NotPlainJane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love coming here, especially when it was my 30th earlier this year. The staff are amazing. I forget the lovely gentleman who served us and remembered me from my Birthday celebration (forgive me I am horrid at remembering names) but I'll never forget that cheeky smile, optimistic hugger and the bustling energy he brought everytime we ordered drinks. Another server, forgive me for forgetting your name too darling, she just brought a peppy fun attitude and really set the night for us. Overall, I will continue to come (when I can given Melbourne's reputation for Lockdowns) for many years to come.

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for the lovely review! We're so happy you joined us for your birthday and returned for more magic, we'll have a cocktails flowing for you under the mushroom as soon as the lockdown gates are open!

  31. PR

    PRB501

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Fantastic! Ambience and menu options alone make the night. To top it off ALL staff are very friendly and accomodating.

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review :) So happy you could have fun with us down the rabbit hole!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    We Ordered the cauldrons told stories all night ㋛ ★☆★☆★

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Stories around the cauldron - we live for nights like these! Thank you for joining in the StoryVille magic :)

  33. AF

    AngelicaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Unfortunately there is no food but the place is an absolutely nice experience, customer service so personalised plus the delightful cocktails. We will go back for sure.

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thanks so much Angelica, so glad you could join us!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great fun and an amazing time

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review, glad you had fun with us!

  35. K

    Kerrin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Nice ambience, great music and good cocktails. Perfect place to take a date.

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for your review Kerrin, and thank you for joining us for date night!

  36. M

    Maysiemoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to visit - there’s no food served there but they let you bring in takeaway food. Best cocktails though !!! <3

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    So glad you had a great night with us!

  37. B

    Bgee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Don’t go here on a Sunday night if you’re over 26!!, we booked thinking it was going to be amazing like the pictures!! No no no it’s full off fresh 18 year olds which is fine if ur 18. It smelt really bad and was busy AF Plus staff were super rude.

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Hey there, thank you for your feedback, it certainly doesn't sound like the StoryVille experience we take pride in! We'd love to have you back another time which might be more attuned to what you are looking for, and we're happy to help with any bookings moving forward! info@storyvillemelbourne.c om.au

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Did not have any food but can't leave review without filling in the food.

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you so much for your review, so glad you had a great night with us!

  39. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Talk about adorable! We had the best time, the staff were fabulous and the cocktails were DEVINE!! 10/10 would recommend

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    So happy we could make your trip to Melbourne magical Laura!

  40. DD

    DiveDiva

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    Booked for a group to have drinks and we had a great time. The staff were attentive and helpful with drink recommendations as well as allowing members of the group to bring in food from a restaurant next door. Great vibe and would definitely recommend!

    StoryVilleResponded on 7 August 2021

    Thank you for joining the StoryVille magic and for your review :)

FAQs

StoryVille is rated 4.4 stars by 103 OpenTable diners

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 bookings at the moment.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for StoryVille

185 Lonsdale St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

  • Cross Street

    Waratah Place

  • Area

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is plenty of parking across the road at the QV building

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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