The Carlton Wine Room
Please note, all reservations are 2hour seatings and spots are limited.
Covid regulations are in-place & please do not enter our venue if you are experiencing symptoms.
Guests selecting outside seating, please note this is subject to the weather and we may not be able to move your reservation inside in the case of bad weather.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- 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
Relaxed but amazing service. Also of course delicious food and wine.
Amazing staff and delicious food. The scallop tostadas are my absolute favourite!
Thus was generally a very enjoyable experience. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. It seemed the produce was very good but the treatment and sauces were heavy handed and over worked. Sadly. Everything else was great, staff, wine and ambience.
Wouldn't recommend it to anybody interested in good food
So beautiful, great ambiance and service. The food and wine was incredible
Love the CWR!!! Great service, incredible food and a very very solid wine list! Have been back several times. Highly recommended!
spectacular and delicious evening - also love being able to bro on monday evenings.... very special!
MY expectations were high but not actually met. All serves were small and we went away hungry. The croquets were dry and tasteless. We also asked for salt, very strange for a high level restaurant to be under seasoned mostly we find them salty.
Some things were very good and enjoyed the wine. The female waiter we had was really good.
Just not exceptional as I had hoped for. I have recommended to my son to go and see what his opinions are.
Take into account I am perhaps an older person
My friend and I ordered the chefs menu and they accommodated my dairy intolerance easily. Everything was delicious, in particular the raw scallop and the pork loin. Can’t wait to come back!
Exceptional food, great service and we will certainly be back soon
The menu is quite limited, but all our selections were delicious and well put together. The pork and duck croquettes were rich and satisfying, and the wagyu caps came in a deeply flavoured stock reduction which was memorable. The serve of fried potatoes was generous, crisp and well-flavoured.
Four of our family had lunch on Sunday the 27th. We sat on the 1st floor which wasn’t as “good” as downstairs but still very nice. Service was excellent as was the food.
We will definitely come back.
A non-pretentious setting where the food shines amongst an incredible wine list.
Friendly service, fabulous food, warm vibe and great drinks list
Superb. Second time visiting and I am once again impressed and inspired by the coherency and quality of the menu, wine selection and service. Took some friends from out of town here and so glad I could let them in on one of my favourite restaurants. Highlights include the stracciatella, anchovy bread (of course) and wagyu rump cap which was really completed by the iceberg lettuce - nontheless I truly believe there is no wrong choices here. Superb wine progression, of which all agreed the Georgian orange wine was poignant.
Hands down my favourite restaurant in Melbourne. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this place. Love it.
Great wine list! Amazing food! Went here for my birthday with friends, I knew it was going to be good but everything we ate was was delicious above expectations. Staff was super friendly and I think this is my new fav restaurant.
Excellent food and excellent service from the 3 staff that assisted us.
I didn't like sitting right next to the door when I was trying to have dinner with my wife and the patrons were checked off the dining list right above my shoulder. Otherwise, dinner was lovely.
Entrees were good, mains and the broccolini side were a massive miss.
Good wine selection
Good service from nice staff. Lovely restaurant. The food will please the crowds. There were a lot of scales on the whole snapper we got.
Food was excellent, tasty and delicious. Classic flavours and some great wines.
Amazing experience all round.. The Semmonlier was excellent as was the table service. Food was very good with great contrasting flavours. Will be back!
I have been here before and if you love wine and trying new ones with food to match, then this is the place Highly recommend if you have not been here before.
Great food and venue.
As we were leaving Melbourne we wanted to hit up as many of it's amazing hospitality venues as possible and Carlton Wine Room was on the "must do" list - and it did not disappoint! It truly is as simple as eating delicious food accompanied by amazing wines that the friendly and knowledgeable staff were happy to recommend. One of the best parts of the evening was the fact that they allowed us to order half portions which made this table of 2 very happy as we could pretty much try the whole menu! Highly recommend the anchovy on toast.
The reviews don't lie, this place is amazing. The food, service and atmosphere are all perfect. If it's your first time I highly recommend the daily menu.
cant wait to go back, food and drinks was superb and a nice relaxed but classy vibe
A wonderful special occasion meal. My partner and I had the daily menu which was a fantastic way to sample lots of the menu on our first visit. Was pleasantly surprised by the amount of food and that the daily menu included dessert. The service was impeccable and the staff were super knowledgeable about recommending wine to pair with the dishes. Ambience was wonderful. Cannot fault Carlton Wine Room at all - thank you for a great birthday dinner, we’ll be back!
Fabulous dinner - food excellent, service impeccable and the wine (and sommelier’s advice) was great. One of the Melbourne’s best for sure.
Very enjoyable meal and the waiter was attentive and certainly knew the wines well. They matched the meal very, very well. Unfortunately the music was uncomfortably loud and the large table of diners near us had to talk loudly too. We felt that we were rushed a bit
but overall it still rated highly.
They never seem to disappoint. Food was amazing and great service as always.
Amazing food as always!
Staff was nice but not too friendly, but how can we blame them when they have to work with masks on?
This place never disappoints!!
The food was ridiculous - highly recommend the daily menu to get a yummy taste of everything. We almost had to be rolled out of there too, so super good value :)
Staff were lovely, professional and made us feel relaxed and looked after. Only qualm is that we didn’t order enough oysters!
I really don’t know what to write right now. I loved everything. Great food and great wine.
It was our first time visiting The Carlton Wine Room and it was an experience to remember. Everything from the food to the service was wonderful, I had one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. Their expansive wine list and educated & sweet staff made for a great night - would definitely recommend.
Have had the pleasure of dining at CWR on numerous occasions and it’s one of those places that is always good and you leave on a high. Doesn’t matter the season with menu or staff rotation. Service is helpful, food is always absolutely delicious and wine pairings and advice is always A1.
Just lovely. First time out in a long time. Thank you for looking after us x
Seamless, laid back and elegant experience. DELICIOUS food, excellent wine advice. I felt totally COVID-safe reassured by attentive staff instruction and hygiene controls in place, which did not interfere with the lovely dining experience.
The food is as spectacular as the wine! Always love the Carlton Wine Room, chilled, beautiful and now with a bit more space to lean back and enjoy. It was the perfect way to celebrate the easing of restrictions and our first date out of the house in 4.5 months 💞
I’m a coeliac, they catered for me by having my own plate (of the shared plates) I’ve never had such great service, especially with my allergy. Nothing was a problem!
The Carlton Collins was the best cocktail I’ve ever had, I’ll definitely be back!
Food and wine was spectacular. Our seating was a shame - even though we booked our special dinner 3 weeks ahead, we got a table near the toilets on high bar stools on a long table to sit 8, so the ambiance was lacking and a bit uncomfortable, but the staff couldn't move us as they were full. I'd suggest next time keeping that spot for large group bookings or put a proper table there. But the food was really tasty, perfectly seasoned and the wine pairing/suggestion was excellent.
The Carlton Wine Room is rated 4.8 stars by 326 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 reservations at the moment.