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The Carlton Wine Room

4.7
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273 reviews
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$40 and under
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European
Due to the current restrictions, we are only able to accommodate 32 guests per allocated seating time. Reservations are limited, and allotted 2 hours per seating.
During this time, we will not be taking cash.
Please do not enter our venue if you are experiencing symptoms.
Carlton Wine Room is a neighbourhood restaurant offering a well-executed, fresh, seasonal food menu, and an ever changing, diverse wine list featuring the best of Italy, Australia and the rest of the World. Carlton Wine Room offers bar space, an outdoor dining area, restaurant dining room and unique function dining spaces.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 273 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HappyDiner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night of food and wine 💯 Can't wait to visit again!

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Jaynie
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The food was delicious and imaginative. It would be worth returning.

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JimQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A warm welcome and excellent service. The wine recommendations really enhanced what was a lovely meal. The opportunity to try a couple of the wines before deciding was much appreciated.
This was a very enjoyable experience.

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SuzyP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinning experience. Food, wine and service was excellent!

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Angie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine and the service was lovely. Can’t wait to go back

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KathrynD
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure at Carlton Wine Room. So very much enjoyed the food, wine, service, and neat vibe

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TaniaS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The food is generally always good. We had one issue with our main that I provided feedback for at a different time and have not received a response, so that was disappointing.
I’m also always disappointed when you are made to share a dessert at the end of a set menu. You are paying per person so it would be great to not have to dip spoons into one bowl. You get your own entree so it should be the same for dessert. Everything else makes sense to share, for instance you can share a salad or a main by serving into a separate plate.

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KirstenM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a sensational long lunch, lots of delicious sharing plates and interesting flavours, coupled with excellent wine.

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lisaM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We absolutely loved our visit. The meal was exceptional - not a dish that we would not want to try again. Definitely book a window seat in the bar for lunch, was the perfect spot for a special occasion.

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and service on a gorgeous corner in Carlton, we will be back!

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Megan
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always amazing service at Carlton wine room! This is a local haunt for us and we love it every time we go. Thanks so much to all the staff, we love your work!

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HenryL
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful be be able to return to my favourite restaurant. The food was excellent with some old favourites and some delicious new items. And of course brilliant staff

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NikkiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining in this light and bright corner location.
Already arranging to go back.
Superb service and each dish was brilliant, highly recommend the raw scallops.

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CharlieH
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. Waiter gave knowledgeable and helpful info on wine list and thoughtful suggestions on the food. Least awkward covid era dining experience we’ve had since restaurants reopened. Great ambiance, menu, and wine list. Only complaint is that we were seated too close to front door on a chilly evening and the host’s guest list was on the wall right behind me and they were constantly reaching over me to access it, however this could be solved by scooting the table and my chair 18 inches away, so not a real problem at all. Will be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was amazing start to finish, staff were attentive, food was amazing! Wine selection was brilliant! The only let down was the dessert, we paid for the “feed us” option and every plate was bette then the last and dessert just fell massively short, while it was still tasty it was small and served on a tiny tray and not individually, it was super small for what we paid but none the less I 100% recommend this place and the food was quality :)

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KatherineW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Booking, table allocation and lunch service was welcoming and smooth. The food was delicious and n excellent Beaujolais by the glass. And the attention to distancing and hygenine was reassuring. Thank you.

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Amazing
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding!
Professional and friendly service. Wine recommendation spot on.

Thanks!

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SimoneL
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its is always a pleasure to dine at the Carlton Wine Room. The service is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive, the food is always incredible and the wine is exceptional.

I highly recommend.

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AshleighM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible! Super impressed definitely reccomend. Will be back!

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ArranL
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As good as ever!!!! So glad to have CWR back in action and it lived up to my expectations built up in isolation

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lteam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first dining experience since restrictions have been lifted. Delicious, well-prepared food with lovely fresh ingredients and great service particularly in the current difficult circumstances.

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Platter
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

V good overall, would recommend .
Good range of wines, expensive though.
Great locals venue, and would certainly dine again here, when in Melbourne,

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Evan44
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine,great food and amazing service. Staff overheard that it was someone’s birthday the next day so they bought out dessert with a candle.

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DylanO
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, lovely environment all you need is lovely company.

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JaneM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

fabulous food and very flexible as to how and what we ordered. everything from the house-made bread to the wagyu rump and all in between were excellent. Very extensive wine list.
Staff knowledgeable about food and wine and engaging. Had an amazing afternoon thank you

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PChung
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Aside from the Sydney Rock oysters which were tiny and had a strong metal flavour and the cold bread served, everything was delicious from the wine, small and large plates to the desserts.

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JayneP
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful from the moment we walked in. Loved the decor, we sat at a booth which I loved. The staff were great very knowledgeable on food and drink. We went with chefs choice which was perfect, got to taste all the wonderful food. Can’t wait for my next visit. Highly recommend. Jayne

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TomP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dinner to celebrate my wifes significant birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Carlton Wine Room never fails. Delicious food, great wine selections and impeccable service.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant, would come back or sure. Great service and food advice.

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JanB
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great, table too small for share dishes, main course chicken was not cooked properly.

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LeonM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in the city. Food was all completely on point, servers had a good wine knowledge and a casual, unpretentious approach to service. The type of place you want to go if you want to eat interesting food in a casual atmosphere.

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Nico
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I’d heard great things. But unfortunately, the experience didn’t match the price. A fancy menu that wasn’t explained by the waitstaff. No side of greens available on the menu (a standard I’d of thought). Fine. But I left disappointed.

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Teeto22
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Deliciousness without the pretentiousness. A causal environment that didn’t compromise on service or quality.

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ClaudineM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food. The chef has truly mastered some incredible food combinations full of creativity and complementary flavours and textures.

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Romy
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal, attentive staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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VivienA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Good wine. Excellent service. It would be good if something could be done about the noise though as it is very noisy downstairs. Apparently upstairs is quieter.

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vipEmilioD
Melbourne / VIC
48 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

After a reasonable break from eating at this establishment, it was a breath of fresh air to return to a truly excellent establishment! From the greeting, that acknowledged our seating request, to the staff who introduce themselves, as the one "who will be looking after us tonight" - this is an object lesson in running a restaurant and making customers feel welcome. And we haven't even got to the food and wine yet!
The food, as we remembered, was excellent, and the wine choices, with a little help again from staff, well informed and delivered on expectations. It's an old adage that you only realize how good something is, when you step away, and then return! But the lesson here, is not stepping away, but why did we ever take so long to return! In a city where dining is cut throat and eateries a dime a dozen, this restaurant is really that good! Thanks again!

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vipScot
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a wonderful low key place with superb food.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food as always and great ambience. Service was a little slow on ordering a couple of things. Had to remind staff a couple of times about some things. Otherwise food was beautiful and woukd go again !

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