The Carlton Wine Room

4.8
449 reviews
$40 and under
European
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. We offer a bar space, an upstairs restaurant dining room and three unique spaces that are can be booked for private dining perfect for special events.

RESERVATIONS: are for a two hour sitting. We do not accept bookings for drinks and snacks, however we accept walk-ins for this if space permits. A surcharge of up to 1.2% applies to credit card transactions. A surcharge of 10% applies on Sundays and 15% on Public Holidays.

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.

COVID: regulations are in-place, by law all diners must be double vaccinated and have certification with them. Please do not enter our venue if you are experiencing symptoms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 449 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it, thanks for hosting us

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Chanel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and an exceptional wine list. Great bistro feel. Well worth the money.

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Carly
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and service was amazing. We sat outside as it was the middle of summer, but ended up getting cold, so I would recommend dining indoors.

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AnnieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is out favourite restaurant. Love the food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

23rd birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning experience as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wine bar to enjoy a nice meal & lots of good wine with friends :)

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Kal8
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Food is super expensive and not that tasty at all! Not worth it in my opinion. Staff are lovely though and doing a fab job xx

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Farah
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

What can be said about Carlton Wine Room that hasn't already been said? If you want great food, attentive wait staff with a great selection of wine, you've come to the right place. Their anchovy ricotta on fried bread will always be a fave and is what keeps me coming back. Partner had a vegetarian version with shiitake mushrooms (also very tasty). Rump cap cooked perfectly, chickpea pasta was delicious. Also, if you don't order their stracciatella, you'll be missing out.

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KurtA
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here on Saturday night and couldn’t have been better. We had the Chefs menu which was well priced and amazing. Add a few wines and a great atmosphere, this is now one of my favourite places in Melbourne.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

-The food was okay not good
- Nice place but dont have bar
- Not enough table ( we book for 4 people but put us together with some body table )

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IanL
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

they always know what wine will go with the food you chose. I stopped using my own knowledge and now ask them .

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BrentD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great to be back here!! Food as great as ever, with good wine and terrific (and fun) service. Never misses…

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and wine and the staff were really helpful with our order. Worth every penny.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Love this place! Unfortunately the waiter forgot to pop in our mains order so we’re waiting an extra hour for the wagyu - not a problem, but he never came over to explain and seemed to avoid us! Food always amazing though!

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James
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was incredible, and the service was amazing.

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JimiH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the chef’s menu for 6 of us which was a great choice. Wine was very good also.

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CharlieR
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and first class advice on the wine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing place, we loved it!

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Jeremy
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Alex was AWESOME! He was so helpful and really made us feel safe and valued as customers

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fantastic food, wine and atmosphere! Would recommend

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IvanaM
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dinner experience.Outstanding food, lovely service and very nice ambiance.
We will be coming back for sure.

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HelenaM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Share plates outstanding flavours especially. It’s a great place to meet, share food with friends and excellent recommendations on wine by the glass for that is all we had.

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SimonA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful service. Thanks for seating us inside! So lovely to finall visit.

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MartiK
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff organised for us to be sat inside due to the weather and it was so appreciated! The service was charming and helpful. The food was even more delicious than it looked - such beautiful textures and flavours together. The drinks were perfect. Only wish there were more dessert options! Can’t wait to come back again. Thank you so much Carlton Wine Room!

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bbbbbb
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and they honestly made it amazing! Amazing service, food and wine!! Definitely coming back!!

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ArnaudA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good experience shared with my friend ! Simple dish but very tasty ! Very huge list of wine ! And smooth service ! Highly recommended !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was a dead set legend. The food is dumb good. Walked out so happy and pretty torched as well. Which was nice

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SteveT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Menu variety limited but food fantastic
Wine list superb
Staff amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was delicious!

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Alliecat
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing little gem. Our waiter was fantastic and suggested this funky sauvory orange wine that paired well with the small plates we got. Fantastic ambience, perfect for a date night or a glass of wine with a friend. Will definitely be coming back here

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RosannaD
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful to celebrate an alternate Oaks Day with my friends at CWR. Food was absolutely delicious. King Fish Ceviche and the granita dessert are my fav's but all incredible. We will all be returning - thinking of booking the open area for a larger Oaks Day group next year ? A shout out to Houston who did an amazing job putting up with us rowdy bunch of ladies!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, great wine selection by the glass, we were adventurous and wanted to try everything. We ordered many of the small plates and no mains. 2 dishes of the 10 we ordered we felt were overpowering the main ingredient, scallops and kingfish. They were both delicious but wanted to taste the seafood a little more. We loved - oysters, croquettes, aspargus, cheese, the potato panini. Fantastic dining experience. Would go here for a snack and casual drink.

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EmilyC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful space, incredible food and wine selection, plus lovely and attentive staff :)

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DanielN
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent- glad to visit again after lockdown!

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Jools
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every dish was spectacular and the staff are fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable as always. It’s just a pleasure to dine here.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Rude waitresses.

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RichMelb
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

being vegetarian was no issue for the staff . we has the set lunch and it was superb. every dish had undertones of various tastes. Staff were great , friendly and knowledgeable. wine list was extensive, we settles for by the glass to try 3 varieties , all of which were perfect

FAQs

The Carlton Wine Room is rated 4.8 stars by 449 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.