The Espy Kitchen
The overarching design is a casual and relaxed dining and drinking space, high on quality produce and ingredients. The Espy Kitchen will provide a fully immersive ‘food theatre’ element that will be raw and real, bringing with it all the sounds, sights and smells of food being cooked live!
3 Course Shared MenuA$65.00 per person
Multiple dates availableAll bookings of 7 or more are required to dine off our group shared menu. The menu consists of three courses showcasing local Victorian & Tasmanian produce.
The menu has changed and thankfully it’s more sophisticated. Feels like a dining experience and less of a burger joint. The cocktails are delicious but too expensive considering the tiny glasses they come in.
Good experience- will return ! Well done 👍🏼
We were so delighted to dine at the bar in the Espy Kitchen. Great menu and cooked to order, really fresh and great quality produce. Kudos to the chef and his dedication to local produce. I would highly recommend this place for a quick dinner or a slow dinner - either would be fabulous. Considering the noise in the front bar and bistro, the Kitchen somehow managed to remain relatively quiet, at a level you can still hold a conversation.
I thought the early evening crowd were quite discerning. Great ambiance.
This was the first time I had dined or been to The Espy. I was not disappointed. The food was delicious. The menu was not your usual meals and they were very tasty. I would recommend The Espy for a fine dining experience with friends.
We usually order a la carte but decided to go for the Suggested Set Menu - at $75 per head - as there were three of us and it seemed to offer a variety.
We were somewhat disappointed. It was not very substantial and the fish dish was a good size for one person but tiny when cut into three.
We were happy enough to have been there but it was noisy - lots of kitchen clatter and loud music. With plenty of other dining choices elsewhere ... we wouldn't go again.
Have to say probably the best dining experience since Melbourne got out of lockdown. Feel like Melbourne’s service is slipping with the labor shortage but this place has it sorted. We had a seat at the ‘kitchen bench’ and highly recommend. Everyone was so friendly and clearly loved working there. Dying to go back already.
We were a group of 12 people so we had to get a set menu for $65 per head. Food is yummy but there really wasn't enough food to go around. Could do for one or two additional plates. The set menu is not a good value for money.
First time at the EK- Espy Kitchen.
Excellent attentive service.
Ambiance to match.
Really friendly service, very accommodating to the guide dog. Wait staff were attentive but not over bearing. Mains and sides were well proportioned and beautifully presented. Dessert - chocolate mouse with meringue and freeze dried berries on a coulda - yum! The room for improvement would be to offer a greater selection of red wines by the glass.
We will be going back.
The service was excellent, friendly and entertaining, and the food was absolutely delicious l, with the oysters kilpatrick and the kingfish being particular highlights.
Poor quality and quantity. Slow service.
Delicious meal and amazing service, we'll be back!
Music was too loud to enjoy conversation. We were there at 6pm and there were only 2 tables seated. it could have been more enjoyable if the music was softer and increase through the night when more people filled the space.
Perfect menu, great fresh food and friendly service
My first time at the Espy and was pleasantly surprised to experience excellent service, delicious food and exciting cocktails that were all beautifully presented and well priced. We all ordered the chef’s selection at $65pp, they were flexible with alterations and accommodating to satisfy all of us. The slow cooked lamb shoulder was the group favourite and the chocolate mousse dessert was the perfect way to complete the experience. Thank you.
Ambiance & interesting decor. The meals were ok on quality, yet undersized & overpriced in my opinion
Great Food, Great Service. Will be going back again!
Came too catch a gig, managed to get a booking in the Espy kitchen beforehand and was super impressed! Food & service were spot on, I’d rerun based on that alone!
Fried Chicken ✅
Sam was helpful 👏🏻👏🏻
Feed me menu for 4 was def not enough.
Chef cooked the meat to rare pumpkin was under cooked
Fabulous meal. Thoroughly enjoyed the Esy Kitchen experience.
Had to fight through a noisy crowd in the front bar to get to the kitchen.
Waitress was awesome and helped us decide what plates to share.
Yummy but pricey.
My friends and I were so impressed with the Espy kitchen. The food and ambience were fantastic, we were all raving about how delicious all the dishes were, especially the chicken and all said we would definitely be back. The only thing I would comment on is that it was very breezy where we were sitting and a bit too cold. The service from all staff was also excellent, overall we were really happy!
I was super happy with all the dishes that the staff recommended. The potato, ricotta, mushroom dumplings were amazing
Very enjoyable Easter Sunday lunch, food was lovely and staff were first class
I love the look of the new Espy. We had a table inside and the atmosphere was good. Helpful service throughout. Nice wine. The size of the crab rolls was disappointing for the price ($16 each) but they tasted great. Very enjoyable overall.
We enjoyed eating at the Espy kitchen. The food package was good and the service was great. Thank you for making it enjoyable!
Enjoyed this place . Staff very help and great service . Lovely place for delicious meal prior to our concert and be able to have conversation as not to noisy . Loved the atmosphere.
I have to say, this is the second time I’ve dined with you guys in the last two weeks and I have recommended to so many friends. Your service is incredible, the ambiance, food, overall feel of the venue is just beautiful. Your staff have been so attentive and friendly on both occasions. The food and cocktails were beautiful. Thank you for making those Saturday evenings a great experience.
Have always been a big supporter of the Espy Kitchen but on a recent visit it pains me to say the level of food was not up to their pre-Covid standard. Service however was excellent. Might have to settle for a pizza in the front bar next time. Still an awesome venue!
This place never disappoints and always exceeds expectations. On this occasion, I booked a table to take along some interstate guests and told them little of what to expect. Like me when I first ventured back to the newly renovated pub, I was blown away on so many levels. The renovation is stunning, quirky and charming. Combined with the excellent food, out-standing service and lively atmosphere I am always trying to find another excuse to visit this truly unique venue.
Espy you never fail to disappoint. Loved the waiters who were an integral to this 5 star experience. Food was sensational. Understanding we had to be out early due to going to the International Gala Comedy Festival the service was efficient without us feeling rushed.
all our dishes were yummy, served by friendly staff. definitely a fun night out.
Wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly staff. Great food. Reasonably priced. Second time at espy and different restaurant. Didn’t fail to impress again. Can’t wait to return.
I loved it all , the flavours of each meal was fabulous , the wine was a bit expensive though
The service was absolutely fabulous! great staff!!
10/10. Service was great. I think their names were Annie and Lucy. Unreal work Espy, I’m sure the crew will be back sooner rather than later. And thank you for being rather kind and lenient to the nature of our table (loud and annoying).
Ordered the slow cooked lamb to share. Was delicious, tender and plenty for 2. Staff were all so lovely and attentive. A great escape away from the hustle and bustle of the bar.
Amazing service, delicious food and absolute vibe
Great food exceptional venue fitout and great service by waiter Bruna
We dined in the Espy Kitchen. Usually I love the Espy but on this occasion the service was very slow and lackluster. My kingfish was excellent but my friends eggplant was inedible
The Espy Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 474 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.