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The Peacock Den, The Basin, AU-VIC

The Peacock Den

4.7
4.7
594 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
THE PEACOCK SYMBOLISES POWER, ROYALTY, INSIGHT & WISDOM.

The concept behind The Peacock Den is simply to offer a more unique wine and dining experience in the outer east. Brought to life from a vision and passion for the Hospitality industry, we have created this stunning establishment.

With a strong focus on fine wines, the mission at The Peacock Den is simply to share excellent and expertly selected wines matched with simple yet delicious food in a relaxed sharing environment.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9761 1431
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Gareth Elstob
  • Area
    The Basin
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking spaces available in parking lot on opposite side of the main road.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine

What 594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Lively

594 Reviews
  1. RonJan

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Peacock Den has a great ambience with art deco layout. The Chef is very talented as the food is fabulous and presented Tapas style. You can have either 4, 5 or 6 dishes and desert if you can fit it in. Cocktails are great and there is an extensive wine list to choose and it is highly recommended.

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  2. LisaJ

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the Peacock Den quite a few times now and the service is always great and the food is delicious.

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  3. AndreaV

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Most helpful staff & friendly. Lovely atmosphere. Tapas food was pleasant, chocolate desert was divine. Not a fan of the cocktail we had, but loved the wine.

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  4. CarlyM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third visit and cannot rate this place highly enough. The ambience is what really sets The Peacock Den apart from anywhere else. Staff are all well versed in menu items and never forget a devil. Was absolutely blown away at how clean and well set up their restrooms are too.

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  5. BenK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We do love this little place but menu is more a winter one and on a 30* evening a summer menu would have been a lot better even desert was all oven based no cold desert to be seen. I’m sure this used to be a season based restaurant but maybe there’s been a change of owners.

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  6. IainM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service food and atmosphere will be back for sure

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  7. CarlyM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit was just as good as the first! Great ambience and exceptional food, highlight was definitely the filo pie wit the garlic prawn coming in a hot second!!!!

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  8. BECCA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was divine & a lovely jazz feel ambience vibe whilst we were eating our dinner. Staff were friendly & very helpful came to top up the water as soon as they saw it was low. Loved that it’s small & cozy thank u for a great night

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  9. CarlyM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden little gem! This was my first visit and I cannot recommend this place enough! Such great ambience, excellent food with such friendly and knowledgeable staff! Already planning my next visit.

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  10. AnitaL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my best friend who was visiting from Queensland and we loved it. It was comfy the food was great, the cocktails great, we sat and chatted until closing. The staff very helping and lovely. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone and hope to visit again soon.

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  11. LaurenC

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to The Peacock many times over the years and it never disappoints 😊👌🏻

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  12. AmberleyH

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tapas was sensation! Loved it!! We booked a table but when we arrived there were still guests at our table, so we had to wait a while. For this reason they gave us the first round of drinks complimentary - so lovely. The restaurant was full and there were some very merry Christmas parties in full swing, which made the restaurant particularly loud. We didn’t mind because we loved everyone’s laughter but if you were hard of hearing it wouldn’t be ideal. Absolutely beautiful dining experience though. We’ll definitely be back x

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  13. WendyM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, ambience and service is great, would recommend. The only negative was we weren’t told the sparkling water would cost as it was offered with water

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  14. AndrewC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a beautiful peaceful atmosphere, staff were lovely, food and wine served was fantastic. Thank you for a perfect evening.

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  15. MaggieB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in, we were greeted so politely and warmly. It was a great atmosphere to walk into as well with everyone at their tables enjoying themselves. We were waited by the lady with the short hair and septum piercing and she made our night all the more amazing. Out food was divine and our drinks got us to where we wanted to be. Considering it was our second time back, you can count on that we will be definitely back for more.

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  16. DianneW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing place to celebrate an anniversary. Food was amazing. Will certainly be back

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  17. AmyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing so was the service and great wine

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  18. GourmetGirl20

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening out. Good selection of food and wine. Service is very good.

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  19. Marty

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and extensive wine list. It's become one of our regular haunts.

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  20. JarrodM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, amazing food. We are blessed to have such an amazing place right here in The Basin. A secret little jewel of Melbourne

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  21. Mrgrumpy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed to be honest. We had not been out in a while and thought we were in for a treat. Food was ordinary apart from the tofu dish.

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  22. ElvaTW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely intimate and quiet bar with great drinks, delicious shared menu, very accommodating with dietary restrictions and great service. No other place like it in The Basin, a very special place in the local area.

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  23. TimM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here and will definitely come back!! Food is absolutely amazing and atmosphere is great!

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  24. Limetuna

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had seen that The Peacock Den had come highly recommended by others in local community groups, and I must say, the recommendations were highly justified. We were seated in the centrally located couch, perfect for comfy chats and drinks. The food was delicious and well-portioned, with the pork belly bao buns, my personal favourite. The staff were friendly and gave great recommendations, and added to the overall relaxed atmosphere. I look forward to returning again soon to enjoy more of the amazing menu.

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  25. AllanG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to the Peacock Den ... Had driven past numerous times and thought we must visit ... and glad we did .. had a great night with friends .. plenty of great food (good selection) and plenty of chat .. would recommend it for a different ambience and different and varied menu .. sharing plates were yummy and ample

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  26. JustinN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gareth and his staff were fantastic. Food was excellent as usual. Keep up the good work

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  27. IanW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would highly recommend the Peacock Den. Staff were great, setting was perfect and the food was amazing.

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  28. Anonymous323

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were very expensive, $25 for a small cocktail

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  29. Carl

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Peacock Den was exceptional in its quality of food and service.

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  30. JannyBabe

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A perfect night out! Exceptional atmosphere for a beautiful evening with friends. Comfortable, stylish, well spaced dining areas. Menu choices are delectable! Select items to create your own table’s dining adventure. A little on the $xxxy side, but worth it for our occasion. Mature and professional wait staff guided the selection and engaged well with us. A definite must for dining in this area. Note: Air temperate was a little chilly for evening.

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  31. MartinS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coming back again and again. Great place to meet up with friends

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  32. DonnaS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a stunning and beautiful setting, service and experience. The food is incredible and drinks equally so! Will always recommend this place!

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  33. Gray

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to share a meal, great selection of plates to suit everyone. Nice and quiet, great for an intimate evening

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful experience for a birthday dinner with wonderful friends. The food was delicious, the wine was great and the service was perfect. Thank you

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute tapas style feed me menu, cosy little restaurant with couches and lovely fireplace.

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  36. MarkC

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint, cozy, exceptional food and drink. Nicest evening in a long while. Highly recommend 👍

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  37. JamesC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing the food was absolutely amazing the staff were the most polite and friendly people The venue is a amazing can get a little loud with a few different groups conversations going but would definitely dine again and recommend

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  38. JoanneC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had atlantic salmon, garlic prawns, charcuterie board, beef sliders and chips. All delish! The HENNING’s Shiraz was great too.

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  39. Martin23

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choice of interesting plates to share. We had 4 plates plus desert and all were excellent. The best meal out we have had in a very long time. Made by a chef who cares about what leaves the kitchen. Great coffee to finish the meal. Fantastic to find such high quality food and wine and good service so close to home in the outer east. We also liked the decor and the background music very much.

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  40. HeatherL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a Sunday evening the Peacock Den was cosy and charming. The service was friendly & attentive, the wine was delightful and the share-plate food was delicious. The place is so small it is intimate, and beautifully decorated, resembling an upmarket B&B. Perfect for a special occasion.

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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
    • 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

FAQs

The Peacock Den offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9761 1431.

The Peacock Den is rated 4.7 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Peacock Den

381 Forest Rd, The Basin, AU-VIC 3154

Additional information

  • Area
    The Basin
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking spaces available in parking lot on opposite side of the main road.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gareth Elstob
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
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