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The Vale Bar & Eatery

4.7
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42 reviews
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$40 and under
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Wine Bar
At The Vale Bar & Eatery we are purveyors of all things scrumptious and as such are home to a large selection of food and drink. Picture mouth watering cocktails and wine stacked wall to wall that has been sourced from near and far. Beer and cider so good that you will dream of becoming a brewer and a selection of pizza, cheese and charcuterie so moorish you wont be able to stop at just one!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 42 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rebecca
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new menu with the pizzas are a great addition

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TammyB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had only ever stopped in for a drink ages ago. Very impressed with the whole experience from booking to meals end. Summa replied to my email promptly and she was so nice when I popped in to ask questions about the seating. The girls looked after so well with warmth and just the right amount of attentiveness. The food was so delicious with my gnocchi being next level incredible which would have been absolutely perfect if there were just a couple more spoonfuls on the plate. Will most certainly be back! 😊🍷👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing local. Always beautiful food, great service and fabulous wines.

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melanie
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food, warm and inviting.

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back in the Vale! Wonderful experience, hoping you bring back the goats cheese lavosh with agave!

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MaryanneC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very impressed with decor, the fire place , the whole back area where we were sitting. Staff were excellent and were even happy for us to take silly snaps of the four of us,seeing it was our first dinner after coming out of isolation. Perfect start to some normality and post iso

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ElizabethC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Fun and friendly service. Feed me menu was delicious and easy!

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DeanF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night. The food and service at The Vale is exceptional. The staff are attentive and fun and really add to the experience. The food is wonderfully prepared and great value. Love coming here.

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ShaunS
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy the service, food and drinks at the Vale. Highly recommended.

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JosephineD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It’s our regular hot spot! Love the staff, warm, welcoming & service for me !!! 2nd to none

It’s come a long way and I’ve seen many changes... ATM, for me, it’s on my “MUST” list

Keep up the amazing work guys , you rock 🥳🥂🍾

JR
JanR
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely loved our evening - the food was beautiful. A little dissapointed that with the change in menu as there is not as much share food...of course, the beautiful Charcuterie & Cheese Boards are still excellent.

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AnneK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time I've been to The Vale. Took a friend from Sydney. She couldn't get over such a nice place being in the middle of a quiet suburb. Am looking forward to many more visits to The Vale.

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Melly
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love this place, the food, the cocktails and the Good vibes make it a great night out. I feel so lucky to have this as my neighbourhood bar!

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MargaretK
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was first class. Staff know their wines and ask questions to ensure you get what you want. We had the Pinot Blanc which was sensational. The mushroom truffle pizza and eggplant dish and gem lettuce were fabulous. Ralph was a charming host. I was very proud to show off this place to interstate guests.

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Melly
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, the food was absolutely delicious and the drinks second to none. Good vibes, great neighbourhood bar/restaurant!

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Chewak
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu seems to have changed and the portion has reduced somehow for the price . Food and wine still great. Value for money is questionable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great venue, I have been here for dinner, drinks with my friends and now a corporate catch up. Its a great venue and the staff are so warm and welcoming they definitely make the place. Those Elderflower cocktails are amazing.

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food and extensive wine list.

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Michael
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue, great food and exceptional service

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NadiaP
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I have found my new local favourite. WOW! Great wine, amazing service and the foods great too. Hats off to Ralph, service was impeccable!!

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CarolS
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely bar and atmosphere downstairs but we were seated upstairs and we could hear the noise level coming down to greet us. Definitely not for a date night outing for two and people were shouting over each other. Quieter when their food arrived. Other than noise it was a good experience and waitress was professional and staff friendly. Will request downstairs next visit.

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HannahL
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic staff, great food, wonderful drinks and beautiful little place!
Loved it, definitely going back again.

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NatalieM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great place to spend time with friends, enjoying nice wine and delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely staff and a great cozy ambience. We will be back.

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NicolaC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Good cocktails
Bit stingy on the nuts and cheese in the salad.

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Rebecca
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this local bar. Th staff and service was great, we had a party of 12 and they were very accommodating .

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great set up, walked in, service and greeting was great, sat at our table. Service was great, food came out in a timely fashion, enjoyed the food. would defiantly go back again and would recommend to other people

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MChez58
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a great evening.. definitely found the sweet spot in ascot Vale..

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CaraY
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! I recommend it to anyone. However it can get noisy if there is a lot of people around. However this adds to the vibe :-)

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natl
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Great local with fab food and wine choice. The interior is a little noisy and the service could have been better. It took 25 minutes from the minute we sat down to be asked for a drink order. They also cleared glasses without asking if we wanted to order more. Food was a little slow as well. In fairness, it was a busy night. Would go back and give the service another go.

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DavidAT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience5

WE ordered the cheese for two

the portions were tiny and at $22 was poor value

Otherwise ambience was good

service staff were over stretched

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been keen to eat here and the food didn't disappoint. Great taste and good portion sizes. The Arancini balls were very special, as was the calamari and sweet potato chips! Love the variety of drinks on offer as well. Fabulous service and very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere in which to eat and socialise. Looking forward to going back again !

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Rebecca
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I love the Vale and its a welcome addition to Union Road. Saturday night was extremely busy so there was a little bit of a wait on service and drinks. Other than that , it was great as usual

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KimF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall great experience. Good vibe and atmospheres. Impressive wine list and great menu.

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ReneeF
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've eaten at the Vale 3 times now and every time I've been, the food and service have been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend the Vale to friends and locals.

JM
JudithM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Love this place but it’s consistently understaffed and noise level too high. Add some sound deadening materials please.

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NaomiS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, super friendly staff who know their stuff and the food is divine. A++++

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KylieM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambience always lively and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. More wine bar with food than restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service food and drinks. Service is excellent

MM
MissM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you’re looking for a new neighbourhood bar, The Vale is unequivocally it. Uncomplicated delicious food.
A relaxed, yet energetic vibe.
The service is sharp; the cocktails sexy.
You should go.

FAQs

The Vale Bar & Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Vale Bar & Eatery also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9917 2965.

The Vale Bar & Eatery is rated 4.7 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.