The Vale Bar & Eatery

4.6
67 reviews
$40 and under
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 67 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great range of food and drinks; the amount we ordered was perfect! Standouts were the crab tostada, the roasted celeriac special, and the choc passion fruit parfait. Lovely service. My only negative was I found the restaurant a little cold. Otherwise a really lovely date night for my husband and I

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RobS
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the 'chef selection' you get a random assortment of items off the menu. Takes difficult process of choosing away!

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Vron
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine selection and the food is delicious! Try the croquettes

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MaryannT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely night, great food, wine very pricey, wine 300% on normal cost.

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Adriana
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

It took ages for someone to come up and take our drink order. The place was nearly empty so it wasn’t busy.
Chef’s selection was just ok and the meat was a bit cold.
Atmosphere is great. Cocktails were great too

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JulieO
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked outside table at 8.30 p.m. Wonderful service, great COVID safe practices, lovely food and the cocktails were amazing!!! Have to highlight the fantastic service, prompt, friendly and they went above and beyond to meet expectations. Thank you!!!

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WitiM
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely local restaurant with very flavoursome food, extensive wine list & great atmosphere. Staff always friendly & helpful each time we've been there.

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JosephineD
Melbourne
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

As a regular we dine at this venue weekly prior to Covid-19. We have always loved our visits and continue to rave about the service, food, wine selection. Sadly, we have returned back now this has been our 3rd time since January and I was quite disappointed with our experience most recently! I was quite embarrassed as I had been raving about our favourite wine n dine venues and this time round if I could have just walked out I would have! The couple we dined with could not understand why I had recommended the venue and I was lost for words. We were not greeted upon entry, we found our way around and the service has dropped dramatically! The poor staff member was trying to juggle so much, he was new and very lovely, however, no one else bothered to come and check with us about any questions we had regarding the menu etc! We ordered a selection from their menu and asked for it to be brought out together. That failed to happen so each single dish was brought out one at a time! So we could not enjoy the experience of sharing or sampling each dish. It was embarrassing 😳 watching each other sample the food. We ended the night not content and feeling hungry. When I attempted to address our concerns it was brushed off - I politely asked for the bill and unlike previous experience there was Care factor zero! I decided to pay for the entire night as I was too embarrassed to ask our guests to contribute to the bill course to $200. I’m confused as to why my concerns were disregarded. The venue was also not as busy as usual so it’s left me contemplating as a regular and local - whether I will make a decision to return.

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ChantelleA
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our local place. I have bringing my parents here and friends. One of my favourite places in ascot vale.

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SallyS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite local places to eat - support local where you can.
This place is awesome!!!

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RossB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food are service was great did get a bit noisy from time to time

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RhondaP
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

2 days before booking I looked at menu online - it looked great. Octpus etc. NONE of the dishes on the online menu were on the menu!
Very disappointing.
Not value for $$.

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KikiP
Melbourne
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a great meal, nice choice of wines and yum food.

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AnnaC
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely spot to having a lovely meal and always great service with exceptional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The Vale in Ascot Vale was halfway for me & my friend to meet. A cosy bar to catch up and have a couple of glasses of wine. Lovely staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a nice place for date night! Really helpful staff, great food and wine! Really liked the share plates that they had. Can’t wait to go back there.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was next to none! Food and wine was equally as wonderful. Beautiful night out!

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place- good food and good vibe. Will return ASAP

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JustineS
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this local spot, everything is fabulous. Food, drinks, service, ambience. Everything!

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LozA
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this little local place! Fantastic service, food was delicious and plenty of drink options. Will be back

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FJWilson
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the waitress was really accommodating, moving us to be close to the fire when the table opened. Highly recommend.

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Anonymous
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, food, wine and ambience. Will be back.

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Helen
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for some tapas, proper meal or just a couple of wines. The atmosphere is very relaxed and staff members are very helpful and attentive, would highly recommend this place.

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NicoleV
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and cocktails!! Perfect spot to catch up with the girls!

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CaraY
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place as always. Great wine bar and friendly staff. They were just busy with coming out of lockdown.

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Rebecca
Brisbane
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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MandyW
Melbourne
4 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
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
4 reviews
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 🥳🥂🍾

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JanR
Melbourne
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
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
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!

FAQs

The Vale Bar & Eatery offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9917 2965.

The Vale Bar & Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 67 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.