Vesper Bistro & Bar

4.5
34 reviews
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
This NEW ultimate residents’ eatery in the neighbourhood hub of South Yarra, whisking your senses across the azure waters of the Mediterranean islands with plates full of flavour and vibrant colour from the islands of Greece, Spain, Italy and the South of France combining charm and elegance with a contemporary approach to polished dining.

Our menu is a journey through the Med by both land and sea and yet finished with an island centric approach to each dish. The cuisine has a story, much like those told by fishermen across the Aegean, reflected in light overtones, plates full of color and composition and a food profile that engages all the senses.

Experiences

  • PEARLS & CAVIAR

    A$60.00 per person

    Jul 27 - Oct 30, 2021

    PEARLS & CAVIAR $60 per person. Explore "all things caviar" with Chef Francesco's creation of three canape' showcasing three varieties of Yarra Valley Caviar; all accompanied by matching drinks carefully selected to enhance the flavors of these succulent gourmet pearls. We are showcasing different sparkling wines, along side our signature Mediterranean Vesper Martini & Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 34 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Di169
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous use of herbs and spices with food cooked beautifully. Loved it all.

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kirstym
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter recommended the ‘vesperience’ menu, and we were so glad he did. The dishes were all amazing, and items we might not have ordered. Our waiter was super lovely, and the whole evening was just perfect. Would definitely recommend it, and will definitely be back.

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delish food, nice staff, looking forward to eating in the courtyard.

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AntigoneY
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere and food was amazing, a very welcoming and warming venue. Quality staff who are friendly, accommodating and prompt. Highly recommend and will be returning. A+++

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JillianN
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and even better food. Highly recommend doing the “Vesperience” to taste many different dishes. Literally every dish I tried was delicious and I loved the Mediterranean/Greek influence. 10/10

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Katek
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The decor may be wanting but the food here was really exquisite.
Hints of old world masterfully served. We will be back.
Great service as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Entrees better than main courses.

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Owners were welcoming and charming
Service staff tried hard and were pleasant.
These are the only positives!
Long wait between entree and main
Back room and food had a cafe vibe - not the fine dining experience the prices and reviews promised.
Food was very overpriced and very ordinary.
Maybe this was due to short notice of reopening after Covid lockdown?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a great time dining at Vesper Bistro, the staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. If you want a great seasonal menu that is bold with big flavours then I defiantly recommend this place.

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KerryO
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The meals were delicious. Would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pearls and Caviar experience was amazing. The canapés and drinks pairing was perfect and a great way to spotlight local produce. Canapés were delicious. Will be back to try dinner next time.

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vipSteve
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, beautiful and tasty sagankai entree followed by lovely chicken main. Great friendly service, very attentive. I am surprised it was not full as it was an excellent experience. We will be back.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service, excellent good, good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

The owner should be less intrusive. And the Mother’s Day raffle was tacky. Food amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked dinner for 2 on Saturday night. We were running slightly late and the team were very accommodating.

We ordered from the Raw Bar, Entree, Main, Desserts & Drinks. None could be faulted and the service was well paced by the attentive team.

Food selections included Tuna & Halloumi saganaki, Kingfish, Scallops risotto, Snapper, Fish & Chips, side of carrots.

Worth making a special effort to dine here.

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MargieS
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food and service. A very enjoyable experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been twice now, and cannot fault it! Tremendous service, inventive and delicious food, and gorgeous setting. Will be going back a lot....

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and very pleasant staff. Wide range of wines from which to select.

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nicoles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous night at Vesper. The wait staff were friendly and efficient and the food delicious and plentiful with many yummy choices.
Although noise had been noted in other reviews we were near the window and did not notice any excessive noise. We would certainly dine there again for special occasions

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AnoushB
6 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with great atmosphere. Staff wonderful. Owner delightful and food to please. Decor is lovely and chic too. One of our favourites.

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AngieC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This little gem has an amazing menu. We couldn't pick what to have so we had the 6 dish tasting menu and it far exceeded our expectations. The service was outstanding too. Come and check out the delicious Mediterranean food and the great selection of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place!

Second time there and the service just gets better. To the fine details of remembering who you were months later.

The food is refined and tastes amazing.

Can’t recommend Vesper enough.

JS
JulieS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection on a plate with a lovely ambience and exceptional service. Until I can get back to Europe… This will be my meeting friends hang out. Loved it.

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Danielle70
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food !

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HenryB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fresh and flaversome dishes. Good wine list and good service. Will return

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vipFigC
16 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous all round, took my wife out on date night and was very impressed by this wonderful new opening. Ambiance was lovely, noise levels were a little on the higher side but there was energy in the room. The mediterranean infusion of Greek, Italian and Spanish dishes were delectable. The BBQ octopus and wagyu were amazing.

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LipikaM
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved it...the ambience, the hosts, the food, the improvisatiobs, the cocktails...just everything about it was fantastic...made our anniversary celebrations really special. Thank you Marlane, Duncan, Ash and the whole gorgeous team!!

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OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great dinner with very attentive service. Only downside was the acoustics in the main dining area. It was hard to hear each other as well as the service team when they explained the menu. Overall a wonderful experience with great menu of food and drinks options.

We had raw bar starters of oysters, tuna & swordfish to share followed by black Angus cooked as requested along with ravioli and octopus with a side salad of tomato with melon. The peaches and wine dessert was also enjoyed.

Will be back, there are many more things to try.

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CarolynK
Gloucestershire
21 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food, service and wine delicious. But it was very noisy and hard to hear and we were a table of 5

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Collifeathers
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to visit this new restaurant in our local area.. would highly recommend..
The amazing foods.. predominantly seafood, took as all over the Mediterranean, fresh, light and delicious 😋...
the service was great, the passion shown by our waitress and the knowledge of what she was serving us is rare to find..
the barman was willing to make what ever cocktails we were wanting..
thank you for a lovely night.. will return soon..

KB
KimBm
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The only issue for us was that there’s a small wine list - we wanted to order a Pinot Noir and there was only one, which was very expensive.

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MikeE
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Only open for less than a week, I thought there might be some signs of settling in. But that was not the case. Attentive & knowledgeable service was matched by some really terrific food. Tuna crudo had fresh lively flavours & the red snapper was perfectly cooked.
Small eclectic beer & wine list ticks all the boxes..loved the beer from Barcelona. Prices are more than competitive
I hope Vespers succeeds as I'd like them to be a permanent part of my local eating out menu

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quality of food excellent and innovative.Range intastes and combinations in dishes appetising.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vesper was fantastic. The menu is divine. Really beautiful and fresh seafood with many other options too. The ravioli were amazing. Like little pillows of cheese and polenta puffs! The lamb for main was cooked perfectly and even as someone who doesn’t love lamb, I really enjoyed this dish (my friend chose the main to share) It really is a wonderful dining experience and unlike other eating spots in the area. I would definitely recommend you share as there are so many yummy options! We are going back next weekend we loved it so much!

FAQs

Vesper Bistro & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 34 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.