Vue de monde

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Modern Australian
Vue de monde is a testament to the belief that dining can be a wondrous and unforgettable experience. The ever-changing chef’s menu pays homage to classical fine dining in a modern context by exploring the beauty of native Australian ingredients. While in the past the menu looked to Europe for inspiration, Executive Chef Hugh Allen continues to celebrate the unparalleled quality of home-grown produce with thoughtfully considered dishes committed to seasonality and locality.

Vue de monde has been synonymous with Melbourne dining for almost 20 years, continuing to present an exciting and dynamic experience with a progression of flavours and sense of curiosity. The whimsical spirit at the heart of the Vue de monde menu has not been lost throughout the years, with the lighter-handed and more natural approach to cooking being no less infused with theatre.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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PA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and amazing staff that went the extra mile to make our experience really enjoyable. Would highly recommend!!

B
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience, ambience, service and food faultless.

QL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

This is the 2nd time I go back but I am a little disappointed with the overall food and speed at which the food is served.
Food wise - there were too many desserts, and not enough entree and savoury dishes...
Speed - I feel like they were rushing us a bit so they could get us out and have 2nd round customers in..

SK
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

thank you for a great night the food and service was amazing

CT
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, the food was perfect and the staff ensured a great birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Girlfriends birthday although we waited 1:15min between the main and dessert with just a cheese trolley coming in that time

FG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Wine was overly priced. Food and service was excellent, but too expensive. Fine cuisine meals and service from other comparable restaurants would be in the 20% less range.

LV
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning all round experience that I would highly recommend to any foodie

NL
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional service, and the food cannot be faulted. I would however not pay $400 per person for wine as the tastings are very small.

DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and attention was excellent and the birthday dinner was therefore truly special.

The team deserves a real pat on the back.

The 9-course meal was one if the best we’ve had in over 10 visits to Vue De Monde in last 4 years

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding anniversary

MH
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful culinary experience which was both an adventure and theatre event

AH
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A+++ outstanding service, experience and food that cannot be faulted (all 15 courses). Felt extremely welcomed, looked after and apart of the VDM family whilst we were there. Will definitely return! Well done Bennett, Allen AND team 11/10.

O
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Vue de monde to celebrate my mum's 50th birthday. The food was fantastic and each course was memorable, distinct and versatile in their own way. The service was wonderful, bubbly, and attentive. We loved how interactive the menu was (from washing oysters being shucked and choosing the dressing, to smashing up herbs(?) to make the sorbet, and putting together our own fancy hotdog). Thank you so much for a beautiful evening out to celebrate.

CM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chris, Sarah, Young & the team at Vue de Monde gave us a day my family and I will never forget. They went above and beyond to accommodate my requests for help in proposing to my girlfriend at their beautiful venue, and I will never be able to thank them enough. Every element of their service and cuisine made the day truly special - regardless of the proposal the lunch in that setting, with that level or service was simply magnificent. Could not recommend more highly for an experience we will all never forget.

EL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal made almost exclusively with Australian ingredients. The service was great although sometimes feel marginally over the top but still appreciated.

P
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

price point is high but I had a wonderful experience at Vue de monde, excellent food, nice scenery and the servers are very attentive. Worth the cost and is an experience worth having.

P
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The thing that was a little disappointing was that when waiters were providing a descriptive overview of the dish we were about to eat, that the speed of verbal delivery when combined with a strong European accent made comprehension really difficult or sometimes impossible. Sometimes I asked for clarification or a slower repeat of the blurb as hearing this was really important for us.
Another minor issue was the timing of dish delivery which was sometimes fast and then sometimes a bit slow. A slightly more consistent time between dishes would have been better.
The Happy Birthday plate for my wife was really, really well done and greatly appreciated.

SB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My most outstanding food experience to date. Service was outstanding, excellent choice of local and even local cultural ingredients. I’m saving my pennies and coming back!

m
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such an amazing experience celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food and service was phenomenal and will be forever memorable. They were so accommodating for my wife who is a vegetarian. We look to returning on our next trip to Melbourne

PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vue de Monde is special place, ideal for an occasion be it a birthday or similar celebration. FL 55 offers wonderful 360 degrees views. Service is fantastic and each course is delivered with fresh cutlery. Conor the waiter and Dorian the Wine Sommelier sand out but all staff are truly excellent. Food is exactly what the creator wanted : combinations of food that you will not prepare at home. Each course is better than the previous one - the cheese course (all Australian cheeses) is particularly memorable. Not cheap but it may be the best restaurant in Australia if not the World!

MW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was very nice. But the noise level was quite high. Couldn’t hear people talking. Views were simply stunning.

TT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and hospitality. This was a memorable meal.

RD
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It has been a fantastic experience. Really good food and really good service, however the price is too high.

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A memorable evening. Celebrating my 70th birthday, so wanted something special, and this was special. All aspects were outstanding.

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunningly inventive and sophisticated - worth the high price tag for a once in a lifetime dining experience. Loved every minute.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views of the city, coupled with the amazing service and food that was out of this world made for an extra special evening. A little bit on the pricey side but I would highly recommend going here because it is well worth what you pay for.

DK
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing night with great food and service... they really looked after us on what was a special night for us in getting engaged!

CD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience and stunning food and wine. Very enjoyable. Price is way up there!

DL
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an experience!!! Everything about it was mind blowing... the food, service and atmosphere.

S
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience, the vibe was perfect, food and drinks were on point and I couldn't recommend this place more. Loved it

SG
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic entire experience - service was the best we’ve ever had, food was amazing, the view was incredible and we loved the added extra bits to make the whole thing an entire dining experience - obviously an expensive evening out but so worth it!

PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Just Incredible

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite table service and dining experience

G
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great time! My wife and I went there for our 10th wedding anniversary and couldn't ask for a more wonderful experience. We had the chef's menu with a wine pairing. It was excellent, we enjoyed every dish and accompanying wine. The service was outstanding, we were made to feel truly special, can't wait for the next time.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with exceptional service. If Michelin would cover Australia this would be a *** restaurant.

GR
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an exceptional experience, could not fault a thing. An absolute treat and the perfect way to end my parents visit to me in Melbourne.

m
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was beautifully presented and an adventure for the tastebuds. There was some wonderfully refreshing sorbet after heavy dishes and the desserts were amazing. Loved the goat yoghurt with raspberry flowers and lime sorbet. The view was also something to enjoy and take in. Highly recommended.

LZ
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration lunch and it was fabulous from start to finish, food , service , decor and atmosphere could not fault anything we will definitely return for another special occasion

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was absolutely amazing. Service from the moment we arrived was welcoming and friendly. The food was a journey like we have never had before. Unforgettable memories were made on our evening at Vu de monde