Vue de monde

4.8
1125 reviews
$101 and over
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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1125 People Are Saying
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4.9
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4.8
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4.4
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Anonymous
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding fourteen course menu, French inspired with native Australian touches. Amazing service by all staff, in special Ben.
Beautiful wine selection. I had the Prestige pairing, with Dorian (Master Sommelier) walking me through it in great detail. A truly special night!

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VickyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very memorable and special experience . Everyone should do this at least once in their lifetime

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience.The food and service exceeded our expectations.It could have been a Little cooler inside.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a rewarding experience that will be remembered forever. Every single course was a performative work of art - and included all the senses - with a finale of excellent taste.
My son, like many other children in Victoria, had a terrible couple of years, unable to attend high school during two years of lockdown and not the type who performs well via zoom. His life recently turned around after being taken on as an apprentice by an Executive Chef. He gets up every morning at 5am to work in the kitchen.
As a reward and for inspiration I decided to choose the most amazing restaurant I could think of, to show him what is possible.
I actually had to borrow money to be able to afford it. I wanted to give him an amazing experience to show him the pinnacle of culinary excellence.
It was his 19th birthday. He said: "The staff treated us like royalty, like Kings! I thought the staff treated us better than royalty, like we family! Like their long lost cousins and this really turned the whole experience magical. Like we'd gone over the rainbow to a land of wonder. They gave my son a birthday card and even took us on a special tour of the kitchen. My son could not believe it. He says it was the best night of his whole life. He said: "I can't believe there is food like that in the world - even the snails were great!"
The damper at Vue de monde tasted nothing like the hard bricks of flour and water I had on school camp - that's for sure. They cooked it on coals right at our table and it came with hand churned butter. Somehow it was crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Every dish had a story and was a miniature artwork. The mid - range wine pairing was the best wine I've had.
People might hesitate to spend so much money on food, and I have limited resources, but this was a once in a lifetime experience and I think it was worth it: my son has been inspired to aim high in his cooking, and it doesn't get any higher than this! Pure gold.

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Angie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible dining experience that exceeded my expectations.

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AndrewO
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and impeccable service. More than a meal, it was an experience.

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Traceyao
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An incredible dining experience, impressive food and flavours, complimented by outstanding staff, particularly the sommelier. The view of Melbourne is superb! We have travelled a great deal and Vue de Monde is a World class dining experience.

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LillianE
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot say a bad word. Best fine dining in town, for sure.

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn't been back for a long time but attended last night for an anniversary and it was better than I remembered. The menu was amazing, wine list was spot on, and the service was great. Was lucky enough to have a lighting storm roll through too.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This experience was simply sensational. Food, service and ambience made it a perfect evening. I loved the numerous different courses that gave a diverse culinary experience that left you feeling comfortable at the conclusion of the meal. Stand outs were the oysters (not usually a fan), marron, beef and chocolate soufflé dessert.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was worth the wait, looking forward to visiting again

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ALEXU
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous evening! From the beginning with drinks in the bar and the fabulous views. The food was exceptional and the wine choices were splendid. We tasted wines I would never have chosen and enjoyed every taste. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t wait to return.

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KaitlynM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience from the moment we walked in the door. Service was outstanding and food delightful. Cannot wait to go back!

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LukeD
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was extremely nice , food was amazing view was amazing, Liu bar for pre drinks was amazing

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jennyc
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food n service.
However service staff attire could have been more presentable n professional and not full with food stains.
Public holiday surcharge was too steep!

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SofiaK
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here many times. at least once a year. Everytime we come here, it is a unique experience. The food is amazing. It offers something very refined. very special and also challenges your taste buds. The service is also impeccable. Want a truly special night? This is the place.

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marinaH
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was perfection! We celebrated Christmas here on Christmas Eve 2021. A great way to end this year. We loved every moment and the food was 10 out 10. Artistry on a plate. Start with a drink at the bar. The view is of the whole of Melbourne and beyond...loved it!!

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Jona
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This was our second dining event at Vue Du Monde in the past month and again this was an exceptional evening.

A great evening with great service and food.

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myersbites
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed with Vu de monde, their food and service is always top notch the way it should be, however this time I realise they didn’t give us any take home gifts like previous times. Definitely will be back next year again, and don’t ever close down

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BiancaJ
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, thank you so much. It was a little disappointing after spending so much money that we were unable to move into Lui Bar after for one more drink to finish the evening and were escorted out.

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L2Mangi
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the concept of the restaurant. Loved the Australian produce used and they staff were amazing explains clearly what we were eating where was it sourced and how it was cooked . Every staff member were polite, smiling and accommodating. Shout out to James and Ryan, who were fabulousour whole 3.5 hrs dining. The food was tasty, unusual, beautiful, local, presentation was on point and more. Loved the experience

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ICanSeeTheWorld
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every way... expensive yes, but a truly great foodie experience!

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TheCustomerJohn
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cream of the crop. Perfect for those extra special occasions. Or, for the premium experience.

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Jona
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Food Was amazing and staff knowledge of what we were eating was great!
We were let down by the amenities, the ladies and mens bathroom was not kept at a standard you would expect.

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JaniceL
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Came back after a long time and bringing my husband who had never been. Enjoyable atmosphere and fantastic views. Thank you to all the staff for their wonderful explanations of everything we had questions about - your knowledge is astounding! Would come back again.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was excellent before, even better now with the new menu. Michelin 3 star equivalent without doubt.

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FooFoodie
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

The overall dining experience was decent. The presentation of the food was excellent as well as amazingly choreographed. The taste of the food though was sub par and you won’t leave the venue filled even though you’ve had 13 dishes as the portions were tiny and not aimed to fill your stomach. If you’re looking for a place to wine and social, this is absolutely the spot. Though if you’re expecting decent to great food or value for money fine dining unfortunately this is not the place to be. The redeeming factor was that the service was amazing. :)

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This vue de monde experience was sensational!! Worth every cent.

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TerryB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Only issue was our chair pointing directly into sun. As partially cloudy often as soon as blinds up, bright sun would blind us again.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service with a good level of theatre. Fantastic experience

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Not as good as our first experience. 14 courses but alot of the courses were misses rather than hits. Too many cold starters. The tomato and strawberry dish was outright weird and should not be on the menu. Only the wagyu steak was memorable everything else was mediocre. There was no breakfast bag to take home. For the price of $330 per person, it was very poor value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful evening all round. Spectacular views and setting, friendly and authoritative service, delicious and innovative food, wine pairings similarly interesting and so well matched. A true special occasion venue which well and truly met and exceeded its reputation. We will be back (after a bit of saving!)

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KerriL
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful evening!! Vue de Monde was everything we thought it would be and then some!! The experience from our greeting until the end was outstanding!! Service .... impeccable.... food.... well every single bite was truly a taste sensation .... wine pairing.... wonderful.... views at sunset.... glorious!! A memorable experience!! Thankyou so much to all the team at Vue de Monde!!

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SimonO
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely staff, great night

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STEPHENC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The table staff were fantastic with their descriptions of the different courses. The time between each course was allowed us to "review" the food and talk about how much we enjoyed it. The food was OUTSTANDING. It was a truely memorable experience for us both and we woke up the next day still relishing our experience.
Stephen Clay

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KristynC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Incredibly expensive and the food was a huge disappointment. What you pay for is all the staff, far too many staff.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star service and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there. What a surprise. Best service Ive ever received in Australia. Imaginative food with non-giimmicky wowing presentation. Would go again but have to save up again for at least 3 months. Very pricy for good reason.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An incredible experience, the food was amazing and the service was impeccable.

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Kellie
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The pace at which they brought out the different courses was perfect. We spent 5 hrs there which gave us plenty of time to enjoy the company of our friends , the view and not been rushed with any course. The last couple of courses were just ok. The rest were beautiful.

FAQs

Vue de monde offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9691 3888.

Vue de monde is rated 4.8 stars by 1125 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.