Vue De Monde
Vue de monde's creator and mastermind is Shannon Bennett whose obsession for classical cuisine combined with his edgy approach has seen the restaurant awarded a plethora of culinary awards both nationally and globally while maintaining a standard of excellence and innovation year after year.
What Insiders Are Saying
Vue de Monde might be tasting-menu only, but it still feels pretty casual and it has views from the 55th floor of the Rialto.
Our most memorable dining experience ever.
The whole experience was insurmountable.
We felt like we were almost the only diners because the level of intimate attention was just right.
Quality of service an food was exquisite
The quality and variety of the food was exceptional (although we could have done with one less dessert). The service from all staff was excellent. The only negative was that the sound level of the background music was so high that it made it difficult to hear people at the other end of the table and also the staff explanations of each dish.
Excellent and best restaurant in Australia
Absolutely stunning. The infinite consideration that goes into every aspect of the experience from collaboration between the chefs and the potter creating individual handcrafted pieces to compliment a particular dish to the amazing and creative use of native produce. Then there’s the wines..... wow.
We loved our experience. Thanks team, you were all bloody amazing!
Great food and service
An exceptional experience in every way- a memorable evening.
The food was very good indeed, although the final sweet was very French and did not really fit with the overall Australian theme.
The overall experience is spoiled by the constrained timeframe: ten courses in two hours makes the experience somewhat rushed and out of tune with what we would call a fine dining experience, particularly when you consider the cost.
Vue De Monde is a true dining experience.
The food is well thought out and the flavours the chefs extract from the different ingredients is something very special.Fine dining without being pretentious.The staff love what they do and make it a goal to ensure that you love your time there. They seem to move around effortlessly as though performing a waltz.
Would highly recommend this establishment and as they change the menu to reflect what’s in season I look forward to coming back.
We chose the restaurant for a special occasion dinner and it lived up to every expectation. The staff were exceptional and the food glorious!
We had the degustation menu last night and it was the most amazing food experience we have ever had! 17 or so of the most delicious, innovative dishes and not one disappointed. The service also deserves a mention - fantastic, knowledgable, attentive and personable staff also made it a great night. And the view is spectacular. Couldn't have been any more special than it was.
Vue De Monde.. The complete dining experience. In fact its more than that, it is an event. The location is unparalleled for dining in Melbourne , while the restaurant ambience is world class. The staff and chefs interaction with the diners makes the experience even more enjoyable and adds a sense of theatre to the night. The wine list is the most extensive I have ever seen and both the quality and value is like no other. The cuisine almost defies description. Every bite is a carnival of flavour
Exceptional food and service.
Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a standout restaurant for a special occasion and memorable dining experience
Excellent experience with amazing food and an extensive (but incredibly marked-up) wine list. Service was laid-back and friendly, but both our wine guy and main waiter both left suddenly without allowing us to say thanks. Just go with the flow with the food, it's a really cool journey, and the matched wines, while pricey, are thoughtfully chosen and match the food well.
Vue de monde is the best place to have dinner. You can see the hole Melbourne while dining. The food is amazing and prepared with professional skills and every single dish is beautiful and unique. You need to be open minded while tasting. The service was amazing and all of the waiters were interested in us and very polite! We highly recommend this restaurant if you have special occasions or you want to eat a delicious and fancy dinner with friends or family! Love the place, strong 10!
We went here to celebrate our 20th anniversary and our daughter helped us choose this restaurant. The restaurant being located on the 55th floor with a stunning view made it very special, plus the attentive and friendly staff giving us a tour of the restaurant gave us a pleasant welcoming. The degustation menu was really quite special, with a reoccurring “campfire” theme that was exciting and also interactive.
Definitely a worthwhile experience. It's interesting in the sense that there is no paper menu to maximise the experience. It is pricey but the food and service was great. I'd go back in the future.
Better than expected
We had an amazing time dining at Vue De Monde. The food was beautifully prepared and the staff were great. Would definitely go back again.
Absolutely a great experience.... we would highly recommend this to all our friends and family
The experience was amazing. Food and service were wonderful and the extra birthday surprise was really lovely. I was just so disappointed that I was so full when the soufflé came and I couldn’t finish it 😭
An exceptional degustation experience! Outstanding quality of food.
The most amazing meal we have ever experienced.
Fantastic night - great food and interesting - a wonderful choice for a special occasion
We really enjoyed the food.
A must-go restaurant in Melbourne for dating.
Panorama view of Melbourne
The post-dinner kitchen tour was amazing
The food was exceptional, a real taste experience. The staff were great, and watching them work was like watching a well choreographed dance. The views complemented the presentation of the dishes - amazing. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.
Tout était parfait
Food was amazing and out of this world. However, service really lacked. Each dish was described with no personality and was scripted. Everyone was in a super rush. I mentioned in booking that it was my husbands, Anthony, birthday and I stated his name. They called him Andrew several times and this was addressed to the wait staff and towards the end they presented a plate which had ‘Andrew’ in chocolate even though we had corrected them several times. The service was not fine dining AT ALL
We have done Maude in LA and Jules Verne in Paris - both were excellent, but our experience at Vue de Monde went to another level again - due in no small part to the excellent staff - especially Greta
As expected of this iconic establishment - the food was both innovative and amazing. Service was attentive and friendly - with the staff explaining each dish and matching wine as they served it. Overall - a memorable experience
The food, the service, the venue... all impeccable. If I could rate everything higher than a 10, I would
This was a food adventure. Just getting in to the restaurant was an experience. Our window seat was lovely, the view is gorgeous. The staff are all well trained and professional.a real pleasure. The food was a real adventure. No menu so every course was a surprise. And no disappointment. It all looked and tasted amazing. Took hours and was worth the special trip to Melbourne.
The service was impecable & intuitive as all our needs were catered for. The superb location & vista had the wow factor & each dish served was a masterpiece created for all the senses to be captured.
It truly is a dining experience that supercedes all others.
This is our second visit. Food and service was magnificent. The wine that we had matched perfectly well with the food. And the last thing, thank you for the kitchen team who allowed us to take a photo with them. I felt so privileged and thanks again for amazing dining experience.
Amazing food experience with flavours, textures and preparation that your senses would not experience in any other restaurant. Friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic wait staff.
I cannot explain how great this dining experience was, from the moment we arrived for a drink in the bar until being taken to the lift with a bag of goodies to take home... Food ✔️ service ✔️ beer, wine and cocktails ✔️ Keep it up guys it was worth every cent !!
Amazing experience - above and beyond what I anticipated and expected. It is more than just the food and the view - the staff and 'choreography' of the delivery and presentation of the food is exceptional!
Fine dining at its best. Outstanding food and atmosphere and exceptional service.
First time and was very impressed with the food and hospitality of the staff. They took the time to chat and get to know me and my family instead of treating us like just another customer. We were impressed that they waited to until I returned from the toilets to serve the next course. I was also impressed when one hostess conveyed to the other staff that I was dining in celebration of my graduation and they all congratulated me throughout the night and even on my way out.