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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food, didn’t leave full though- which you would hope you do for $310 a head. Great service and beautiful view- that is what you pay for, so thanks to the waiters. However it is the same as you get in most fine dining restaurants for 150 a head? Nothing different to that unfortunately.
Vegetarian dish just subbed fish for cucumber yet still the same price?
Definitely worth the experience once in your lifetime tho!

i
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the location and the atmosphere. Great food, nice to have a look in the kitchen.
We didn't understand why we were on a time scedule, having the full chef's menu, while other people came in later.
We thougt the food was worth the price, but the assorted wines were too expensive.
Coming from Belgium we visited other high rated restaurants. Overall a great experience.

KT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Have been before and we’re blown away by the whole experience. This time we came away disappointed. Course after course we kept waiting for the wow and although all looked amazing, the flavours never worked for any of us. Staff and service brilliant!

JI
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

good experience with my girlfriend’s birthday. I will recommend to my friends.

KP
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous afternoon. Unparalleled in terms of service, food, experience — and we have done more than a few three Michelin starred restaurants in our time. And yet they managed to do all that without being stuck up or too precious. Australia should be very proud of this gem.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First night in Melbourne. Marco our server was a very personable server along with the rest of the staff.
They also went out of there way to make a personal list of favorite casual restaurants to dine in town. The meal was exceptional along with the artistic presentation. A true culinary experience and unforgettable evening.

JS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

overall the dish is not as expected as it's too salty expecially the lamb. We can still feel the blood. the view is maginificant

D
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Greeting downstairs was classy, upstairs was odd with staff backlit so we couldn't see who was speaking. The dining experience was exceptional from a food interest and theatre perspective. Fast speaking heavily accented waiters made it difficult to make out what we were eating but they were knowledgeable and attentive. We cooked a little in our seats as the sun set but not sure what can be done there - maybe table selection. Overall - great.

TT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was of average quality have dined here previously which was great, this experience was poor however, wait staff not very attentive, food was bland and mum was sick the next day. For $1600 dinner I expect more.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

friend reunion

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AM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment you arrive at breathtaking views when you arrive at the bar on the 55th floor, you know this is something special. The service is amazing, every member of staff knows about the food, the wine, the divine cutlery you’re using. My absolute favourite was the sashimi kingfish, and the kangaroo, but even they are hard to separate from the rest. The matching wines from around the world took our breath away, and the stories that went with them. The icing on the cake was watching the oysters being freshly shucked right in front of you. What a fabulous way to enjoy our anniversary.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best dining experience of my entire life. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and extremely unique. The staff covered every detail and more, and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and cared for, but it never felt stuffy. Couldn't recommend this place more.

SN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down best fine dining experience I’ve had. The staff from reception to chefs to waiters are amazing. Helped me surprise my friend for her birthday. Couldn’t imagine anything better. Thank you for the amazing experience.

JW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The BEST customer service ever! Eye contact and a smile from everybody at any time. Made our son's 21 so so memorable.

DB
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A wonderful day to remember for our son who turned 20 years old. He is an
Apprentice chef himself & asked for our present to him to be taken to a restaurant that has a degustation menu. We even managed a classic
Photo with all staff taken in front of the amazing kitchen. Definitely a must for
a special occasion.

JH
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience5

Excellent menu and matching wines. Great knowledge from the sommelier. Pity they didn’t remember we had been twice before this year.

JR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience rather than food simply being placed in front of you. Delicious plates and tastings and the ambiance was posh but with local “flavor.” The staff is welcoming happy to answer questions should you have them. The view on top of everything else can’t be beat!

KW
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We watched Shannon on Masterchef AU for a few years and wanted to try his food. We were not disappointed at all. Ten course dinner with local wines was fabulous, we had a few of the dishes we were hoping to have while in Australia like Kangaroo, Marron and Mortin Bay Bugs. First dish was in the kitchen and that was exciting (my wife though we were going to meet Shannon but it was for Oysters lol)
on the 55th floor this was really high dining at it's best - food and location.

B
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food.
Personally the only thing I would recommend is to add more greens to the menu instead of too much sweets

CL
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience for my birthday lunch, even there was raining outside but still have beautiful view of city. Love the service and food. Should be experienced once a year!

TL
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience the food & service were fantastic I would highly recommend it. We were celebrating our 20 year wedding anniversary and all the staff took the time to congratulate us.

AW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not the sort of place to go if you're looking for a cheap night out.
That said, dinner was an EXPERIENCE, which was exactly why we went there.

From every waiter saying hi as you walked in, to a tour of the kitchen, to feeling like you're the most important people in the room, it was supurb.

the food was out of this world as well - how you can get such flavour into the meals is unbeleivable.

As the courses started coming out, Dad an I thought we would need some fast food on the way home, but at the end of the 3+ hour experience, we were more than satisfied.

NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional dining - food, service, view. Best in Melbourne. World class!

SL
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for my wife’s birthday and we think we make an excellent choice. It was really nice dining experience, each dish was cooked to perfection and service was excellent and attentive, they brought life to this place with his effortless charm in entertaining us and getting us whatever we need in no time. Food, the view and the world class service, just can’t describe it at all. Amazing!! Will definitively come back to try more dishes again..

MF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience. We were made to feel so special. Would highly recommend it.

JR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience with excellent food and service. The Serving Staff went out of their way to make this a memorable evenr.

k
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely beautiful, we were lucky enough to have a table that was very private. The staff were outstanding and so knowledgeable about the food and wine. Very enjoyable evening.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience and food. I’ll definitely be saving to go back again!

NH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, incredible service; thank you for the birthday wishes. We would have given 10 stars if that were an option.

LE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is still my favourite restaurant in Melbourne!

GH
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, with just as amazing service! Incredible attention to detail all round.

RT
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It's a total culinary experience. The food, the service, the view and the kitchen tour. Pity it was a tad noisy though. Maybe it's just the particular patron that evening. But overall, we were very impressed and happy dining there.

WB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A totally extraordinary experience: the food utterly original and exquisitely tasting, the service of international class, every detail of the setting--from tables and table decorations down to silverware and glassware--a feat of imagination. Lives up to its dazzling reputation in every way.

AT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely outstanding dining experience from beginning to end. Thank you for making my partner's birthday truly memorable :)

MT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience. Beautiful ambiance, stunning views, innovative food and superb wine pairings. Service was next level. 10/10

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good service and great food, very good view of Melbourne.

RK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic and particular experience.
Great wine cellar
Perfect service

LL
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Interesting experience, majority of the menu was seafood which as someone that hates seafood was disappointing, there are no menus so I didn’t see what I was getting myself into. Highlights where the cheese board and excellent service. I would like to highlight that we made a request for seats with a nice view as it was our anniversary, but we got seated on a massive table that would have sat 4 people right in the middle of the restaurant with a very limited view. The bathrooms are also interesting, very very dimly lit so much so that I had to use my flashlight to see!
Overall a memorable experience not one that we will not be repeating. I dont recommend vue de monde if you don’t like seafood, aromatic flavours and paying $600+ for food you don’t know if you will like.

S
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best western restaurant we ever been to. Exceptional service, food and views.

F
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent in almost every respect. Only wish we had been given a table in the main dining room so we could watch what was happening in the kitchen. Exquisite presentation and flavours. Awesome views. Stunning decor. Comprehensive but expensive wine list. A very special treat!