Vue de monde

4.9
736 reviews
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List
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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The Infatuation
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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.

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Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

really nice food which i enjoy it a lot, also have very good service provide by all the staff too.

OT
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Service could be better. Some table get to visit the kitchen once and some twice. However, some table not able to visit the kitchen at all. Would be better if the service are consistent among all table. Food are great.

OT
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular experience, proud to have this world class restaurant in our City.
Friendly service, super high quality food and wine.
Only issue was the lack of entry-level wines. Very few affordable options which on top of a pricey meal makes it restrictive for some patrons.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is a night out in itself. Like a dining and theatre experience combined. From the moment you arrive downstairs before being ushered into the lifts you can tell it’s going to be a very special night.

OT
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An excellent group of employees who work exceptionally hard to ensure that the experience meets the cost.
If it were not for the effort that the staff put in to ensure you maximise the experience, it could be a very flat evening

OT
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambience! We had a wonderful dining experience here!!

OT
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A superb evening all round - Food was exquisite, staff were impeccable in their knowledge and service; ambiance was perfect and views over Melbourne stunning. Highly recommend

OT
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most incredible dining experience we habe ever had.... COMPLETELY worth the cost, forever memorable and highly reccomended.
Connor looked after us, his food knowledge was exceptional (especially regarding cheese!).

OT
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most wonderful experience. Each dish was amazing and flavourful. I was pregnant at the time, and they catered to all of my dietary needs. We also had a voucher for our wedding, and the staff prepared a special plate and experience for a congratulations. Would recommend Vue de Monde to everyone.

OT
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Excellent service. A perfect balance of different textures and flavours accompanied with a stunning presentation in every course.

OT
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a phenomenal experience at Vue de monde. We dined for my partners 30th birthday - which I told them before we arrived. Every staff member wished my partner a happy birthday and went the extra mile to make it a special occasion. There were lots of little of courses and each one tasted incredible. The food was served with bespoke flourishes that added to the experience and we loved hearing the story of each dish. The matched wines were perfect and the sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable.

OT
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So last year I ate at Lamelloise in Chagny,Five Fields in Chelsea and was failed by Arpege in Paris (burnt Marron tail) amongst others. Last Sunday night at 8.45pm we were in a rainy, cold Melbourne night from Sydney and we had so much damn fun in this place that it was almost impossible to believe. Vue de Monde can't be given a third hat because it is so totally lighthearted and so enjoyable that many rules of "fine dining" are thrown out the 55th floor window. Unbelievable. Arpege be damned!

OT
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vue de Monde provides a wonderful ambiance and impresses with the views (55th floor) but foremost with its food.
Tasting the treats in in the kitchen and the wonderful flavours of each of the dishes, this restaurant is after eating in Europe's finest restaurants and in Sydney, another dinner experience to remember.

OT
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely extraordinary experience. The perfect venue for a special occasion. The food, the service and location were outstanding.

OT
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall the food was very nice, and all the staff are very friendly. I would recommend anyone who hasn't been there yet.You will experience a very special and bring you a very different memory.

OT
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my 60th birthday and it was a stunning night ... we just loved it. Great service, incredible staff, amazing food & wine! A must for a special occasion.

OT
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most memorable of nights. The quality of food was absolutely out of this world.....special mention to the cured kangaroo. Simply the best tasting dish ever!
The food and wine was matched and exceeded by the service and experience delivered by the warm and friendly staff. A special night was made extraordinary with pass tours, chef meet and greet and a romantic rendezvous on the balcony in front of Melbourne's best view.
Vue de Monde sets a new level in dining experience!

OT
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night. Always memorable with wonderful tastes.

OT
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were celebrating my partner's 50th birthday and Vue De Monde made it such a special occasion. It's all about attention to detail and Vue De Monde does that with style. The meal is an adventure and the food is really interesting, tasty and surprising. The wait staff and sommelier are just amazing, welcoming, friendly and attentive. It is an expensive night out, but oh so worthwhile.

OT
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food here is fabulous, as is the service. The level of lighting in some parts of the restaurant is difficult - too dark in some areas and too much sun glare as the day wore on. Looking at the whole experience I would say there is definitely value for money although the bill was not small. I would recommend this to anyone who can afford a special gourmet dining experience. The music playing was not to our taste - in fact it was at times too loud and quite unpleasant.

OT
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would highly recommend Vue De Monde The food is extremely good, but its the experience that makes the visit worth while. My wife and I celebrated our anniverary here and we left feeling very satisfied with the evening. We went for the seasonal 10 course menu which was quite filling, the theatrics and the stories of the ingredients were very interesting and exciting. The atmosphere is fantastic and the staff are very knowledgeable and attentive, also this IS the best view in Melbourne.

OT
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional restaurant. Should have three hats.

OT
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We arrrived at 7.45 pm for pour 8.45 pm booking. we were greeted with a smile and good manners from the reception downstairs and escorted into the lift up to level 55.
The Lui bar staff greeted us at the top and promptly poured a complimentary champagne for my wifes birthday which was a lovely touch

OT
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place .....the food is amazing and the staff even more amazing....

OT
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was a fantastic dining experience. The wonderful staff (particularly Kristie & Ian) were friendly, informative and very knowledgeable.
The menu was very interesting and you looked forward to the next course, purely because you knew it would be a surprise. It was nice not knowing what the next course would be.

OT
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely divine! Lots of small tastes and bites, but left feeling incredibly full and satisfied. The service was the best I have ever experienced. They are incredibly knowledgeable and I was confident in leaving decisions up to them. Yes, it is pricey, but well worth it for a very special occasion

OT
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have experienced my fair share of stellar restaurants, including a number of Michelin-rated restaurants in the U.S., and my experience at Vue de Monde ranks among the top 7 memorable experiences that I've ever had. The view, food, and service were all amazing. I was dining solo and they made me feel very comfortable, even taking me outside for a special presentation for one of the courses. I appreciate the team of servers attending to each table. Worth the indulgence!

OT
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing experience with service that is second to none. I planned to propose to my partner and Vue De Monde provided the perfect table. They were attentive and ready with champagne upon my proposal...they were unaware when it was to happen but were all over it when it did.

Furthermore Raj took us out to a private balcony where a little celebratory treat had been prepared for us. The night could not have gone any better and the staff of Vue De Monde played their part to perfection.

OT
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal was excellent - one of the best I've ever had, and they made sure to make my wife's birthday a special one. Thanks again for an amazing evening.

JR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Such professional staff who are welcoming & knowledgeable.
Food amazing, innovative & showing the best of Australian produce.

OT
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food and very knowledgeable, friendly staff. A great experience!

OT
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vue de Monde has no pretensions: it knows who it is and doesn't to try to be something it isn't. That said, it is a superlative dining experience. Everything in the right place, at the right time and in the right quantity. A perfectly balanced evening where time stops as soon as you are greeted.

OT
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They source their food from all around Australia. I was very amazed with the quality of the food. Tasmanian sea urchin, cured kangaroo, prawn & crab sausage just to name a few of the dishes I had will be the few items I will be looking forward to trying in other restaurants in the future.

OT
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vue de Monde was just as amazing as the first time I went. The food was exquisite and the service was impeccable and friendly. I would always recommend coming down.

OT
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience from start to finish was superb. Staff amazing. Food out of this world. The wines were first class and the menu was one of the most extensive I have seen. The tour of the kitchen was a nice touch. The sommelier was fantastic. Very knowledgeable.
10/10

OT
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The experience was lovely, incredible service and flavoursome food.

OT
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vue hasn’t disappointed. It’s the second time I have given it as a gift to a friend and both times it has provided the most special experience one can have. The food, the wine, the staff, the theatre, the space and the time it provides makes it the best way ever to catch up with someone to continue sharing your history with.

OT
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vue de Monde was a true experience of degustation on all levels. Amazing array of perfectly balanced and particular flavors coupled with exquisite presentation and some interaction with a couple of dishes. We went for my daughter’s graduation and I’d already offered her and her partner a dinner at VdM last valentine’s and she expressed her wish to go back. We always go to hatted or Michelin restaurants both at home in Italy and abroad but I feel the price here was a little steep.

OT
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I think the most satisfying thing about Vue de Monde was the service. The attention we received felt genuine and sincere. The food was, as one would imagine, fantastic.
Overall, an exceptional experience.

OT
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the Seasonal Tasting menu with matched wines. The food was full of rich, wonderful tastes from uniquely Australian ingredients. It was truly an interesting taste experience. The level of service is extraordinary with a table attendant to explain the menu, a server to bring the food, and a very knowledgeable sommelier to tell you about the excellent wines. The attendants are sure to hold your chair whenever you sit. An experience unlike anything we’re ever going enjoy again.

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