Vue de monde

4.8
1087 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.

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Dinner

    A$750.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Spend NYE 2021 on level 55 of Melbourne's iconic Rialto Tower indulging in a eight-course Tasting Menu with wines paired to match.

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 1087 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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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.

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SimonF
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience from start to finish. We chose the wine pairing option and highly recommend, tasting from around the world expertly selected. Service, food and sunset all stunning. Can’t wait to go back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. The best food, extremely good service. An allround perfect experience!

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TamH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great location, service and amazing flavours of food. Highly recommend this venue.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 15th anniversary at Vue de monde and we couldn’t have been happier with the food and the service! Everything was top notch! The nicest people and talented chefs work there! Such a beautiful experience! Looking forward to coming back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, one of a kind.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Food is ok in this time not stunning like it used to be ,maybe they change the concept a bit pricing. Anyway all good

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night. Vue de Monde know how to make your occasion feel special. We were welcomed to the restaurant in every sense of the word and given a dining experience to remember. Had a wonderful night with fabulous food, friendly and attentive staff, amazing wine and an incredible experience overall. The sunsetting when we arrived over the most beautiful view of Melbourne was so special to see. Definitely worth the wait and look forward to doing it again.

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing experience. Food was absolutely unbelievable and the service outstanding. Thank you for an unforgettable dining experience.

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vipShazzaD
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first experience at Vue De Monde and it was beyond our wildest dreams. Exceptional service, out of this world majestic food. With each dish, we were transported and taken on a journey which is exactly what you need after coming out of a 5 month lockdown. Outstanding views. Cannot wait to return.

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Linda
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such wonderful attention to detail in both presentation and food. A wonderful evening.

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Neville
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the 7th time we have eaten at Vue de monde and it didn’t disappoint. The menu retained a couple of classics in addition to which there were new tastings that were interesting and made you forget past favourites.
Accompanying the food was great attentive service that, as always, makes us feel special.
The view is one of the best in Melbourne and tops off the experience.
The only negative was the price. At $310 per per person for the Chefs menu and $110 for my wife to have tea pairing. Fortunately we don’t drink so the overall bill is ok for a special occasion.
We will be returning in 12 months to see what new tastings await us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views! Beautil Service! Amazing food!

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Vinnie
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

For the price they are charging the food was not that great, Attica was way better and worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my partner’s 50th birthday at Vue De monde..
We had the most wonderful experience… the food, the ambience, the people, the view the list goes on and on..

It’s the best restaurant we’ve ever been to and an experience that we’ll definitely talk about for years to come..

Carlos was such a superstar, we were blown away by his knowledge of wine..

Thank you so much..

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ! Beautiful view , staff and lovely food ! What Else !

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went in with neutral expectations because of all the hype I’ve heard
Definitely lived up to the hype

Was fantastic, everything about it.

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MiraFish
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Amazing food and venue. Service was lacking at times, with a number of errors being made, which was not what we expected for this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly this restaurant never disappoints. The food is incredible and so picture perfect. The flavours are incredible. But it’s the service that sets it apart. From the chefs to the wait staff they are absolutely professional but also genuinely love what they do. It’s the team that brings us back time and time again.

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GMAK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic experience! We had a lot of fun and the service was outstanding! We enjoyed and were impressed with every course.

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vipHeatherI
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Magical evening. The view the magnificent food and service made it a memorable occasion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular, incredible attention to detail and a very memorable birthday lunch (this was the best dining experience I have ever had)

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vue's atmosphere is always very warm and welcoming. The food is incredible but the staff really make the experience worth it; they were very attentive, kind and jovial and they never disappoint every time I dine here. The marron is to die for, the butter is always a highlight but this time the damper they served it with was INSANE. The celeriac black truffle dish? Excellent! A very memorable night. I can't wait to have an excuse to come back again.

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Anya
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional customer service. Not my first time at VDM, and always pleasantly surprised the food just gets better and better every time.

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vipRoshanakS
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, great food and service. Will be back

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Minxy9
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

We were seated at the front of the restaurant, right at the door. The table was huge and I could barely hear my husband as we were so far away and had so much noise from the bar and foot traffic from other patrons coming and going. All night, there were drunk people from the Liu bar walking in and out. Ambience was really quite terrible. I couldn’t help but stare at the door. It was also where the waiters set up their station. I thought it was really poor form for the restaurant to offer this table as a seating area to be completely honest. It’s a far cry from the other tables which seemed far more intimate and appropriate. I don’t mind spending money on amazing food, and we have plenty of it in Melbourne. This was just fine. Nothing mind blowing. I was really quite disappointed.

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SusanC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our third time at V d M
The first two were when Shannon Bennett owned it and we had such amazing food.
Whilst this 3rd time was still great the food was a little different particularly the flavours.
We were dropped off at the back entrance which was closed so unfortunately we had to walk the complete block around to the front entrance

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CharlesC
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal in a beautiful location

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Ving
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and imaginative menu. Very well informed and helpful staff. Great views of the city just add to the experience.

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Chester
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful dining experience, the food & staff were amazing

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Geoff
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and top views.
This restaurant is 7 star. It was so different from anything we have had.
Loved it and will be back.

MO
MarkO
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Food was not value for the price. I think they need to get back to basics and stop creating dishes for the sake of it

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SueL
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Chefs tasting experience was wonderful . The serving sizes were perfect for multiple plates. Not to iverfacing.
Best courses were White truffle and celeriac tart and the chocolate soufflé.
Master Sommelier Dordon was so professional and the wines he suggested for us were outstanding.

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LukeM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place blew my mind, from the moment I walked into the elevator shooting up to the 55th floor there was a sense that this place was something special, the staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the food was art and the wine list was very impressive. There is no chance any of what we experienced can be replicated at home, we were taken on a food and wine journey that surpassed all of our expectations.

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IanC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go-to place when we want to treat ourselves. Yes it’s expensive but if you think of it as a whole dining experience, not just a meal, it’s worth it in spades. Each time we go, the menu is always inventive and artfully presented, a mixture of classic repeat dishes but always fresh additions which makes returning always exciting. The view alone is speaks for itself, and no other restaurant compares, let alone the open kitchen allowing diners to watch the excitement and well oiled machine of the kitchen staff smashing out perfect dish after perfect dish. And what sells it for me, along with the incredible food, is the amazing staff, who time and time again excel at making you feel special, taking the time to explain the dishes with enthusiasm but clearly are knowledgeable about the food being presented. Half the time you are presented the food by the chef who has prepared that dish. You never feel rushed, and they are always happy to have a chat, ever attentive but not intrusive, and genuinely feel like they enjoy their job. I wondered if they would’ve struggled during Victoria’s lockdown, but it’s great to see that the business values their staff and took care of them during the closures. Ignore the stupid Michelin ranking system that doesn’t do VdM justice, skip Attica, and do yourself a favor and treat yourself to one of the best restaurants not just in Australia but in the world.

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MarcH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time dining here and it really is the best fine dining experience in Melbourne. Faultless service, food, theatre and ambience. Also being a day out of lockdown in Melbourne, we remarked how it felt like a totally normal dining experience, in that it is already intimate. Generous wine match and a well balanced menu leaving you perfectly satisfied.

Couldn't recommend highly enough, what a fabulous way to spend an afternoon.

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GeorgieR
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience. Obviously it is expensive but you know that going in and it is a very special experience. The staff were so friendly and helpful.

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SeanH
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing experience! We went here for my wife's graduation dinner. All staff that served us congratulated her on her achievement, which made her feel really special. Additionally, she brought her graduation bear with her, which they also made feel welcome and special.
Food was amazing! We both were very full by the end and had certainly had our tastebuds activated!

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EveG
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been looking forward to comming here for the longest time. Some of the dishes were a bit unusual but the Marron and the Steak were outstanding

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 1087 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.