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Oster, Richmond, AU-VIC

Oster

4.5
4.5
341 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Inspired by our Northern Italian roots, we bring the traditionally casual, regional osteria into an urban setting. And shake it up a bit.
Unfussy local food & wine hosted in a warm neighbourhood eatery. Strictly seasonal produce, championing regional growers & artisans.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European, Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9428 0749
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Nicola Romano
  • Catering
    A seasonally-varying menu sees chef Nicola create amazing dishes with what is best in season. You might not get the same thing twice on your plate, but you’ll get the same quality and very same hospitality you come to expect at Ostēr every time.
  • Private party facilities
    Ostēr is a welcoming 40 seater dining room in Richmond, well connected to public transport, walking distance to the Hepworth Hospital, East Melbourne, the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, and numerous other event venues. Each package can be tailored to suit your specific dietary and requests.Please contact us at info@ostereatery.com.au or TEL. (03) 9428 0749
  • Area
    Richmond
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking and Epworth Hospital Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram lines 48/75, Train West Richmond and Richmond station, Bus line 246.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • A LA CARTE

    Multiple dates available
    Our A La Carte Menu offers a fresh and unique dining experience, utilising the best of Australian produce.
    A LA CARTE photo
  • WE LOVE PASTA

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Buon Appetito! We've put together a tasty 3-course set menu for you, starter, pasta and dessert. It's all about relishing great food, savoring wonderful moments, and living life to the fullest. So, why wait? Buon Appetito!
    WE LOVE PASTA photo
  • 6 course degustation menu.

    $120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our 6 course tasting menu inspired by seasonal Australian produce laden with global influences. *Regular menu still available / Pre-payment not required / Dietary requirements can be catered for / Please note that at this stage we cannot offer a full vegan degustation menu.
    6 course degustation menu. photo

What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City East

    Best Value

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Good for business meals

  • Inner City East

    Healthy

  • Inner City East

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Inner City East

    Great for fine wines

  • Inner City East

    Romantic

  • Inner City East

    Good for special occasions

341 Reviews
  1. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic midweek deal at $65 per person with delicious pasta and one of the best tiramisu’s ever

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  2. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly service and the atmosphere was just perfect.

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  3. RLLLL

    Tokyo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dined at Oster last night. Ordered bread for starters and two steaks for mains as well as dessert. Took 40 minutes for the bread and steak to come out. Understandable for the steaks as one was well done but bread arrived even after 40 minutes and both meals were cold. Mind you, it wasn’t busy when we ordered as well. The yuzu cocktail did not taste good would not recommend. Would not recommend restaurant overall purely for the food and amount of time taken. The only positive I can say about the restaurant was the service.

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  4. TammieA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service! amazing Collins cocktail - 🍸 scallops were delicious- highly recommend

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a terrible experience here, worst wait staff ever and the owners kept death staring us and we were constantly asked to upsell and it was ridiculous that when we asked for just something they would continue to sell it, honestly skip this restaurant your money is better spent anywhere else. The wait time for food was also ridiculous and I get that you can’t control the crowd but it was super noisy and super small as well, honestly worst experience I have ever had. Avoid this place at all costs.
    OsterResponded today
    It's noteworthy that reviews are most helpful when they are honest and transparent.The anonymity of your review, while your right, makes it challenging for us to verify the specifics of your experience or to address any personal grievances directly. We encourage constructive criticism, as it aids in our growth and improvement. We stand by the quality of our service and the ambiance of our restaurant, designed to offer a comfortable and enjoyable dining atmosphere.We regret any perception of unwelcomeness and firmly believe in our team's dedication to hospitality. While we respect every individual's right to express their opinion, we also must underscore the importance of fairness and accuracy in those expressions. We invite any further discussion to be held with transparency and openness.

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  6. ChantelleC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Apart from having to wait 30 minites past our booking time the overall experience was great. Amazing food which was refined but still allowed you to leave full

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, the service was not satisfactory for what we paid for the evening 

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  8. JTT1995

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited 30-50 minutes between each course. Sat down at 6:55pm and by 9:05pm (~2 hours), we haven't even got our mains. The waiters came by multiple times and apologised for the delay, but nothing was rectified for the two hours we sat there. In fact we saw two other tables leaving because people were tired of the wait. At 9pm they finally came by and apologised, saying that the chef has started cooking our main course now. We decided to leave and only really had two appetizers and a dish of ravioli each. They were nice enough to not charge the full amount at least. The food quality was good, however experience - unpleasant.

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  9. StanL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent table service. The food was great, loved the cauliflower panna cotta. Would highly recommend to anyone that enjoys great food.

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  10. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ostēr is a gem! The place mixes cool European vibes with a touch of Italian magic. The tasting menu? Absolutely delicious and super creative. Loved the laid-back rustic yet classy feel of the place. Service was good too. Definitely a must-try for anyone who loves great food with a twist!

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  11. janek

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible disappointed, as I was recommended. We had degustation, it took a very long time, and the food was dismal.

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  12. Holiday

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Food great. Love the ambience and the simple pleasures of food that this restaurant provides.

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  13. RossL

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faboulous food - recommend the set menu by the head chef - some personally served to the table by the chef

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  14. MarcelaB

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot on Bridge road - loved the Ravioli and tiramisu

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious from the bread through to dessert. Loved the Prosecco that was also recommended. Great restaurant! Thanks to Nick & the team. Looking forward to the house made panettone on Christmas morning.

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  16. LorisC

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us went there for a meal and shared entrees including oysters with a soy/vinegar dressing. The barramundi main was delightful. Service was excellent and love the largely Australian wine list.

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  17. SusanO

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place. Food was delicious and service was perfect. Certainly go again

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  18. Nina

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ostēr totally nailed it! Every dish on their menu is a flavour party and beautifully presented too. Seriously, if you're after something special, this spot is a winner. Check it out!

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  19. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ostēr exceeded expectations with its exceptional diner experience. The smoked eggplant ravioli, adorned with provolone foam, was a culinary triumph – a perfect blend of flavors and textures that left a lasting impression. The sublime quality of the meat showcased the chef's expertise, making it a standout dish. The overall dining experience at Ostēr is a testament to its culinary prowess and is highly recommended for those seeking a memorable gastronomic adventure in Richmond.

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  20. Cile

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice reception and great guidance from the chef/owner.

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  21. sebastianM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really wonderful experience, all the food was presented beautifully and the recommendations from the team on beverage options was phenomenal. The quality in everything was spot on.

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  22. FelixS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing an a sensacional place! The tasting menu it’s outstanding

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  23. JaneB

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem... Nic is the consumate host. We were made to feel so welcome. The food is generous and delicious. The glass of house red was so good we ordered a bottle to take away. Melbourne is lucky to have him. If oster was in London we wouldn't have been able to get near at that level of quality and pricing. Thank you Nic for a memorable lunch.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just had another amazing dining experience at Ostēr. Every dish was a taste sensation, the food is out of this world. The staff was incredibly attentive, making the whole evening feel like a special occasion. If you are in the mood for a five stars feast, look no further! Highly recommended!

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  25. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Oster was a total win! Great service, delicious food, and a great vibe. Definitely a must-try!

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  26. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 3 course lunch menu with a glass of wine. Great value for $65 per person, quality and presentation are spot on.

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  27. Penny

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless dining experience. We had the degustation (6 course) menu with matching wines. The food was beautifully presented and the flavours were wonderful. Fabulous service and a lovely atmosphere.

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  28. kerryC

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delightful dinner. Impressed with food and service. We will be back. Quiet little gem in Richmond!

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  29. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oster is a hidden gem closed to the city, offering a delightful dining experience that will leave you craving for more. From the moment you step inside, you are greeted with a warm and inviting ambiance, making you feel right at home. The menu showcases a fusion of flavours from around the world. Each dish is carefully crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, resulting in a burst of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you're a meat lover or a vegetarian, there is something for everyone on the menu. Thanks for the great night and for the birthday tiramisù.

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  30. Anonymous

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Food was poor. No vegan options. Basically got half of a cauliflower. Starter was nice but hard to mess up bread with olive oil. My guest didn’t like his starter and average main. He had the steak. 140$ bill. Luckily it was on the company.
    OsterResponded on 28 October 2023
    Dear Olger, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to our restaurant. We appreciate hearing reviews from our customers as it helps us improve our offerings and services. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the lack of vegan options during your visit but it is noted on our website that we don’t cater for vegan. We understand that dietary preferences and restrictions are important, and we strive to accommodate them to the best of our abilities. However, you didn’t communicate that with our staff and neither let us know when you placed your booking. It feels like a keyboard warrior review. We wish you all the best. Regards, Ostēr Team

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  31. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant. Really nice and fresh menu, seasonal and delicious food. Great Australian wine list, we had the pigato vermentino that was really good.

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  32. WingC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food !what is special is you got to eat Two mains for the tasting menu ,unlike other Fantastic !

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  33. Petra

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We found about Oster on Australian Good Food Guide and we absolutely loved it. I highly recommend it and definitely will visit again. It was a real culinary experience in unfussy, cosy and casual setting.

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  34. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting flavours, friendly service, great wines. I’ll recommend the testing menù, fresh and innovative.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Unusual menu; was better the previous time we went.

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  36. RonanM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, overall an amazing experience

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  37. AmyM

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mid week the restaurant was quiet which mean noise from the kitchen was quite high. Food was good, service could have been better especially given they weren’t busy.

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  38. OpentableDiner

    Melbourne

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative food, fresh, seasonal and fun. We had the tasting menu and was absolutely delicious. Matching wines were spot on.

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  39. FionaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Oster to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Nick (chef/host) made sure it was an unforgettable experience. Every course of the degustation menu was a sensory delight, and a couple of changes were willingly made to suit dietary requirements. Nick took time out to sit down and chat with us at the table, making it a much more personal and intimate dining experience than usual

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  40. Allie

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although the menu is small the food was top quality, very tasty and cooked to perfection. The service was impeccable and we would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Oster is rated 4.5 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Oster does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Oster

76-78 Bridge Road, Richmond, AU-VIC 3121

Additional information

  • Area
    Richmond
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern European, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking and Epworth Hospital Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tram lines 48/75, Train West Richmond and Richmond station, Bus line 246.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nicola Romano
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9428 0749
  • Catering
    A seasonally-varying menu sees chef Nicola create amazing dishes with what is best in season. You might not get the same thing twice on your plate, but you’ll get the same quality and very same hospitality you come to expect at Ostēr every time.
  • Private party facilities
    Ostēr is a welcoming 40 seater dining room in Richmond, well connected to public transport, walking distance to the Hepworth Hospital, East Melbourne, the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, and numerous other event venues. Each package can be tailored to suit your specific dietary and requests.Please contact us at info@ostereatery.com.au or TEL. (03) 9428 0749
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