Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.7
256 reviews
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$40 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Top tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Created for the discerning bon vivant. Let our amicable host and expert team of bartenders transport you back to a much forgotten era where great service, cocktails, tommy guns and good times were king.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, European, Australian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(03) 8393 9367
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Host your next event at one of Melbourne’s most acclaimed Cocktail Bars. Winner of Australia’s Best Bar team, Best Cocktail List, and Best Bartender, Eau De Vie is the perfect place to host a sophisticated cocktail party for your friends or colleagues.

With three different rooms at your disposal we can cater for any group big or small.
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Private Party Contact
Maddie Nunan: (03) 8393 9367
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Catering
Eau-de-Vie serves a tapas style sharing menu available to order a la carte with our main bar reservations. If you are wanting to book our formal dining experience - The Cocktail Degustation please email the venue directly at melbourne@eaudevie.com.au
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Flinders Lane
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Parking Details
Various undercover car parks on Flinders Lane and Flinders Street.
Metered Street Parking on Exhibition Street
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Public Transit
Flinders Street Station - 500m
101 Collins Tram Stop - 200m
Flinders Street Tram Stop 7 - 200m
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Special Events & Promotions
Every Tuesday night here at Eau-de-Vie is Whisky and Cheese night - come in and enjoy custom whisky flights expertly paired to cheese by our talented team. 5 x 15ml whiskies matched to 5 cheeses for $40 per person. Bamm!!
Additional
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Special Offers

Whisky & Cheese Tuesday - $40 per person

Every Tuesday join us for a night of whisky and cheese matches. 5 cheeses matched to 5 whiskies for $40. All bookings are subject to a 90 minute seating period from time of reservation.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 July 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Tue 17:00-23:45

What 256 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This venue never disappoints...

Great set up, friendly & professional service, awesome cocktails that are reasonably priced...

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JR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it
Great vibe
Jimmy was an amazing waiter aswell

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KP
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Impressive hidden bar inventive cocktails served with amazing flair.

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NS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My fiancé and I travelled from Sydney to celebrate our engagement at Eau De Vie. From the moment we were greeted at the door the service was exceptional. They offered us a complimentary drink to say congrats and explained he cocktail list to us. We had a bar seat which was very theatrical. The share plates and cold meats and cheese were delicious and came out in stages so that we could enjoy our evening. We booked about 5 days in advance and glad we did as it got quite busy. Would definitely dine here again, the cocktail and extensive drink list adds to the theatre of the restaurant. Could not recommend enough! A must try in Melbourne!

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SS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Made the effort to make a reservation just to get there and be seated at the bar. Was so squished and uncomfortable- totally ruined the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always wonderful here! Love everything about Eau de Vie

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WS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing scotch menu, unfortunately wasn’t fully stocked.
Cocktails were amazing and the presentation was great!
We had a new staff member serving us, who either had been through an awesome training program or was a lover scotches! As he was able to advise which scotches were similar to the ones they were out of!

Definitely go back!!

This review forced us to give a review on food, however we didn’t order any and it wasn’t applicable!

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AO
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A great little hidden spot in the middle of Melbourne. This speakeasy, signless And locates only using your illuminating loving, is filled with eclectic and exciting cocktails and the theatre to match. The showmanship of some of the cocktails is some of the best I have ever seen. The food menu is equally strong and refreshing with much bigger portions than you would expect in such a bar.

The staff were all friendly, helpful, if not a little lax, but on the whole faultless. Eua De Vie makes you feel like Al Capone and with such an incredible array of cocktails on offer, short to tall, decedent to vegetal everyone can feel like a gangster in here!

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S
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always an amazing experience, so if you want to impress - this is definitely one of Melbourne's experience highlights.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and cocktail range was brilliant. Not that many options for vegetarians but the quality of the two meals that were friendly were insanely good. There is nothing more satisfying than dipping into an entire baked camembert with a big piece if bread. The eggplant chips were also delightful.
The cocktails were, as my partner decsribed it “unfair”. Unfair in the sense of how spectacularly good they are. Absolutely superb. The atmosphere was delightful, jazzy and fun. All together a fantastic evening with fantastic food and drink.

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g
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Gorgeous place..my favorite bar in the world ! Fabulous evening.my 3rd visit . I’ll visit here every time I come to Melbourne

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SB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cocktails - outstanding; food - delicious; service - impeccable; ambiance - magic.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

No words can explain how much I do love this place

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JK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

We booked a table for dinner and were squished onto the bar and my partner didn’t even have space for a plate in front of him. Other people who hadn’t booked got seated in better places. We kept getting knocked about as bar staff tried to get past us to deliver drinks. Asked to be moved but the just made other people next to us squish up to give us a little more space. Pretty disappointing as it was my partners birthday which I mentioned in booking. Just not enjoyable for eating experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Really cool spot and the food is always great. This time I sat at the bar (despite booking a table) and it wasn’t the same as sitting at a table or booth.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Made a reservation and got to sit at the bar and see all the magic happen! James and Phoenix helped us. They were both really knowledgeable, friendly, entertaining, and we enjoyed our time at the bar. Would reccommend Cleopatra’s Secret my favorite cocktail of the night! Will definitely be coming back.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational experience at Eau de Vie again. Love the ambience, staff are knowledgeable and always friendly and offer exceptional service. This time, we sat at the bar and loved seeing our creations made in front of us and enjoying banter with the staff.

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KA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So glad I came across this hidden gem. Enjoyed an array of tapas all equally delicious. Finished off with some cheeses which were amazing. The cocktail punch bowl was a fun surprise. The chaps had fun selecting whisky with the very knowledgeable waiter. Can’t wait to return to sample more of the great food and drinks in a funky atmosphere.

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RF
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as always, a unique experience completely unparalleled by any other cocktail bar so far. 10/10 can’t wait to return !

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R
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and waiters were approachable. Had the best time there and we will definitely visit again :)

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KH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

We had a reservation but we got stuck at the bar. And yet those that just walked in, got proper seats, tables and alcoves. We wanted to settle in and drink and order the chefs menu. We still ordered the chefs menu but our experience was hindered hugely by being stuck on the bar with no elbow room and constantly being hit from the bar table behind us. I get it’s prohibition era, and so supposed to be squeezed in. But surely reservation should get tables. We were pretty much ignored for 25 minutes after being seated before someone took a drink order, then it took me asking the glassy to
get an order for some food.
After that a different bartender took over looking after us and the experience increased hugely. He was great, timely, charismatic and made amazing cocktails. The only upside to being sat at the bar was being able to see the cocktails being made in all their glory.
I recommend it if you can get a booth or table or just want cocktails. The cocktails are second to none.
Overall a good night out, but not a great one like we had at boilermakers the night before. Who took a reservation for us and sat us at a table even though it was only a party of two.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun, creative, delicious cocktails and share plates. Everything was presented beautifully by welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had a fantastic evening. Highly recommend!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The chefs menu was really great value. Lots of food just kept coming and it was all delicious! Definitely returning again.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I booked in advance for a special occasion. I was not told I would given the furthest corner of the bar seating where we had to wave to get served. The person walking us in was not even concerned about it when I mentioned it. If I knew I wasn't getting a table, I'd had cancelled and found a better place. Great whisky, disappointing doorman manners. What a shame!

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H
14 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden gem. Everything about this place is wow. Vibrant atmosphere. Unbelievable list of drink options. Food is great too. But it’s the service that’s the standout.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect as always

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CS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service, detectable cocktails, vibing tunes, what else could you possibly ask for?

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DS
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been many times and is my favorite bar in Melbourne... Food is fantastic too!
We were given free champagne when we told them what we were celebrating. Such amazing service and attitude from all the staff.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing Cocktails! Staff were so nice, service was 10/10. Had a very enjoyable evening.

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CN
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great cocktails, food and service with a lively atmosphere. I would visit again if I can fine the hidden door again!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Staff extremely helpful with a huge coctail list to choose from.

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J
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Fabulous venue with great theatrical cocktails. Finger food was delicious. Service was a little on the slow side.

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KP
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience and ambiance. Fills up quickly. Make sure you book.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Booked a table and had ended up being seated in the corner with other people. Took ages for our drink order to be take as the waiter said he forgot about us. Around half of the food menu was unavailable, it was also really uncomfortable that the waiter sat at our table to take our order. Stayed for one drink which was excellent, before leaving. A massive shame because the Eau de Vie in Sydney is excellent. Very disappointed, won't be returning.

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S
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

FANTASTICO. Service was superb. Food was amazing. Band could have played for longer segments. But overall my friend who had landed that morning from Singapore to celebrate her bday was happy. I will definitely go back with another group.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great vibe and atmosphere. The booth is a must for a date. Cozy and very romantic.

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NW
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The service was shocking.
We were reminded over and over again that we would only be allowed 90 minutes for our reservation. Fine. Its a Friday night and they are concerned about turn-over (more customers = more dollars). Ok. What I have a problem with, however, is that although I was willing to abide by their 90 minute limit, I had to wait almost 35 minutes to order. That's 35 minutes of my precious 90 minutes wasted waiting for 1 cocktail.
So, instead of squeezing every dollar they could out of me during that 90minutes (which I was willing to spend on date night, and they're obviously willing to take due to their 90 minute schedule) I left after only 1 cocktail, too conscious of the time.

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m
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night, loved the whiskey with matched cheese tasting.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place and their amazing cocktails. The service is outstanding. The only down side is you only get your spot for 1.5 hours and we really wanted to stay and have more cocktails.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Service was very friendly but a bit slow. Drinks a couple of dollars more than you’d expect. Too noisy for anything more than superficial conversation.

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