What’s on in Melbourne Cafes, Restaurants and Bars

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Discover what’s on in Cafes Restaurants and Bars in and around Melbourne. We’re talking Special Events, Cooking Classes, Special Degustations, Wine Tastings, Beer Tastings, Special Packages and so much more. The Melbourne Experience has put together this list of events showcasing ‘What’s On’ at your favourite cafes, restaurants and bars in and around Melbourne.  

This list will be updated regularly with more new events every month, so please make sure you keep coming back and seeing what else is new.  Also, if you know of any events that should be added to this list, please feel free to email us click here so that we can keep this list up to date for all our lovely readers out there.

Thank you and enjoy!

The Melbourne Experience 
(Also known as Melbourniancritic)


Bottomless Gnocchi at Mamma’s Boy Trattoria

Mamma’s Boy Trattoria in Brunswick is excited to introduce that for the entire month of October 2019, guests are invited to experience ‘Bottomless Gnocchi’.   For 2 hours, indulge and work your way through Mamma’s handmade and fluffy gnocchi pillows topped with 4 mouthwatering sauces.  Gnocchi fans are encouraged to bring their friends to enjoy this hearty experience and to try all the deliciously saucy gnocchi dishes for dinner between Tuesday to Saturday or for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   The Mamma’s Boy regular menu is still available if guests would like to pair their gnocchi with a glass of Italian wine or freshly-filled cannoli.  At Mamma’s Boy Trattoria you can expect warm and friendly hospitality with food inspired by dishes that Italians grew up with back home. 

When: Available now until 31st October 2019
Dinner Seating Times: Tues to Sat – 5.30pm and 7.30pm
Lunch Seating Times: Fri, Sat and Sun – 12:00pm and 1:00pm
Address: Mamma’s Boy Trattoria, 6/10 Tripovich Street, Brunswick, VIC 3056
How to get to Mamma’s Boy Trattoria:Map & Directions

Cost: $30pp includes 4 courses (set menu) with the option of additional $30pp for matched wines.
Menu: Booze Food Menu
Booking & Details: Call on 03 9048 4967 or Click here (Quote ‘Bottomless Gnocchi’ when booking)


Express Lunch at Bistro Guillaume
Come into Bistro Guillaume and enjoy a Seasonal Express Menu with all your French favourites. Dine out on the sun-filled terrace or relax in the modern, airy dining space complete with views of the Yarra. Choose from one, two or three courses starting from $28 per person.
One course – $28.00 per person
Two courses – $38.00 per person
Three courses – $45.00 per person

When: Available Daily (from 12:00pm until 6:30pm)
Address: Bistro Guillaume – Located in Crown Towers, 8, Riverside, Crown Melbourne, Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
How to get to Bistro Guillaume: Map & Directions

Cost: 1 Course $28.00 per person, 2 Courses $38.00 per person, 3 Courses $45.00 per person
Menu: Bistro Guillaume Express Lunch Menu
To Book: Click here


Art of the Boilermaker Mondays hosted by White Oaks Saloon & Dining
White Oaks Saloon & Dining in Prahran invite you to attend their weekly ‘Art of the Boilermaker’ Mondays From 7:00pm, for $50 per person you can explore 4 spectacular craft beers with four exceptional whiskies and discovering the Art of the Boilermaker.  These boilermaker matchings are available for the rest of the week for $20 each, or until sold out.  To book in for a Monday ‘Art of The Boilermaker’ evening,
email reservations@whiteoakssaloon.com.au

When: Every Monday from now until 30th Dec 2019 (Every Monday from 7:00pm until 8:30pm) 
Address: The White Oaks Saloon, 115-117 Greville St, Prahran VIC 3181
How to get there: Map & Directions
To Book: Email – reservations@whiteoakssaloon.com.au
Website: White Oaks Saloon


Ribs & Riesling at Wolfe & Molone in Bentleigh
Every Tuesday night from 4:00pm at Wolfe & Molone in Bentleigh you can enjoy delicious Ribs and Rieslings.  This includes $7 rieslings and ribs that change weekly.

When: Every Tuesday (from 5:00pm onwards)
Address: Wolfe & Molone, 282 Centre Road, Bentleigh VIC 3204
How to get to Wolfe & Molone: Map & Direction


Tuesdays Bottomless Pizza at Pizza E Birra
On Tuesdays at Pizza E Birra in St Kilda you can enjoy 2 hours (max) of Bottomless Pizza for $25 or Bottomless Vegan Pizza  for $29. In addition for $20 you can accompany your decious pizza feast with Bottomless Tap Beer or Tap Wine too.  Any extra toppings, sides or drinks are to be charged separately. Everyone on the table must purchase the offer (one in, all in) and everyone must be seated to start the offer.  Please note that this offer is not available for take away and it is not available in conjunction with any other offer.  

When: Every Tuesday
Address: Pizza E Birra, 60 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
For Bookings: Call 03 9537 3465


Melbourne Cup High Tea Brunch at Newmarket Hotel St Kilda
Giddy up, ladies and gents!  The Newmarket Hotel St Kilda are celebrating the Melbourne Cup with a High Tea Brunch.  On Tuesday 5th November from 12pm you can enjoy scones, sandwiches and something sweet plus two hours of bottomless English Fizz cocktails, Peach Tea cocktails, Mimosas & House Lager for $60.00 per person.  Plus, Fashion on the Field! Dress your best (or your worst) for your chance to win a $50 voucher.  They will be screening the race live across all screens.

When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 (12:00pm until 2:00pm)
Address: Newmarket Hotel St Kilda, 34 Inkerman St, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Cost: $60.00 per person includes scones, sandwiches, dessert & Bottomless drink package

For Bookings and more details: Click here


Test Kitchen Tuesdays arrive at Tutto Bene
Tuesdays are the new hot dining day at Tutto Bene. Recently appointed Head Chef Nicolo Conenna (095 Group, Carmine’s Group) heralds in a fresh dining event for any foodie’s calendar: ‘Test Kitchen Tuesdays’.  Occupying the last Tuesday of each month, Tutto Bene’s Test Kitchen Tuesday will see diners treated to a degustation of delights, enjoying four courses for just $40.  The set menu will comprise of all new dishes each month, only available on the night.  Bookings are essential and can be made via the Tutto Bene website or by calling 03 9696 3334.

When: On the last Tuesday of each month
Address: Tutto Bene, Mid Level, Southgate Melbourne. M28/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank, VIC 3006
Cost: $40pp includes 4 courses (set menu) with the option of additional $30pp for matched wines.

For Bookings and more details: Click here


Wild Wednesdays at Polēpolē Restaurant
The middle of the week is the best time to treat yourself, so why not feast on a special 3 course meal at Polēpolē restaurant. For just $39 per person you can indulge in an entrée, main and dessert from Polēpolē’s
 special menu featuring specialty game meats such as wild boar, buffalo, camel, venison, crocodile, ostrich, guinea fowl and rabbit, along with some sides and dessert. 

When: Every Wednesday
Address: Polēpolē Restaurant, Level 1 & 2, 267 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $39 per person

For Bookings and more details: Click here


Hawker 88 Night Market
The Hawker 88 Night Market brings the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia to Queen Vic Market this spring. Step under the Market’s iconic sheds and feast on authentic street food from Thailand to Japan, Vietnam to Korea, and Malaysia to Sri Lanka at more than 20 food stalls. Meet friends, shop for the weird and wonderful, and enjoy live music and cultural celebrations with a different theme each week.

Weekly Themes
16th October 2019: Diwali Bollywood Night
23rd October 2019: South East Asia Festival

When: Every Wednesday until Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Time: 5:00pm until 10:00pm
Address: Sheds K-L (Queen St to Peel St), Queen Victoria Market

Cost: Free entry and entertainment, with food and drinks available for purchase.


Sunset Sessions at Wolfe & Molone in Bentleigh
Every Wednesday and Thursday at Wolfe & Molone in Bentleigh you can enjoy their Sunset Sessions.  This includes $9 house wines, $12 cocktails and $5 craft beers on tap between 5:00pm and 6:00pm.

When: Every Wednesday and Thursday (5:00pm until 6:00pm)
Address: Wolfe & Molone, 282 Centre Road, Bentleigh VIC 3204
How to get to Wolfe & Molone: Map & Direction


Bottomless Dinners at Miss Kuku Windsor
Every Friday and Saturday Miss Kuku Windsor offers Bottomless Dinners for $25 per person. Located inside Hoo Haa on Chapel Street, you’ll find Miss Kuku Windsor serving up a delicious Asian American BBQ feast for all to enjoy.  

When: Every Friday and Saturday
Address: Miss Kuku Windsor, 105 Chapel Street, Windsor, VIC 3181
How to get to Miss Kuku Windsor: Map & Directions
Cost: $25.00 per person
For Booking: Click here or Call on (03) 9529 6900


Saturday Night Degustation at Syracuse Restaurant & Wine Bar
On Saturday nights at Syracuse Restaurant & Wine Bar you can indulge in a 7 course degustation menu for $77.00 per person. You can choose to pair it with beverages selected by their wine specialists to really treat yourself to an unforgettable experience.  This degustation is on available on Saturday nights by booking only.

When: Every Saturday night (from 6:00pm until 8:30pm)
Cost: $77.00 per person 
Address: Syracuse Restaurant & Wine Bar, 90 – 130 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Menu:
Saturday Night Degustation Menu

For Bookings and more detailsClick here


Bottomless Sundays at Gingerboy Restaurant
Taking cues from the beloved bottomless lunches you’d find dotting every corner in L.A. and New York, each Sunday Gingerboy will be dishing out dumplings and topping up your tipple with your choice of bottomless sparkling, mimosas, Bia Hanoi, house cocktail or some of their mocktail varieties!  To keep you drinks company, Gingerboy have put together a special sunday menu – click on menu link below for details.  

This Bottomless package is limited to 2 hours per booking. please ensure you communicate all dietary requirements at time of booking.  Also a 10% surcharge applies on Sundays and Public Holidays.

When: Every Sunday (from 12:00pm until 2:30pm) 
Address: Gingerboy Restaurant, 27-29 Crossley Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Cost: $70 per person

For more Menu & more info: Menu for Bottomless Sundays at Gingerboy


Tutto Bene Sparkling Sundays
Sundays are best spent long lunching with your nearest and dearest and what better way indulge than with delicious Italian food paired with bottomless Italian bubbles, all whilst enjoying sweeping views across the Yarra River and Melbourne city skyline.  Sparkling Sundays will feature premium Italian wines.

When: Every Sunday (12:00pm until 3:00pm)
Address: Tutto Bene, Mid Level, Southgate Melbourne. M28/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank, VIC 3006
Cost includes unlimited premium Italian sparkling wine: $85 per person for 2 courses,  $95 per person for 3 courses

For Bookings and more details: Call on 03 9696 3334 or email admin@tuttobene.com.au


Traditional Sunday Roast Special at Angus and Bon
Looking for somewhere to kick back and enjoy a delicious Sunday roast… well why not pop along to Angus and Bon and make the most of their Traditional Sunday Roast Experience.  For 12:00pm until 3:00pm every Sunday for $29 per person you can enjoy their Chef’s cut of the week with roast vegetables, mash, gravy, Yorkshire pudding and all of the trimmings. To make a reservation call 03 9533 9593

When: Every Sunday (from 12:00pm until 3:00pm) 
Address: Angus and Bon, 168 Greville St, Prahran, VIC 3181
Cost: $29 per person

For more info on Specials deals: Angus and Bon


RSRV Meat & Greet Wine Dinner hosted by Woolshed Melbourne
After hosting a very successful Pig & Pinot event, Woolshed Melbourne are bringing you a second Meat & Greet Dinner for 2019!  Meet Mumm Champagne Ambassador Emmanuel de Madre as he guides us through the food and wine journey whilst you indulge on a delicious five course dinner curated by Head Chef Jordan Monkhouse – matched perfectly with some of G.H. Mumm’s most exclusive champagne.

When: Thursday 17th October 2019 (7:00pm – 11:00pm)
Address: Woolshed Melbourne, Central Pier, Shed 9/161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC 3008
How to get the Woolshed Melbourne: Map & Directions
Cost: $150.00 per person
Get Tickets: Click here


Fancy Hanks BBQ Restaurant meets Oriental Teahouse
Oriental Teahouse
have teamed up with Melbourne’s finest barbecue Fancy Hanks, famous for serving up slow cooked american BBQ and house made delicious sauces for the ultimate BBQ and dumpling lovers collaboration dinner for one night only in October, hosted at Oriental Teahouse in South Yarra.

When: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 (starts at 6:30pm)
Address: Oriental Teahouse, 455 Chapel St, South Yarra, VIC 3141
Cost: $65.00 per person for food only, $85.00 per person with free flowing beer
Menu: Click here
Get Tickets: Click here


Bartender Vs Chef Dinner hosted by Trinket Bar Melbourne
Each month, at Trinket Bar their bar and kitchen teams explore a different hero ingredient, to be represented in both food and cocktails.  Bartender and Chef will go head-to-head and push the boundaries with flavour combinations to deliver a truly creative experience.  Enjoy 3 lovely cocktails heroing Bourbon, matched with a delicious 3-course dinner.

When: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 (starts at 6:30pm)
Address: Trinket Bar Melbourne, 87 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
How to get to Trinket Bar Melbourne: Map & Directions
Cost: $80.00 per person
Menu: Click here
Get Tickets: Click here


Cooking Classes with Shane Delia of Maha Restaurant
In partnership with leading kitchen appliance retailer E&S, Cooking Classes with Shane Delia of Maha is an all-inclusive culinary experience, where you’ll be taught the secrets of the Maha kitchen and help you bring a little Maha magic into your own home.​  Held from 11:00am until 3:00pm on Saturday, 26th October 2019 and hosted in Maha Restaurant’s beautiful dining room, this intimate class includes: Canapés and Champagne on arrival, cooking demonstration by Shane Delia, 3 course lunch with matching wine, roaming desserts, tea and coffee, meet and greet with Shane Delia, along with a booklet of recipes to take home.

When: Saturday 26th October 2019 (11:00am – 3:00pm)
Address: Maha Restaurant, 21 Bond Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
How to get to Maha Restaurant: Map & Directions
Cost: $250.00 per person
Get Tickets: Click here or call on 03 9629 5900


Pasta Making with Lunch & Drinks at +39 Pizzeria in Toorak
+39 Pizzeria Toorak invites you to learn how to make fresh pasta, just like they use in their restaurant.  You can expect coffee on arrival, followed by a demonstration by their head chef Luca Buassi where he will demonstrate the tricks nonna taught him with two styles and techniques for fresh egg pasta and semolina. These techniques for the the pasta dough are what they use in the kitchen everyday.  Afterwards, sit back and relax, and eat your hard work with sauces to pair over a sit down lunch with drinks.  Chat to their team and chefs whilst eating together.  Places are limited to 20 people per class, but can accommodate larger groups with pre-approval.

When: Saturday 26th October 2019 (12:30pm – 3:30pm)
Address: +39 Pizzeria, 517 Malvern Rd, Toorak, VIC 3142
How to get to +39 Pizzeria: Map & Directions
Cost: $85.00 per person
Get Tickets: Click here


Hop Fest at Healesville Sanctuary Zoo – Craft Beer, Food Stalls, Live Music & Wildlife
Celebrate the Yarra Valley’s best craft beer brewers and small batch cider makers in a setting like no other.  Meet the makers and sample their brews in our exclusive event space set amongst the beautiful grounds and native wildlife of the Sanctuary.  Plus, enjoy a pop up bar, food stalls, music from local artists and encounters with some furry friends.  This year Hop Fest are partnering with Watts River Brewing to craft four speciality beers inspired by Healesville Sanctuary species.  Visit the Watts River Brewing Tipi to try Blue-tongued Terry’s Berry Sour Ale, Wheat Wine for a Helmeted Honeyeater, Smoked Lager for a Smoky Mouse and Hoppy Wheat for a Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby.  All proceeds from Hop Fest help save the critically endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby from extinction.

When: Saturday 2nd November (11:00am – 6:00pm) and Sunday 3rd November 2019 (11:00am – 4:00pm)
Address: Healesville Sanctuary, Glen Eadie Ave, Healesville, VIC 3777
How to get to Healesville Sanctuary: Map & Directions
Program: Click here for program
Cost: Adult (18+ years) $49.00 per person, Child (0 – 17 years) $5.00 per person
Member: Adult (18+ years) $11.00 per person,  Child (0 – 17 years) $5.00 per person
Get Tickets: Click here


Photo Credit: The Melbourne Experience, Mamma’s Boy Trattoria, Captain Baxter, Conservatory Crown, Hawker 88 Night Market, Maha, Discovera