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Where to celebrate EOFY in Melbourne

Daughter In Law

37–41 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000

 

Be one of the first to dine at Jessi Singh’s latest venture, Daughter In Law, which opens its doors on Monday, 24 June. While the venue is walk-in only, guests of six or more can book to experience rule-breaking ‘unauthentic’, no-frills Australian–Indian fare. Keep an eye on www.daughterinlaw.com.au for when bookings will be made available.


Yagiz

22 Toorak Road, South Yarra, 3141

 

In the heart of thriving South Yarra, Turkish restaurant, Yagiz, opens a welcoming door to Toorak Road. Leading the kitchen, Murat Ovaz serves an ever-changing and unique menu that provides diners with an exceptional look at modern Turkish cuisine. From the bar, guests can expect an intriguing list of Turkish wines paired with delightful cocktails.

 

The restaurant seats 60 in the dining room, with a central brass table able to seat 22, alternatively 30 can dine in the bar, or a more intimate setting can be curated in the 14-seat private dining room.

 

Essential information:

Capacity: Up to 120 guests, cocktail style | up to 60, seated event

Booking details: (03) 9821 4758


Asado

6 Riverside Quay, Southbank, 3006

 

Southbank’s fire-fuelled Argentinian venue, Asado, offers four private dining rooms spaces. Separated by floor-to-ceiling wine racks and hanging rope curtains, the spaces can accommodate groups of eight or more, or be combined to accommodate groups of up to 40 guests. An open fire pit and three-metre bespoke charcoal parrilla grill service Asado’s flame-fuelled culinary offerings, grilling premium cuts of meat to perfection.

 

Booking details: info@asado.melbourne; (03) 9088 8600


Palermo

401 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000

 

Old-world charm meets new-world chic at Palermo, with a penchant for the flamboyant. Expect a refreshing European twist to traditional Argentinian dining at the venue, with three semi-private dining spaces to choose from, complemented by bespoke food and drinks packages.

 

Capacity: The private dining space can accommodate groups of 8–40 people for dinner, and up to 90 for lunch. The mezzanine space accommodates 8–32 guests. The main dining area seats groups over 40–100, and is available for private lunches.

 

Booking details: info@palermo.melbourne; (03) 9002 1600


San Telmo

14 Meyers Place, Melbourne, 3000

 

Argentinian fine dining institution San Telmo invites you to experience a memorable South American dining experience, featuring bold flavours and impressive theatrical techniques. San Telmo’s private dining area is located behind a wall of wine, ensuring privacy while still experiencing its ambience and lively atmosphere. The venue won’t charge a minimum spend for lunch bookings in the private dining room during the month of June.

 

Capacity: The private dining room seats 8–16 guests.

 

Booking details: info@santelmo.com.au; (03) 9650 5525


Neptune Food & Wine

212 High Street, Windsor, 3181

 

With an affinity for the Mediterranean way of dining, Windsor wine bar Neptune Food & Wine welcomes guests to take their dining experience to the next level. Boasting an extensive wine list and coastal-inspired dishes, Neptune offers a private dining room to suit any occasion.

 

For further information, please visit neptune.melbourne or call on (03) 9533 2827


Tokyo Tina

66A Chapel St, Windsor, 3181

 

Windsor favourite Tokyo Tina invites Melburnians to come for the All In Menu, featuring a seasonal selection of the chef's best dishes, and stay for the on-the-house karaoke session. Karaoke champions and amateurs alike can experience Tina's private dining room for dinner and karaoke for $62 per person.

 

There are two seatings available each evening: 6:30pm and 8:15pm, for groups of 6–12 people.

 

Bookings via info@tokyotina.com.au; (03) 9525 2774


Tipico

242 High Street, Windsor, 3181

 

End of financial year revellers are invited to head down to vibing Windsor hotspot Tipico to add some European flair to the celebrations. The untypical, yet typical Italian restaurant is offering a lunch deal for $29, which includes a bowl of pasta or pizza of the diner's choice with a glass of prosecco, pinot grigio or Montepulciano on Fridays from 12pm to 4pm. Alternatively, if guests would prefer a more indulgent option, Tipico has a $55 sharing menu comprised of antipasti, pasta, pizza and dessert.

 

Booking details: info@tipico.melbourne or (03) 9089 0768


Matilda 159 Domain

159 Domain Road, South Yarra, 3141

 

Scott Pickett’s Matilda offers contemporary Australian fare touched by fire and smoke, with several set menu options available for end of financial year celebrations. Guests can be treated to three- or five-course options or a share-style menu for seated events; for standing events, a roaming canapé menu can be tailored to taste. Each of Matilda’s two private dining spaces seats up to 30 guests or accommodates 60 for a standing event. For larger functions, these rooms can be combined to seat up to 78 guests or host up to 120 standing.

 

Booking details: info@matilda159.com or (03) 9089 6668


Estelle

243–245 High Street, Northcote, 3070

 

Warm and welcoming, Scott Pickett’s Northcote neighbourhood icon Estelle offers two private dining spaces upstairs: the Matilda Room and the Harrison Room. A more intimate space, the Harrison Room can host 20 guests seated. The Matilda Room accommodates 28 seated, or combine the two rooms to host 52 seated and 70 standing. Functions can also be held in the verdant, heated courtyard, with capacity for 40 seated or 55 standing. Those planning their functions can tailor a canapé menu, or choose three- or five-course set menu options featuring Pickett’s regularly changing refined, seasonal menu.

 

Booking details: info@theestelle.com.au; (03) 9489 4609


L’Hôtel Gitan

32 Commercial Road, Prahran, 3181

 

French gastropub L’Hôtel Gitan offers two private dining spaces, the Copper Suite and Alfie’s Bar. Adjacent to the main dining room, the Copper Suite is a more intimate experience seating a maximum of 12 guests. Upstairs, Alfie’s Bar is a larger space with its own private bar, accommodating up to 42 guests for a seated dining event. A la carte service is available for groups of up to eight, with larger parties required to choose from one of L’Hôtel Gitan’s set menu options.

 

For more information and booking details, please contact (03) 999 0990.


Bistro Gitan

2 Toorak Road West, South Yarra, 314

 

Set in picturesque South Yarra, contemporary French offering Bistro Gitan can be hired as a whole venue for a minimum spend. Perfect for larger groups, guests will be treated to a set menu for $85 per person including snacks, entree, main and sides, with the option to also include dessert for an additional $10.

 

For more information and booking details, please contact info@bistrogitan.com.au


Ishizuka

Basement Level b01/139 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000

 

A secret within Melbourne’s city centre, Ishizuka offers a refined kaiseki experience, reflecting the pinnacle of Japanese fine dining in an intimate, subterranean restaurant space. The award-winning dining room can accommodate 16 guests for a seated event, or up to 40 for an elegant cocktail reception.

 

For more information or to request a booking, please contact reservation@ishizuka.com.au 


GODIVA

 

Belgian chocolatier GODIVA is available Australia-wide for those on the hunt for indulgent chocolates, treats and hampers as the end of financial year draws near. Using the finest ingredients and carefully handcrafted to perfection, the GODIVA collection features premium gift boxes such as the Gold Discovery, Gold Collection, Truffes Legéndaires and Grand Place. For gifts that go above and beyond, corporate options are available for personalised customisation of bespoke timeless chocolate hampers.

 

Details:

Website: https://godiva.com.au

 

GODIVA Emporium Melbourne

Address: Emporium Melbourne, 1-040, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000

 

GODIVA Doncaster

Address: Shop 1099, 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, 3108

 

GODIVA Chadstone

Address: 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone, 3148

Sebastian

26 Esplanade, Williamstown, 3016

 

Set on the shores of Williamstown beach, Sebastian offers beautiful bayside views and an unforgettable Basque-inspired dining experience, with private dining and function spaces available to accommodate groups of any size. For an intimate event, Sebastian’s private dining room can seat groups of 15, or for bigger groups, the venue has a dedicated function space that can host groups of 40–80 seated guests or 150 standing. The bistro space can be booked exclusively for larger parties of 80 or more. Offering canapé service or three- and four-course set menus, those planning their function can tailor a menu of Spanish-influenced bites to taste.

 

Booking details: info@sebastianbeachgrill.com or (03) 9088 8989


Bomba

103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000

 

Overlooking the Melbourne city skyline, the Bomba Rooftop is the perfect space for an unforgettable event. Promising a lively and fun atmosphere and delicious Spanish cuisine in the heart of the CBD, the Rooftop can accommodate groups of up to 130 guests for an intimate lunch, dinner, corporate presentation or lavish rooftop party.

 

Downstairs, the restaurant serves up local, fresh, seasonal produce crafted into flavoursome and well-executed Spanish tapas. The restaurant has the capacity for large groups up to 72 people, smaller groups in the front section for 32 guests or for 12 people in the private dining room.

 

Booking details: events@bombabar.com.au; (03) 9650 5778

 

Terindah Estate

90 McAdams Lane, Bellarine, 3223

 

Located less than 80 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and only 20 minutes from Geelong, Terindah Estate is easily accessible and the perfect venue for weddings, private functions and corporate events.

 

Terindah can accommodate meetings, corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 220 guests in a range of different spaces. The Cellar Door can hold up to 50 people, the Event Venue holds up to 220 and the Heated Deck can accommodate up to 150 people.

 

Booking details: events@terindahestate.com; (03) 5251 5536


Horn Please

167 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North, 3068

 

Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic’ Indian restaurant, Horn Please, offers delicious street food, not-so-classic curries, naan from the tandoor and more in a fun and vibrant setting. Home to Singh’s signature self-serve beer fridge, Horn Please is the perfect place for groups to enjoy a celebratory dinner, seven days a week.

 

Booking details: visit www.hornplease.com.au


Stokehouse St Kilda

30 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda, 3182

 

Set on St Kilda Beach, Melbourne's iconic Stokehouse is synonymous with Australian beach luxe. Offering laid-back charm in a world-class setting, Stokehouse hosts unparalleled views across Port Phillip Bay.

 

With a range of different spaces, Stokehouse is the perfect venue for events of any size, housing up to 270 guests for a cocktail event or 150 for a seated affair. Private dining options are also available for groups of 40 in the Palm Room or 14 in the Cellar Room.

 

Stokehouse offers a vibrant atmosphere and welcoming feel, matched with a seasonally-driven menu of contemporary Australian fare from Head Chef Ollie Hansford and Van Haandel Group Pastry Chef Lauren Eldridge and a 500-strong award-winning wine list curated by Group Sommelier Gavin Cremming.

 

Booking details: info@stokehouse.com.au; 03 9525 5555