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Eau De Vie

££ - £££, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 412 825 441
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“eggplant” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here to do the degustation. I was impressed with the wine list but the food, I thought was a bit average. The oysters were probably the best of all the courses and the wine pairing was really lovely. The rest of the food...More

Thank Jordanna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a birthday celebration in a group of 12 for a degustation experience. First three courses were amazing, but went rapidly downhill from there. Cocktails were also really underwhelming, which was disappointing considering it's their core business.

Thank Scott_Aust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had wanted to visit this bar for sometime and finally managed a visit this time in Melbourne. Having been recommended by out Hotel we certainly weren't disappointed. Beautiful ambiance with a lively buzz. Huge selection of Whiskeys available, but my wife and I decided on...More

Thank mikenz2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bar personnel are great! Try The Kingston and the Smokey Rob Roy, these 2 were my favourites...although as the night wore on I remembered less and less ;) A+++ place and definitely recommend for all who enjoy their cocktails!

Thank Dwight S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FYI if you book in advance you can skip the queue out the door. The cocktails were incredible and the dessert delicious- chocolate mousse is perfect. the individual booths are lovely. We will be back

Thank tracyeloise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as I could tell there was no name board so finding the place took a phone call for directions. But once inside, then you just have to try the cocktails. Every creation is a work of art with some theatrics thrown in. I...More

Thank ShareKhan4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow !!! Eau de Vie is now 6 years old and hidden in one of Melbourne's quintessential, graffiti adorned laneways. Secreted behind solid metal doors and not a sign in place to say you have arrived. But open the door and the noise that oozes...More

2  Thank TimeandTideTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank goodness my date booked otherwise we’d still get waiting at the door. Now if you want to find this place don’t expect signage. It’s down Malthouse Lane on the right but you may second guess yourself if you’re there. As we entered we were...More

3  Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with a couple gfs last night after dinner. Awesome service, and the cocktails were delicious! Didn’t have any food etc but couldn’t fault our experience. Thank you.

Thank Rachael P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My friend was telling me about this place and how she stumbled upon it once and loved it (and had been trying to find it ever since. . . ), and we were happy to find it for her! We went during the late afternoon...More

Thank Samantha S
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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sarah d
9 August 2017|
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Response from mrsdizzyg | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have only just seen your question. Yes, it's pricey but worth it for the experience. Cheers Sue
Erika S
24 February 2017|
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Response from GrandadCartwright | Reviewed this property |
It is a cool, dim, posh place.. in Australia... so smart casual would be about right. There were business suits, ladies in posh frocks, and some men in ties, so if that is your style, go for it. Shorts and tee shirts would... More
24 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda S | Reviewed this property |
I dont think they would do it but its a pretty casual place that you could just share the plate. My friends had 2 separate meals but they ate off eachothers plates aswell where as I shared an antipasto platter with my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 412 825 441
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