Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.6
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$40 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We go here all the time and finally got to try the food here this time. we loved it! This time when we wanted to get the bill service was a little slow but we figured it was because staff were on breaks which is fine, we didn't mind. Looking forward to another cocktail night soon!

MO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience with a group of friends after work for a drink. Happy to return again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

too hyped, terrible food, booked a table was seated at the bar, can't say this was anything special at all

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Cocktails are amazing and love the theatre of how they are served... service was exceptionally slow throughout the 90min we were there.

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waited slightly longer than expected for our cocktails after we ordered. Same with our meat and cheese board. Understandable as they were busy. However, ambiance and atmosphere distracted us slightly from this wait time. Overall great experience and will be visiting again soon.

LL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely bartender and amazing Whiskey tasting platter. You have to try the Espresso Zabaione!!!

AS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing range of whiskey. I tried rhy, Irish and Scotish Isle varieties to see what I had been missing out on.

AD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, service, cocktails and food, was the best night we had in Melbourne, if your are ever in Melbourne this is the place to go.....

PP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are amazing! The food beside the drink is great!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Booked about three to four weeks in advance for two - it was our four year anniversary and EDV was very well represented in Sydney.

Upon arrival we were seated at the bar, at the far end, lodged against a wall and told us ‘I have a booking for 8 so you will have it until then’ - almost as if we were walk-ins.

We spent most of the hour and a half we were there trying to get the attention of the bar staff - disappointing experience that marred what was meant to be a special occasion.

Value and quality was brilliant.

WD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service with delicious meals, share platters could larger but unrivalled in taste, knowledgeable waiters and unsurpassed collection of cocktails and spirits.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waiter, was great that she called us to the bar to watching my cocktail being made.
Enjoyed the food, fun menu.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome menu! A definite must for any visitor to Melbourne.

F
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Over the last 12 months since living in Melbourne, l have taken 15 plus people to Eau de Vie. Always had a good time and great experience.
However, on Friday a drink was spilt over me by a member of staff. An accident yes, but the customer service following the incident was not great.
They removed the drinks we hadn't yet been served from the bill, and thought that was acceptable. Finally after speaking to a manager's manager they agreed to remove the round of drinks that we had had, however this should have been an immediate reaction. I left very upset with the whole of the left side of my dress drenched and stinking of alcohol. Offering a customer a few paper towels and a glass of soda water for them to mop themselves up is not recompense. A manager should have been made immediately aware and should have said "this round is on us" and an offer to cover the dry cleaning of the dress (this l did get after escalating to the first manager).
In contrast, on Saturday at another venue with 5 friends, 1 drink was left off the order. They apologised and immediately got the drink and on delivery said to my friend "this one is on us". I'll definitely be going back there.
I have always loved Eau de Vie, but this experience has left me hesitant to go back.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. The best cocktails, and cocktail making theatre, in all if Melbourne. Grazie EDV. Another fabulous nigh!

LC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue, difficult to find without any signage, excellent presentation of food and drinks, great atmosphere, just a bit noisy at times; pricey but worthwhile 😊

PC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best place to visit for a special occasion. The service and overall experience is top class.

AD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! The staff are knowledgeable and gave excellent recommendations to suit our tastes.
Try and get a spot at the bar so that you can watch the different types of drinks being made. Entertaining and great way to make your date or friend feel fancy.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Huge variety of cocktail selection
Amazing presentation

MC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time celebrating our anniversary it was a perfect venue to start off our evening. thank you for helping us make it a very special night

EM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I rang and booked for a surprise birthday reservation. The lady on the phone said that they would organise something, (with candles). The waiter said it to me at the door. We got many food plates and drinks and nothing was said or done. When said to the waiting staff they were very rude and dismissive.

GS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here. Delish. Fun. Fab staff. Great cocktails. Superb ambience.

N
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place, nice drinks and great service just need to fix the snack menu.

MP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely first class. Cocktails were next level. Food was amazing as was the service. Highly recommended, will definitely be back.

DH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place. Good atmosphere. Definitely recommend. Cocktails were splendid.
Only criticism was service was a little slow. Food was excellent. However, the degustation wasn’t available for reasons which weren’t entirely clear, what we did get came out intermittently and wasn’t enough - with minimal guidance provided by the waiters.
Overall definitely recommend for a drink and a snack, but on our experiences not dinner.

S
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific barman/waiter that helped us navigate some of the cocktails and whiskys. Excellent service and terrific drinks. Very unique ambiance. We’ll be back for sure

VD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing table service and cocktail suggestions were perfect. Would highly recommend for something special!

JJ
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters are amazing, they make you fee special from the moment you walk in the door. The mood lighting is perfect and the cocktail range is fantastic and fun and surprisingly affordable :)

J
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and presentation, definitely come back again and highly recommended 👍

E
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Great staff, food and cocktails.

TS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Eau De Vie, the cocktails are amazing and staff are so lovely. Whenever we head into the city for dinner we always have cocktails at Eau De Vie to start the night. Highly recommend.

K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Love this place however the level of service isn’t what it use to be.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is spectacular, presentation is wonderful and very cool.

K
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing!! Make a reservation or else you have to wait in the queue.

EM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Took at least 45 mins to get first drink and over an hour for food. Drinks and food were nice though, once they finally arrived

EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nostalgic decor. Delicious whisky cocktails. Will be back.

AT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The venue has a great buzz. I love that you can make a booking. The food was delicious but very small serves for the price. Our first waitress was excellent - bubbly personality and very welcoming. The second waitress was rude and made us feel as if we were inconveniencing her.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome skills and the taste of each cocktail is amazing!!!

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous start to an evening. Cocktails were delicious and served in really fun ways, service is great and if Luxury speakeasy is a thing they’ve nailed it!

DC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the cocktails we had here. Stupendous service from the moment we walked in the establishment. If you're a speakeasy lover than this is a great spot for you. Intimate, not easy to find.lol, and great drinks. The cocktail menu had a variety of drinks to choose from. The theme of the menu was very original and one-of-a-kind.Could visit this place again and again.