The Editors here at [MPD] have selected some of their favourite Inner Suburbs private spaces & secret places, to eat, drink, and throw an intimate dinner party in style, seperate away from the crowd!
Situated in the Melbourne CBD just inside the QV building is Orchid Room. An exceptional urban sanctuary in an equally stunning location. The expansive venue caters for all types of events, with the added flexibility of choosing between two menus. The Asian-flair of Red Spice QV, or the modern Australian cuisine from the Orchid Room kitchen. The venue entrance is via an alluring and enticing walkway that opens out into a stunning bar area, and then continues on into the moody dining room with its mesmerising lights and water feature. Numerous private dining rooms frame the interior venue, highlighted by all the atmosphere of an interactive open kitchen. Host the perfect stand-up canapé event, where either the bar area is your dedicated space catering for 80-100 guests or enjoy the venue for up to 300 guests. You can also settle in for a luxurious dining experience in the main restaurant for up to 120 guests. If you’re after something a little more intimate there is the option of the semi-private rooms, catering for up to 32 guests. Flexibility, comfort and looks, Orchid Room is the perfect space for your next special function.The private dining rooms are suitable for either a sit-down feast or a standing cocktail party. Combined with the highest quality food and beverage packages on offer, Orchid Room is the hot destination for an awesome event.
The Royal Melbourne Hotel is one of this cities most-unique dining and event spaces.On the former site of Melbourne's City West Police Station, RMH incorporates historical features & modern architecture to culminate in one of the most iconic buildings. Equipped with 5 unique areas - including an impressive glass-enclosed Atrium, heritage-listed bluestone cellblock, and an all-weather heated courtyard bar, RMH is the perfect place for all occasions. RMH can accommodate bookings & special occasions of any size including Christmas/ EOFY party, birthday, trivia and corporate event, wedding, conference, awards night, product launch, networking, uni nights and more...Flexible food and beverage packages and an intrinsic understanding of clients needs have formed many long-term working relationships with clientele and make booking your next celebration a breeze. Conveniently located within minutes from Etihad Stadium & Southern Cross Station, RMH is ideal for all corporate and social celebrations.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is one of the world’s most exciting restaurants.Dinner takes its creative inspiration from our historic and nostalgic culinary past. This ultra-modern dining experience offers an elegant, sophisticated backdrop in which to enjoy internationally acclaimed award winning cuisine. Between its two restaurants in London and Melbourne, Dinner has received a list of awards and accolades including two michelin stars in London, and two hats in The Age, Good Food Guide, Melbourne.Following years of research, the culinary exploration of chefs Heston Blumenthal and Ashley Palmer-Watts has resulted in a modern menu of dishes that have been inspired by historic recipes and history books. Some elements date as far back as the 13th Century. Working with food historians in Australia and the UK, as well as endless hours of library research, the two chefs have created a unique and original dining experience.The menu at Dinner is accompanied by an eclectic selection of global wines and a cocktail bar that offers a unique bespoke range of exclusive drinks, distillations and infusions.
Meat Market South Wharf is a Restaurant / Bar and Event Space in Melbourne's newest dining precinct, South Wharf. Inspired by the Australian BBQ, where the grill takes centre stage and the act of cooking is part of the social occasion, sit at the central open kitchen and interact with our chefs or dine alfresco on the terrace and enjoy the views of the Yarra River, the City skyline, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Crown Casino and the Docklands. Our farm friendly philosophy is a reflection of our social and environmental responsibility and our aim to provide you, our customer, with the best quality products. Our menu is an eclectic mix of meat dishes from small snack or sharing items right up to steak sharing platters. There is something for everyone ... including vegetarians.Our rustic and heritage listed space is bright and open and with surrounding terraces every table is blessed with a fantastic view. Our private dining room is perfect for groups up to 14 and we can cater for intimate functions of 10 right up to canapes for 300 people. Traveling to and from Meat Market is easy with public transport close by including a water taxi point right at our door step and discounted parking at DFO.
Reminiscent of old world Europe, The European mines the traditions of rural France, Italy and Spain.7.30 to late, breakfast to dinner, 7 days a week, The European serves honest, simple food, sourcing only the best produce from Australia and Europe. This institution is a must visit, even if it’s just for one of this city's finest coffees.
Cutler & Co. Dining Room is located in an old metal works factory on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne’s first suburb and industrial area. A recent refurbishment brings an open plan kitchen to the front of the restaurant, creating a dynamic focal point. This substantial lounge area now allows for ring-side dining, light bites and drinks, with the established Cutler & Co. experience being retained. Opened in February 2009 by Chef Andrew McConnell, the restaurant reflects his passion for exceptional and often unusual produce. Andrew’s only fine dining venue, Cutler & Co strikes a balance between elegance and simplicity. Classic Sunday lunches at Cutler & Co offer a relaxed take on Andrew's food, in the form of sharing style dishes to enjoy with friends and family.Placed in the nation's top ten restaurants at the Gourmet Traveller 2014 Awards, Andrew McConnell's flagship restaurant continues to excite the dining landscape. The conversion from metal works factory to contemporary restaurant sees high ceilings, raw walls and off beat architectural elements combine to provide a space that is both welcoming and engaging. The flexibility of the dining room encourages leisurely family lunches, business dining, appetisers and drinks at the bar, pre-theatre dinners or a full degustation experience. The restaurant can also be hired for a truly memorable exclusive event.
Babble Bar and Café is not your typical local. As on old weatherboard home-turned café/bar, our seasonal menu and friendly staff are what make us a Prahran culinary institution.Established more than two decades ago, Babble is synonymous with the edgy food and great coffee for which Melbourne is famous.Our MenuOur fare is a collection of old-school favourites and instant classics that caters to both the gym junkies and those on a permanent cheat day. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, fully licensed and with a selection of locally sourced produce, check out our menu for yourself! An IconHaving previously been a residence, a florist and a deli, Babble is steeped in a rich history that dates back more than half a century. In 1992 it was transformed into the café and bar that stands today and has maintained its character and warmth for over 20 years.Run by our offbeat and on fleek staff, we’re bound to make you feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door. So, pop in, say “hi”, and swipe right next time you’re in the neighbourhood.Private FunctionsOur unique space and location are suitable for nearly all types of functions and events... A local social destination for anyone and everyone to relax and enjoy the quality food, coffee, drinks and personalities that make Babble the institution it has always been. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as catering for events and functions, Babble has entertained and welcomed customers for over 20 years. We like to think of ourselves as a very friendly, welcoming and professional establishment that prides ourself on customer service and quality food and beverages. Our menu caters for all types, from housemade corn fritters through to our grilled cajun chicken burger and softshell crab salad for lunch or a pan-fried Barrumindi served with roasted chat potato salad, balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes, pickled fennel and salsa verde for dinner. Function's or event can choose from out main menu or a function menu that will be provided upon request. Our menu's depth caters for any needs but we are also flexible to custom orders should they be requested. Our venue is located in the heart of Prahran, less than a 1-minute walk from the centre of Chapel Street, and offers a full-length outdoor balcony and open floor plan that can hold up to 71 inside and 33 outside (standing). We want to ensure any function or event gives you what you require, so will discuss all function or event requirements in detail to create an experience that we know will be memorable. Our kitchen and bar is fully equipt to handle over 150+ covers on any given day, presenting opportunities for larger functions or events. Our bar is set up for coffee, juices and numerous alcoholic beverage, including cocktails.
Modern Chapel Street Hotel & Cocktail Bar Located in the heart of bustling Chapel Street, Temperance Hotel is a casual, relaxed local perfect for lunch, dinner or a night out. Kick back and relax with a cold beer or glass of wine, enjoy a pizza or a meal from their modern menu. Open everyday from noon till late.
Serving Melbourne’s finest seafood produce, executed to perfection, your event is in good hands with founders and operators Michael and Fiona Bacash.The upstairs stunning private dining-room is hidden away form the crowd, has floor to ceiling windows with the refined event space which enjoys lush botanic gardens views. Seating up to 40 guests the exclusive and intimate space is suitable for small weddings, family birthday dinners, corporate lunches and other special functions. The premium facilities combined with Bacash’s award winning, chef’s hat reputation for beautifully cooked seafood food makes this restaurant, the perfect place for any memorable occasion.Set Menu’s for food start at $70pp up to $95pp, with a 3 course A La Carte fixed option at $95pp. The best in beverages are on offer on consumption.
Home to Melbourne’s favourite pork belly and more for over 10 years, Red Spice Road has been dedicated to serving the best food Asia offers, in a buzzing and energetic communal dining environment. Red Spice road has repeatedly been named as home to Melbourne’s favourite pork belly. At the restaurant, you’ll get a South East Asian-style dining experience with all the energy of a busy Asian metropolis right in the heart of Melbourne.From the moment you step inside Red Spice Road, you’ll be transported away from Melbourne’s (quite probably) dreary weather and feel like you’re in the heart of Asia. You’ll be dining under our famous red lantern, surrounded by three large scale David Bromley artworks and stunning murals by up-and-coming Melbourne street artist, Mike Eleven.
Epocha means ‘a new or distinctive era’ or ‘a measure of time’ and has the same meaning in most European languages.Epocha is set in Montefiore House, a stunning Victorian terrace on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD. Our menu offers sharing dishes with humble origins of Europe; tasty and wholesome food, cooked with love, to nourish your soul. We look forward to welcoming you to our homeFUNCTIONSEpocha Restaurant and Bar is a versatile venue that can cater for both seated events and cocktail functions for up to 110 guests.We have several spaces to suit groups large and small, and our close proximity to the Carlton Gardens makes us an ideal choice for wedding receptions.Our professional and experienced team is here to ensure the details of your special occasion are seamless and personal.HANNAH'S BARHannah Maybelle was the original resident owner of Montefiore House back in the early 1880’s and the bar and adjoining Maybelle Room have been named in her honour.The bar is visually stunning featuring murals and artwork by local artists Merryn Trevethan and Jamie Boys.Come in for after-work cocktails, for pre-theatre Champagne and snacks, or maybe for some wine and cheese on our balcony overlooking the gardens.
Located in the heart of Collingwood, Saint Crispin’s kitchen, run by chefs Joe Grbac and Scott Pickett, prepares a finely considered contemporary menu that’s amended daily according to nature’s bounty.The dining room bar serves equally mulled over cocktails, wines, ales and champagnes. We also boast Thomas Olive upstairs at 300 Smith Street where you can refresh yourself with a sit down in one of our grand chesterfield sofas, a beverage and a ‘little bite’, if you fancy, plus a beautifully furnished private dining room.
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