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!
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.
Penthouse Dining, in the sky! Positioned at the top of Eureka Tower this stunning venue enjoys breathtaking floor to ceiling views across Melbourne. The Northern Point Room accommodates 120 guests seated and the Southern Point Room accommodates 40 guests seated. All - inclusive Food and Beverage packages are available and range between $170pp to $230pp. (Pricing may be determined by day of week & time of day).
Located on Bourke Hill in Melbourne’s Little Italy, Bottega’s cosy, welcoming ambience, plush leather seats & soft lighting, has made it a long time favourite haunt for CBD diners. Serving some of Melbourne’s best modern Italian food with a premium selection of local & imported wines, the menu is extensive & well chosen with dishes such as housemade strozzapreti with clams, mussels, prawns & calamari or Roasted Western Plains pork costolette, apple & cabbage salad, apple balsamic, crispy crackling.
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.
Located within Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, No35 is an elegant dining destination designed with rich timbers, vibrant tones, contemporary artworks and breathtaking views of Melbourne. The restaurant serves modern cuisine using fresh local ingredients matched with attentive service and an outstanding wine selection.
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.
La Camera Italian Restaurant Southgate offers a welcoming environment where you can enjoy authentic, Italian food served by friendly, efficient staff.Whether you’re after a quick bite before work, a venue to host a business lunch, great food in a central location for a family meal, or a pre theatre meal, La Camera has you covered.Nestled amongst riverside treetops on Southgate’s mid level, La Camera boasts two balconies with stunning views over The Yarra River and iconic Flinders Street Station. The interior is adorned with vintage black-and-white photographs depicting the history of the family that has owned and operated the restaurant since it opened in 2000.La Camera Italian Restaurant Southgate offers an array of authentic Italian dishes including unique Roman-style pizzas, authentic Gnocchi oxtail from Trastevere-Rome and by far the most delectable Tiramisu in town. The emphasis is on quality ingredients, and fresh seasonal produce.La Camera Southgate is a touch of Italy right on Melbourne’s door step. Relax, unwind and escape, make La Camera your room…where, as is the case with all Italians … “FOOD IS LIFE”.GROUP BOOKINGS & FUNCTIONSLa Camera caters for corporate and private functions, and can provide tailored set-price menus to suit your requirements.
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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.
Cruising comfortably into a second decade, Lina’s Bistro à Vin is a firmly established landmark, nestled within Albert Park’s vibrant Bridport Street precinct. Lina’s is essentially a wine bar with great bar snacks and bistro-style cuisine. It could also be described as modern contemporary French, with an underlying gentle Australian accent.Lina’s is certainly an imbibing space with charming appeal, an intimate family-run wine bar with a most approachable cuisine and an enduring signature style.Functions, Events and Private DiningLina’s bistro is a unique Parisian style venue in Albert Park, Melbourne. In addition to the stunning wine bar, we offer two private areas available for your events and functions. For example you may reserve these areas for;- Christmas parties- Christening- Birthday parties- Wine tasting- EngagementsWhatever the occasion Lina’s will deliver outstanding classic French Bistro cuisine with the utmost customer care, service excellence and intricate attention to detail.
Wilson & Market takes the private dining experience to a whole new level. This beautiful, architecturally designed, exclusive intimate space accommodates 20-40 seated guests and up to 60 guests for cocktail parties. Positioned next to the Prahran Market on Commercial Road, South Yarra, it’s one of Melbourne’s accessible PDR venues. A La Carte food packages range between $60pp to $95pp with a $125 feasting & banquet menu on offer. Beverages are on consumption or may be tailored prior to your event.
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.
The Point is an award winning restaurant located on the waters of Albert Park Lake which boasts stunning panoramic views of the lake and Melbourne city skyline. With floor to ceiling glass windows and a spacious balcony to enjoy the view you are treated to a water front dining experience like no other. The Point showcases Modern Australian cuisine by Executive Chef Andrew Harmer. Awarded an Age Good Food Guide hat again for 2015, and our latest achievement winner of The Age Good Food guide 2015 Wine List of the Year. With degustation and a la carte menus carefully crafted with contemporary Australian flare, the high quality of food is matched with unrivalled service. There’s nothing more indulgent than a meal consisting of confit king salmon, saffron hollandaise and wild garlic, following with Western Plains suckling pig, piccalilli, apple vinegar, sage potato finishing it off with blackcurrant mosaic, coconut & almond cream with Blackberry sorbet. Accompanied by an encyclopaedic collection of some of the world’s most classic and famed wines, we have more than 1,700 different examples boasting one of Australia’s most extensive wine lists. The Point is conveniently located 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD; with ample parking directly outside of the venue and lift access, our unrivalled dining experience awaits you. Bookings are highly recommended.
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