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Bouvardia, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Bouvardia

4.8
4.8
48 Reviews
$41 to $100
Cocktail Bar
Bouvardia is a small experimental cocktail bar on level 2 off at 169 Bourke Street in the CBD, located near the Bourke Street / Russell Street intersection.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 0000 0000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Russell St & Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Russell St - Stop 7

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Melbourne

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Best Overall

  • City Centre

    Best Service

  • City Centre

    Best Ambiance

  • City Centre

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

  • City Centre

    Neighborhood Gem

  • City Centre

    Romantic

  • City Centre

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JP

    JacquelineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous little find, unusual but very delicious cocktails!
  2. RB

    RussellB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great space with tasty, novel cocktails served by personable and attentive staff.
  3. DG

    DemelzaG

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal authentic cocktail experience focused on Australian produce and alcohol as well as sustainability. Try them all they are all fantastic.
  4. R

    Rose

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, very different which made the experience even more amazing.
  5. E

    Emmafw

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great cocktail bar. The drinks are amazing - original, sustainably ingredients and, mostly importantly, delicious. Wonderful service and as a bonus, gorgeous decor. Be brave and try the Dweller in the Gulf cocktail if it's on the menu. It tastes nothing like you'd expect!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    amazing time
  7. AS

    AnatolyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was good, great service extra firndly. Cocktails were sensational. Bravo!
  8. TG

    TroyG

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quaint little cocktail bar, with an imaginative, seasonal cocktail list that you won't find anywhere else. Will defo head back there.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    The ambience If they say you need 2 servings of corn puffs, no you don’t
  10. SJ

    SamanthaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great setting and attentive, fun staff. Good for an intimate chat or a date. A nice place to go if you’re dressed up aswell. We decided to try the cocktails on the menu, they only had 7 and they weren’t to our liking. They were introduced and talked up but tasted too strong with too much ice. Expensive shots. However, you can order your favourite classic cocktail off the menu.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the best drink I've ever had in my life.
  12. BG

    BrennaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gorgeous setting and wonderful staff who were extremely helpful. Will be coming again.
  13. s

    sarahb

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Good spot for a drink, don’t expect normal cocktails tho, very unusual cocktails but worth the try for the experience, recommend the major Tom cocktail
  14. CB

    CherylB

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Gorgeous slick cocktail bar. Interesting and thoughtful cocktails
  15. j

    jamestran

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greet service and drink options Love the ambiance
  16. JG

    JessieGuo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! All the food we ordered were amazing!! And staffs are friendly and kind. Best place !
  17. E

    Ellie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails ever! Stunning place, highly recommend.
  18. F

    Foodiesesh

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is beautiful. Loved all the cocktails we tried and had a great conversation about the cocktails with the bar manager. A hidden gem!
  19. AA

    AnniA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are really knowledgeable and they make a mean cocktail. We had a great time here drinking excellent and unique cocktails whilst chatting to the staff about the produce used and their sustainability ethos. 10/10 a hidden gem.
  20. JB

    JessB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bouvardia is a stunning venue with delicious cocktails as well as experienced and welcoming staff. A quieter spot because people are yet to discover due to the opening last year being mid-COVID - so would recommend trying it soon before everyone else does!
  21. VJ

    VanessaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    Fantastic staff, great concept in the heart of the cbd
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is nice place to have cocktails
  23. AK

    AngelaK

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    This is an amazing cocktail bar, that I want to keep secret but the drinks and service are outstanding. They do not serve food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating birthday, staff were great, drinks different but delicious. Catered to my dietary needs. Highly recommend
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Very cold .. not many cocktails to choose from
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambient space with amazing cocktails- perfect for date night
  27. CL

    CatherineL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night out staff attentive and attention to detail brought us back
  28. TS

    TanelleS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience, team are so accomodating! Can’t wait to visit again
  29. RL

    RyanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Cocktail with good interior design. definitely recommending
  30. c

    corinnas

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful decor and design of this bar which is what caught our eye in the first place. We went for my sister's birthday and where so well taken care of by our server. The playlist was great (we grabbed the name of it so we could play it at home) and the ethos of using native and seasonal ingredients with 9 cocktails on rotation is a great concept.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly one of my favourite cocktail bars in the city. It’s hidden, quaint and beautiful. The staff there are amazing and even remembered us on the second time coming. The head bartender and the creator behind all of the drinks came up to us and had a chat about all of the cocktails served and how they are prepared. The drinks are unique but all amazing. Our favourites were the paperbark writer and the all parts of the celery. Definitely will be back again soon!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, vibe and cocktails!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Had a date with my partner and the service was very good! The drinks were good too!
  34. IT

    IanT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great individualised service from the bartenders
  35. K

    Komodobaby

    Melbourne

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktail bar, very sophisticated without being stuffy. Luxurious and tasteful setting, not super dark which was a nice touch. Great service too. Only draw back is the back of options for nibbles. Croquettes, fries etc could be great as they only have olives on offer currently.
  36. b

    bookthug

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Atmosphere *nothing* like Instagram. Cheap-looking decor with big old AC unit in the ceiling and too much light. The banana cocktail was rubbish, just tasted like scotch and water. The service was good, lovely people. Beer on tap good too. I’m all for new hospitality businesses and wishing this place good luck I’m the future but wouldn’t be coming back and feel that the IG account misrepresented the atmosphere.
  37. c

    chrisp

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Great little spot. Little smallish but still very well set up. Waiting staff superb. Good to see Aus spirits represented. Would go again
  38. F

    Frankie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful gem Melbourne has gained. Comfortable yet stylish, every little detail has been thought about. This is a perfect place to catch up with a friend or for a lovely intimate date. You can easily tuck away in one of those velvet emerald lounges or melt away in that delightful dusty pink booth. Drinks menu is on point with a zero waste attitude. The people working there have an invaluable wealth of knowledge and are super accommodating and hospitable, I never usually write reviews but this place is worth a visit and ongoing support during this difficult time. It was easy to spend hours here and forget about everything for a moment. Will be back. Thank you.
  39. AG

    AmyG

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great cocktails. Lovely staff. Shame the food menu only included 4 items.
  40. PP

    PinarP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Food was not available at the time. I was told by the staff it's something the bar is working on. My group was there for the drinks only, so wasn't an issue. Service and drinks were great. Definitely recommend Bouvardia!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Bouvardia is rated 4.8 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Bouvardia

L2/169 Bourke st, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Russell St & Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Russell St - Stop 7

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

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