Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.7
346 reviews
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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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WT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very helpful and friendly staff making you feel welcome and as it was our first time going through the menu in-depth so we could enjoy the evening

KS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Lots of fun. Theatrical drinks! Hard to contact to advise we were running late

LB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I really like this place but the charcuterie board was a little expensive for what it was.

G
London
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We booked 2 weeks in advance as we had friends visiting Melbourne. On arrival at 5pm we were seated in a tiny private booth - we immediately asked if we could rather be seated in the main bar area were we could enjoy the atmosphere and the theatre of the cocktails being made, but we were told “No”. Although the cocktails were nice, it wasn’t a great way to start our evening out sitting in an isolated wooden box which felt like a confession booth!

PZ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eau-De-Vie takes cocktails and dining to the next level; amazing venue, such friendly staff, and food and drinks to die for! I'd give six stars out of five if that was an option!!

D
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful craft cocktails and good small plates.

RW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host welcomed us first up and he was very attentive and gave us the "best seat in the house" and it was - front and centre at the bar. He introduced us to Stefano and he entertained us with drinks and theatre. The food was so delicious, octopus and config duck with baked alaska for desert. We walked out very happy and content.

SA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar for my friend’s birthday, and were served by Stefano who was absolutely delightful! The standard of service was fabulous, the cocktail making was so theatrical, and tasted amazing! The food could have been better, but did the job. This place obviously takes a great deal of pride in it’s staff and presentation, which makes it totally worthwhile!
If you like scotch whiskey, try the Smokey Rob Roy, my favourite cocktail of the night!

MJ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared a wonderful evening. Highly recommend a visit.

ST
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Fab atmosphere but being in a booth we lost some of the ambience from the bar. Cocktails were outstanding and the creative way they were served was pure theatre. Would highly recommend for drinks.

RP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a booking but there was line up. No one checked if people in the line had a booking, which meant that people ahead of us in the line without a bo ok king were seated before us. We were seated 30 minutes after out booked time.

O
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This used to be a cool place now it feels like a tourist stop. Drinks were ok but pretty light on the spirits.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not eat but you have to complete the box to continue

H
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great cocktails. Nice bar food. Enjoyable vibe. Service was a little slow and hard to get sever attention.

AL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Its a lovely place but the Sydney version is way better.

LB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

I only rated 1 star for the food as I never ordered any, however everything else was amazing. If I was not just visiting from Perth I would visit regularly.

JF
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A trip to Melbourne (for me) isn't complete without some "Cocktail Theatre" from Eau De Vie!

AN
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the Tuesday night whiskey flights
Good selection, friendly staff, great atmosphere - will definitely be going back!

J
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Interesting place.. hard to find. They're very busy and seating is too crowded. But the overall cocktail exerience a d nibbly fod was good as a one time thing. Not something we'd do again and again. Worth one visit.

KY
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff always very pleasant and really know their stuff. Can recommend drinks based on individual preferences of general likes...... Very helpful for those who feel overwhelmed at the choice. Laura was fantastic and everything we had was exceptional. Will be back soon

IY
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My only recommendation will be potentially installing an ipad towards the exit for reservations? Or for confirming your reservation. You often have to ask people on the line whether they have made reservations, and some will not answer you making you have to either force your way through or awkwardly move forward or even stand at the back of the line making it pointless to make a booking.

Otherwise one of my fave bars in melbourne :)

AS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding venue. Thankyou for a great start to our evening

RB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Really lovely bar, exceptional drinks and service.

SN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, cocktail menu is sensational, really nice feel about the place, staff very friendly, welcoming and great at their job. Came for a friends Birthday a couple of weeks ago, loved it so much went back again on the weekend. Can't wait to go back!

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Always have a great night when we go there. Our favourite venue in Melbourne

DY
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mickey was fantastic, great product knowledge and fantastic service ! was a great night and great experience

OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We reserved a table only to find the reservation was only for 1.5 hours!

S
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely return back here. The service was great and the drink and food was beautiful! Highly recommend.

JD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails. Bar staff catered for individual needs and tastes. Lots of fun sitting up at the bar and being able to watch the cocktails being made.

LD
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really wonderful time at the venue. Service was excellent, we didn't even crack a menu, just went with all of the staff recommendations (which were spot on).

AR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eau De Vie you've done it again, staff were brilliant and really new their spirits, great help and recommendations for my guests.
Made my wife'e surprise birthday just that little bit more special.
Thank you and I can't wait to come back.
Antony

VK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I am not sure what has happened - but the level of service shown on Friday night was terrible. From the moment we arrived we were treated with what I would describe as 'disdain'. Yes, we arrrive ten minutes early, but to be told to go back to the end of the line and wait until our table was ready was said with utter contempt for us. Once inside we had to wait for ages to place our order, ages to receive it and then had to chase down a server to make another order. I ordered and paid for a birthday cake to come out (was arranged to come out with our first round of drinks) but it never arrived. Really dissapointing as our previous two visits have been amazing and experiences we have always shared with family and friends and I can no longer recommend this Eau De Vie to anyone.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun with such a delicious range of cocktails to choose from.

MB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and ambience it's always a wonderful place to take interstate guests, friends and any good company.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a date 👌🏼

BV
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Having been to Eau De Vie 3 times before I was surprised with the lack of customer service, 30/40 minute wait for drinks and twice our orders never arrived cause the waiter never ordered our drinks. The venue wasn't as busy as it usually is either.

This was a birthday party booking and the lady i spoke to on the phone prior to the event taking place noted she would arrange something for the birthday girl - nothing was arranged.

I'll never come back here nor will a recommend people come here!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great cocktail bar

DR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Probably the coolest vibe and cocktails but we struggled as a group of 6 to spend money due to absolutely long delays to get drinks and simply takes 15-20 mins to get a round.
Kind staff, polite, Uber cool
But expect long delays to get water topped up and drinks.

LD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit from Brisbane once a year and love it every time. Thanks for having us.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best espresso martinis ever! Espresso Zambione...so good!

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