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Hemingway's Wine Room

4.6
4.6
78 Reviews
$40 and under
French

Drawing on Ernest Hemingway’s unique talent of indulging and recounting the lives of his bohemian characters in the words scribed in his books, so too is the story of Hemingway’s Wine Room.

The concept for Hemingway’s Wine Room was fashioned after a couple of bottles of Chablis one late wintery Melbourne afternoon. The idea - to create a beautiful neighbourhood destination to share food and wine for every occasion.

Inspired by New York and Paris in the 1920s, our neighbours can choose to dine in our moody brasserie or enjoy a moveable feast in our wine bar.

Whether you are a local or travelling from afar, we want to make your experience a memorable one every time you visit.

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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, European

  • Hours of operation

    null

  • Phone number

    (03) 9416 5064

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    East Melbourne

  • Parking details

    Free 1 hour parking is available near by.Longer metered parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Jolimont Station tram stop and train station are directly across from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Standing Table (situated in the wine bar)

    Multiple dates available
    Please note that this table does not have chairs or stools. It is a euro-style stand up table, ideal for after work drinks and larger groups. Food can also be ordered and enjoyed at this table. This table is situated in our wine bar.
  • Brasserie Booking

    Multiple dates available
    Please note that your booking is located in our Brasserie section. All dinner reservations made prior to 7pm are subject to a 2 hour duration. Should you wish to dine for longer, please book after 7pm.
  • Wine Bar Booking

    Multiple dates available
    Please note that your booking is situated in our wine bar section. All dinner bookings prior to 7pm are subject to a 2 hour duration. Should you wish to dine for longer, please book after 7pm.

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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Notable Wine List

  • Melbourne

    Pre/post theatre

  • Inner City East

    Best Overall

  • Inner City East

    Best Food

  • Inner City East

    Best Service

  • Inner City East

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner City East

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner City East

    Great for Lunch

  • Inner City East

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Inner City East

    Notable Wine List

  • Inner City East

    Romantic

  • Inner City East

    Special Occasion

  • Inner City East

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New menu, very sophisticated cooking, beautiful fresh sea food and deep , rare wine list

  2. DB

    DebbieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely sophisticated atmosphere, polite professional staff & good food & wine 🍷

  3. B

    Burgfiend

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    awesome new winter menu, can't recommend highly enough.

  4. TK

    TimothyK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and presentation, great flavour. Definitely a place to return to !

  5. TL

    TLim

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding French food. Superb skills from the kitchen, backed up with excellent service

  6. AA

    AllisonA

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great wine bar in a beautiful European style setting. Section of cocktails and wines are extensive. Food was divine!

  7. AJ

    AfrikaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our experience here, the food was fantastic, the service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere makes you feel like you’re in Paris and the attention to detail with the decor was really special.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attended the Sparkling Sake Vs Prosecco Luncheon and it was exceptional! The food was fabulous and worked really well with the pairings. Intimate and cozy ambience. Staff were lovely and attentive. Loved it - we could have stayed for the rest of the day and into the evening!

  9. LT

    LivT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food accompanied with a great selection of wine , prosecco and our all time favourite sake. Look forward to going back to the fine dining and hospitality at Hemmingway's Wine Room very soon.

  10. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, even exquisite food, very good service and very good wines by the glass. We could almost fool ourselves into thinking we were in Paris.

  11. P

    Penny

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food beautifully presented serves slightly on small side but that was good cause you felt very comfortable after 3 courses Wine list good but very pricey maybe need to have a bigger price variety Really a special occasion restaurant Service good waitress probably needed to remind us to order sides as we forgot.

  12. RB

    RossB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    A very nice place for a quiet romantic dinner. Great food and a great wine list. Staff were friendly and knowledgable.

  13. TL

    TLim

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Blown away by incredible food supported by outstanding drinks. Dish of the night black garlic braised abalone with Imada sparkling sake !!!

  14. TB

    TimB

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice decor. Food presentation was like a work of art and tasted delicious. The two course lunch with a glass of vino is excellent value. Lovely cocktails and a short, but very good wine list. Lastly, knowledgeable, efficient, friendly service.

  15. VB

    VladimirB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    "Nice, well-lighted place". Friendly staff, delicious food, cosy atmosphere. The only, minus was in least expected thing...tea. It was extremely strong - we were unable to drink it. Apart from that, bravo!

  16. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic. Food is amazing and complimented by the style and ambiance. The staff were first class, and were able to provide great insights into the menu. Wine list to be explored. Highly recommend

  17. GT

    GustheTippler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glen and team were great as always. Love coming here and look forward to returning soon.

  18. NN

    aNNP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    extremely overpriced for what we received. noisy and no ambience inexperienced staff.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Hi there, Disappointed to hear about your experience. We are slightly confused about your review of us being quiet, yet your comment states noisy and no ambience? Our staff have been with us for 12 months, but as a new business we always look to improve. We always prefer in person feedback during our meal as it means we can work with you on rectifying your exeperience.

  19. JR

    JohnR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The entee's were greatly overpriced. My pate had two mouthfuls plus bits of decoration. Worst of all, my swordfish had absolutely zero texture - I believe it had been frozen and you cannot successfully freeze swordfish! There needs to be some reasonably priced wines on the list.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Hi John, We are always open to feedback and wish you had spoken to us in person and we would have replaced your dish no questions asked. We actually agree. We did have an issue with our swordfish last week. We have spoken with our supplier and they agreed that the fish was quite fibrous. We would love for you to come in and give us another try.

  20. CD

    CD123

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had dinner with 3 friends - was my first time there and very impressed - had a drink in the bar first - food was excellent - service and ambience both great so keen to go back

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Thank you so much for joining us and we hope you can come in again!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful in every way.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Thanks so much for your kind words!

  22. TI

    TImC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, great wine selection made for a wonderful night out.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Thanks so much for your review, Tim! We hope you can join us again!

  23. T

    Tulip

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Would have preferred the bar area's ambience. Impressed with entree... mains were less exciting...

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Hi Anne, Thanks for your feedback. You are more than welcome to choose where you would like to sit. We hope you can join us again as our menu will evolve seasonally.

  24. EC

    EllieC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Everything was okay but not great. Each dish had at least one element that was not enjoyable to eat and the service was quite aloof. When asking for details about certain wine the ‘sommelier’ could only describe them as ‘nice’ or ‘lovely to drink’. Nothing in his description gave me any confidence that he knew what he was talking about- disappointing considering it’s specifically called a Wine Room. I probably won’t return, it was deeply average.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Hi Ellie, we are disappointed to hear about your experience. We wish you had have mentioned to us about the food so we could have made recommendations or tried to improve your experience. Regarding the wine, always feel free to ask for other members of our staff to make recommendations if you are not happy with your answers. Knowing that we are a new and small business we hope that you do give us another chance.

  25. HR

    HelenR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and wine was fabulous, and the service and attentiveness from Julie, Clare and Glen was outstanding. Can’t wait to visit again.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Thanks so much for your review, Helen! We hope you can come in again soon.

  26. RL

    RyeLocal

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    a lovely local addition to the neighbourhood! service was charming and delightful!

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Thanks so much for your review. We hope you can join us again next time you are down.

  27. TJ

    TroyJ

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, staff are extremely helpful and the food was amazing. Not to mention the champagne, wine and WOW, the Spiced Racket cocktail is just perfect! Thanks Hemingways

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Thanks so much for your review, Troy! We agree the Spice Racket is pretty special!

  28. PC

    PaulineC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the whole experience and have recommended Hemingway wine room to many friends

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on May 11, 2021

    Thanks so much for your review Pauline. And thanks for being so kind and passing on the message via word of mouth.

  29. SB

    SarahB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fabulous experience! The team were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable and the food was excellent. From our first drink (aptly titled 'death in the afternoon') to our last drink (a Montenegro) and everything in between we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks all for the great recommendations and a fun night. We ended up having four courses and can't wait to go back.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on April 26, 2021

    Thanks so much for your review, Sarah! We hope you can join us again soon.

  30. L

    Lucy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. Ambience excellent. Easy to get to

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on April 26, 2021

    Thanks Lucy!

  31. S

    Spender17

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a delicious meal, the king salmon entree was a standout dish. The wait staff were mostly attentive and the wine selections nice.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on April 19, 2021

    Thanks so much for your kind words! We hope you can join us again soon!

  32. p

    peterg

    Kyoto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal at Hemingways ....the new menu looks fantastic and i had the crab entree which was in terms of flavour ,one of the best dishes i have had for a long time ....the duck to follow was very good as well .. As always Glens hospitality capped of a great lunch ..cheers

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on April 19, 2021

    Hi Peter, we always enjoy having your company! So glad you enjoyed the new menu. Looking forward to you joining us again soon.

  33. R

    Riccardo

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A really well thought out menu something for most tastes but concise. The food is lovely. They have also nailed the ambience.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on April 19, 2021

    Thanks so much for your review, Riccardo. We really appreciate it and hope you can join us again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and wine and great service

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on April 19, 2021

    Thanks for your review!

  35. TH

    ThomasH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Small but cosy well appointed dining room low ambient noise music discernible but not intrusive making conversation easy Food very good wines excellent extremely good serivice Only quible prices are a bit on high side but if you dont fine every week there the rest of the overall experience is highly positive and big value to East Melbournr

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on March 29, 2021

    Thanks so much for your kind words Thomas. We will be launching a special 'Back to the office' weekday lunch offering after Easter and more special events in the near future! Hopefully, you can join us again soon.

  36. TG

    TimG

    Sydney

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great afternoon of oysters leading into dinner. We certainly enjoyed the afternoon and evening

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on April 19, 2021

    Hi Tim, it is always so fabulous to hear of customers enjoying oysters and then rolling into dinner! We hope you can join us again soon!

  37. HH

    HofH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Started badly when we were shown to what must be the worst table in the restaurant - in the middle, too close to adjacent tables. The night improved with the great food, service, wine but that table needs to go. All night I had staff and other guests brushing past me. It's cheek by jowl in the restaurant - a little surprising that it accords with current Covid rules but the rest of it was exceptionally good.

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on March 29, 2021

    Thanks for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our menu and drinks. With COVID restrictions our table layout has had to be amended to suit regulations, but always feel free to call ahead and request a specific table and we can try and accommodate you. Thanks so much for your understanding during this time. We hope to see you again. It was wonderful to host you.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Went for dinner before the footy with my Dad. Food was a bit expensive for what it was

  39. TL

    TLim

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They had me at dark chocolate “Magnum” foie gras ice cream. What more can I say?

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on March 18, 2021

    So glad you enjoyed it! We can't wait for our guests to enjoy it, too. Watch out for our new menu - launching soon!

  40. PL

    PeterL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great wine and cocktails, a bit underwhelmed with the food wasn't bad but nothing exciting, wagu beef was tougher than expected. Great wine and service though, I'd go back to wine and cheese

    Hemingway's Wine RoomResponded on March 18, 2021

    Hi Peter, thanks for your review. We are launching a new menu in April so hopefully you will be able to join us again soon. The cheese and wine are always available!

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Hemingway's Wine Room is rated 4.6 stars by 78 OpenTable diners

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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hemingway's Wine Room

150 Wellington Pde East Melbourne, VIC 3002

  • Neighborhood

    East Melbourne

  • Hours of operation

    null

  • Cuisines

    French, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free 1 hour parking is available near by.Longer metered parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Jolimont Station tram stop and train station are directly across from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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