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Luci, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Luci

4.3
4.3
139 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Luci is a contemporary Australian restaurant set in the grand hall of Melbourne’s historic Equity Chambers building.
Its art deco styled dining room – designed by Bates Smart – provides a sophisticated backdrop to a contemporary Australian menu with Italian accents.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Contemporary European, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9116 8877

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sam Moore

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Parking details

    We offer self-parking at AUD$25 (per 24hours). Valet parking is available 7 days a week, please contact our friendly team for details.

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Luci - Chef’s Tasting Menu

    A$130.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Luci's 5 course tasting menu: Start with a selection of Cichetti, try out Beetroot Carpaccio, then a delicious Roast Duck Tortellini, followed by grilled lamb fillet & crispy lamb belly. Finish it all with an indulgent Valronha Manjari delice.
  • Christmas Lunch

    A$185.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 25 - Dec 26, 2022
    Housed within the grand hall of the historic Equity Chambers building featuring old-world glamour and modern elegance, Luci provides the perfect backdrop for Christmas celebrations. Join us on this Christmas Day for a spectacular five-course menu, prepared by our Head Chef, Jason Lear and his talented team. Please book early to avoid any disappointment. Children menu available.
  • New Year's Eve at Luci

    A$180.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Feast your way into 2023 in the grandeur of Luci with a sumptuous five-course New Year’s Eve Dinner menu, a one-night-only gourmet dining experience. This exclusive menu curated by chef Jason Lear will highlight fine local produce. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of champagne. What’s not to love about spending your last few hours of 2022 in a chic, old-world glamour heritage listed grand dining hall accompanied by delectable food and champagne?

What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • City Centre

    Late Night Find

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  1. DG

    DeborahG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was delicious and the wait staff were not fine dining savvy ...need more training, polish or experience for the type if restaurant it is. Hate to think how they would cope with full house as there would have only been 20 people max for lunch service. Served our main before we had finished our entree. Left the mains on the table and had to come back to clear the entree plates. Had to ask for drinks, salt and pepper and serving fork for the salad. I doubt I would return.
  2. D

    Delish6

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We 6 ladies throughly enjoyed our Luci lunch experience !! The 1932 building is beautiful. We chose 3 course $55 ,washed down with a fresh tasting white wine from King valley. Really good value !!
  3. GJ

    GeoffJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A beautiful art deco building that is not overcrowded. food is beautiful and a real treat
  4. GS

    GuyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delightful service - great team. Pricing and quantity not quite right, to the degree that we will probably not return. $48 for v small portion of lamb - tasted great but half of what I'd expect. The adorning jus also delicious but the plate is otherwise quite empty requiring a side order - which was great and plentiful! Bruschetta - v small, delicious.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the dining space is one of the best in Melbourne. It is a stunning Art Deco room that has been beautifully restored. The service from Charlotte was very welcoming and professional. I thought the wine list was very thoughtful and reasonably priced. Can’t recommend Luci more.
  6. TU

    TayfunU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Throughly enjoyed our evening dinner at Luci the food was excellent and the service was great as well , I would highly recommend a visit.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so attentive and so well trained. Decor featured a 1930’s fit out which is quite moody and sophisticated. Gorgeous night out!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a extremely nice date here with my partner. The service and the people were amazing. Definitely would recommend
  9. R

    Ruvi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The full Australian buffet had a great selection and everything was yummy! Especially enjoyed the fresh pastries and the rgg station!
  10. HM

    HMar

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very small serving sizes and did not live up to the reviews - would not recommend
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food service and vibe.
  12. LS

    LorraineS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. Staff are very helpful and courteous. Great menu for dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Stuff very slow, pretending being busy.🫤 Food is average. I wouldn’t go again
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place - sadly was in a but of a time constraint so missed out on the set dessert, but the starters and mains were fantastic. The set up was also very nice, definitely a place to get dressed up at!
  15. DV

    DarthVader

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu is good value with amazing food. They are so generous with the proportion. They even did a wine pairing for me and it is one of the best that I have tried. Love the deco of the place and services are superb. We will definitely go back again
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service could be better food was okay.
  17. L

    Lucas

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the most stunning venues in Melbourne with outside courtyard for the spring / summer months ahead - highly recommend
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Slow service
  19. L

    Lily

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Amazing service and good food but disappointing portion sizes for price paid. Was not aware the restaurant was within a hotel and was again disappointed by the price point.
  20. M

    Melbournian

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent experience - would wholeheartedly recommend for ambience, food and service.
  21. RS

    RamitaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and beautiful place also the food was excellent
  22. HT

    HTee

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Our waiter went above and beyond.
  23. MW

    MikeW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Large iconic hall space ideal for biz dinners. Not an intimate setting. Chefs selection in June 2022 was incredible - shout to the Pork Belly & Prawn Linguini (spice!). Save the Focacci, you'll be dipping it thorughout all of your dishes :)
  24. JW

    JohnW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress even remembered my order from nearly 2 weeks ago. Coffee brilliant. Could stay there all day: ambience is the best around.
  25. JJ

    JonathanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent from beginning to end. It didn’t take long for the food to be served from the time of ordering, and each dish was of impeccable quality. Huge props to the team at Luci for delivering an outstanding experience!
  26. JW

    JohnW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always delicious, coffee the best, and feel part of Melbourne’s history, sitting in hallowed surroundings. Time seems endless there.
  27. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    food well priced but wine way overpriced - food of high quality
  28. L

    Lucy

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Luci and the food + plating, venue, service and ambience were exceptional. Highly recommend the tuna tartare, lobster and scallop fregola, Macedon duck breast, and semifredo. The oysters were not as fresh, but I can excuse it for the whole experience. Would definitely come again and recommend to friends, family, anyone and everyone!
  29. SB

    ScottB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, food, ambience and service was outstanding
  30. C

    joanneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Duck was beautiful. Beetroot course undercooked. Other courses were ok not fantastic
  31. MB

    MalcolmB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and beautiful decor. Will definately be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Food was okay but nothing special, definitely not worth the price. Proportions were off, entrees were the same size as mains. We had to wait 30 mins for our glass of water to be poured and order taken, then a further 75 minutes until our main meal arrived. They threw in dessert for free but it turned out to be a bland Bombolone that would have cost $18 for one small donut size. If they had better food and quicker service it would be a lovely experience in the beautiful venue.
  33. PL

    PierceL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Hour wait for cold food. Obviously they were understaffed
  34. NS

    NeilS

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service from the attentive staff. Food servings were of moderate size but presentation and most importantly the taste & quality outstanding. For those who require quantity, then order another dish. Value for money given the quality Music was not overpowering. Seating very comfortable
  35. AD

    AlexiaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overall disappointing. Food and drinks overpriced, charging $16 for a glass of wine with a retail value of only $21? Food was okay, two of the main dishes could have been hotter. Most disappointing was the service, staff were friendly enough but well below the standard of what I expect in a venue such as this. Eg. failing to offer a second round of drinks, not explaining what dishes were. Unfortunately what was meant to be a special occasion was a massive let down. Sorry to say, I wouldn't recommend or revisit.
  36. NT

    NickyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue. Great service. Food and wine was a little pricey.
  37. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic birthday celebration for my husband at Luci. The food was very good, the staffs are extremely helpful and understanding for my little baby's pram and high chair arrangement. Very airy and nice ambience with Art Deco style, in a high-end hotel-vibe. Overall, we had great exeperience at Luci. Would highly likely to come back and recommend to everyone.
  38. MG

    MelissaG

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue - the space is worth going for alone - beautiful heritage building that’s been fit out to feel cosy & inviting even though it’s a huge dining room. Service was very attentive & friendly. The food was delicious - especially the fresh pea & goats curd starter, the fregola with lobster broth and grilled scallops and the bombolone dessert - WOW! Definitely worth visiting this gem in Melbourne’s CBD. (With a drink at the bar before or after too!)
  39. DB

    DavidBo

    Singapore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I had dinner last night. Amazing experience. Fantastic service from wait staff. Very professional and knowledgeable about the menu and wines. Great ambience and very spacious. Food was 10/10. I highly recommend dining here.
  40. JS

    JaneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked Luci for a work celebration based on online reviews, and it didn’t disappoint. Ambience was lovely with some quiet jazz on the background. Food and service impeccable. My boss was very pleased with the food and wine selection. Think I scored some brownie points with this one!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

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

FAQs

Luci is rated 4.3 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Luci

472 Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Contemporary European, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer self-parking at AUD$25 (per 24hours). Valet parking is available 7 days a week, please contact our friendly team for details.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sam Moore

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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