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Milk the Cow - Carlton, Carlton, AU-VIC

Milk the Cow - Carlton

4.5
4.5
343 Reviews
$40 and under
European
Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie is a late night cheese bar located in St Kilda and Carlton, Melbourne. We have over 180 different cheeses from all around the world in our 6-metre long cheese cabinet, expertly curated and cared for by our team of cheesemongers.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Fondue, French

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9348 4771

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

What 343 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Melbourne

    European

  • Inner City North

    Good for special occasions

  • Inner City North

    Most Booked

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  1. KB

    KylieB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, wine and cheese flight was so delicious and the fondue YUM
  2. SO

    SueO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great ambiance - felt like I was back in Paris!! Would highly recommend.
  3. TR

    TaliaR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, wine list and the staff really know their stuff. Highly recommend.
  4. DH

    DonnaH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, excellent and knowledgeable servers.
  5. V

    Vicki

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place to sit and enjoy w friends
  6. PA

    PatriciaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service great food wonderful experience we throughly enjoyed purselves
  7. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food and wine was good, but I thought overpriced and overrated for the amount you get. Also you don't get to choose the cheese that comes on the cheeseboard, and of the four cheeses we got, I only would have chosen one of them.
  8. GL

    GinaL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing cheeses and fondues. Loved the saganaki. Great vibes, service and ambience. Will come again
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday treat for a friend - food and wine pairing options were terrific. Easily accommodated gluten free as well. Whisky flight was superbly matched to the cheeses. Only downside - the swing seat is not all that comfortable. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable.
  10. SM

    SuzanneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely treat! Received voucher as a present. First time there… Great service from knowledgeable waiter Amazing wine and cheese pairing Enjoyed generous tastings from farmers board Will definitely come again🤗
  11. EP

    EleniP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, food and atmosphere. Always enjoy our outings at Milk the Cow.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt service of delicious selection of cheeses. Will be back
  13. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Love this place. The Cheese is amazing but unfortunately was let down by the service. We had get up & ask someone to come and take our order after waiting about 30mins. Cheeseboard took quite a while to arrive. Then was difficult to get someone to take our order for the next course.
  14. VL

    VictoriaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely lunch with the family. Great food and drink. Lovely ambience
  15. BM

    BecM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious and excellent as always. A bit sad the french onion soup no longer on the menu. Stools at the bigger tables not super comfy and a bit wobbly but ambience and overall wonderful.
  16. V

    Victor

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The menu needs more choice. I love the cheese and wine selection but need something a bit more substantial. Salads for example.
  17. AC

    AnnaliseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cheese, paired beautifully with wine- loved the ambience of the restaurant, both inside and out. Will definitely return!
  18. AC

    AlisonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were wonderful, so accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble.
  19. BT

    BevT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A lovely time. Setting nice and staff knowledgeable
  20. DO

    DarcyO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cheese and wine. The 🫕 fondue is a must have every time and a flight.
  21. PV

    PatV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I great place for a first encounter, pleasant ambiance and noise level moderate to have a conversation
  22. KW

    KathrynW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing selection of beautiful cheeses in a gorgeous setting. Staff very knowledgeable about their products. Was a touch loud but would definitely come back again
  23. KA

    KoenA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Generous charcuterie platter. Great warm cheeses. Not overly expensive.
  24. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We love this place but the service was off on this occasion
  25. MJ

    MelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible, friendly, knowledgable and engaging staff made for a lovely visit. Food was exceptional, as was the wine! Will definitely be visiting again!
  26. JC

    JaneC

    Inverness

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely way to spend a lazy afternoon. Fantastic selection of cheeses, as you would expect, but also lovely pate and terrine and the fig spread was marvellous.
  27. KM

    KarinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and relaxing atmosphere, staff were knowledgeable and courteous
  28. G

    Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great as always. Service has been better but will be back
  29. D

    Damien

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cheeses and excellent service. highly recommend if you love cheese!
  30. NE

    NatalieE

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved up to our expectations! We absolutely loved our experience. Thank you MTC for a great night.
  31. SA

    SueA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The waiter we had was amazing. His recall of what 9 people ordered was outstanding. Everyone loved the cheese and drinks.
  32. NF

    NaomiF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We dined here on a Saturday afternoon and had a nice time though didn’t really love the noise levels as were after a more intimate atmosphere. When we first arrived the music reminded me of being at a club thought gradually reduced and improved (as I think the manager arrived). The cheese and wine were lovely and the service was fairly attentive.
  33. CR

    CitrusR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great stop here. Sparkling/cheese board and a great coffee. Georgia, Georgia (yep, there are 2) and Hannah were exemplary. Thank you.
  34. P

    Penthea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Milk The Cow! Cheese and wine are always superb. Staff are very attentive and friendly. Thank you!
  35. AK

    AnneK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were given a gift voucher for Christmas. It’s a lovely experience to taste 4 30ml tasters of various wines and complementary cheeses. Our waitress was polite and well meaning but we didnt understand what the offering was, till we checked agin online. Despite this, it was. A lovely experience and something we plan to do with friends again in the future.
  36. J

    Jackson

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great! Nice service and very accommodating. I recommend it.
  37. GM

    GerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic night out at Milk the Cow in Carlton. Great weather to sit in Lygon Street and relied on staff to assist with a good selection of wine to match cheese choices. Superb range of cheese and accompaniments. Looking forward to going back. Happy to recommend.
  38. M

    Mandi

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious cheeses and wines. Ambience is very Carlton. Loved it. There was a small problem or two with our orders but it got sorted out. Friendly staff. We will be back for sure. Great way to spend some time before the movies!
  39. SW

    ScottW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thinking of doing something out of the ordinary, then get to milk the cow for a fantastic journey of Wine and cheeses where your taste buds will be very grateful you did
  40. j

    joannem

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved it will be back We were lucky it was quiet, not sure how noisy it will be if it is full

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

FAQs

Milk the Cow - Carlton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9348 4771.

Milk the Cow - Carlton is rated 4.5 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Milk the Cow - Carlton

323 Lygon Street, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Fondue, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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