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Milk the Cow - Carlton, Carlton, AU-VIC

Milk the Cow - Carlton

4.5
4.5
327 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

9:00 PM


Booked 16 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 327 people are saying

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

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  • Melbourne

    European

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  1. AC

    AnnaliseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cheese, paired beautifully with wine- loved the ambience of the restaurant, both inside and out. Will definitely return!
  2. 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.
  3. BT

    BevT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A lovely time. Setting nice and staff knowledgeable
  4. 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.
  5. PV

    PatV

    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
  6. 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
  7. KA

    KoenA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Generous charcuterie platter. Great warm cheeses. Not overly expensive.
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. KM

    KarinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and relaxing atmosphere, staff were knowledgeable and courteous
  12. 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
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. J

    Jackson

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great! Nice service and very accommodating. I recommend it.
  21. 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.
  22. M

    Mandi

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 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!
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. PC

    PeterC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The experience at Milk the Cow is definitely worth it. This was our third visit. The cheese tasting plates with wines and beers we had are interesting and fun. There are cider and whisky tasting plates too. The Baked Camembert and Flaming Saganaki were both absolutely divine. Unfortunately the tables and chairs are a little cramped but this does not deter us. Will go again.
  26. DA

    DeanA

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We arrived earlier than our booking and they were happy to sit us outside and have a cocktail. Unfortunately they took 15 minutes to make so by the time they were ready, so was our table so we just had them inside. Between the three of us we ordered 4 cheeses, a baked Brie and the farmers platter. It was delicious food. Only letdowns we’re it was slightly loud, and the service staff had a couple of quips between each other around seating us, the cocktails and transferring the bill from the outdoor table to inside. Something that could have been done without us in front of them. Overall, epic. It’s delicious cheese and wine!
  27. NV

    NVEEE

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The wine flight was nice and good service. It is probably too loud for an afternoon cheese and wine to catch up with a friend.
  28. LF

    LindaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favour and have the wine flight. Thought I’d died and gone to heaven! Perfect match and all my favourite cheeses!
  29. AF

    AngelaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    i asked for mulled wine as i saw the urn that the wine is in and the waitress rudely said there is none. i then saw her remove it from the the are it was in and take it at the back. i had been there 1 week prior and had a complimentary mulled wine when i asked her she responded so rudely like it has not been served for weeks it had been served that day but obviously had finished which is fine she lied and tried to gaslight me the gentleman waiter was lovely as i mentioned it and he said the truth i was not happy at all
  30. AS

    AjStyles

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to visit however the wine pairings with cheese were little odd. Cheese fondue however was amazing from Switzerland. Quite a noisy place at times but overall good energy.
  31. DM

    DougM

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    we enjoyed the experience from start to finish and would recommend it to all
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Awesome charming and knowledgeable staff and beautiful food and drinks. A perfect 10 for a Sunday date!
  33. J

    Jackerson

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Fantastic meal, great drinks and good service. Let down slightly by the volume, found it impossible to talk due to how loud the place was. Really great otherwise, highly recommend.
  34. CD

    CathyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful cheeses and wine! Decor is amazing! Lovely night. Thank you
  35. AB

    AndreaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful cocktails and the food was amazing. Staff very friendly and attentive. Great experience 10/10
  36. KG

    KarenG

    Melbourne

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the cheese and wine pairing, would of liked a menu at the table to refer back to what we were eating/drinking as we couldn’t remember everything from the explanation given. Nice cosy atmosphere and quality cheese & wine.
  37. J

    Jack

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cheese was delicious and a good wine and cocktail selection. Service very good although a little slow - but no problem when you are enjoying a good wine. Will definitely be back.
  38. IG

    IanG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent cheese fueled evening. The cheeese board was delightful, the fondue entirely yummy and then the flaming cheese course proved to be a grand finale of epic proportions. This is a great way to spend an evening in Melbourne. Especially if you are a cheeseaholix like me.
  39. CS

    ClaireShepley

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and delicious cheese and wine. However, it was unpleasantly cold sitting in the two counter seats next to the door which was opened and closed constantly and caused a nasty draft.
  40. j

    julianr

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Great experience there, just make me and my friends sad about kitchen was close on Sunday evening and we couldn’t have what we come for. However, only that to complain every thing was amazing, great cheese and great wines.

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 327 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 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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