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Milk the Cow - St Kilda, St Kilda, AU-VIC

Milk the Cow - St Kilda

4.6
4.6
255 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

11:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, French, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (03) 9537 2228

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    St Kilda

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

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

What 255 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Notable Wine List

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  1. 2

    2222

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and knowledgeable staff, amazing selection
  2. L

    Liza

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Used to be very good but service was bad. No initiative to learn about the cheeses and wines and relied heavily on 2 staff members. More training definitely needed for staff. We were served flat sparkling wines, they changed it for us after we requested it - we felt that there was no quality control. In the past this place was worth the money but sadly for the price they are not anymore. Hurts me to say this, I wouldnt recommend this place (St Kilda brunch). Sorry.
  3. JS

    JanetS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Very disappointed. We had a gift voucher for a Large flight wine and cheese for 2. Wed heard so many good reviews and we were looking forward to going. The drinks or cheeses were placed on our table without any explanation of what we were experiencing. We were told the head person was away sick and that's why. At the end we were charged an additional $31 fee as apparently the costhad increased. I thought vouchers were meant to be honoured in good faith. I'm not impressed and very disappointed in the overall experience such a huge let down!
  4. l

    luxylou

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious cheese. Loved the mulled wine as a complimentary welcome. Super lovely and helpful staff.
  5. FM

    FergusM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great cheese and beverage Felt sorry for the poor waiter who was so under the pump Apart from that highly recommended
  6. LC

    LCOB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had heard Raving reviews about it so wanted to try it. We were seated immediately, however despite being 1 of 2 tables there, noone came near us for a long time considering there were 5 waiters walking around. A friendly waiter did approach us and take our order but unfortunately had very little knowledge of the names of cheeses. We ordered a chutney that was specified would accompany the cheese board but it didn't arrive and when we brought it to his attention,he said it was because they had ran out. They turned down the lighting so much that the table beside us had their torch on their phones to look at the menu. The food was lovely and we would return for that but the service needs to improve.
  7. A

    Alice

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Milk the cow is a great place to take people who’re new to Melbourne! Great drinks, great food and good vibes all round!
  8. A

    Amyl

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Not the same as it used to be took half an hour for drinks to come
  9. D

    Denise

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to be if you are a cheese and wine lover. You will be in heaven! It's an experience where your taste buds are jumping for joy. I can't believe how much a cheese can change when introduced with wine.
  10. SL

    SamL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A nice restaurant specialises in cheese. A must for cheese lovers
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely outing at Milk the Cow. We enjoyed the large sized wine flight - the wines and cheese chosen for us were tasty! The gentleman who served us was also lovely and knowledgeable.
  12. NM

    NiamhM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I really enjoyed our evening at Milk The Cow. Great food, wine and staff. The two guys on duty were excellent. We will be back soon
  13. MT

    MaryanneT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and a large selection of cheese and wine
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great cheese and great wine.
  15. c

    craigm

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was great, we had an amazing waitress and was guided by her in our food and beverage choices, all were amazing, a must try is the fondue. A great place for a drink after work, a date or a catch up with some friends.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant afternoon day drinking 🧀
  17. P

    Passthetabasco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Such a bad experience never again. This was not the Milk the Cow we knew from pre lockdown. It appeared that there were only two slots left so we met early. However, it was apparent from vacancies at most other tables that the subsequent booked slots was blocked out time, it didn't result in other diners. We met a friend there, and this was an anti-service experience! 1. We were seated directly beneath a speaker in the wall, in a corner. The waiter refused to turn the sound down, citing that she was new and would get into trouble. It was hard to hear her. We had to give our 9yo NC headphones. We decided to order a cheese platter as fondue could not be served until 5pm (as it is a hot food). We were encouraged to try a blue cheese. In spite of 5 separate people behind the counter appearing to be very busy, it took 3 reminders to receive the cheese platter. It came 40 mins later, 4 remarkably bland cheeses, including an American one (?) and no blue cheese. There was no description given, but then we couldn't hear the description even if we wanted, (even though there were two other diners at front of venue.) I requested a description. No attempt at engagement by the 'cheese knowledgable' person. 2. We cancelled the fondue which also never materialised and got the hell out of there. By this time it was 6.15pm.
  18. LA

    LisaAnn

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great cheese and wine! Service was very slow even though it wasn't crowded. The waiter was also quite rude. Overall I would recommend because the cheese platter was wonderful and I decided not to let 1 bad waiter spoil my view of the place.
  19. S

    Sorryitsoutofstock

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Booked a table - no table ready for us. so we were seated outside (in the Melbourne rain on a 6 degree night) with a free mulled wine. Got to our table some 15 mins later. Once inside, the service was fab and the poor guy tried his best, we ordered three different bottles of bubbles - all being told they were out of stock. Funny how the only bottle in stock was the $180 vintage! the flights were ok, however, the cheese portion was very small. Delivered the wrong cheese, they were quick to deliver the correct one, free of charge. Pricing is $$$$$$$$ Glad to have been and experienced, but this place is certainly ticked off my list of places to go.
  20. CB

    CherylB

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect place for an intimate catch up. Great atmosphere and service
  21. s

    scotsem

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    This is a lovely spot but sadly was let down by poor service by the majority of the staff. We asked what the wines were in the sparkling and the person said they’d just started and kept standing there until we said understand that but we’d still like to know what the wines are so they went off and brought back a staff book and plonked on table and this still didn’t have sparkling in it so eventually they went and got another member of staff. Some of the staff were good and clearly had a passion for food and wine but sadly in the minority.
  22. AM

    AlexM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely fantastic time at Milk the Cow. The food was incredible, the waiting staff really new their stuff and were so knowledgeable and helpful. We loved it and would highly recommend.
  23. L

    Lauren

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing service, food and overall dining experience.
  24. JW

    JamieW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely afternoon at Milk the Cow. Cheese was delicious, definitely be back.
  25. M

    Marinararaa

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive friendly knowledgeable service. Great atmosphere and wonderful range of cheeses. The glass of warm wine at the start was the perfect start on a cold night. Would love to come back and try more of their range.
  26. Z

    Zacj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience, and well priced. Enjoyed the wine flight and the idea of getting to try a few different wines and cheeses
  27. RR

    RichardR

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience
  28. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The range of cheese is to 'die for', with the best service and explanation of the chesses excellent. Service and staff were fantastic, don't leave this off your must-do list!!
  29. JS

    JanineS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great way to try different wine and cheese - a must go-to place for any cheese lover out there

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for your lovely feedback! We pride ourselves on perfectly matching wine and cheese to create the best experience for our valued customers. We hope to see you back soon! Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

  30. KT

    KarenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was really perfect , but I was a bit cold.

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 19, 2022Thanks for your feedback and lovely comments! Please don't hesitate to let any of our friendly team members know if you're chilly inside our venue as they can adjust the temperature. We look forward to seeing you back soon for more wine and cheese! Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

  31. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great establishment and it is all of 50 metres from our front door! Love the quality of their food and wines and the friendly service from well trained staff who really know their trade. Great for vegetarians of course Very popular on weekends so book ahead and ENJOY

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your 5 star review and glowing feedback! We pride ourselves on serving perfectly matched Wine & Cheese pairings and so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

  32. BR

    BelindaR

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience. The staff were amazing and the food and wine was fabulous. Definitely recommend the wine flight!

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your 5 star review and glowing feedback! We pride ourselves on serving perfectly matched Wine & Cheese pairings and so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

  33. BR

    BelindaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Found out about this venue from ABC program called "A Movable Feast" when they visited the St. Kilda area. Decided I just needed to treat hubby to a wine and cheese flight. I just Love, Love, Loved this place and will be back to try some of the other delectable delights on offer. We had booked in at a hotel walking distance away so we could wine and dine without worry of drink-drive, so we also shared a bottle of our best pick of the wines The Champers and another full round 180grms of our favourite Cheese. It was worth every cent.

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your 5 star review and glowing feedback! It sounds like you had the perfect date night and we're thrilled we could be apart of it. Our Sparkling & Cheese flight is the perfect treat - especially for those who love bubbles! Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

  34. JK

    JoannaK

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We had terrible service, and I had to talk to our waiter about his attitude and service standard. He made all the guests at our table uncomfortable, and ruined the evening. This was very different to the first time I had been to Milk the Cow.

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your review and we’re sorry to hear your recent experience with us was not up to our usual standard. There seems to be some confusion about which flight package was selected as the returned form had the Cheesemonger’s Choice selected (mixed wine flight option) instead of the Vintner’s Pick (French flight option). As for the service, we have spoken with the waiter and wish to sincerely apologise for his attitude and behaviour - this is definitely not the service we strive to give!

  35. JM

    JohnM

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Great cheeses and wine matching. Highly recommend

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 5, 2022Thank you for your lovely feedback, John! We pride ourselves on perfectly matching wine and cheese to create the best experience for our valued customers and so glad you had a great experience with us! Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love coming to Milk The Cow St Kilda - the best staff and the best quality cheese & wine!

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 4, 2022Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely feedback! We pride ourselves on providing a high standard of service and it's fantastic to hear you had a great experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for more wine and cheese in the near future. Kind regards, the Milk the Cow team

  37. GD

    GurpD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot for delicious wine & cheese. Recommend doing the flights.

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on May 4, 2022Thank you for your lovely feedback! We pride ourselves on perfectly matching wine and cheese to create our signature Booze & Cheese flights. We hope to see you back soon! Kind regards, the Milk the Cow team

  38. RP

    RoseP

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The wine and cheese were absolutely delicious but the first lot of bread was so stale and terrible. The second lot of bread was better but still not as good as I remember it to be. The service was quite good.

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on April 27, 2022Thank you for your review and constructive feedback. We're sorry to have your recent experience with us was not up to our usual standard and have passed this onto our venue supervisor. Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

  39. SS

    SharonS

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good, was lovely wine, cheese was nice, love Flaming Saganaki

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on April 27, 2022Thank you so much for the great feedback! It is truly appreciated and we pride ourselves in a high level of customer service and experience. We hope to see you back soon! Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

  40. AF

    AlanaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time, in all honesty, I wish I could live down the road to pop in whenever I can Tall, dark/long haired fella pointed me in the direction to a convenience store which was super helpful Service was quick and casual, yet the food was to die for I'm a gin and cheese person and this exceeded my expectations on a night out by myself So thankful for the friendly nature of all the gents on the floor, I'm shocking with names, but koodos to Marcus for his professional manner when telling me my partner had paid for my bill via phone earlier that evening Excellent work all around from front to back, not a single complaint coking from me, I only wish I could have more

    Milk the Cow - St KildaResponded on April 27, 2022Thankyou for your glowing review, Alana! We're so happy to hear you had such a fantastic experience with us. We've passed on your thanks to Marcus and hope to see you back whenever you're in the area. Cheers, the Milk the Cow team

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 - St Kilda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9537 2228.

Milk the Cow - St Kilda is rated 4.6 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Milk the Cow - St Kilda

157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, AU-VIC 3182

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St Kilda

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    European, French, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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