Nick & Nora's Melbourne

4.5
250 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Nick and Nora’s Melbourne is a cocktail and champagne bar that brings the golden era of glamorous and decadent post prohibition soirees to the modern day - set above bustling Collins Street.

Having trouble finding us? Please note due to being a brand new development our Google Pin has dropped in the wrong place - we are working on this.

***Head to the corner of Little Collins and Exhibitions Street. If you look up to the first floor of the buildings on Little Collins you should be able to see our Emerald Green Umbrellas on the balconies from the street.

Proceed down Little Collins Street in the same direction as the traffic about 20 metres and take your first left into the small laneway called 11 Benson Walk. We are the first door on the left with a small street sign that says Champagne and Cocktails above our door***

Treat your guests to an elegant event in one of our exclusive and luxury spaces - contact our dedicated events team at melbourne@nickandnoras.com.au

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 250 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Energetic
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very prompt & polite. Very knowledgeable with both food & drink menu items. The waiters service was excellent..

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails & service. Beautiful setting & vibe, very nice for a special occasion.

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vipBelindaR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous spot! Amazing dramatic cocktails and yummy eats. Will definitely return!!

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AnneD
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here and loved it. Service and ambience was wonderful. Drinks expensive but loved the theatre of some of them

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Highly recommend for a classy start to your evening.

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elaaa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Music poor and far too loud. Unable to have a conversation with anyone sitting next to you. Lovely sitting outside once the music was turned down. Staff fabulous however.

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ErikC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Amazing cocktails, great venue, good music. Amazing

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LauraO
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Staff really good attention.
A lot of cocktails option.

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Kezmo13
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good, but not great location for a date. The weeknight crowd was the after-work blue suits. Felt like they were trying to cram as many people as possible into the venue and it didn't feel special. Decor is awesome, cocktails/drinks are premium and delicious but food a bit meh.

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KatH
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and Noras is a beautiful place to celebrate anything or just spoil yourself snd enjoy this great bar!
Cocktails are innovative and delicious, food choices great and the ambience sophisticated and luxe.
Highly recommend and will definitely return!

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JustinA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extremely attentive staff, great experience, delicious drinks

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BiancaB
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Stunning venue with beautifully presented cocktails. Unfortunately the experience was let down by the extremely slow service and miscommunication between staff.

We waited over 30 minutes to receive our first drinks. We understood they were busy, however as bookings are required a sufficient amount of staff should be working to cater for the number of people in the venue.

When it was time to pay for our bill, we ended up standing because we could not get the attention of staff. We were then left standing at our table ignored, with three staff members passing us. We were waiting for over 10 minutes, with two people from our group having time to go to the bathroom on the other side of the venue and back while we were still waiting. We then decided to walk over to the register to settle our bill, where were told we had to go back and wait at our booth to pay. So we all returned back to our booth and stood there waiting to pay for another 10 minutes.

Perhaps this venue would be a better experience through the week on a less busy night. Unfortunately our experience did not live up to expectations and hype surrounding this venue.

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded on May 25, 2021

Hi Bianca, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and compliments on the venue and drinks. We are sincerely sorry for the delays you experienced on the night. We have raised your feedback internally with the team and would love to have you back for a cocktail on us. Please email me direct at maddie.n@speakeasygroup.c o m.au if you would like to join us again and I will personally arrange this for you. We look forward to hosting you again.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Second visit and this time it was raucous, cramped and a lot less pleasant than the first time we came here. I hoped Nick and Nora's would be a sophisticated and go-to venue for drinks, food and conversation (which it was on our first visit) but that was not the case on our second visit. I will probably recommend Nick and Nora's but with the proviso that it is a rowdy, can't hear yourself or your friends bar with great cocktails and pretty good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place
Awesome drinks
Great staff

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KellieW
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place...ambience, cocktails, theatrics, food, service...all top class!

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ZandiM3009
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The decor of this venue is just divine! The cocktails on offer are very interesting. The service was a little slow, but that could be due to the fact that it was full table service & they were quite busy.

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vickim
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, our waiter Andy was superb. Thank you!

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Paul
London
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

All good but outdoor seating a bit school benches.

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BiPolarBear
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

After having such a positive experience on a Saturday night at the Sydney Nick & Noras, we were keyed for more of the same on our Melbourne trip. Unfortunately, aside from the cocktails themselves which are always of a fine quality, the vibe just wasnt tbere for us. Theres nothing wrong w the place persay, its just not what we were looking for. It was expectedly crowded but it felt more cramped than what it was. The food is a world apart from the more substantial Sydney Canape menu and frankly, smacks of a money grab and tbe vibe and feel is more rushed and frantic than relaxed and chilled. Look....overall, its certainly what someones looking for and its exquisitively staffed w great personnel but it just fell a bit short fir us.

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent experience. We truly appreciate it. We would love to talk to you in more detail about the items you have raised, both positive and not so positive and also invite you back to enjoy the Nick & Nora's experience once more in either Sydney or Melbourne. To get in touch personally please email me at maddie.n@speakeasygroup.co m.au. We look forward to hearing from you and hosting you once more. Kindest, Maddie at the team.

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CamM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cocktails. A great place with an excellent vibe. Staff are amazing!

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Keep an eye out for that 'Champagne & Cocktails' sign - it's the only way you'll find it!
Such a great spot with a "Great Gatsby" kind of vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant and great ambience! We weren’t allowed to stay longer than our booking, but everything else was great. Service was high class.

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HaleyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service and great cocktails. Can get a little noisy but the setting is cosy.

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ItalianViewElena
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a must go for interior design lovers!
booming even in the middle of the week - make sure to book.

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AlanaS
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktail menu is really interesting and the food was good. I would recommend Nick & Nora's for sure.

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SuzieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a cocktail and a snack with friends. Great ambience and so much fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Kyoto
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Very hard to get attention of wait staff and had to wait around to order subsequent drinks! A shame because ambience and cocktails are amazing here.

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your evening with us. We truly appreciate your positive comments on the venue and ambience and understand your experience was let down by the attentiveness of service. We have raised this internally with the team and would love to have you back for a cocktail on us. Please email me direct at maddie.n@speakeasygroup.c o m.au if you would like to join us again and I will personally arrange this for you. We look forward to hosting you again.

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MichelleB
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Amazing space, great food & drinks but the service needs work - had to ask for a menu, had to wave our waiter down to order food and each time had to ask for drinks.. cool place though..

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your evening with us. We truly appreciate your positive comments on the venue and ambience and understand your experience was let down by the attentiveness of service. We have raised this internally with the team and would love to have you back for a cocktail on us. Please email me direct at maddie.n@speakeasygroup.c o m.au if you would like to join us again and I will personally arrange this for you. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibes and beautiful cocktails, not to mention the friendly staff who genuinely want your experience to be pleasant. Three thumbs up.

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MWilde
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and Nora's is one of the best bars I've ever been to! The drinks are insanely gorgeous and delicious, the service goes above and beyond and the space is immaculate. The atmosphere was lovely as well, which reflects the comfort of the venue! I could not recommend it higher.

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CathF
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience here, thank you! I would recommend others visit!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

My friend and I arrived and were directed to our table which was actually a spot on an extended wall-long booth with a low table. It was very loud and hot bc there was so many ppl gathered around such a small space. We requested to move to the bar and thankfully there were seats available.
The drinks were very good, however we don’t think we would return to N&N for the food - this isn’t to say that it wasn’t nice, it was just to small portions for the price.
I would recommend going just for drinks and moving on for food elsewhere. I really think the drinks are their specialty and maybe should change the idea of the menu to include easy picking items rather than bougee canapés.
Service was also up and down, we thought we could order directly from the car and the bartender said we couldn’t and had to order from the waiter. Then when he was making our drinks (literally right in front of us), he said ‘the waiter will bring it round the other way’ instead of literally just handing us our drinks?? Food took way too long as well considering how tiny it is.

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide the feedback on your recent experience. We are disappointed and sincerely sorry we were unable to meet your expectations on the evening. We would love to discuss your feedback in more detail. If possible, could you please send your best contact number to me at Maddie.n@speakeasygroup.c o m.au and I will be in touch personally. Kindest regards, Maddie

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Heath
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

N&N has so much potential but they need to refocus their service promise and for a high end establishment they should revisit their drinks menu.

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hi Heath, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We take all guest feedback incredibly seriously and would like to discuss yours in more detail. We pride ourselves on our 35 unique cocktails, developed by our incredibly talented over the course of a year. We wold love to know some more specifics on the drinks you ordered and what in particular you found needed revisiting. Please feel free to shoot us an email at melbourne@nickandnoras.c o m. au. Warmest regards, Maddie and the team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Beautiful venue what a shame our group of 6 were left so disappointed .

The service was terrible, wait staff rarely approached our table, one that did was rude or plain disinterested, we had heard this from others that had been there in the few weeks prior however decided to give it a go regardless.

A round of ordered drinks were never received after waiting half an hour and asking numerous times. The bill however was given to us with the drinks charged which we never received.

Really hope the service improves .

Nick & Nora's Melbourne
Responded on May 6, 2021

We truly appreciate your taking the time to provide your detailed feedback. We are sincerely sorry that the gaps in our service have lead to an overall negative experience. We can assure you this is not the standard that N&N's strives to. We would love to speak to you in more detail about your evening and want to offer the opportunity to return which I will personally arrange and look after for you. Please feel free to email me directly at maddie.n@speakeasygroup.c o m.au. Kindest , Maddie

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience very friendly bar tenders

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for Friday Happy Hour - $5 champagne from the champagne tower (such a novelty to see it poured at 5pm) and half price oysters. The oysters and cheese platter was lovely, and service was friendly and efficient. I’ll definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere on a Friday - with sabrage and champagne tower! We would have like to have stayed longer but it was too hectic!

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Emma
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely ambiance and drinks were great. Unfortunately it took about 30mins per drink which was a bit disappointing. However the staff were friendly and polite

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Tatyana
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, best drinks I’ve had so far. Staff was super friendly and attentive.

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IngridL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I would have liked to pre- informed that we were going to be charged a public holiday surcharge either by email or txt.

We were given drink menu's but we were not told about how to order especially the food.

FAQs

Nick & Nora's Melbourne is rated 4.5 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.