Poodle Bar & Bistro
Groups of any size are always welcome to walk into our Public Bar or Patio for drinks at any time.
For larger groups of 12 people or more or to enquire about holding your event at Poodle, please email Poodle's reservations team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef's selectionA$75.00 per person
Multiple dates availableWe accept reservations for 6-12 guests on our tasting menu
Rocco's ReturnsA$69.00 per person
Jun 22, 2021 onlyRocco’s Bologna Discoteca returns to take over Poodle Bar and Bistro for one night only this Good Food Month. Think Italian home-style cooking, meatball subs and an exciting Italian wines by none other than Giorgio De Maria. ROCCO'S MENU $69 Focaccia, Extra Virgin Olive oil & Olives Mini Pizza Pocket - Pine mushroom, taleggio, Pizza spice Rice stuffed Mussels Grilled baby broad beans, pecorino Romano Fish Crudo, orange & wild fennel Vitello Tonnato – Veal tongue, tuna mayonnaise, capers & lemon Mini Rocco’s Meatball Sub Choice of: Braised Rabbit, cannellini beans, gremolata OR Goldband Snapper, acqua pazza, fregola OR Handmade Pasta caccio e pepe All served with rocket, parmesan & balsamic salad Vanilla Pannacotta, poached quince
Bottomless BrunchA$95.00 per person
Aug 1, 2021 onlyEnjoy the finer things in life at Poodle Bar & Bistro and indulge in a bottomless brunch. The event features two seatings at 11.30am and 2.00pm and will serve up a decadent menu prepared by head chef Josh Fry paired with all-you-can-drink bubbles and wines. Experience one of Melbourne’s fanciest brunches and treat yourself to the likes of Trout Tartare, Yarra Valley Caviar crumpets, roasted cauliflower with Café de Poodle butter and curry leaves, Bundarra Pork Scotch, a boozy whipped cream chocolate dessert, and more. Bottomless booze including wine, bubbles, Peach Bellinis and Blood Orange Vodka Seltzers will be on offer. Your table will be reserved for 2 hours.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Poodle Prawn Cocktail
Flounder Ala Meuniere – Whole Fish, Burnt Butter, Capers, Lemon
Charcoal Grilled 250g Flank Steak, Grilled Spring Onion, Oregano
Been to Poodle a few times now. Everything on the menu is great but my fave would be the crab crumpets, they are divine. Staff are friendly and the place has a great vibe! Will be back very soon.
Amazing venue, incredible service and excellent food all round. One of the best places in town to have a fun night out with friends over a lovely meal. Top, top marks for Poodle and the team!
Excellent experience here for many reasons....
The food and service are not in any way pretentious but both are very high in quality. Extra points for creativity of menu.
Cocktails are excellent and the decor/ambience are too.
Should be a top Melbourne venue for years to come if they keep this up.
Well done to the team!
Chef's menu was terrific value. Lovely selection of dishes. Comfortable warm restaurant.
Lovely outdoor venue and the servers were lovely and helpful!
It was our first time dining here so wasn’t sure what to order so we ordered the Chef’s selection. Food was ok… was expecting more considering it’s the chef’s selection. The best dish was the flounder but was a tad too spicy. The table for two is so tiny in the outdoor area and it was a tall table with uncomfortable seats. Couldn’t wait to get out of there as my back was hurting. Overall not very impressed :(
Great atmosphere, lighting and swift staff. Food is top notch.
Treat your senses to a gorgeous night out. Fabulous meal. Gorgeous wine. Sensational ambiance.
Sweet, knowledgeable, staff.
Get on the Poodle. Now
Seriously Outstanding. The service was very attentive but uncomplicated and unpretentious. The food was substantial and delicious. The interior and atmosphere is absolutely beautiful and intimate but relaxed. 10/10 from start to finish.
Our table ate the chefs selection, as I had it last visit and it was very memorable. Sadly this time it was a different experience. The food was just missing something... ?? The wait staff would drop the food and hurry away without an explanation of what it was and we felt like we were a hassle. Sadly it was for a celebration of my friend's birthday. I will be back, but wouldn't rush or do the chefs selection again.
Excellent service, food and cocktails.
Beautiful set up and ambience
Could not fault Poodle Bar & Bistro. Great food and friendly staff Great cocktail and fish was amazing! Will be back many times again!!!
We thought the experience at Poodle was very good across the board. Staff were knowledgable and friendly and the food was interesting, delicious and well executed. Cocktails were very good and the fitout is very cool! A great addition to the Fitzroy area where I can see myself becoming part of the furniture haha
I really did love everything here. Food and service wasnt STUFFY like a few other places around, but it was knowledgable and delicious.
Amazing venue just to sit in too!!
Beautiful decor, delicious food & friendly staff - a must try.
Highly recommend...Amazing venue, delicious food, cocktails and fabulous service! So glad I decided to celebrate my birthday at this place!!!
Absolutely amazing! Every dish we had was outstanding. Service and ambience was perfect. Highly recommend!
beautiful food,fancy fitout,attention to detail - high. try the seltzer on tap,it's great!
Came to our fav place for dinner before lockdown. Didn't disappoint. Best of luck Poodle team, hope this doesn't last too long!
Been to Poodle Bar on multiple occasions now. We love it. Food is always on point and it's just a fun place to be at.
Excellent experience at poodle bar and bistro we really ejoyed the whole fish and the crumpets at the start of our feed and staff were very very friendly
Loved Poodle for so many reasons. European classic dishes but also interesting. Amazing design. GREAT staff
Been here a bunch with a bunch of different people. Always bangin' and every one else agrees.
Stunning venue with delicious food and great customer service. Would call it French leaning European. Will definitely be back!
Poodle ticked all the boxes. Its a fun place with great service and food
I'd say this is the best bottomless brunch in Melbourne. Was really awesome actually. Others i've been to pale in comparison in terms of food quality and booze choice.
Wonderful Bottomless Brunch Experience at Poodle! A+ for Food, Customer Service and Value! Hope They Do Another One Soon!
Great food! It was lovely to eat FRENCH inspired food. THANKYOU
We sat in their courtyard and loved it. The food was excellent and good value we thought. Service excellent. Will definitely be back to soon.
delicious food. excellent service. fun vibe. great work team.
LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE!
The food was divine, the service was lovely and the overall vibe was heavenly. We took ages to finish our courses but the staff were patient and happy regardless, which made the experience that bit better.
10/10 WILL ALWAYS COME BACK TO POODLE
Amazing food and service could not be faulted! Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will dine there again
On our recent visit we were treated to the most amazing food with fabulous flavours, superb combinations that were all a taste sensation in the mouth. Just fantastic! A true dining experience. We will be coming back!!
We love it here. Fun environment and lovely staff. The food is great. Love the seafood direction. Stunning fit out too! X
Been to Poodle a few times now. It’s a cosy and intimate restaurant during the week and more a lively venue on the weekend. We like that about this place, it feels different every time you go. Food, staff and vibe always good. Love the music playlist also
Delightful experience from start to finish! The food was absolutely gorgeous - every mouthful and very good value for $75 chefs choice. Service impeccable!
This was delicious. Great atmosphere and superb food!
Need to do something to dampen noise.
Need to tell noisy groups to think of others
Need to separate tables to meet CoVid legislation before being reported and fined
Loved every minute. I dream about that steak still. Thankyou team poodle
Fabulous food! Fabulous vibe! Fabulous Poodle staff!
Poodle Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.
Poodle Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://apps.giverapp.net/poodle/.
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.