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The Barre  - The Barre, Melbourne, AU-VIC

The Barre

4.3
4.3
870 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
  • Lively
  • Good for special occasions
  • Good for groups
The Barre, Arts Centre Melbourne’s sleek space, offers a touch of luxury and hint of showmanship. You’ll find a lively pre- and post-show buzz that takes the bar and eatery from early evening to late night.

The modern Australian menu, with its emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients, offers both small and larger dishes to be shared and enjoyed with friends. Choose from a well-considered wine list with prominence to local winemakers, an exciting range of craft beers and ciders, or a distinct selection of cocktails and small-batch Australian gins and single malt whiskies.

The world of booze, bubbles and beers is ever-changing and The Barre is excited to also offer a range of alcohol-free options.

From a pre-show sparkling with a share plate, a meal with a fine wine or a mellow late-night drink, we invite you to join us at The Barre.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Afternoon Tea, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9281 8317
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andreas Koker
  • Neighborhood
    Southbank
  • Cross street
    St Kilda Rd
  • Parking details
    The Arts Centre Melbourne car park, owned and operated by us, is located just minutes from The Barre, our theatres, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and central Melbourne, with 24-hour car parking available at competitive rates. Please note: Our car park has a height restriction of 1.9m.
  • Public transit
    By Train - get off at Flinders Street Station in the Melbourne CBD and walk for a few minutes along St Kilda Road, over Princes Bridge and the Yarra River. By Tram - stop in front of Arts Centre Melbourne at the Arts Precinct stop number 14: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72. This tram stop is fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 870 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

870 Reviews
  1. SamanthaC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a quick drink and snack prior to our show. Despite being late for our table booking on a very busy night, we were seated quickly, asked what time we needed to be out and served our drinks and food in plenty of time to make sure we made our show in time.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic place to eat when you have an evening booked at the Arts Centre. The saganaki starter was amazing. The Happy ‘Hour’ cocktails from 4 - 6pm were a treat too.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dry nice food and the staff were very attentive.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Conveniently located at the Melbourne Art Centre, Barre should be a gem - but it's not. The food is well below par, especially with the prices charged. The service however was fast and excellent. If the speed means that the food is inferior, may we suggest that Barre change their menu to something with more zing as well as being timely for theatre/ concert goers.

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  5. RobertB

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Brisket: gristle should have been trimmed; lukewarm peanut sauce. Would only recommend because no more convenient options. Re-open Dining Room on Thursdays please.

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  6. LindaS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue for a pre-event meal. Great location, ambiance and service. Loved the cocktails on offer.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed sharing the fries and arancini balls. Both were delicious. The marguerita was just right. Finishing off with a yummy cheesecake dessert made our dining experience very pleasurable. A great pre theatre dinner.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot when attending arts centre or hamer hall. Very convenient and consistently good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceeded expectations. Good and service lovely. Get there early if going to a show

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  10. SusanO

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The noise level has been a bit higher lately but I guess it has been busier inside 🤷🏻‍♀️. Food and coffee were good.

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FAQs

The Barre is rated 4.3 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for The Barre

Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3004

Additional information

  • Cross street
    St Kilda Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Southbank
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Afternoon Tea, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The Arts Centre Melbourne car park, owned and operated by us, is located just minutes from The Barre, our theatres, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and central Melbourne, with 24-hour car parking available at competitive rates. Please note: Our car park has a height restriction of 1.9m.
  • Public transit
    By Train - get off at Flinders Street Station in the Melbourne CBD and walk for a few minutes along St Kilda Road, over Princes Bridge and the Yarra River. By Tram - stop in front of Arts Centre Melbourne at the Arts Precinct stop number 14: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72. This tram stop is fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andreas Koker
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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