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The Carlton Wine Room, Carlton, AU-VIC

The Carlton Wine Room

4.8
4.8
550 Reviews
$41 to $100
European
Carlton Wine Room is a neighbourhood restaurant offering a well-executed, fresh, seasonal food menu, and an ever changing, diverse wine list featuring the best of Italy, Australia and the rest of the World. We offer a bar space, an upstairs restaurant dining room and three unique spaces that are can be booked for private dining perfect for special events.

RESERVATIONS: are for a two hour sitting. We do not accept bookings for drinks and snacks, however we accept walk-ins for this if space permits. A surcharge of up to 1.2% applies to credit card transactions. A surcharge of 10% applies on Sundays and 15% on Public Holidays.

OUTSIDE SEATING: please note this is subject to the weather and we may not be able to move your reservation inside in the case of bad weather.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Modern Australian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9347 2626

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Private dining and functions

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Cross street

    Corner of Drummond Street

  • Parking details

    Shopping Centre Car Park

  • Public transit

    TRAM - <br />Tram Route 1 and 6. Stop 112 on Elgin St <br /> <br />BUS - <br />Bus 200 and 207 along Lygon St and Elgin St <br />Bus 250 and 251 along Rathdowne St

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 550 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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Loved For

  • Inner City North

    Notable Wine List

  • Inner City North

    Romantic

  • Inner City North

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Nanana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely coming back, it has great food, great wine selection and the service is really friendly and understanding. From entre to dessert didn’t disappoint !
  2. c

    christopherm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this place is amazing. Loved it.
  3. MK

    MartiK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, delicious wine and vermouth and attentive but not overly pushy service. A lovely night out.
  4. SC

    SimoneC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and great food - memorable afternoon!
  5. EM

    EmmaM

    Tasmania

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place for a Saturday evening dinner. Fun, lively atmosphere. Excellent wait staff.
  6. S

    Sarah

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an absolutely beautiful dining experience! I had a friend here from Sydney so wanted to book something very Melbourne and very nice. Carlton Wine Room did not disappoint! The menu was simply stunning and wine by the glass was fantastic. I was surprised to see they had one of my favourite small wineries on the list by the glass! Cannot wait to return!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, anchovie toast was the highlight
  8. JB

    JBGourmand

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, knowledgeable, friendly service. Wonderful food with terrific wine.
  9. SM

    ShanaM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were absolutely first rate in every respect. I’ll definitely be going back and would highly recommend it to anyone. We sat downstairs in the bar area at a seated table and the atmosphere was humming. Definitely make a booking; don’t turn up expecting a table as the restaurant was fully booked on a weekday at 6pm.
  10. e

    edwinc

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Booked. Arrived on time at 6. Told need table back at 8. Told we had plenty of time. Main course didn't arrive until 7.45. Reminded they need table back at 7.50. Told we could move to another table if we wanted desert or coffee or...... Now this new deal is fine if you know in advance & the restaurant delivers food in a timely manner. Neither occurred. very poor. Expensive. Paid. Left with bad taste in mouth!
  11. LS

    LyndalS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The young kiwi gentleman was a superb waiter. Very accomodating and we had an amazing time. Food was absolutely stunning also.
  12. A

    Annie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and wine. Very knowledgable service staff.
  13. EF

    EliseF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the pleasure of celebrating 4 joint lockdown birthdays at the Carlton Wine Room over the weekend. We were pleasantly surprised with both the wonderful service and beautiful food. The staff were very knowledgeable with their recommendations. There was no rush to kick us off the seats for a lovely long Saturday lunch spent with our loved ones. We will most definitely be back for a few cheeky wines over another memorable lunch. Thank you for a great day.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    superb food and wine! service and knowledge was phenomenal
  15. SA

    SaraA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally amazing everytime here. The food is amazing the service is top notch. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Definately one of Melbourne's best dining places for sure. Thank you Carlton Wine Room. We will be back
  16. KR

    KirstyR

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food wine list and ambience. Highly recommended!
  17. G

    Gracie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend dining here.
  18. IM

    IainM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We both chose the chef’s selection which was tasty but ended up being too much food for us, which is unusual. Would I go back? Yes. But I think I’d just order maybe two dishes. The wine choices by the waiter/sommelier were excellent.
  19. N

    Niki

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for Sunday lunch - highly recommended
  20. TS

    TigerStavros

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, superb wine & outstanding service .... that sums it all for me.
  21. E

    Eleonora

    Rome

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice, good food, nice atmosphere, good service. Recommended
  22. PM

    PeterM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the set dinner and everything was great and even allowed flexibility for one of our party who doesn’t do seafood. Wait staff were excellent - very attentive, professional and friendly
  23. K

    Karen

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Cards on the table - I love love love the Carlton Wine Room. Food was amazing and service was good too - overall a pleasant experience. The one negative (that I have never before experienced at this restaurant) was that from the moment we sat down, I felt we were being rushed to leave the restaurant and free the table for the next guest. A little staff training in the subtleties of customer service wouldn’t go astray… this is the type of thing that makes you question returning..
  24. GM

    GeorgeM

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional as always in every way. 😋🍷highly recommend.
  25. SA

    SAMP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Travis and team are the best in town, book well in advance!
  26. DG

    DeborahG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    The food was revolting . Pasta with truffle . Very lemony killer any truffle flavor The restaurant was very cold . Very little ambiance . The waiter was fabulous . We were charged for a $300 bottle of champagne we did not drink
  27. GF

    GFood

    Adelaide

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were disappointed by our recent visit to Carlton Wine Room. While the small plates were excellent the whole fish (flathead) was completely lacking in flavour. We also had the T bone with truffle and even though it was completely covered in shaved truffle none of us could taste the truffle flavour at all. The t-bone while good, was not great. Also far too many overpriced Italian wines. Having travelled in Italy we know that even after importation they should not be that price. On the positive side the staff were great.
  28. SL

    SvenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service. We ordered quite a few dishes and the waitress recommended to break it up in a few courses. Enjoyed the wine recommendation as well.
  29. U

    Underwhelmed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was decent, though small portions for the price paid. Service was mixed - our waitress was very hospitable but clearly did not have sufficient time to attend to all of the people she was responsible for. One male floor staff was rude. Overall it was a disappointing experience.
  30. G

    Gabe

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at the Carlton Wine Room. The food was delicious, the staff gracious and the restaurant had a great vibe. Although we had an early booking, they moved us to another table to enjoy dessert as we ran overtime which was so lovely. I would highly recommend the Carlton Wine Room.
  31. CS

    CS11

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was outstanding, great wine list, service is very good - Carlton Wine Room can be relied on to consistently tick those boxes. We were seated on the second floor, which as an open space can get very noisy, particularly if nearby tables are shouting to make themselves heard. You do actually have to raise your voice to be heard (though possibly not as much as our adjacent table). The tables along either side of the room are better. Unfortunately we were seated in the middle - right in front of the reverse cycle heater, and near a particularly shouty foursome - so it was rather uncomfortable. Otherwise, 5 stars.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved every starter and entree!
  33. S

    Swathi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  34. S

    Saulgoodman

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food and servive was really good and consistent. I am quite disappointed with the reservations team in regards to my booking, I left a note with a message in it for a request, since I was dining in for a special occasion, approx. 3-4 days prior. During the day, there was no heads up or confirmation whether or not they can accomodate my request for a candle and dessert (if they can), which shows a probable chance that the reservation team did not even read my request, which was kinda sad for my partner Probably will dine again, but not really intend to celebrate something here.
  35. AH

    AnnieH

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service as always. Informed & friendly staff with lovely ambience
  36. EH

    ElizaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious snacks and great natural wines! Can't wait to go back next time im in Melbourne.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and exceptional in every way
  38. L

    Lori

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. cannot fault, will be back again and again.
  39. TJ

    TimJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great, upstairs too noisy ( larger groups partying) but we were able to move downstairs which was very good. Will be back.
  40. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite places in Melbourne, and never fails. Simple food, executed perfectly. The service is always excellent. Informative, but unpretentious. Love it

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Carlton Wine Room is rated 4.8 stars by 550 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Carlton Wine Room

172-174 Faraday St, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Drummond Street

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Modern Australian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Shopping Centre Car Park

  • Public transit

    TRAM - Tram Route 1 and 6. Stop 112 on Elgin St BUS - Bus 200 and 207 along Lygon St and Elgin St Bus 250 and 251 along Rathdowne St

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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