Vue De Monde

4.8
503 reviews
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$101 and over
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List
Vue de monde's creator and mastermind is Shannon Bennett whose obsession for classical cuisine combined with his edgy approach has seen the restaurant awarded a plethora of culinary awards both nationally and globally while maintaining a standard of excellence and innovation year after year.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Australian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday & Thursday - Saturday: open

Dinner: Daily: open
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Phone number
(03) 9691 3888
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Shannon Bennett, Justin James
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
King Street
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Parking details
Casual parking is available in the underground Rialto car park.
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Public transit
Melbourne CBD Trams: 109, 12, 48 or 11.
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Special events & promotions
Refer to www.vueevents.com.au.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Vue de Monde might be tasting-menu only, but it still feels pretty casual and it has views from the 55th floor of the Rialto.

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What 503 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The Chef's choice degustation is an incredible culinary experience. Every mouthful of food i had was delicious and the wait staff are very attentive and knowledgable.

If i had my experience i would choose to do the second sitting so that i could space my courses out a little bit. I struggled to finish the last few courses because i was simply too full.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excelent food, and extraordinare service. One of the best restaurants we have visited. Waiters with great knowledge of what they served, good information about food and vine. Excelent chef
The only negative thing we have, is that we had booked a table at 18.00 We were informed that we had the table for 2 hours, and that is good. We ordered the tasting menue, 17 courses. 2 hours is not enough time to enjoy this menue, like it deserves to be enjoyed. The tempo of the courses is a litle bit to high

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My experience was amazing, the attentiveness of staff was refreshing and having each dish explained was a nice touch.
Will definitely dine again when in Melbourne.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

It is the perfect degustation menu. It reminded us of Australian nature. It was like going on a hike but on your fork. And everything was taken with such care and delicacy.
And not just the food, everythin else is so well thought. I won't spoil the details.
It is indeed expensive, but truly worth it. 9/10.
The only 'but' is that we are slow eaters and, even though we stayed there almost 3h, we would not have minded having some extra time to enjoy a coffee at the end at the end of the meal.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Vue du Monde was an experience of a lifetime. Kind of when you meet your soul mate and you have those butterflies that make you feel excited in a you don’t know what to expect kind of deal but way way better
Would definitely go for more when I can afford it

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Simply magical and the best food experience of my life

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

One of the best degustation menus I have ever had. Fantastic wine pairing and great service.
Well done.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The perfect place for a long 4 hour dinner. Exquisite food and wine pairing available. No children and no loud tables. We are from Queensland, and Vue de monde is on the top of our list for that special occasion when we visit Melbourne.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

I had a fantastic time. The food was beautiful and the service was great. Not quite Michelin star as I’d hoped reading the reviews but really beautiful evening and absolutely stunning views of the city

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

As an avid foodie, this was the best dining experience I have ever had. Every course was spectacular and the theatre with it all and atmosphere was amazing! Service was exceptional, all the staff were extremely attentive and made the experience that much better!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Was an amazing dinner for my partner and I
Food was top class best we have had for a very long time, the service from the waiters was great :)
We would highly recommend to friends and family
Was a great date night

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Few problems with finding our booking at the start but got sorted quickly and from there on in the experience was amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

It was a beautiful experience, and one we will speak so highly of! All the waitstaff were attentive, courteous and very friendly. We received great recommendations with wines and drinks and even cheeses! I would happily dine here again and again.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Fantastic experience. will for sure be back

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Really happy with the team at Vue. The staff were fantastic, knowledgeable and attentive without being over enthusiastic. The food was delicious, inventive and different without being over the top. The wines were just delicious and we walked out of there very happy!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The View and the Service

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Amazing food and excellent service. If Australia had a Michelin guide this would be a 3 star restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

We enjoyed our evening. The quality of the food was exceptional and variety of the food was interesting. We all just had one issue, there were too many courses with not enough breaks between each, by the time we got to the dessert courses we were way too full to really enjoy them.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

A very interesting and unique degustation menu with strong ties to Australian sourced foods and culture. It was mostly delicious - couple of things I didn't love (eel wrapped in potato?!) but some were amazing (marshmallows with melting chocolate middle fire pit cooked direct at your table. Oh my gosh!). Don't let the early courses fool you - you will be stuffed even though the portions are deliberately bite-sized! The waiters were AMAZING - really made the whole experience and knew their stuff.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very good experience all together. Attentive staff and theatrical presentations .food could be much more better though. Most dishes were over salted. Would be nice to provide the choice to salt on table with different types of salt instead .some flavours contredicted each other. Eg: creamy fermented mushroom with finger lime in it. Finger lime is of course the caviar of the vegetable world. But didnt go well with the very lovely mushroom purée.
But over all a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Magical!

The food, the service, the ambience, the view, the whole experience...magical!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Perfect. Energetic staff in a very contemporary setting with magnificent views of beautiful Melbourne. Food was prepared magnificently and extremely tasty. Love that you can see the chefs dishing it all up. My mother was very happy with her birthday experience. Tables are very large and well spaced and the host was very accommodating of all our needs and questions.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Was so good because it had 17 different tasting plates and all were tasty.
Many of the 17 dishes were absolutely delicious and we hoped we had more! But the serving size is good, enough to taste and we were really full at the end of the meal. Service was just as amazing as the food, especially this waitstaff called Robin that stood out because he genuinely cared what we commented about the food and was very friendly. Amazing place!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Our dinner at the Vue De Monde was extraordinary. Each dish was presented meticulously and tasted better that it looked.

I highly recommend everyone try the Vue De Monde, you won't regret it. It's an experience my husband and I will never forget.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The level of service and the quality of the food was exceptional. The cost of the matched wines was rather expensive = we chose the lowest cost of $200.00 per person. We found the views stunning in both the cocktail bar and the restaurant. We did not enjoy having to stand at a bar stool to have our pre dinner drink, and were happier when we were offered a bar stool at the counter. We found the black decor in both the entrance,lift and bar overwhelming. Thanks for making the birthday so special

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

There is no one to answer the phone. Lots of raw meat and seafood so if you don't like eating raw is not for you. No children menue.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

we celebrated our 1st year anniversary and it was indeed a beautiful night , food was delicious , staff are very friendly and the view was absolutely stunning --it was truly a memorable night and my boyfriend was so impressed .we both like the suckling pig and the plum sorbet , definitely will be coming back and would recommend it to our friends..

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Incredible dining experience. Exceptional food, wine and service. Totally unique and we loved the use of local products. It was by far the most interesting and best dining experience my partner and I have ever had. We highly revommend and will definitely do it again soon. Thank you

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Fabulous!!!! Great for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

An absolutely amazing dining experience that I highly recommend any foodie.
Would definitely go again

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Exceptional food quality with very wide wine selection to accompany the dishes. Excellent attention to detail by serving staff.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Simply superb
The best meal of our lives !

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Until this day I still cannot get over the duck breast I had. It was one of the most memorable dishes of my Melbourne holiday. Everything looked like a plate of art that was cooked to perfection. Thank you for accommodating us with a last minute booking! I felt like I was entering some kind of secret food society when entering the restaurant. I cannot wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food was superb.
Staff was friendly and attentive.
Everything you would expect from a fine dining experience and more.
View of the sunset was gorgeous.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

My wife and I went there on one Thursday night for our 3rd anniversary. The food and wines were exceptional and the service from the staff (thanks Chris!!) were top-notch.

We had the "signature Chefs Tasting Menu" and everything there (15 of them) were all excellent quality, and the wines that were recommended to us were also excellent and paired with the dishes beautifully.

We will definitely be going back there again for our next celebration.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Best dining experience of my life

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

My wife’s birthday. A very special occasion that was made even more special and personal by the most welcoming and engaging staff.
It’s not dining IT’S AN EXPERIENCE and one that we both agreed we will be enjoying again.
Thank you all for a wonderfull evening
Niko

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Very disappointed to arrive at 5.15, kept waiting in the cold for 20 minutes downstairs (my wife had cloaked her coat as we were told we would be escorted upstairs shorty!!!) before being taken to the bar (whilst other later arrivals were taken up before us!!!).
15 minutes to get a drink and by then it was time to sit down for dinner and not be able to enjoy a pre-diner drink in the comfort of the bar.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Everything was perfecto

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Sommelier and waiter/ress provided excellent service, very information, answered all our queries. The food was fantastic,subtle but explosive flavours at once.

We definitely enjoyed our degus dinner, will come back if we ever come back to Melbourne.(we travelled down from Sydney)

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