Vue De Monde

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561 reviews
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$101 and over
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Modern Australian
Bookings can be made via Vue De Monde's website.

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.
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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Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding

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Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great night out to celebrate a special occasion.

Expensive but the service and food quality was excellent.

Lighting was quite dark and could have been slight lighter. Difficult to see in such low light especially when using the bathrooms.

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Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Put simply, the best dining experience we have had anywhere in the world. The service, food and wine were exceptional - along with the views of Melbourne.

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Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable experience. 12 course degustation meal, but that's like saying Christmas is just another day.
It's not only the best food I have ever eaten, it was also a theatrical experience where I was invited at times to assist in preparing the meal at my table.
Only the freshest seasonal ingredients are used.

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Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was pretty good, the staffers were really friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes that were put in front of us. I especially like the fact that each dish showcases a local Australian produce so beautifully. There were a handful of tables around but it didn’t feel cramped at all. My only gripe is that we needed to return the table by a certain time so that the restaurant can accommodate the next guests, it felt like we were on a timer to eat all the food.

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Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! What a dining experience. From the moment you get out of the lift and welcomed by the friendly staff to the un-rivalled views of Melbourne, it truly is a night to be remembered. The food was simply outstanding, the matching wines were perfect and the whole ambience throughout the restaurant was energetic yet relaxed.

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Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place.

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Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional experience alround.
The food was.... actually, there is no word in the English language to accurately describe the amazing and magnificent level of quality of the food.
The service was just - awesome - a well oiled machine, smiles all around and nothing - absolutely nothing - was an issue.
Whilst my bank balance may have shrunk and my waist line expanded, every cent and gram was worth it!

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Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We simply felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant. The staff were amazing. Food brilliant. Experience of a lifetime for us. Thank you team!!

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Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable and the food was stunning. There is a reason this is a Melbourne institution......

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Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the chef selection. Loved the updated concept- haven't been for a couple of years. The palate cleanser and soufflé were lovely.

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Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. Beautiful atmostphere, friendly food and kind staff

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Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was absolutely delicious. There were so many different and amazing dishes and a lot of theatre to. The view was fantastic and the staff were great. I had a mocktail menu with my food which was tasty and tailored to the food.

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Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent

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Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vue de monde does not disappoint , from the quality of the food to the exceptional staff it is definitely a dining experience worth having . Even when there was a minuscule problem with one dish they went above and beyond to please even more with an extra dish . I loved every minute!!! Thank you

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Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wines. Good service. Only issue is that with the first seating, going thru the various courses in 2 hours seem quite rushed.

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Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular in every way

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Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service

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Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, and so was the view. Service was very good, but I in this price category I have seen better (eg. Alain Ducasse at the Dorcester). The restaurant is a little noisy, maybe because there are no carpets. Did not see Shannin Bennett. Overall a very good experience though.

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Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was nicely presented and very delicious.I like how they use fresh ingredients from local areas.

Their staff was nice and friendly. And the view was amazing. There was a great selection of wine.

Yes the price was high, but definitely worth trying.

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Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is the third time I had dinner in this restaurant. The food quality is still excellent. However, this time I had to return the table by 8 pm and because of the traffic on a Friday night, I only arrived shortly before 6:30 pm. Finishing a fine dining meal in 1.5 hours is totally far from ideal. Besides, I was sitting in the middle of the restaurant and the waiters kept walking past around my table busily. I had no feeling of having a fine dining meal at all.

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Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 16-course degustation menu paired with wine. The quality of food and the way it was presented blew us away. The food is exceptionally good and the different people who explained what the dish was, in my opinion, made the difference, as I am assuming they put the dish together.

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Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely view! Great staff, good food and. From beginning to end the waitress did a great job. Got a lot of information about the restaurant and the special teas. Thanks for the great dinner!

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Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall, a pleasant experience. Staff were amazing. Dishes were very unique, a showcase of Australian produce. Too generous with rock salt in some dishes and we were not a fan of the suckling pig dish. However most dishes were amazing especially the desserts.

We also realised we weren't served a marron head or an alternative.

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Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Highly recommend. Food was fantastic. View are beautiful. And lets not forget about the brilliant service

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Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience in every way and would highly recommend. Could not fault anything.

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Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were after a special occasion venue to celebrate my 50th birthday and Vue de monde fit the bill perfectly. The restaurant is gorgeous with fabulous lighting, visible kitchen area, well spaces leather clad tables and spectacular views. The service is absolutely impeccable from the moment you arrive in the ground floor lobby to the moment you're escorted out through the wine cellar and given a gift bag. Every single staff member was attentive, kind and friendly.

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Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth all the hats. Vue de monde knows what it is doing! This was an amazing experience that i will hopefully have one day again. Incredible views, incredible food, amazing wine, wonderful service.

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Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every plate. The staff made the experience fun and memorable.

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Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Some of the best food I've ever eaten! Beautifully presented, a real joy to experience and eat. Amazing.

Service tho was average. Had water thrown over me about 5 times, how hard is it poor water out of a jug into a glass! Seeing that they charged me $9 each for tap water I found this quite annoying! For the price you pay you are not allowed to sit, relax and enjoy the experience. It's all very rushed so they can usher you out the door asap so they can get the next sitting in.

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Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the ingredients are very fresh and of high quality. Each course provides me a fantastic new experience. The only pity is that I was expecting a small piece of steak during main courses but got the pork and duck instead. Otherwise, It will be perfect.

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Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We booked with high expectations and left very disappointed.

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Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience, fabulous food, exceptional service

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Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and one of a kind flavours

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Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, fabulous ambience, excellent food. We make this an annual special dining event and are never disappointed. We had the matching wines with the 16 course degustation and it was exceptional. Some people will pay the same money for a concert with bad seats and poor visibility and never get the experience we enjoyed. Do yourself a favour and book in for the night of your life !

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Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Night out for special occasion and more than exceeded our expectations. The food was fabulous and the service was exceptional.

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Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply spectacular! I can't fault any part of our dinning experience!

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Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There can be no surprise why Vue de monde is one of Melbourne's most celebrated fine dining restaurants - the experience is, in a word, "exceptional".

The food is, quite simply, outstanding; the staff are totally switched on (other restaurants should learn from the team at Vdm), the ambience stunning and there are so many nice and thoughtful touches that, combined, befit a world-class epicurean occasion that delights all the senses.

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Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service from fantastic staff, but it is an expensive night out. A special place for a special event.

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Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked the restaurant for a wedding anniversary celebration & the food & service is just mind blowing.
We had been to the restaurant 7 years previously & it was even better this time

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