8 trendy neighbourhood wine bars to try in Melbourne
Delicious food, exceptional wine and top-tier company - who doesn't love an evening spent at a cosy wine bar with friends?
We’ve picked out the perfect Melbourne venues for those times you want to cosy up with good friends, great food and the perfect tipple.
The inspiration for Etta comes from our favourite, cosy local dining rooms and restaurants, the kind that feel like an extension of your living room and part of the neighbourhood. Etta is all about fresh, seasonal produce, treated with respect - expect simple, generous and familiar flavours, served with warmth and welcome. There’s a bar in the front that’s perfect for a quick drop in for a glass of wine and a snack, while the dining room and courtyard are ideal when you feel like settling in. BOOK NOW >
Taking full advantage of the impressive wine selection on offer at it's neighbouring sister business, the Prince Wine Store, Bellota showcases the great wines of the world in a warm and friendly environment alongside beautifully executed food. Head Chef Nicky Riemer champions the kitchen with her European cuisine which lends itself perfectly to the enjoyment of wine. BOOK NOW >
In the heart of Albert Park you'll find The Victor Wine Room, a charming neighbourhood wine bar which specialises in artisan cheese and charcuterie plates paired with unique wines sourced from throughout Australia and across the globe. Victor offers a welcoming place to while away the hours with good food and great company. BOOK NOW >
Translating food and wine into stories of people, time and place is the ethos behind Rosella Dining Room and Bar. This quintessentially Italian restaurant presents a rustic, earthy vibe from exposed brick, paned windows, trailing greenery and blond wood table settings while the menu has a clear focus on regional Victorian producers, with the wine handpicked by staff to pair with whatever you order. BOOK NOW >
This charming Southbank wine bar oozes sophistication. Edwin's carefully curated list of wines features the best of local growers, while their ever-evolving selection of food stars the freshest seasonal ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience. The venue’s beautiful, dark and moody interior creates the perfect atmosphere for an intimate catch-up. BOOK NOW >
Bouzy Bar is an adventurous little wine bar influenced by the quintessential Parisienne bars found on every corner of the Marais.The team re-interprets French food, takng you on a journey from the familiar to the unknown, fuelled always by the hand-piacked wines from Australia and France. BOOK NOW >
Bouvier Bar brings a little ritz to the north end of Lygon Street with its cocktail touting self, shmick black walls and dim lighting. Step inside for a deceptively long space, European-vibe tapas and a wine list with plenty of options from Australia and across the seas. The cocktail list is broad, with odes to distant lands championing Japanese and Mediterranean flavours. BOOK NOW >
In Carlton, you'll find the effortlessly cool Lord Lygon Wine Bar (and shop, if you want to take some wine home with you too). Award-winning Executive Chef Chris Bonello has created a tasty menu which includes hearty European dishes, small bites and charcuterie pairings. The toughest thing you will have to endure is where to start on the 300+ wine selection. BOOK NOW >
Looking for more dining inspiration in Melbourne? Check out our guide to the best Melbourne CBD restaurants.
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