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The Arts Centre | 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • 3
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Where else can you see the stars of the show you've just seen in a mob?

The Curve Bar at the Arts' Centre in Melbourne throbs after the shows in the State Theatre, The Playhouse and the Hamer Hall finish. So expect a mob then at the bar of thirsty orchestral players and the odd thespian or four or five. Last December (2014) after Opera Australia's great Ring Cycle it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Kirkcaldylad
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
559 reviews 559 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Curve Bar at the Arts' Centre in Melbourne throbs after the shows in the State Theatre, The Playhouse and the Hamer Hall finish. So expect a mob then at the bar of thirsty orchestral players and the odd thespian or four or five. Last December (2014) after Opera Australia's great Ring Cycle it was impossible to miss Brunnhilde and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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299 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

After a concert and ballet came out together the bar was mobbed dark and noisy. It took bar staff forever to mix our drinks, expensive and week ones!

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Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at curve on New Year's Eve after a concert just before 11. We found a table and waited in line to order coffee and supper. When we got to the top of the line we were informed that they have just shut the coffee machine. You are kidding - 11pm on New Year's Eve. The staff just shrugged... More 

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tasmania
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182 reviews 182 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My second visit here at the arts centre for a show and decided after recommendation from the front desk where to eat was not unhappy. Order a medium meal of scallops on a bed of coleslaw and sauce beautifully presently and cooked just right then the salmon rillet again served beautifully and both dishes excellent value for money. Had 3... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The atmosphere really makes this place! It offers a decent wine list at reasonable prices (considering the location!) and food was okay - tasty but nothing too memorable, although the cheese platter is good portions and nice selection. It's really all about the atmosphere here; we went for a drink and snacks after a MSO performance and it was buzzing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Trendy eatery within the arts precinct. Great place to visit before a show featuring good food and drink. Excellent spot to meet friends, have a break from sightseeing or do some 'artist' spotting.......you never know who you are going to see.

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Melbourne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great place for a pre-show drink and snack. Advertised on menu that food delivered to table 20 - 30 minutes during busy periods, but we got our food much quicker than that and the place was full. Good wine selection. I ordered some sliders and the octopus, which were nice but not amazing (the pulled pork slider was the highlight).... More 

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Sorrento, VIC, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Curve Bar is a popular place for a snack before or after the theatre. Their range of "sliders" (Tapas if you will!!) has options for the meat eater or vegetarian. And the wine list is extensive. The friendly staff are responsive and friendly. There is a real buzz in the crowd.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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304 restaurant reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

At least it is popular after 5 hours of Wagner with members of the cast from stage crew to the walk-on mob and to the famous soloists while the orchestra seems to congregate outside en masse. Food is served up till quite late and the bar features many a good Scotch malt and a reasonable range of Aussie wines and... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Curve Bar is a great place for a drink after a show being right in the Arts Centre. The service is good and cheerful. The food is another matter. The menu states the steak is cooked medium. Well, yes it was but then has been stored ?frozen and then microwaved to warm it up. It was barely warm and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Arts Centre | 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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