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Curve Bar

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

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Almost a free meal - if only for Catholic guilt!!!

There is no doubt this place is convenient after attending a show but it needs a shake up. We came for a meal after seeing a show and arrived about 8.15pm. A waiter did take our order and I think he brought our food and that was his last contribution to our dining experience. He was next seen... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Birt1964
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were seated on the stools, directly below a speaker, which was blaring out something which we couldn't even understand. We asked for it to be turned down, two table waiters said it couldn't be done. We asked for the manager. He also said it couldn't be turned down, when we said that was nonsense his response was "I'm not... More 

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Melbourne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We always stop in before or after a show in the Melbourne Arts precinct. The tapas style food is delicious and there is a goodly wine selection. Sometimes get to chat with the performers or director. It's very egalitarian.

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St Kilda, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I met at Curve Bar @ The Arts Centre prior to attending the Speigeltent on the forecourt. The bar was conveniently not crowded. I ordered a Pinot Grigio and a Heineken Beer and gave the waiter $50. He gave me $17.50 change!!! Two drinks at $32.50?? ARE YOU KIDDING? Which means the beer must've cost between $10-15 a pint, and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There is no doubt this place is convenient after attending a show but it needs a shake up. We came for a meal after seeing a show and arrived about 8.15pm. A waiter did take our order and I think he brought our food and that was his last contribution to our dining experience. He was next seen about 10pm... More 

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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603 reviews 603 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 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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320 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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5 reviews 5 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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