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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

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
New Years ever - you must be kidding

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Peter_and_Di_59
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Melbourne
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English first
Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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127 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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268 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

As a season ticket holder to the Australian Ballet, I have frequented Curve Bar at least 5 times a year over the past 5 years. Needless to say, my previous experiences, prior to my first visit for the 2013 season have always been excellent both in terms of service and food. Come 2013, I'm speechless as to the service that... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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302 reviews 302 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
667 helpful votes 667 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great spot for a drink & catch up before a play or concert. However, the kitchen needs to re-visit its menu and think again about simplifying flavours. We had the Blackened King Fish with warm salad - a dish that should focus on the freshness factors but instead mixed ingredients to the extent you were left feeling you had the... 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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