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Curve Bar

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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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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner

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  • 4
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
Convenient place to grab a drink before the show

Very convenient place to have a drink or two before seeing a show. Was very crowded but we still got served fast and then stepped outside to enjoy the fresh air before seeing a ballet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
SofiaLeRed619
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very convenient place to have a drink or two before seeing a show. Was very crowded but we still got served fast and then stepped outside to enjoy the fresh air before seeing a ballet.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The decor is divine, the wine list more the adequate and the food choices perfect for pre or post show dining.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Delicious food. Nice comfortable corners for groups to sit quietly in. Friendly quick service. Tall bar tables, outdoor tables in good weather - caters well for a small group or couples, and for a quick drink or a meal before a show. Usually busy but doesn't feel crowded.

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Noosaville QLD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was our first visit to Curve Bar and thoroughly enjoyed. Unique menu and food deliciously presented. Efficient and attentive staff makes it a great venue for pre-show dining. My only comment would be that the lighting is a bit too low, can be challenging for reading the menu. Loved the cosy dining nooks on offer.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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