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“Definitely worth trying once in your lifetime... HOWEVER...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vue de Monde

Vue de Monde
525 Collins Street | Rialto Building 55th. Floor, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
61 3 9691 3888
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Ranked #11 of 3,988 restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Definitely worth trying once in your lifetime... HOWEVER...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The food was certainly very interesting - and yes we absorbed the flavours and ultimately got full (we went for the 10 course degustation).

However, given the price ($250 per person) plus additional drinks, this would only be for a super special occasion and a once off to embrace the one time experience.

Amazing Melbourne views, and very enlightening food.

But to return and pay for those meals again?

No.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Featherston, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Views to admire & food to savour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a 6 course degustation style dinner that was amazing! One of the best fine dining experiences that I have had.
The view from the 55th floor was amazing . At 9pm we got to watch the fire display from the pillars out the front of the Crowne Casino complex.
The staff made you feel like a VIP and was really relaxing & initimate.
We choose to have a half glass of wine that matched each course, I am not much of a wine drinker but I enjoyed most of the selections.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Truly a great night to remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It was one of the best dining experiences - my boyfriend proposed on their outdoor balcony overviewing the perfect night view of Melbourne. The food was fantastic and it certainly is a romantic choice for special occasions.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“good dining place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This restaurant was about what I expected. Whilst I am glad I tried it for the experience, it was not enough to make me want to rush back again.
The food appeared to be traditional, there was beers and wines from Croatia and service was what you would expect from a southern European restaurant (in Southern Europe). .

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went to Vue de Monde for a Sunday lunch and had their Degustation Menu (a la carte menu not available on Sunday). It was an interesting dining experience.

Service was excellent – plenty of attentive and friendly service staff as well as staff in the open kitchen.

The restaurant is located on the 55th floor of the Rialto building. It was a beautiful sunny day in Melbourne and the view from this restaurant was outstanding! The table setting was a big surprise. There was no crisp white linen on the table as one may expect. Instead, all the table tops were covered/wrapped with kangaroo hides – quite neat really. A collection of rocks of various shapes & sizes were in the centre of the table, the purposes of which became clear as our meal progressed – pleasant surprises & fun! Their beautifully ornate Christofle cutleries resting on sticks which are vines from Penfolds vineyard (we were told).

We had 7 courses (chosen by our designated main waiter) all of which were very well presented and unusually delicious. The only dish that did not go down too well with all 4 of us was the “Pigeon with chestnut & quince”. It was very rare (underdone) and the whole leg of the pigeon was intact, toe nails and all (see photo). The petit-fours has an Australiana theme – mini “lamingtons”, two-up jellies, eucalyptus-flavoured sorbet

The restaurant emailed us a copy of our menu a couple of days later. It might have been more relevant & useful if we were given a copy at the time instead.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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