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“Amazing food matched by service and wine” 5 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 #9 of 3,967 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
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing food matched by service and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Visited for my partners 30th. She was pregnant and the staff went out of their way to make sure experience wasn't diminished. The food was altered slightly to suit her dietary requirements and she was offered Virgin cocktails and soft drinks throughout the meal.

The meal itself was a fantastic experience and I would recommend to anyone who likes fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Food Best Experience we have ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Absolutely Amazing. From the private lift up to the 55 floor at the Rialto in Melbourne, its 6 star the whole way. The staff are young and delightful (no snobs here!). The views are outstanding over looking the best city in the world. And the food and wine and attention to detail - totally totally outstanding. We went for my birthday and I couldn't swipe the smile off my face. A truely amazing experience that we would highly recommend. We will be back!

  • Visited September 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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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Sensational!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The whole experience was a surprise and a continued stream of delight. As Sydney travellers who dine out alot, we heard about Vue de monde but weren't sure exactly what to expect. From the lift ride to level 55, to being escorted through the cellar (which felt like a VIP backstage entrance), opening up to 'the stage' of the open, spacious, eclectic restaurant, we were intrigued and beguiled. The fact that it was a sunny day for lunch in Melbourne was an added plus. We chose the 5-course degustation with wines to match. The imagination, taste and quality of the food was exceptional (we enjoyed every morsel, every course) and the service was always attentive. The food combinations were incredible. Smoked eel + white chocolate + caviar : it takes tremendous food knowledge to conjure this up and we were totally impressed. I've been blagging about it to everyone I know, especially o.s friends. It made me proud that such a standard and experience was ours in Australia. Thanks Vue de monde. We loved it.

  • Visited September 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
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“Very Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Vue de Monde used to be our favorite restaurant in Melbourne but not anymore. We feel their food and service is going downhill since they moved to Rialto.

In our latest visit, we had $250 Gastronomes menu at Chef’s table on Saturday night 21-Sep-2013. All dishes were visually outstanding as usual; however our tastebuds were very disappointed on most of the dishes. There were no WOW factor and some dishes did not even work. And the service did not meet the standard of high end restaurants. Things like
-Forgot to give us napkins till we asked;
-Placed the wrong cutlery for a dish before they had to replace;
-Needed to follow up on our drinks several times.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had the 10 course degustation for dinner and it was fantastic!....The service was amazing, loved the presentation of the meals, the different flavours and the beautiful view from our table by the window. Really enjoyed the onion soup, the duck yolk and the chocolate souffle was lighter than air! ...so good...can't wait to go back!!!!

We arrived at about 8pm and left the place at midnight...it was truly an amazing dining experience!

  • Visited September 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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