Vue de Monde

restaurants / Australian

Vue de Monde information

Location
Melbourne , Australia
Address
Rialto, 525 Collins St
Telephone
+61 3 9691 3888
Getting there
Tram: 11, 31, 48, 109, 112
Train: Southern Cross
More information
www.vuedemonde.com.au
Prices
degustation $200-250
Opening hours
reservations from noon-2pm Tue-Fri & Sun, 6-9.15pm Mon-Sat
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Sitting pretty in the old ‘observation deck’ of the Rialto, Melbourne’s favoured spot for occasion dining has views to match its name. Visionary chef Shannon Bennett has moved away from its classic French style to a subtle Modern Australian theme that runs through everything from the decor to the menu.

Stuffy tablecloths are gone and natural Australian elements are in – vases of banksia, handmade kangaroo-hide tables and cutlery holders carved from Tasmanian stone. Booking ahead is essential.

Remaining at the old barrister’s chambers is the cheaper Bistro Vue and Cafe Vue (there are also Cafe Vue branches at 401 St Kilda Rd and the Melbourne airport).