The Cliveden Bar & Dining

192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Australia, 3002
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The Cliveden Bar:
7.00am - Late daily
Lunch: 12.00pm - 2.00pm

The Cliveden Dining:
Breakfast on weekdays: 6.30am - 10.30am
Breakfast on weekends: 7.00am - 11.00am
Dinner: 6.00pm - 9.30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi

About The Cliveden Bar & Dining

In early Federation Melbourne, Cliveden Mansion was a sparkling social hub, overlooking Fitzroy Gardens. At garden parties, balls and salons, Cliveden was alive with Melbourne’s brightest from the worlds of music, philanthropy, art and higher learning.

The Cliveden Bar and Dining, built on the site of the 1887 mansion, renews the Cliveden spirit. Original stained glass panelling and beautifully restored mansion woodwork blends colonial beauty and contemporary chic. Masculine, urbane and understated, it’s ideal for people looking for great times and new adventures.

At the Cliveden Bar, sharing plates can be accompanied by European and local craft beers, ciders, a curated list of superb Australian wines, and signature cocktails conjured by resident mixologists.

The new Cliveden Dining. A playful, interactive realm of culinary delights and visual theater. In the spirit of the 1800's and the Grand Tour of Europe, Cliveden presents fresh local produce in Mediterranean and European-inspired cuisine.

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

Excellent three course sharing platter lunch. Everyone loved it!

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

The free drink vouchers did not cover all wine by the glass which was disappointing as wine, beer and soft drinks are stated to be covered. Pork belly and salad entrees and main lamb were excellent as was the service by Andres (spelling?). Main gnocchi could have had more flavour. Must be getting old - some of the background music (rap?) was just noise.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Service at the bar was very slow as there weren't enough staff to copy with the quantity of people. We had an early dinner as we were going to a concert. The staff are extremely pleasant especially the Asian lady who has been there for 20+ years! I thought the menu was limited but we were in a hurry and I only had one course. Good portion size but I thought my gnocci was lacking in flavour.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Service and food were excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Had a wonderful evening dining in the Cliveden leaving menu choices to our host Sophie ..... excellent selections, range and variety all matched with a delightful wine. Many thanks Sophie (and the Cliveden staff) for a most pleasant evening. Tom & Maureen

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Food took a long time to arrive and although the waiter was lovely and helpful, more wait staff would have been better as they were very busy.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Great customer service and food

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Apart from our main waiter who was excellent, the rest of the staff were not quite to fine dining service at all. Eg: when one of my guests at my table asked where the restrooms were, he was just pointed in the direction of where to go fine them without any communication. Just waiving of the hands. I expect better.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Positives; Spring menu & wine list Negatives; Service

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Unfortunately our experience with the AFL buffet was not very good. In 2018 we had the buffet and we loved it There was wide variety of seafood and carvery items as well as casseroles and salads. There were many foods that made great entrees as well as main meals and deserts and I could use my Accor card to redeem 50% off the meal. This year there were no entree meals, no seafood and one beef roast in the carvery ( This beef was delicious!). I felt that hamburger buns with sliced tomatoes , cucumber and cheese were appropriate for a low key meal/barbeque. As too were the hamburgers, sausages and meatballs. If the cost had been lower I could understand this but not priced at $59 per head and I was told I would get 10% reduction for my Accor membership and not the normal 50% deal. The deserts were ok but again not a wide range for the price. Overall it was disappointing and I will not be attending next year when we stay. It is a shame as every other meal we have had at the Clivedon Room has been exceptional. Regards Jan

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Lovely day as usual at The Clivedon for lunch. Carvery buffet was delicious, service attentive and atmosphere awesome. Our adult children loved it too

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Excellent choice of food and service. Expensive particularly as tea and coffee not included.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Excellent choice of food and service. Expensive particularly as tea and coffee not included.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Poor service, our starter and main were both Luke warm, it's obvious food was left dying at the path due to slow service. Wish the service was a bit better.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Menu doesn’t offer enough choice.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Everyone in my party enjoyed the bar area/service & of course the meals. We don't always get the chance to spoil our selves and appreciate the efforts by others when the opportunity arises. Thank you for a lovely evening filled with all the good things of life. Margaret,family and friends

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Great location for a cost effective meal before the footy. Great variety of food for the price and the quality is spot on.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

the Footy Feast was a wonderful discovery and sorry it took so long into the season to find it. Will definitely will look to use it in season 2020

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

I dined with a friend last Friday night before Richmond vs Geelong match. There was not much in the way of hot food choices. I don't think having sausages and burgers really count especially when a food truck at the front were selling them. Disappointing salads as well.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Food was delicious except dessert. Not great flavours. Service was wonderful and we were all taken care of exceptionally well. We will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

My wife order the pasta dish and it was below average, looked like the pasta was boiled, a little bit of chilli & parmasen added and then browned in a grill. One of the worst pastas she had ever eaten, it was like eating boiled pasta with no sauce. The entree's were good but the pasta should be taken off the menu.

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

There was a lack of vegetables on the buffet and no fish The salads were only suitable for the hamburger The meat and chicken were very good and the staff professional

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Delicious! Had the oyster and the rump steak with sweet potatoes. Steak was was probably cooked medium well and not medium like requested but still tastes superb. The hazelnut dessert wasn’t Chocolatey enough for me.

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Visited On Monday, 09 September 2019

Overall a pleasant experience the waitress Julia was excellent 👍

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Great service and food very relaxing before the game.

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