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The Cliveden Bar & Dining

192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Australia, 3002
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The Cliveden Bar:
7.00am - Midnight 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 Saturday, 16 February 2019

The dinner was a gift, so we are not quite sure about the value for money. It was fantastic.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Need to chance. Menu. Same same

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Enjoyed the seafood buffet,excellent service,friendly staff i will return when back in melbourne i also like to add a big thank you to your two male staff members who work at the restaurant Thank you so much for finding my black leather jacket that i had lft in the restaurant and for organising it with another staff member who happen to deliver my jacket back to me at the sofital hotel the young man had just finished work and was on his way home great service once again. Thank you so much again Inez

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Fabulous food and the service was amazing!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Fantastic place to dine. The Cliveden bar and dining went over and beyond with their Valentine's Day dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The Chefs and staff are to be congratulated on a job well done. 🥂⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Defiantly isn’t what you think. Not much variety of food. Everything tasted cheap. Specially the desserts. Wouldn’t go again But service was wonderful

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Very upset u taking out the buffet during the week

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great food and excellent service.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

NYE dinner very disappointing compared to previous year. There seems to a lack of communication between the restaurant and bookings. Food items kept running out at the dinner and breakfast buffet.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Wonderful evening and the staff in the restaurant and bar where fabulous. Totally recommend this venue.

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Hi Tom, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! I will share it with all the staff :) Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Again the food was amazing and the service exceptional from Julia. We always enjoy the Cliveden. However I do have to say I was disappointed with New Years there . I think for such a special night the buffet should have gone longer. Also there was no decoration for New Years or hats and poppers supplied. That would have been nice . We did stay in lounge bar and had a very good view of fireworks.

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Hello Ms Gargago, Thank you for your lovely words about Julia, I will pass it on to her. I will take your feedback about New Year's Eve and use it to make next year's event better :) Poppers are a great suggestion! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

An excellent way to start the evening for New Years Eve 2018!! Great food and attentive service.

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Hi Rodney, Thank you for your lovely feedback, we hope to see you back again soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

We have dined at the Cliveden previously for the New Years Eve buffets and this year the format had changed and we found the value for money and quality of food has really gone down hill compared to recent years. The waitress we had was lovely, and generally all the staff there are, but it still doesnt make up for the underwhelming array of food on offer on the night. My husband and I both opted to get a drinks package added on to our dinner and looked forward to sitting back and having a few drinks ( as we had done so in previous years ) until around 11, but they closed the buffet & drinks service at 9.30pm... ON NEW YEARS . EVE!! . We were told there was new Management and thus the changes to the format, food & pricing. Unfortunately the cost cutting has been noticed, and we wont be returning again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

We have had Christmas lunch at the Pullman previously, before the recent renovations. Previously there was a much larger selection of food, the atmosphere was better and the price was cheaper. I don't feel like we got value for money. Staff were slow to serve drinks, so much so, I mistakenly thought it was self serve. A rude staff member tried to snatch the drink out of my hand and told me it wasn't included in my package, which it was. I won't be returning, as I can find better service, a much larger selection of food and a greater atmosphere elsewhere. We were pretty disappointed on the whole.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Excellent Christmas lunch and service

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Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm so happy you enjoyed your Christmas Day Lunch with us I hope we see you back again this year! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Thanks Pullman on the Park my husband and elderly mother (86 yo) and father in law (92 yo) enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch in the Cliveden Room. The food and service was lovely. My only small criticism was that we were seated next to the band and buffet tables - which with elderly folk on our table made it difficult for them to hear our conversations. We will definitely book again if we can request a table near the window away from some of the noise of the large room. Other than that - the whole Christmas lunch was delicious- plenty of seafood and glorious desserts with the signature Cliveden chocolate fountain. A lovely experience!

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Hi Helen, I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas Day lunch with us, Really nice to hear you loved the food and service Great to get the feedback about the band and the noise level, it helps me plan for next year! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

The food was brilliant and catered for everyone on our table from 6 to over 80. We had plenty of time to enjoy our meals and didn't feel rushed.

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Hi Simon, Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm so happy you enjoyed your Christmas Day Lunch with us I hope we see you back again this year! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

My family and I thourghly enjoy our Christmas lunch at the PULLMAN on the Park. This is our second Christmas put on by the PULLMAN and prior to that many under the previous owners. The PULLMAN always pleases our family. If there is any issues of confusion, there is always an option for discussion. I highly recommended Christmas lunch at the PULLMAN on the Park.

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Hi Bronwyn, Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm so happy you enjoyed your Christmas Day Lunch with us I hope we see you back again this year! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

We had a very enjoyable and memorable Christmas lunch there. Food was excellent and abundant. Staff were attentative & efficient. Thank you to all involved in making it a great day.

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Hi Janette, Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm so happy you enjoyed your Christmas Day Lunch with us I hope we see you back again this year! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

We did book for a seafood buffet,which had been confirmed a day before,but on arrival the buffet had been cancelled. Under Hilton we attend the buffet plenty of times. The atmosphere under Hilton has been more sophisticated and refined ,whereas now it has been reduced to a minimum-without white table cloth fo mention the obvious as an example. And the food has been excellent under Hilton.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The host was fantastic. Went out of her way to provide us with a great evening

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

It was with huge disappointment that we arrived for your Christmas buffet with family from the country, to find that you no longer offer this luncheon. We made this booking when prompted by your staff when we left after last year's buffet. I would have thought that a message relating to the cancellation of the buffet would have been good customer relations, but apparently not. Not only were we offered a very small menu to chose from on Sunday (the room service menu!) or a hamburger, but at least two of the meals were well below standard considering the price we paid. My fish was so overcooked and dry I would have been embarrassed to serve it to my guests (in fact I wouldn't have), and my aunt's chicken was also really dry, the meal sizes also left a bit to be desired, the only decent size meal was a pasta. Our lovely waitress was highly embarrassed and could not apologise enough, but of course it was not her mistake but the mistake of your poor management/customer relations. Oh well, back to the Conservatory at Crown next time.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

I booked the Cliveden Bar and Dining for the work Christmas Party (25 people). Everyone at the table was raving about the food and the service, there was nothing to fault, it was a wonderful afternoon.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Fantastic service for our second year back - Xmas party. Food was up to standard and service impecable. Thanks for having all 23 of us!

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Great seafood buffet. Food fantastic and the service was great. We will be back

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