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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

The Cliveden Dining:
Breakfast on weekdays: 6.30am - 10.30am
Breakfast on weekends: 7.00am - 11.00am
Lunch: 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm - 10.30pm

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 theatre. In the spirit of the 1800s and the Grand Tour of Europe, Cliveden presents fresh local produce in Mediterranean and European-inspired cuisine. Experience a modern interpretation of the classic buffet, celebrating the rich diversity of Melbourne’s renowned culinary heritage.

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Attention to us was excellent once we got past the issue that no one knew that we had booked using a red balloon voucher

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Hi Ros, Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad to hear you felt the staff were attentive during your visit. Please accept my apologies that a booking note had not been made regarding your red balloon voucher, I will follow up so it doesn't happen again! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Tuesday, 23 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

A lovely venue with underground parking available. The Restaurant had a quiet friendly feel with very attentive staff who were discreet and polite. The food was fantastic including a range of beautiful meats and antipasta as well as an extensive dessert bar. The Chef was on hand to carve a magnificent Roast Pork with Crackling. We preferred it to other venues for the quiet calm atmosphere. We will definitely return.

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Hi Robyn, Thank you for your lovely feedback, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I will make sure to pass your comments on to our wonderful restaurant and kitchen staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Was great - I think the price point for the buffet should be $85. I don't agree with the terms and conditions, but you have to tick if you want the feedback to go through. Poor effort - noting that the terms will be sorted out under the laws of Scotland. Don't let this group spoil the dining experience through a poor website feedback form.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

All good waitress was fantastic remembering all our names and referring too us by our name very personal service we felt. Food was good and plenty of it

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Hi Maureen, Thank you for your lovely feedback, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the service you received from our waitress Julia. I will pass your comment on to her. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Nice renovated atmosphere. Pleasant & great service, especially from Stephanie.

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Thank you for your review Mr Kwan, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. I will pass your kind words onto Stephanie. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Wednesday, 10 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Background music...too loud and inappropriate genre. service professional and seamless with great food choices.

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Hi Robert, Thank you for your review, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the service and food you received. Please allow me to apologise for the background music on Saturday night. Unfortunately the young gentleman who was working on that evening is still quite new, and he had not yet been shown how to control the music system. This has since been rectified so this will not happen again. We hope to see you again soon. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Wednesday, 10 October 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Julia was a great host

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Hi Michael, Thank you for your review, I will pass your wonderful comments onto Julia. We look forward to having you back again soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Thursday, 04 October 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Julia & Agnes are very friendly and certainly made myself and guests most welcome, very appreciated.

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Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your lovely review! I will most definitely pass your wonderful comments on to Agnes and Julia. We hope to see you back again soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Thursday, 04 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

A very pleasant way to start Grand Final Day.We were there last year also and hope to join you next year.Hopefully we can find a reason that visit in between.Thanks for the experience.🏉🍾🍷❤️💙 Go Dees!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Great place food was great, would have liked a few more salad options, still plenty to choose from.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Food and service is good,.

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Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Thursday, 04 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

I am sure the atmosphere would be very good on any other night. However because it was the night of the Grand Final and we were seated right beside the tables being used for drinks and not food it was extremely loud. It was very hard to hear each other talk. Next time I am sure it will be easier to eat and enjoy the food.

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Thank you for your review Trend Jan-Maree. I completely understand what you mean about grand final day being very loud and not a great atmosphere for table talk. I hope you enjoyed your meal and will come back and visit again soon! When it isn't so busy! Really looking forward to seeing you again. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Tuesday, 02 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Myself and my girlfriend really enjoyed the atmosphere of the cliveden, staff were so helpful and lovely as well. The food was really good, great selection and cooked beautifully. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking somewhere new and also somewhere for a nice date as well. I will be defiantly back on a regular basis. Thank you for an amazing experience and evening.

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Hi Kyle, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I have passed the lovely feedback on to our team here and we cant wait to have you back soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Tuesday, 02 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed your Football Brunch the food was fantastic with plenty of choices

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Hi Diane, It's lovely to hear you enjoyed our Grand Final Day Buffet. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Tuesday, 02 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We always come back for major games and Grand Final at the MCG. Perfect as usual. Maybe just more than a hour for dining as it can be a rush.

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Hi Mr Lilley, It's lovely to hear you enjoyed our Grand Final Day Buffet. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Tuesday, 02 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We had the buffet and everything was awesome probably some hot pasta dishes would help to improve it. Other then that it was perfect.

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Hi Ron, It's lovely to hear you enjoyed out Grand Final Day Buffet! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Tuesday, 02 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Good food and excellent service ! Definitely will go again !

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Hi Marina, Thank you for your lovely review, I have passed your feedback onto our restaurant staff and we cant wait to see you again soon! Brianna Carse Food and Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 29 September 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Overpriced, limited buffet

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Hi Adam, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. I have passed your feedback on to the necessary departments. We hope to see you again in the future and you are able to give us a chance to change your opinions! Brianna Carse Food and Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 29 September 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Delicious food Good service

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Thanks you for your lovely feedback Louise, we are very glad you enjoyed your time here and look forward to seeing you again soon. Brianna Carse Food and Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Monday, 24 September 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Lovely staff

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Hi Anne, Thank you for your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon! Brianna Carse Food and Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 29 September 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Great dinner & breakfast next day. Seafood buffet has plenty of choices. The sweets were plentiful however not much variety in taste. Icecream was wonderful.

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Thanks for your feedback Michelle. We do have a dedicated pastry team who work very hard to create all of our desserts. I am sure they will receive this as a challenge and we can do better in the future! Sarah

Responded On Friday, 14 September 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Everything was amazing. The food was absolutely delicious and the selection was fantastic. Loved the little details and the staff were so lovely.

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Hi Amy, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad to hear you loved our selection of food and the service you received. We hope to see you again soon! Brianna Carse. Food and beverage coordinator.

Responded On Saturday, 29 September 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Amazing service and food selection. We dined at the Cliveden on Father's day and the staff provided wonderful service and took excellent care of every detail. We had a little one with us and they gave him a colouring book and pens to play with which worked a treat. They all went over and above to look after us and we couldn't recommend the service highly enough. The food was amazing too. Great selection and delicious.

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Hi Samantha, We were delighted to read your review on how you enjoyed the service you received on fathers day. I will pass your lovely feedback onto our restaurant team and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Brianna Carse Food and Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 29 September 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Not what I expected. I thought it would be fine dining not buffet style. The food was good but more choices of savoury without bread would have made it better.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

The food was delicious and plentiful. There was more than enough food and the variety was wonderful. The setting was beautiful and we were seated next to the window which was a lovely view. This added to the atmosphere of the day. The service was amazing and was probably the best service we have had in a while. Andrey was fabulous and ensured our sparkling was refilled regularly and the table was cleared. All the staff were friendly and engaging which made it an even more positive experience. We would definitely return and would recommend any future high teas to friends and family. Thank you for a lovely day. Everything met and raised our expectations. Thank you

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