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 Monday, 09 March 2020

Lovely view of the park from where we were seated. Julia who served us was very helpful and pleasant. Great food - and booking a table was done efficiently. Recommended!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Couldn't fault anything. Will happily return.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Great food fantastic staff with a beautiful view

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Overall we were very happy with the food and service at the Cliveden. The only downside was the length of time it took for food to arrive on our table. We'd originally booked for 6pm but during the afternoon we were rung and told that the restaurant was not opening until 6.15. This was a little concerning as we were off to a show. On arrival we explained that we had a show to attend. We ordered straight away. Our anxiety increased the longer the meal took to arrive. Finally after 55 minutes the meal did arrive which we had to eat quickly to ensure that we were not late for the show. Food was excellent but it would have been good to have more time to appreciate it. The rating for service is for the length of time our meal took and not our waiter who was friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

The menu dosent my tastes, I dont like peper crusted steak and I dodn't see the reference to the crust when I ordered. I don't like wasted food, when I order a small serve of frys that is what I want, I am not asking for a discount. Wwhen I order carrots, I don't want feta, almonds or anything else on them, just correctly cooked carrots, surely it is not that hard. If I missed reading a full description, perhaps you can improve the lighting so the menu can be read easily. The steak was cooked to perfection, the correct carrots were to die for, my guest said the lamb was "Okay". No decent breads, I love a good garlic bread and so do most of the population so hard to understand why we were given 6 bread rolls when we could have been sold garlic bread

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Visited On Monday, 03 February 2020

Great service from Agnes and Julia. Food was lovely and staff amazing. Always a good night.

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Visited On Monday, 27 January 2020

Julia is a wonderful hostess

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

A place where you can relax and enjoy fine food

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Both Dinner and Breakfast was very delicious, fresh and lots of variety on offer. The staff are extremely friendly and the coffee from the Bar was really good. My only negative was the prices on the lunch menu served in the Bar / Lounge area. Most were around $25 and not really anything good for kids - a little expensive for families, who may just want a sandwich or something lite for lunch.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

We both thought the range and quality of the food provided was a substantial let down based on our expectations. That said, the meal then represented poor value for money. By way of comparison the Gold Coast Sheraton Seafood Buffet at $65 is dramatically better value.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The 2 piece band that was playing was fantastic. Great vocals, great guitar playing and the right mix of songs. Fantastic!

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Fabulous food and service were very enjoyed the night.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

We are generally very happy with the service,however,the Christmas night was not up to standard We had a dreadful dark and dingy disappointing location on the back wall away from the music and difficult to access The waiter was over worked Ron & Fran

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

Poor and slow service. Meals not appealing. Wait staff disengaged from patrons.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

We had terrible service, waited for 25 minutes when we arrived to be offered a drink and that was after having to see the concierge for assistance. After sitting for at least 10 minutes my sister got up from her seat to get the table a jug of water. We were never offered any spring water. We poured our water ourselves from the jug and this was not refilled and we had to request more water later in the afternoon. To make matters worse we were seated next to the musicians, my daughter and husband have hearing impairments both wearing hearing aides so were unable to talk across the table due to the music speakers next to our table. My daughter was crying as she felt bad that her hearing loss was affecting due to our table placement. Our sparkling bottle of wine eventually given to us after half an hour of arrival did not get served in an ice bucket. When we did eventually eat the dirty plates sat on the table for long times before being taken away. This was a memorable day for all the wrong reasons. Extremely disappointed as this was part of my present to my family☹️

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Lovely cant add to that

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Unfortunately I was unable to participate in the most waited for lunch due to being afflicted by food poisoning on Xmas eve which eventuated into me going to St V’s xmas morning for IVT. My family members who did participate informed me the lunch again lived up to expectations.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

I am very upset as we had a child aged 5 and you charged us Our booking was henry for 9 We were charged for two kids that were 5 yrs old I booked at least a month ago with arj and organised it

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Too dear Service very slow at beginning for no. Of people Took way too long to get around and offer drinks. Markups on grog too dear. Food good Music very average

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Our evening Meal together with our next morning Breakfast was excellent , the quality of the food and service , on both occasions was excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Food was good but the menu choice was rather limited.

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Excellent, accommodating and professional staff. Well done. Food very good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Use to be besr value for oysters now worst, selling many?

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

Excellent three course sharing platter lunch. Everyone loved it!

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