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
- 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.
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.
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.
The 2 piece band that was playing was fantastic. Great vocals, great guitar playing and the right mix of songs. Fantastic!
Fabulous food and service were very enjoyed the night.
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
Poor and slow service. Meals not appealing. Wait staff disengaged from patrons.
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☹️
Lovely cant add to that
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.
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
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
Our evening Meal together with our next morning Breakfast was excellent , the quality of the food and service , on both occasions was excellent.
Food was good but the menu choice was rather limited.
Excellent, accommodating and professional staff. Well done. Food very good.
Use to be besr value for oysters now worst, selling many?
Excellent three course sharing platter lunch. Everyone loved it!
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.
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.
Service and food were excellent
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
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.
Great customer service and food
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.
Positives; Spring menu & wine list Negatives; Service