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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 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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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Same menu. Ever time Price very high on Friday and saturday

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Visited On Monday, 26 November 2018

staff were extrmely friendly

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Hello Ronda, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I will pass it through to our restaurant team, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 01 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Attending the Cliveden Restaurant is a weekly highlight for my husband and I as our only baby free date night. So this Sun was yet another wonderful experience at the Cliveden Restaurant enjoying the fabulous Mediterranean buffet on offer. Highlights were the made-to-order orecchiette. I got this with a beautiful Neopolitana sauce along with garlic and lots of fresh chilli (as per my request). The dish was perfect and came exactly as expected with a generous shaving of parmesan and fresh herbs. Our favourites on the night included the flavoursome lamb ragu, the chicken (with pumpkin sauce) and my husband loved the crispy skin barramundi. The selection of vegetables were well balanced and nutritious. I would only add that I'd love to see a green salad on our next visit, purely for a lighter option in lieu of the pasta salad (for example) but in all honesty the salads on offer are all excellent. My husband's favourite was the beetroot salad. The desserts (especially the rich dark chocolate slice and the pistachio and apricot square cake) were the standout! Please please please have the rich dark choc slice as a weekly standing item. It is just perfect as is. Coffee was great too. Fantastic service as always from Agnes, Julia and Stephanie (FOH wait staff). We are "regulars" so we enjoy the great hospitality of these staff who always go over and above for everyone. We look forward to being back soon. Well done to all the chefs for putting on a mouth watering feast (as you do week in and week out).

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Hello Samantha, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so delighted to hear you enjoyed all of the food we have to offer! I will pass it through to our restaurant and kitchen teams, we look forward to seeing you again soon Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 01 December 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Enjoyed the evening & will come again.

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Hello Rick, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I will pass it through to our restaurant and kitchen teams, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 01 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

The food was delicious wide choice for main courses with lots of seafood and roast meats and fabulous dessert options, staff excellent .

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Hello Rino, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, i will make sure to pass your lovely comments onto our kitchen and restaurant teams! We look forward so seeing you again soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 17 November 2018
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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

Once again you have excelled in all areas of your restaurant.

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Hello John, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I will pass it through to our restaurant and kitchen teams, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 17 November 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Beautiful service from Julia through our dinner service, Thankyou!

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Hi Katrina, Thank you for your great feedback, i will pass your lovely comments onto Julia! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 17 November 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Atmosphere and Service were great. Food is OK.There is plenty of food to eat.

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Hi Narelle, Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you loved the service you received. I will pass it through to our restaurant team! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Saturday, 17 November 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Agnes and julia are the best ever! We had the best service and beautiful buffet meal, really lovely

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Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I will pass it through to Agnes and Julia, they will be so happy to hear you loved their service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Brianna Carse Food & Beverage Coordinator

Responded On Thursday, 25 October 2018
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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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