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Vue de Monde
Modern Australian
  • Level 55, Rialto,
    525 Collins St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9691 3888,
  • Lunch Thu-Sun Noon-2pm;

    Dinner daily 6pm-8.45pm

Vue de Monde

Shannon Bennett's flagship makes it look easy. The hefty, broad-ranging wine list, glamorous room, spectacular views, lofty price tag, designer cutlery and immaculate staff seem the natural way of things when dining 55 floors above Melbourne. But, while it's a high-end, well-oiled machine, Vue de Monde doesn't lack personality or humour. Snacks that start the dégustation might include a miniature chiko roll filled with fermented barley, while a marron "snag" is barbecued over charcoal at the table and popped into a tiny brioche. It's not all gimmickry, though. Slivers of Blackmore beef are served raw, while superbly cooked duck breast is teamed with leeks rolled around a truffle filling. Then Jerusalem artichoke doughnuts - fried, sugared and pumped full of a hazelnut emulsion - arrive, keeping things from getting too serious. Special occasions are the default for this kind of setting, but Vue's moments of whimsy and surprise push those moments into the memorable.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Three Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • Dégustations $230, $275

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Shannon Bennett & Justin James


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