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Vue de Monde
Modern Australian
  • Level 55, Rialto,
    525 Collins St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9691 3888,
    www.vuedemonde.com.au
  • Lunch Thu-Sun noon-1.45pm

    Dinner Mon-Sun 6pm-8.45pm

Vue de Monde
-37.81911,144.957586

There's no arguing the drama of a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows perched 55 floors above the city. And while the view is definitely a plus, as is the voluminous wine list and chic dark-hued dining room with its kangaroo-hide chairs and sleek open kitchen, it's Shannon Bennett's playful, intricate and often brilliant food that's the true draw. Those wanting to go the full Vue should give the dégustation - 10 courses, plus myriad small bites - the nod. Interestingly, heavier morsels such as kangaroo finished at the table on binchotan charcoal, and wagyu served with beetroot and bone marrow now appear early in the roster, while the likes of marron with pine-mushroom cream or soft-shell crab perched on shells finish out the savouries. It makes for a smoother, more easily digestible journey, helped along by superb tea selected and coddled by Vue's tea sommelier: an ideal ride for this room with a view.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Three Stars
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 4 courses $150, dégustations $200-$250

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Shannon Bennett & Cory Campbell

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