The summer issue

Our summer-packed January issue is out now - featuring our guide to summer rieslings, strawberries and seafood recipes, as well as a look at the best of Bali.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller for just $6 an issue - offer ends 29th January, 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

09
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.

 


You might also like:

Italian renaissance

Carlton, the Melbourne suburb that brought Italian cuisine a...

The dishes that define Melbourne dining in 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia...

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

MOST VIEWED IN OUR RESTAURANT GUIDE

Porteno

Sydney, NSW
Get the skirt steak. Sure, the fire-licked pork and lamb offerings from the asado pit are...

Aubergine

Griffith, ACT
The grey-whiskered Ben Willis could pass for a maturing, but certainly not jaded, rock st...

Smolt

Hobart, TAS
Smolt manages to be most things to many people. With its welcoming, mid-century-modern in...

Dainty Sichuan

Melbourne, VIC
The Dainty Sichuan fleet continues to expand, but the South Yarra mothership still lures ...

Attica

Melbourne, VIC
One of Ben Shewry's great strengths is his ability to transform the potentially hokey int...

Lebrina

Hobart, TAS
A mainstay of the Hobart culinary experience, Lebrina offers a unique kind of quiet comfo...

Stokehouse Q

Brisbane, QLD
Stokehouse is the best of both worlds. Its river frontage and glam seafood and meats make...

Stillwater

Launceston, TAS
Bearings count at Stillwater, nearly two decades old and with a venerability that matches...
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×