Restaurant Reviews

Epocha: Restaurant review



49 Rathdowne St
Carlton, Melbourne, VIC


Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 5.30pm-10pm


E $11-$25
M $27-$72
D $12


There have always been plenty of reasons to go to Epocha. Housed in a beautiful terrace across from the Carlton Gardens, run by two of Melbourne's most experienced hospitality players and sporting an atmospheric upstairs bar, an all-European wine list and trolleys for both cheese and dessert, it knows how to show you a good time with all the trimmings. But now the European-influenced menu is showing increased flair and finesse. From crisp pig's ears elevated by juniper-spiked salt, to ocean trout cured with pine needles, zucchini agnolotti stuffed with truffled Saint Vernier cheese and an expertly roasted organic chicken, this is high-order comfort food. The approach sits well with a room that blends raucous and refined with rush-seated chairs and tiled-inlay tables set with gorgeous crystal glassware and vintage crockery. Add the glory of the don't-makeme- choose dessert trolley and it's an experience not to be missed.

(03) 9036 4949

Bookings recommended


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Brooke Payne & Jarrod Smith

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.