Restaurant Reviews

Vue de Monde: Restaurant review


Level 55, Rialto
525 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC


Lunch Thu-Sun noon-1pm
Dinner daily 6pm-8.45pm


Dégustations $230-$275


Vue de Monde is not content to cruise on either its reputation or its sensational view. In fact, executive chef Justin James has brought palpable energy to the place, along with a focus on indigenous Australian ingredients. A carrot might arrive soft and sweet having been cooked in magpie-goose stock, topped with a shaved, dehydrated magpie-goose breast and dehydrated cured egg. The eggplant dip that accompanies baby vegetables is subtly flavoured with eucalyptus. Duck, roasted and glazed with leatherwood honey, gets support from sour-sweet muntries. Theatre is still a part of dining here: fire or glowing embers arrive at the table for toasting marshmallows or finishing crab snags. The wine list is more worldly, with head-spinning vintages of benchmark Old World labels, while multi-accented floor staff bring the monde in the best possible way.
(03) 9691 3888
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chris Marshall & Justin James
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.