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49 Rathdowne St | Carlton South, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9036 4949
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
49 Rathdowne St | Carlton South, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

First off I must say the gnocchi that my partner and I had for our main dish was very good. One of the best gnocchi that we have both had. Compliments to the chef! The rest of our experience here at this restaurant was the...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Enter through a dark door and slip into the lovely rooms inside this lovely old home. Quiet but with a vibe of modernity it has great wait staff, delicious food and lovely wines. Wines a bit expensive but the Spanish red was delightful. Loved the...More

Thank LaurelK22
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We have come here for the seventh year in a row to celebrate our anniversary. I thought it would be impossible to get better than it already was. Yet again they achieve on all levels including ambience, staff, food and atmosphere. The Osso bucco is...More

1  Thank neilbidgood
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We visited recently for a degustation dinner. The food was interesting and the matched wines were well chosen. We would come here again to check out the regular menu. This is a "sister" restaurant to Elyros which is in Camberwell, which we have also visited....More

Thank SKIpal
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Cool environment, food were okay, but drinks are awesome. Average services but the price is a little bit expensive.

Thank William L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

What a beautiful place! The high vaulted ceilings, the antique molding and fixtures, the dark wood paneling all contributed to an elegant atmosphere that was quite relaxed at the same time. The service was top notch and our server was very knowledgeable about the food...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

From the minute you arrive the service is excellent all the staff were friendly and attentive, with the nice touches eg coats hung up rather then draped over the back of a chairs. The seven of us had the sharing plates and as one person...More

Thank Marie J
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Ensconced in an intimate dark corner of the updtairs dining room, three friends meet for an a al cart shared pecsaterian dining experience. Delightful, small portions, lovely flavours. The wine list is electic, European but not predictable and accordingly expensive. Service was knowledgeable and attentative....More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This place is a hidden gem. If ever in the area definitely book a table and stop in. The sharing menu is amazing, so many different foods, I ate non stop all night and all the foods were delicious. It's very cosy but also great...More

Thank Katy_Smith_81
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place. Intimate lighting. Attentive service until the mains were served, then ignored for approx 1 hour. Mains plates eventually cleared, then left waiting again 15 mins. Though about walking out, but decided to order desert. Waiting again. 1 manager and 2 waiters simply not...More

Thank Mark F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$19 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Rathdowne St | Carlton South, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9036 4949
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Epocha restaurant and bar, is set in a stunning Victorian terrace, opposite the Carlton Gardens a few steps up from the CBD of Melbourne.The menu features sharing dishes with humble origins of Europe. Tasty and wholesome food to nourish your soul, cooked with love by our Chef, Sascha Randle.Our wine list offers a small range of regional drinking wines that, with our food, will put you in the heart of Europe. Let us guide you!
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