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49 Rathdowne St | Carlton South, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9036 4949
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to "Espocha" to celebrate a friends significant birthday (a little gathering of 10). The restaurant is in a beautiful Victorian Terrace and it oozes a bygone charm and warmth, generated in part by the decor and very welcoming staff - a nice way to start your dining experience. By pre-arrangement the "Chef's Sharing Plates" had been ordered for... More 

Thank Julie M
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a work dinner in this elegant restaurant set in a beautiful Victorian Terrace. As we had a party of 20, we were given the upstairs private dining room which also has a lovely balcony where we were able to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. The food was served family style and every course was delicious and imaginative. Our waiter... More 

Thank CathyG06
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't returned to this gorgeous, cosy spot since we held our wedding reception here in May 2014 and we were so delighted to find the high standard we loved is still delivered years later. I have never experienced service like you receive at Epocha. From the moment you book, the warm and personal approach is felt as soon as... More 

Thank amaunette
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing you notice about Epocha is that it looks classy, you think as you walk in if the food is not good then they have done a good job in conning you; with something of old Melbourne look about it. 6 of us and shared plates chef's recommendations 'which was hard 2 were vegetarian another had special dietary... More 

Thank liaisonguru
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

There were 5 of us at dinner. As this is the third time at Epoca we left the food & wine choice up to Guy and Angie. The meal was nothing short of sensational. Each dish better than the last. The combination of flavours was amazing, hard to mention any one course as it was all so delicious. We will... More 

Thank DiOz10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is my second visit to Epocha and the first time I was put off by the noise level. This now seems to be fixed with noise batterns on the ceiling. I would go back in a flash because of the food. Each dish is packed with an amazing combination of flavours. It is no surprize that this restaurant has... More 

Thank Gidget3001
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Noisy because of the wooden floor and hard surfaces. It has a nice atmosphere and good food. Attentive staff. System is to share dishes. Expensive though. Don't expect to spend less than $100 a head for dinner. Good wine range. Wine was particularly expensive - $25.50 for a glass of one of their cheaper options. For the well-heeled the best... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were there for lunch on our last day in Melbourne. We shared 2 small plates and a mains, and dessert. The beef carpaccio was excellent as was the wild-caught barramundi and beetroot salad. The salmon rillettes were very good but not outstanding compared to the other courses. Desserts were great, chocolate marquis and vanilla bavorois with rhubarb and quince.... More 

Thank Robyn B
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We LOVE Epocha and hope other people will not find it as it is so special! This is one of the few restaurants that you really felt that you're valued as a customer. The food is consistently excellent and the wine list intriguing guided by sublime Angie!

Thank Eyrensis
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Managed to get a last minute booking here for a special occasion. Romantic setting, great staff, and fabulous food - even the sides are wonderful. Didn't recognise any of the European wines but the staff made really helpful recommendations and they were spot on. Highly recommend it for a special occasion.

Thank RedFraggle47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$47
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?