New year, new places to eat! But before we get there, why don’t we give 2016 one last hoorah at some of Melbourne’s best restaurants. Here’s a list of places to spend New Years Eve in Melbourne for the more culinarily inclined.
Estelle Bistro| NYE Degustation, 5 courses + a glass of champagne
Estelle Bistro is the place to welcome 2017, with a casual but creative New Years Eve menu. Enjoy five courses and a glass of champagne for the price tag, which includes kingfish, beetroot with goats curd, king salmon with miso and shiitake, Flinders Island lamb and an epic Vahlrona chocolate dessert with cherries and salted caramel.
Call (03) 9489 4609 to book
ESP | NYE Degustation, 7 courses + a glass of champagne
Next door to the bistro is the slightly fancier and more experimental ESP (Estelle by Scott Pickett). They’re also putting on a New Years spread, with a slightly longer degustation meal of seven courses and a glass of champagne. Arrive with an empty stomach to enjoy tastes such as oysters, scallops, quail egg, smoked wallaby, wagyu beef with truffle, and duck with plum. If you’ve dined at any of Pickett’s establishments before, you’ll know you’re in for a real treat. And if you haven’t? What better way to bring in the New Year than by trying something new?!
Call (03) 9489 4609 to book
Saint Crispin | NYE Degustation, 5 or 7 courses
$100 – $150
Last but not least from Scott Pickett (and this time also Joe Grbac), Saint Crispin are putting on Chef’s tasting menus to party like it’s 2016. Think gin cured salmon, ox neck with cauliflower, and a pineapple, maple, pecan and miso dessert!
Call (03) 9419 2202 to book
Eureka Tower | NYE Party
Level 88 $210, Level 89 $300
Dress up in your cocktail best, and spend the last day of 2016 in style. The Eureka tower are offering canapés, beer, wine and sparkling for level 88, and all that plus grazing dishes and basic spirits on level 89. What a place for a party!
The Cut Steakhouse | NYE Menu, 3 courses + a glass of champagne
If a sexy steak accompanied by smooth tunes is how you want to be spending your New Years Eve (and we can’t blame you if you do!), then head to The Cut Steakhouse for a delicious dinner with a side of jazz.
Call 1300 253 733 to book
Saké Hamer Hall| NYE 7 courses + glass of champagne on arrival and at midnight
Celebrate New Years Eve in Melbourne in the heart of the city at Sake in Southbank. The seating starting at 8pm gets you seven courses with flavours such as market fish sashimi, whisky cured salmon, crap tempura, and wagyu ti-tip. Celebrate the countdown with a glass of champagne at midnight!
Visit http://www.sakerestaurant.com.au/whats-on/nye-2017-at-sake/ to book
Munich Brauhaus | NYE Haus Party
Celebrate down in South Wharf with an Oom pah band, a DJ in the Jäger Bar, and a complimentary glass of sparkling at midnight! Feast on the a la carte menu all night long, and take some friends with tables for up to 15!
Visit http://www.munichbrauhaus.com/whats-on/raise-stein-2017/ to book
Meat Market | NYE Menu and Party, 4 courses and 4hr beverage package
Party from 8pm till midnight right alongside the Yarra River this New Years! Wash down your meaty feast with free flowing G.H. Mumm – these guys sound like they know how to party!
Visit https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v258083e897d055/nye-2016-meat-market/evs58083e898d327/ to book
Plus 5 | NYE Celebration, 4 hour canapé & beverage package
$140, $195 with champagne
Head down the South Wharf Promenade to pizza, tapas and cocktail bar Plus 5, and party from 6pm into the New Year. Enjoy canapés and splash out for some bubbles, too.
Visit https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v25805acb1dfacb/new-years-eve-2016/evs5805acb202da2/ to book
Akachochin | NYE Degustation, 5 or 7 courses
$65 5 courses (5pm – 8pm) $95 with beverage package $80 7 courses (8:30pm – 1am) $140 with beverage package
Celebrate New Years in Melbourne with a Japanese feast! Akachochin will keep you in the partying mood with top notch sashimi and sake. Come at us 2017!