Carlton Wine Room

Inventive tasting menus and a thoughtful wine list, at a chic restaurant in a 19th-century building.

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Carlton Wine Room - Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia

$$$ Upscale restaurant with a creative menu

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№ 22 Top rated Restaurant in Melbourne


172-174 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia


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4.70 (418 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Closed


  • 5Emily B. 1 year ago
    We have had countless date nights at Carlton Wine Room, and it never disappoints. Lovely wine, incredible food, great service, not too crowded or loud, great vibe. So good!

  • 5R. 1 year ago
    Such beautiful food and brilliant service too. I loved the energy in the place. The clientele seemed a little stuck up but the staff were fab and liked how grateful we were for everything ?

  • 5Ernie A. 1 year ago
    Outstanding experience allround. Stunning food, brilliant wine, efficient + discrete service. Can't wait to go back and relive raw scallops, kingfish, duck, cuttlefish&tripe etc. Top notch place for proper foodies.

  • 5Krzysztof K. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) A few minutes walk from Melbourne CBD, a small place with a good wine selection and a small menu. Dishes with an idea, refined. Good wine selection, efficient service. Really worth. (Original) Kilka minut pieszo od Melbourne cbd, nieduży lokal, z dobrym wyborem wina, niewielką kartą dań. Dania z pomysłem, dopracowane. Dobry wybór win, sprawna obsługa. Naprawdę warto.

  • 5Michael F. 1 year ago
    What a pleasure it was to experience the Carlton Wine Room today. It is evident that the staff is extremely knowledgeable which simply goes hand in hand with the level of service and quality of food that was presented.

  • 5James B. 1 year ago
    What a great place. Has everything you want in a restaurant experience. Interesting well prepared dishes and people who know about their wines, which is what you'd expect given the name of the restaurant! Sat at the bar and let the genial man behind it choose my wines which paired very well With the food. Some really interesting wines which I've never heard of added to a very good dining experience.

  • 5Blake C. 1 year ago
    What amazing food!!! Best date night, chose by chance and was blown away.

  • 5Fa'afa F. 1 year ago
    Nice spot

  • 5opal w. 1 year ago
    Various of Organic and Orange wine! Their food was designed to share but I hv been their alone. So, they served half potion for me. Then I can try more dishes, Good on them! All the food and service was amazing!

  • 5Parker Lev D. 1 year ago
    Great wine list, delicious food, cute staff!

  • 5Amelia M. 1 year ago
    Absolutely gorgeous food, wines to match! Thanks Travis for explaining the very clever and creative menu. We'll be back to try whatever graces it next.

  • 5Hugh L. 1 year ago
    Excellent wine list and the food is innovative and delicious

  • 5Sunil J. 1 year ago
    We had a great Xmas get together in one of the private rooms. Great space, great service, superb food.

  • 5Thami C. 1 year ago
    Come for the wine but stay for the food and service.

  • 5Linda B. 1 year ago
    Wonderful !

  • 5Adrian K. 1 year ago
    A fine example of a sophisticated Melbourne wine bar with over 100 bottles on the menu. We had a lovely glass of south Australian Claire valley vermentino and a glass of alto adige wine. We had a tasty duck and pork croquette and stracciatella cheese with mushrooms on rosemary focaccia. delicious sophisticated food. Great wine, lovely staff and sophisticated food. A winner

  • 5Kerrie S. 1 year ago
    We have a great catch up and I want to say a special thanks for the kitchen accomodating my eating intolerances with such grace . I was very thankful

  • 5Nina M. 1 year ago
    Had a wonderful Christmas dinner with the Board in a private room. the food was fantastic, and the service amazing. Will definitely be returning!

  • 5Miriam d. 1 year ago
    We had a work training day and End of Year Lunch in the Faraday Room recently. Our experience of booking and planning the event was fantastic with a lot of help and guidance from the staff. On the day the event ran beautifully and the lunch was incredible!! Definitely one to come back to!!

  • 5Elihu Del V. 1 year ago
    Fantastic place, the food was extremely tasty, they had all sort of options for dietary requirements The service we got from this young lad was superb, he was very patient and knowledgeable about their menu and options Happy with the price as well If you want to have a very nice dinner and not break the bank, ghis is a place I would recommend

  • 5Ruth G. 1 year ago
    Loved this place! Beautiful food - perfect sized plates for sharing and the freshness is superb. Service is top form. I don't drink so can't comment on the wine selections .

  • 5julian k. 1 year ago
    Some of the best food I have ever tasted. Would reccomend the daily menu. Very nice wine.

  • 5Grace O. 1 year ago
    We had a work training day and End of Year Lunch in the Faraday Room recently. Our experience of booking and planning the event was fantastic with a lot of help and guidance from the staff. Carlton Wine Room amazing food taste in most restaurant. On the day the event ran beautifully and the lunch was incredible!! Definitely one to come back to!!

  • 5Annemarie O. 2 years ago
    Wow this place is all round really really good! Delicious food, staff that know everything about the menu, quick and great service. Probably our new favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Only thing is that we’ve been recommended their favourite wine without being told the price - ended up being $95. Would be nice if they mentioned also the cost. Another plus is that we got a table without booking at the bar which was great

  • 5S. 1 year ago
    Beautiful wine bar with delicious food! We came here for a late Valentine’s Day dinner. Service was great with good knowledge. The different foods were amazing, can really recommend the peppers, Half roasted chicken and the ceaser salad (best one I’ve ever had) Only thing I would complain about was the table we were at, there was a cold breeze. The table next to the stairs up to the bathrooms.

  • 5Min S. 9 months ago
    I loved the food here! Highly recommend.

  • 5caz o. 1 year ago
    We had such a wonderful time at the Carlton Wine Room! The staff were great and the food was so delicious. I would definitely recommend anyone to go there.

  • 5Peter M. 1 year ago
    We had a wine appreciation night of 10 people in the cellar. The staff were fantastic, professional and excellent in timing throughout evening. The wine pairing with food was superbly made. The entire group was very impressed.

  • 5Jaz M. 1 year ago
    We had our work christmas break up lunch in the Faraday room. Simon was fantastic to deal with and made the booking process simple and easy as well as answering the many questions we had. The food was amazing and we all left full and satisfied, those with dietary requirements were also very pleased. Staff were delightful, friendly and helpful with anything we needed. We really enjoyed our time here and would highly recommend.

  • 5C R. 9 months ago
    Such a good place to grab lunch, dinner or just a snack. Their menu is so good and you'll find yourself wanting to try everything. Wine list is awesome, and the staff are super knowledgeable!

  • 5M. 9 months ago
    Insta: melbfoodie_mark YT: MelbFoodieMark ** Check them out for more food reviews in Melbourne! - Had Sopressa Salami & Cheese board :) It was a bit busy but definitely a neat place to hang out with your friends. Good vibes!

  • 5Kathleen T. 9 months ago
    The ultimate. Turn up to a table of your fave 8 and order everything on the menu like us ha ha! JP and the team are next level. Chicest restaurant in Melbourne. One fine wine list also. Xx

  • 5David L. 10 months ago
    Exceptional food and service.

  • 5katia de l. 10 months ago
    Great food great service

  • 5Donna R. 10 months ago
    Could not find a fault. The service was friendly and efficient. Lovely wine. Amazing food, both original and super flavoursome. - anchovy was well balanced on the crispy fried bread with the ricotta and the cucumber. Flavours worked so well together. - raw scallop tostada melted in my mouth. Couldn't pinpoint the ingredients in the mixture on top but again well balanced with the scallop and tasty. - octopus was delicious, very surprised how tender it was. Salad was delicious. Potato added a nice texture to the dish. - spiced cauliflower and chickpeas were another surprise, an explosion of flavour. - snapper in a ?curry-like sauce. Smelt amazing, tasted amazing. I sometimes worry that fish dishes can be a bit bland, but this dish was so (so) good. - wagyu was perfect. Sauce was lovely. - winter greens were nice. Price was very reasonable considering quality and quantity of food. My new favourite restaurant in Carlton. Can't wait to be back. Highly recommended.

  • 5Jamie K. 10 months ago
    Everything was delicious, welcome back CWR!

  • 5Gianfranco S. 11 months ago
    I've probably been here 10 times and likely I will be back another 50. Not to be missed.

  • 5Susan T. 11 months ago
    Stunning food and amazing service

  • 5Joe G. 11 months ago
    Classy place, food to match, relaxed, friendly staff, great atmosphere. Being Carlton, parking is not always easy to find. If you love your food go here.

  • 5Talisa P. 1 year ago
    Had an amazing lunch at Carlton Wine Room. A range of food choices made it easy for every person to pick their meals. The knowledgeable staff really know their stuff about wines, which was super impressive. Overall a fantastic environment, lots of light streaming in and a very relaxed feel make this venue the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and drinks with your friends and family, or even a date. Will not be disappointed! 10/10

  • 4Cameron K. 1 year ago
    Each dish was very interesting in their own right but when combined (Kingfish->Mushroom and Straciatella->Fried chickpea->Rump with Enoki) did not gel too well. Will definitely be going back but will go for the chef's selection ?

  • 4H. 1 year ago
    Great place not too far from Melbourne Business School. Lots of good food option, extremely tasty and well presented. Good staff!

  • 4Jiaqi L. 1 year ago
    Wonderful meal. So happy!

Last updated: 2020-08-25