Originally housed in a quirky terrace building in Drummond Street Carlton, Vue de monde relocated in 2005 to the historic Normanby Chambers in Melbourne’s central business district. Evolving from a classical French style restaurant with a niche following, the move signified a shift in direction, with a focus on the theatrical and the dedication to dining as an experience. Vue de monde was lauded in its original location, including chef/owner Shannon Bennett being awarded the Australian Gourmet Traveller's inaugural 'Best New Talent' Award in 2003. It was the move to the new premises that Vue de monde achieved widespread critical acclaim and international recognition, including a then unprecedented 19/20 from The Age Good Food Guide.
In June 2011 Vue de monde relocated to the 55th floor of Melbourne’s iconic Rialto building, which challenged the notion that great dining cannot exist at great heights A pared back and sophisticated space, the design reflects on Australia’s history - it references Melbourne’s glory days during the gold rush and other cultural icons including the out back dunny! With the sweeping views across the city and beyond, plus a stunning neon conceptual art piece by seminal artist Joseph Kosuth - interpreting one of Charles Darwin’s sketches - forms the back drop for the restaurant. The ‘view’ is finally in Vue de monde.
|Monday||-||18:00 - 23:30|
|Tuesday||-||18:00 - 23:30|
|Wednesday||-||18:00 - 23:30|
|Thursday||12:00 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:30|
|Friday||12:00 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:30|
|Saturday||12:00 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:30|
|Sunday||12:00 - 17:00||18:00 - 23:30|
Sommelier: Jackson Watson
Acclaimed Australian chef Shannon Bennett boldly set out to make Vue de monde Australia's most sustainable restaurant. More than 50 cutting-edge technologies are being employed, from an E-water system to 'cold kitchen technology' (no exposed flames or gas). Shannon is using homegrown and small-farm organic produce wherever possible and recyclable products.
Superb views extend over the Yarra River to Albert Park Lake and beyond to Port Phillip Bay, providing a changing landscape from dawn to dusk- a superb backdrop for any occasion. Vue Events Rialto offers dedicated private dining and events spaces - located on the 55th Floor of Melbourne's iconic Rialto tower in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.
Offering a rare combination of both scale and sophistication, our flexible space has the ability to cater for a variety of events ranging from corporate breakfasts to opulent weddings and cocktail parties ranging in number from 10 to 250 guests.
Vue de monde is delighted to offer its exclusive merchandise for sale over a secure online purchasing system.
Own your very own 'My Vue' - Shannon's guide to modern French cooking (and have it personally signed) or treat a friend to the Vue de monde experience with one of our Gift Vouchers.
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