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49 Rathdowne St | Carlton South, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9036 4949
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
49 Rathdowne St | Carlton South, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank neilbidgood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 17 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
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This restaurant is in a beautiful old terrace opposite the gardens, it's a very cosy space just outside the city perimeter, cosy, relaxed, however with a fine dining feel. It's a great place to go with friends to enjoy the shared food experience, and the...More

Thank NFitzdelfini
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A nice place on a cold blowy winters night. What attracts is the sharing menu which makes a whole lot of sense when dining in a large group. The proportions are large. From meat eaters, to pescatorians to vegans, all tastes are catered for. The...More

Thank Peter C
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Restaurant Details

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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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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