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92 Smith St, Melbourne, Victoria 3066, Australia
+61 3 9939 9542
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
92 Smith St, Melbourne, Victoria 3066, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ides
1. Degustation Menu
A experimental dining experience, that is constantly creative.
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2. Wine Pairing
A great wine pairing to complement a not what you would expect menu.
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3. Service
Attentive front of house team with Gunns brigade delivering the dishes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well... Unbelievable selection of seafood, I could believe it! Will be back soon. And great service although they closed bar early.

1  Thank Markdavi12
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience here. Casual atmosphere, and fantastic staff. From. Culinary perspective, it was an exciting, adventurous journey, with a magnificent range of artfully presented dishes that allowed us to enjoy amazing combinations of tastes. The passion coming from the kitchen was obvious, and...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Went to Ides with high expectations and mostly it delivered. I normally do not have a dressing on oysters but the mandarin dressing at Ides was a knockout. Also not a big fan of cos lettuce but I am now a convert. Egg yolk with...More

Thank paulhY2883SQ
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Had a fabulous night celebrating a family birthday. The dégustation perfectly catered to our group's differing food requirements (vegan, vegetarian & carnivores). The staff were discreet and super efficient but were overshadowed by the 'mai·tre d'sommelier' - an entertaining, loquacious character who became increasingly opinionated...More

Thank AmbivalentTraveller
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

There is a saying beware The Ides of March..apparently that relates to the 15th of March when Julius Caeser was stabbed in the rotunda. We weren’t stabbed as such, but certainly unpleasantly felt this restaurant in our hip pocket. If you read my many other...More

4  Thank VickiB67
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Premium restaurateurs and chefs ... please leave Heston to the overpriced wizardry and focus on wonderful clean flavours that showcase the quality and seasonal freshness of the produce. Don't hold back on seasoning to extenuate the flavours. Ides, didn't hit the mark, with most dishes...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a very generous voucher as a present which is the reason we came to Ides. We paid for the wine pairing and had a glass of champagne on arrival. Interesting menu, nothing bad. Really good service. Ordinary room and...More

Thank Rae P
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous dining experience, nice ambience, great service, yummy quirky food loved every mouthful (did the degustation), with matching beverages package which was equally quirky. Delicious, a treat for all your senses.

Thank Karinakc
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The food at Ides is absolutely world class. The wait staff are professional but have a pleasant casual informality which immediately gives the entire Resturant and lovely ambience. As others have stated the food is truely an adventure. Bold but again understated. The wine list...More

1  Thank 186damianf
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Restaurant had a great feel to it. Music was perfect. Loved the mysterious understated cool vibe. Really lovely staff and impressive cutlery and crockery. Good, although slightly pricey wine selection. I also liked that it offered something different to the norm. A few things I...More

1  Thank teresasanciolo
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Smith St, Melbourne, Victoria 3066, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9939 9542
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