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Epocha

#154 of 3,319 Restaurants in Melbourne
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49 Rathdowne St | Carlton South, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9036 4949
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12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed going to Epocha. The Sunday Roast is a set 3 course menu and we had lamb. The entrees were probably the biggest positive surprise. The size of the main was a bit small for 2 people (compared to a similar dish in Pastuso), hence 'only' 4 stars. The location with a park on the doorstep makes you... More 

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Thank FrankSyd
Pauatahanui, Wellington
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This restaurant is totally lovely. Highly RECOMEND . Beautiful ambeonce and the food is outstanding.

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Thank VillaMargarita
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food. Beautiful venue as one of those huge old renovated Carlton terraces. We got there half an hour late due to traffic but this was no problem for the staff who gave us wonderful service. The lamb is to die for and I had the chips fried in duck fat and belive me you'll never have chips like this!... More 

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Thank James W
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My wife and I recently dined at Epocha on a Saturday night, my wife had eaten their with friends the previous year with great reports of food and service. We arrived at the restaurant and were greeted warmly and seated at our table. we ordered our food and wine and commenced our meal. Firstly the wine, a French chardonnay was... More 

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Thank Howard H
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We went to "Espocha" to celebrate a friends significant birthday (a little gathering of 10). The restaurant is in a beautiful Victorian Terrace and it oozes a bygone charm and warmth, generated in part by the decor and very welcoming staff - a nice way to start your dining experience. By pre-arrangement the "Chef's Sharing Plates" had been ordered for... More 

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Thank Julie M
Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a work dinner in this elegant restaurant set in a beautiful Victorian Terrace. As we had a party of 20, we were given the upstairs private dining room which also has a lovely balcony where we were able to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. The food was served family style and every course was delicious and imaginative. Our waiter... More 

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Thank CathyG06
brisbane
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We haven't returned to this gorgeous, cosy spot since we held our wedding reception here in May 2014 and we were so delighted to find the high standard we loved is still delivered years later. I have never experienced service like you receive at Epocha. From the moment you book, the warm and personal approach is felt as soon as... More 

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Thank amaunette
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The first thing you notice about Epocha is that it looks classy, you think as you walk in if the food is not good then they have done a good job in conning you; with something of old Melbourne look about it. 6 of us and shared plates chef's recommendations 'which was hard 2 were vegetarian another had special dietary... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

There were 5 of us at dinner. As this is the third time at Epoca we left the food & wine choice up to Guy and Angie. The meal was nothing short of sensational. Each dish better than the last. The combination of flavours was amazing, hard to mention any one course as it was all so delicious. We will... More 

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Thank DiOz10
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is my second visit to Epocha and the first time I was put off by the noise level. This now seems to be fixed with noise batterns on the ceiling. I would go back in a flash because of the food. Each dish is packed with an amazing combination of flavours. It is no surprize that this restaurant has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 47
Cuisine
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?