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Jess Taylor
· October 29, 2017
I had an absolutely amazing time. Great place for an anniversary. Very romantic setting.
Great selection of wines even by the regions within Spain was quite impressed.
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Nigel Eru
· December 14, 2017
Wonderful and charming atmosphere.. very understated but sensational in cuisine and service. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. An absolute delight!!!
Peter Dyer
· June 2, 2017
This is our second visit now to the award winning Epocha. Very pleased we found this place. The venue itself is an eclectic mix of old and new in a stunning Victorian terrace opposite Carlton Gardens.... Love the beautiful cutlery and crockery especially. We could not resist the sharing menu option with the lamb. Absolutely divine and so much food. Service was excellent and impeccable. This is definitely a favourite of ours now. See More
Martha Biz Koresis
· June 11, 2017
This place is amazing, great atmosphere, the perfect place for a cold Melbourne winter night. Candles comfort brilliant service. The quality is second to none. I have dined at top end restaurants and ...this place gets 10 out of 10 for me, the best by far. See More
Jane Icot Mcnamee
· July 1, 2017
Went there for my birthday lunch with my husband and my 1 year old son, we were told off because my son was making noise. The male waiter was really rude make us feel so uneasy. Brought some fruit for... my son and when he clean up the table he make a comment about it. It was just disgusting. Never ever go back there again. See More
Garry Ganis
· January 1, 2018
Thank you for an awesome NYE experience. Excellent Service, Brilliant Menu, professionally executed.

Thanks for making our introduction to 2018 a spectacle to remember.
Sally Milesi
· November 4, 2017
Amazing food and great service from our friendly waiter Steve. Highly recommend and will absolutely be back.
Renee Hutchinson
· August 3, 2017
Cozy and a great place to escape the cold. Amazing food. Love the crispy duck fat potatoes!!
Matt Palf
· March 28, 2017
Recently went for dinner after being recommended by a number of people, but we were sadly very disappointed.

We went for the Chef's tasting menu, which was hit and miss. While there were some dishes... with lovely delicate flavours, they were partnered with things that totally overpowered them - and the 'condensed fruit salad' for dessert was a joke. A strawberry cut in half, a slice of pear and a grape. There was also no offer of a wine match, despite us later hearing another table being offered one when they ordered.

The biggest issue was the service. For the best part, it was good, but there were some major slip-ups - namely the waiter dropping half a butterfish down my wife's front. We are not diners who make a song and dance about such a thing in terms of searching for some kind of compensation, but would rather judge a restaurant on how it manages such matters. For a restaurant that is supposedly one of Australia's top 100, they didn't do well.
The waiter apologised profusely, however, we had to prompt to even be offered a new napkin, and my wife even had pick her dinner out of her lap and eat it - with no offer of a replacement.
The incident was not mentioned again.

Bad luck probably, but after spending $300+ on a meal, I won't be rushing back to see. I hate having to rate anywhere below 3 stars, but I can't bring myself to rate our experience as good.
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Kassi Skerget
· March 23, 2017
What a fantastic experience , the decor , the ambience , the staff , the food from the moment you walk in until you leave is an amazing journey
The wonderful staff made me feel as at home as in my ow...n yet being pampered in every hospitality way �
Never had butter fish that melted in my mouth along with every other dish the food was incredible .
For a party of 30 of us for a set menu all delivered promptly full of flavour , creativity and fresh produce.
I was very impressed to see and agree with others there was no need for salt and pepper on these dining tables the food needed nothing else .
�����to the chefs and also the fabulous staff .
Cannot recommend highly enough and being a local Melb gal l will be back and sharing my Epocha experience :)�
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Anthony Prout
· November 11, 2017
Amazing meal and service. Cannot recommend highly enough!
Lucy Merritt
· September 30, 2017
Beautiful meal - fantastic service. Accommodating for dietary preferences. Definitely go for the matches wines!
Chris Rogers
· June 12, 2017
really nice atomosphere, the food was excellent, service was five star. enjoyed my niece's wedding reception. Would recommend anyone to go there. Will go back for a meal soon. 👍
Tanya Cheng
· August 11, 2016
Absolutely beautiful place to eat and even to be in. Guy was amazing and he made my family and I feel right at home. The choice of wines by glass are wonderful and the food....oh the food. I came in w...ith high expectations, but the food just blew me away. My sister and I spoke about how the food didn't have the effect of heaviness or sluginess on our stomachs even though we were full, meaning there was room for dessert. Had 3 desserts off their wonderful dessert tray, and we don't regret a thing.

Coming back again and again.
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Lyn Truhlar
· July 30, 2016
We have been to the restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed, we have always had the Chefs menu and have left full and satisfied, until last night. Based on our previous positive ...experience we organised for a larger group of friends to join us on this occasion, to our disappointment we all left hungry and went and ordered pizzas afterwards. I was embarrassed as it was my suggestion to dine at Epocha and I was let down that the restaurant failed to deliver, Although the food was tasty and the service was good, we spent over $1,000 on food and wine we were all still hungry. See More
Jay Srinath Jayaratne
· February 1, 2018
Excellent service and great food, highly recommended.
Neil Rawlings
· February 26, 2016
The food and service were impeccable. Those extra touches that most wouldn't think of due to lack of service from most other places - but not here. Attentive staff - friendly and genuinely welcoming ...- not something that happens much these days - then the food - amazing. Definitely worth a visit - you will not go home hungry or unsatisfied. Can't wait until April when we are back again. Thank you for a wonderful day. See More
Graeme McKimmie
· May 22, 2017
Great food great wine great service - if you want an outstanding meal, say feed me and bring me wine, you will be drlighted!
Heather Blackie
· September 24, 2016
Went for lunch and we had the sample sharing menu which was very generous. The bread at the beginning is amazing and the potatoes in duck fat are delicious. The service was of a very high standard. H...ighly recommend See More
Carol Pritchard
· December 19, 2016
Dined here with my family. Had a great night. Little hiccup with one of the dishes but were super amazed at the response and compensation. The waiting staff were polite, friendly and fun. Would recomm...end for a great night out. See More
Crush, Stomp,....Drinking in a wine!!!
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White Night, enjoy Melbourne lit for the last days of summer. We are still taking 9:30pm reservations, dinner and a romantic promenade to the Royal Exhibition Building through the Carlton Gardens. It can’t get any better #marvelousmelbourne #whitenight

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Lunch can be quick and fun with snacks and small shares. The city doesn’t look so scary from our garden.

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This crazy weather makes you want to have duck! Duck breast, duck tortellini and of course duck fat fat potatoes

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Here’s a cool fresh salad to keep you refreshed in this blistering heat. More to come this week.

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Epocha Restaurant is feeling energized.
January 18

Feeling hungry before the tennis?
Quick dinner and off you go, sporting no hangry face.
Bookings for lunch or early dinner 5:30

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Epocha Restaurant
Modern European Restaurant

What Sundays are made of....

Wishing you a safe and prosperous New Year. 2018 is fresh and vibrant with more colours and spark. Thank you to our amazing teams at Epocha and Elyros, our suppliers and our most incredible patrons. The New Year starts for us on Friday 12th January. Book online for our summer reservations and email on for functions and events.

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Epocha Restaurant
Modern European Restaurant

New Years Eve bookings still available...
Once again honouring one of the world's most grand hotels. This year Epocha transports you to the historical playground of the rich and famous with an ode to the Hotel Maria Cristina in San Sebastian.

8:30pm Seating: 7 courses, champagne tower and view of midnight fireworks $175pp


*Limited spots, be quick*

Telephone: 03 9036 4949

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Need to know when you can get your Epocha love over the silly season? Well here's our gift from us to you.

We are business as usual right up until our last $65 Sunday Roast Lunch of 2017, on Christmas Eve.

We will be closed Christmas and Boxing Days, but opening to nurture you once more (dinner service only) on Wednesday 27th up until our Grand New Year's Eve celebration (tickets still available!).


The summer break has us closed from the 1st to the 11th of January, greeting you for dinner service once more on the 12th.

Happy Holidays!

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Epocha Restaurant
Modern European Restaurant

We are looking forward to New Year’s Eve.

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What a glorious day for a wedding. Congratulations to Amy and Elise. We are proud to host your forever. Health and happiness to you both #loveislove #justmarried

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Our staff, dashing through Christmas party hype, oh what fun it is to ride, well... the first of the last two Fridays. Smashing it for Christmas spirit.

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At Epocha we have been lucky enough to host many couples as they make a lifetime commitment to one another.

No matter who you are or who you love, you are always welcome at Epocha – always have been, always will be.

With the same sex marriage laws passing through the Senate yesterday, we are finally one step closer to marriage equality in Australia. We look forward to being able to help celebrate even more weddings in 2018!

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Epocha Restaurant is feeling excited.

Get even more Epocha love on Monday 4th, 11th, 18th December. Celebrate in style with a Dubonnet Frappe or Pimm’s Cup $6, garden or terrace, book now and support us with DineSmart

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If you were wondering why the dining room was familiar in the hit tv series ‘Sisters’ and you guessed Epocha, you were right. Very chuffed with our little restaurant.