Melbourne New Years

16 best places to celebrate New Years Eve 2018 in Melbourne

Matilda159 Domain

Matilda Melbourne

SpendNew Year’s Eve at chef restaurateur Scott Pickett’s latest venue. With two sittings available, guests will be offered snacks on arrival followed by a five course menu including highlights of: Fraser Island spanner crab, flatbread, prawn butter; barramundi, native grenobloise; dry aged Macedon Ranges duck, cherry; and strawberries, Champagne, verbena. Wine pairings alongside the full wine list will also be available on the evening, as well as a curated children’s offering. A splash of Champagne will also be poured at midnight. Price: $150pp

Estelle Bistro 

Northcote local, Estelle Bistro is treating New Year’s Eve guests to a five course tasting menu including a glass of Champagne on arrival. Dine on Estelle Bistro classics including: roasted carrot, pumpernickel and macademiaDromana mussels, smoked ham hock and artichoke; swordfish, green tomato and finger limes; Macedon duck, muntries and burnt apricot; and chocolate, cherries and almond.A fourth course supplement of Sher wagyu sirloin,parsnip, truffle is also available for an additional$20. Price: $130pp

Hanoi Hannah

Hannoi Hannah

Hanoi Hannah’s New Quarter site is putting on the ultimate New Year’s Eve feast this December with Shellfest NYE 2k19. Party-goers will be treated to a four-course dinner with highlights expected to include; a Viet-spin on scallop ceviche, grilled prawns, black pepper crab, pippies and Chinese doughnuts. An accompanying beverage package will feature some of the venue’s favourite sips,all included within the ticket price.  Expect seafood galore, booze a plenty and bibs complimentary (keeping those outfits sparkling for the night ahead). Price: $88pp



Wave goodbye to 2018 at Neptunes Nuevo Disco Party. With free-flowing negronis, spritz, beer, wine and prosecco until 1am alongside roaming canapés, guests can expect to be well fuelled before hitting the dance floor. Get down to funky new-age disco tunes, spinning from the live DJ deck all night. And for those feeling extra fancy, bottles of Ruinart will be available for popping at $100 per bottle. Price: $165pp

Tokyo Tina

Tokyo Tina

ChapelStreet’s cheekiest Japanese restaurant Tokyo Tina is the perfect place to welcome theNew Year. Serving up a funky take on Japanese dishes, the venue allows guests to pop in for a quick bite, or stay a while longer to celebrate in style. Opt for Tina’s ‘all in menu’ and relax as the best bites fly out from the kitchen,preparing party-goers for the night ahead. With flights of sake and fruity cocktails available from the bar, diners can pick their tipple ready to toast to 2019. 



With unparalleled views of 2018’s final sunset across Port Phillip Bay and prime location for the St Kilda Beach fireworks, Stokehouse‘s stunning dining room is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Curated set menus emulating the tastes of summer will be available on the evening, featuring seasonally-driven cuisine in signature style of Head Chef Ollie Hansford, culminating in a special cherry parfait created for the occasion by Van Haandel Group Pastry Chef Lauren Eldridge. Price: $130pp

Fatto Bar & Cantina

With a decadent Italian menu, flowing vino and breathtaking views of Melbourne’s fireworks, Fatto Bar and Cantina is the perfect place to ring in theNew Year.For a complete NYE experience, diners are invited to join in the celebrations from 8:00 pm with a four-course menu inclusive of wine,beer, and of course, the best views of Melbourne’s city skyline and fireworks.Three seating options are available for the evening, the Fatto terrace, Cantina window seating, and Cantina seating. Price:$200/$220/$250pp

Bomba Tapas Bar & Rooftop


Ascend towards the stars with Lonsdale Street’s Bomba Tapas Bar and Rooftop thisNew Year’s Eve. Begin the evening dining on Spanish tapas fare in the downstairs restaurant before climbing the stairs and watching the city’s famed fireworks display as the clocks turn. With unlimited pours of beer and wine all evening and a DJ playing tunes on the Rooftop, guests can dance their way into the New Year in style. Price: $210pp



Sitting in prime position along Melbourne’s iconic Southbank, newly launched Asado will say hello to 2019 with Fiesta el Ano Nuevo. Fusing Argentinian and Spanish cuisine, families joining the first sitting will feast on a set menu byExecutive Chef Ollie Gould ahead of watching the first round of fireworks light up the night sky, with later diners treated to a drink on arrival. The sounds of Argentina will flow through the venue from a live flamenco guitarist, with tango and flamenco dancers also spicing up the evening. Serious firework fanatics can opt to book premium seats, guaranteeing prime views of the action set to explode over the Yarra at midnight. Price: $150/$250pp

San Telmo

San Telmo

Get ready to say ‘Hola’ to 2019 with San Telmo‘s Two 2 Tango NewYears Eve celebrations. Ensure a well-fed famillia in preparation for the countdown by booking an early sitting at the restaurant or settle in for a traditional Argentinian fiesta later in the evening with a glass of bubbles on arrival. At both sittings, guests will be treated to a set menu by Head Chef Stephen Clark while enjoying live music and tango entertainment set to raise the room to their feet. Price:$100/$150



Slip into your favourite floral party shirt and get to the top of mid-town for Calypso Caliente at Palermo on New Year’sEve. Guest can choose from two sittings, an early or a late, allowing the younger ones to experience a taste of the festivities before midnight.Alongside an optional set menu, there will be calypso-themed cocktails,tropical desserts and fun Caribbean music from Melbourne band, Jaspora, playing live from 8pm. 


Trinket Bar

Flinders Lane’s hidden cocktail lounge offers an elegant adventure for those lucky enough to stumble upon the entrance. Those looking to celebrate in style this New Year’s Eve can do so at Trinket, who is offering several VIP drinks packages, all of which contain a selection of freshly made bar bites. With live DJs through to 1PM, tickets are available to purchase online now.


Opening on 14 December, Richmond’s brand new all occasion pub spans a ground floor bar and dining space, multi-level beer garden and basement bar. Those wanting a more chilled NYE can swing pastHarlow (free entry) and dine from the a la carte menu from midday. Harlow will also be offering party-goers a bit of relief with a Backyard BBQ recovery session ($30 pp) on New Year’s Day, opening at 12pm.

Wharf Hotel

Overlooking the Yarra River, The Wharf Hotel is the perfect mix of friendly local pub and stunning city views with a modern twist. With a vast outdoor space, eight big screens and the finest local music, The Wharf is the best place to wind down and enjoy the summer season. No different on the biggest night of year, this New Year’s Eve brings the party riverside with a pop-up beach bar and DJ’s all night. With cocktails on arrival, ice cream carts, taco hut and drinks packages starting at $120, tickets are on sale now here.


Southbank’s popular urban back yard, Hopscotch, offers over thirty different beers on tap as well as a stunning view of the midnight fireworks making it the place for “hop heads” to go this festive season. On 31 December, an exclusive Night Garden Festival will be offering guests a wide selection of roving bites and sweet treats as well as some of the city’s best DJs spinning records until late. Final release tickets to a four-hour drinks package have gone on sale this week and to make sure you don’t miss out visit the website now.

The Exchange

Sitting on Bay Street in Port Melbourne, this award-winning pub and restaurant offers a relaxed and welcoming environment, perfect for those looking to chill out over the Christmas period. For New Year’s Eve this year, The Exchange is a great way to escape the crowds and welcome 2019 with a specially curated Canapé and drinks menu. With places very limited, booking is encouraged via The Exchange websitenow.

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