The Cliveden Bar & Dining opened this week. A fitting tribute to an 80s and 90s restaurant icon…

The Cliveden Bar & Dining in East Melbourne, showcases a ‘new way to buffet’, with a keen focus on local and artisan produce and beverages, across an impressive 1000 square metre space.

The Cliveden Bar & Dining (phonetically pronounced Cleev-den) is situated on the same site as one of Melbourne’s most exclusive fine dining restaurants of the 1980s and 1990s – The Cliveden Room – where A- listers such as Barry Humphries, Bert Newton and Jeff Kennett were amongst its famous clientele.

Executive Chef John Ross has curated five unique buffet menus for the restaurant. Concepts include European and Mediterranean cuisine, fresh seafood, comforting roasts, and weekend brunch featuring seafood and pancakes. Separate to the buffet menu, guests can enjoy afternoon share plates, high tea (launching in October), and a charcuterie offering.

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The oversized Cliveden Bar shines as a focal point of the space, animated by mixologists shaking up Insta-worthy cocktails, including the Bloody Aussie Negroni made with Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin (Vic), Maidenii Sweet Vermouth (Vic) and Red Økar Amaro (SA), served on a sphere of ice with burnt orange zest. Guests can snuggle into a cosy nook, perch at the bar, or gather at low-set round tables, and enjoy live oyster shucking (selected days).

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The wine list showcases some of Victoria’s best wines from producers in the Yarra Valley, Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas, as well as European varietals. There will be a particular focus on craft beer and cider, plus a range of European brews – both bottled and on tap – and signature spirits (a bespoke spirit range is in development), perfect for pre and post drinks after major sporting events at the MCG and surrounding stadiums.


The Cliveden Bar & Dining Pullman Melbourne On The Park 192 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

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The Cliveden Bar & Dining manager Giuliano Chiappa (formerly Brunetti, The Atlantic, and Conservatory) believes the food and beverage offering will be one of the most extensive offerings under one roof in Melbourne.

“I’ve been involved in the industry for over 30 years, and the variety across the menus at The Cliveden Bar & Dining is very impressive. Executive Chef John Ross has pulled out all stops to create something unique,” said Chiappa.

Melbourne interior design and architecture firm Rothelowman are responsible for rebirthing the space. A moody colour scheme has been adopted throughout the bar. The dining room contrasts, featuring a fresh and light palette, including oak timber floors, natural stone, timber and white tiled walls, layered to create warmth and texture. A double-sided fireplace adds to the ambience, as well as featuring some original stained glass panels from the original Cliveden Mansion.

The Cliveden Bar & Dining space is divided into sections; a dining area for 202 guests, a bar and lounge for 116 guests, with private dining available.

The Cliveden Bar & Dining forms part of a $6 million makeover of Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

About Pullman Hotels & Resorts

Pullman Hotels & Resorts, AccorHotels’ new generation of upscale hotels, is a cosmopolitan brand that offers hyper- connected travellers an experience that combines both efficiency and wellness.

Global nomads are captivated by the brand and appreciate its business, fitness and restaurant facilities as well as its focus on innovative design. Pullman has over 108 hotels and resorts in 31 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle-East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, has nearly 3,900 hotels and over 180,000 employees in 92 countries.

Pullman Melbourne on the Park is perfectly positioned at the edge of the city – minutes away from Melbourne’s business, dining, sports and cultural hub. The hotel features 419 accommodation rooms overlooking the iconic MCG, Fitzroy Gardens and Melbourne CBD, as well as hotel facilities such as connectivity lounge, executive lounge, temperature-controlled outdoor pool, spa pool and sauna.

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