Melbourne’s Magnificent New Year’s Eve 2023 Dining and Party Guide

Cool Sh*t, Drink, Eat, Melbourne, Play / 17 December 2023

Melbourne’s Premier Destinations to Celebrate the Dawn of 2024

As the clock winds down on 2023, Melbourne’s vibrant food and entertainment landscape is buzzing with anticipation for the New Year’s Eve festivities. Each venue, with its unique charm and offerings, promises a night of culinary delights, jubilant celebrations, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re in the mood for a rooftop party, an elegant dinner, or a nightclub extravaganza, Melbourne has something spectacular for everyone to ring in 2024.

A Luxurious Getaway At Jackalope Hotel

Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Jackalope promises an unforgettable experience, blending luxury accommodation with exceptional dining and entertainment. Guests have the option to indulge in a New Year’s Eve dinner at one of the hotel’s acclaimed hatted restaurants, Rare Hare or Doot Doot Doot, each offering a unique experience. As midnight approaches, the celebration continues at Flaggerdoot, Jackalope’s in-house cocktail bar known for its imaginative cocktails and chic ambiance. Here, guests can toast to the New Year amidst a vibrant setting, making it an ideal spot to welcome the new year in style. Click here to learn more or to book your stay.

 

Eat Drink Play at The Continental Sorrento

This festive season, The Continental Sorrento in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula offers an array of events. The offerings include the Winemaker Lunch Series at Audrey’s, beginning January 13, and celebratory evenings at Barlow on Christmas Eve and its eve, each for $40 with special drinks and entertainment. Additionally, the Conti Beach Club on the Sunset Terrace provides a beach retreat with cocktails and music, while the New Year’s Day Bottomless Brunch promises a lively start to 2024 with an all-inclusive menu and live music. Read our feature article here.

LOVE New Year’s Eve at CROWN Melbourne

Ultimate Nightclub Festivities CROWN
Melbourne transforms into an epicenter of dance and music with LOVE NYE. Imagine traversing through four rooms, each pulsating with the rhythms of RnB, Dance, House, and Hip-Hop, curated by over 40 top DJs including Will Sparks and William Singe. This immersive experience, starting from 9:00 pm, is perfect for those who want to dance their way into 2024. With tickets and VIP Booth packages available, it’s a night for making unforgettable memories with friends. Get your tickets now.

Stokehouse – St Kilda

Fine Dining by the Beach
The Stokehouse offers a luxurious 4-course dinner curated by Executive Chef Jason Staudt, for $395 per person. Envision starting your evening with freshly shucked oysters and canapés in STOKEBAR, followed by a culinary journey featuring caviar, poached lobster, and sophisticated desserts. This upscale dining experience, coupled with the breathtaking views of St Kilda Beach and Port Phillip Bay, is a perfect way to welcome the new year. Reserve your table.

Stokehouse Pasta & Bar – Relaxed Seaside Celebration
For those seeking a more casual yet equally delightful experience, Stokehouse Pasta & Bar presents a 4-course shared menu at $180 per person. The evening kicks off with a complimentary welcome drink and antipasti, leading into shared pasta courses, choice mains, and an indulgent dessert, all while soaking in the serene beach atmosphere. The deck experience, starting at $40 per person, offers a bespoke outdoor menu and the ideal spot to catch the final sun rays of 2023. Book your evening here.

 

Lollo – Melbourne CBD

Festive Christmas Lunch
Lollo’s Christmas Day lunch is a four-course culinary delight priced at $245 per person. The menu features exquisite dishes like Great Ocean Road Duck Breast and Steamed Darling Basin Murray Cod, promising a festive and upscale dining experience. This is an ideal choice for those looking to celebrate Christmas with elegance and flair. Make your reservation.

New Years Eve Dinner at Lollo – A Gourmet Fare with Fireworks Views
Lollo’s multi-course New Year’s Eve dinner is a fusion of culinary art and festive celebration. With two seatings at $145pp and $195pp, guests can enjoy dishes like Grilled Mooloolaba Prawns and Seared Southern Ranged Wagyu while witnessing the spectacular fireworks display over the Yarra Valley. This dining experience is ideal for those seeking a blend of gourmet cuisine and vibrant festivities. Book your experience.

 

Warabi – Melbourne CBD

Japanese-Inspired Christmas Dinner Warabi’s Christmas dinner is an 8-course Omakase menu for $380 per person, inspired by the enchanting season of love in Japan. The menu includes unique dishes like Yakimono with Quail and Ocean Trout with Yuzu, encapsulating the essence of a Japanese Christmas. This intimate dining experience is perfect for those seeking a unique and luxurious celebration. Reserve your spot.

Ōmisoka New Year’s Eve Dinner at Warabi
Warabi’s Ōmisoka dinner is a 9-course Omakase menu priced at $380 per person, offering an exquisite array of Japanese canapés and dishes. The addition of DJ Prequel’s music and optional free-flowing beverage packages enhances the celebratory mood. This experience is perfect for those desiring a unique and refined way to ring in the new year. Reserve your table.

 

Curious New Year’s Eve Party – Melbourne CBD

Lavish Cocktail Party Extravaganza
Curious invites you to a New Year’s Eve cocktail party for $225 per person. The all-inclusive menu of roving canapes and signature cocktails, set amidst roving entertainment, creates an atmosphere of sophisticated fun. For an exclusive experience, consider the Booth Experience at $3,000, offering private seating and premium inclusions. Book here.

 

Baby Pizza – Richmond

Baby Pizza in Richmond has got your New Year’s Eve covered. Enjoy live DJs, champagne specials, and a variety of dining options, including à la carte and special Banchetto menus priced at $66pp and $88pp. Baby will be open all day, serving up delicious Italian classics, making it the ideal place for a feast of pizza, pasta, and salumi.

Reserve your spot now

 

Chin Chin – Melbourne CBD

Chin Chin is an iconic dining institution and the place to be on December 31st. Choose from two ‘Feed Me’ menus, priced at $125pp and $150pp, featuring Chin Chin classics and exclusive dishes. After dinner, head to the basement GoGo bar for a DJ-led countdown to the New Year.

Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot now

Hawker Hall – Windsor

Hawker Hall is all set to satisfy your New Year’s Eve 2023 cravings. Enjoy champagne and cocktails while indulging in the à la carte menu or opt for the legendary NYE Champagne Hawker Banquet at just $99 per person. Feast on mouthwatering dishes like popcorn chicken, roast duck wontons, and rendang beef curry. Resident DJs will keep the party going all night long.

Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot now.

 

Kisumé

For a memorable New Year’s Eve 2023, Kisumé is the place to be. Indulge in a Chef’s Tasting Menu for $165pp, featuring an eight-course experience of exquisite Japanese cuisine. Savour dishes like artfully prepared sashimi, duck breast, and a delightful drunken pineapple dessert. For a truly exclusive experience, reserve one of the limited seats at the Chef’s Table for $330 per person.

Strictly limited availability, with 10 exclusive seats per Chef’s Table seating. Book now

 

Society – Melbourne CBD

Society Dining Room
At Society, you can bid farewell to the year with elegance. Executive Chef Luke Headon and his team have crafted a three-course menu for $330pp, featuring the finest dishes made from high-quality ingredients. Elevate your celebration with unlimited Dom Pérignon champagne for an additional $275pp. After dinner, head to The Terrace for DJ-spun tunes.

Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot now.

Society Lounge
In The Lounge, guests will enjoy free-flowing martinis and champagne from 10 -11pm, along with roaming canapes until midnight. The glittering festivities are set to kick off at 10pm and will continue into the evening, as DJs grace the decks on The Terrace. Secure your spot with limited tickets available ($99pp).

Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot now.

Lillian Brasserie

For a Euro-inspired New Year’s Eve, dine at Lillian Brasserie. Enjoy a three-course menu for $165pp, with tempting add-ons available. Delight in dishes like lobster and leek croquettes, spanner crab linguine, and a strawberry pavlova. It’s the perfect way to usher in the new year with European flair.

Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot now.

 

Yakimono – Melbourne CBD

If you’re up for an adventure, head to Yakimono for a sensory overload experience. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the open-air terrace and dance to high-energy tunes spun by local DJs. Dive into a flame-fired Setto Menu priced at $88pp, featuring meticulously crafted dishes like dynamite tuna hako and Japanese potato salad.

Bookings are essential. Reserve your spot now.

 

Grill Americano – Melbourne CBD

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Grill Americano with a Chef’s Tasting Menu for $330pp. Indulge in Italian-inspired dishes like freshly shucked rock oysters, octopus carpaccio, lobster tortellini, and tiramisù Americano. Enjoy world-class cocktails, champagne, and wine as you welcome the new year.

Bookings are essential and limited. Reserve your spot now.

Each of these venues offer an exceptional experience to bid farewell with New Year’s Eve 2023 and welcome the New Year of 2024. Whether you seek the thrill of a rooftop party, the elegance of fine dining, or the vibrancy of a nightclub, Melbourne’s culinary landscape is ready to deliver an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. So, choose your venue, make your reservations, and prepare to step into 2024 with a night full of memories.