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10 Unique and Unusual Dining Experiences in Melbourne (Part 2)

Time to dive back into a subject dear to my own heart, 10 unique and unusual dining experiences in Melbourne for 2017, part 2! Why eat and drink surrounded by the mundane when these options are out there? If your taste runs to the eclectic and you’re wondering where to eat in Melbourne, you’re in safe hands. Be sure to check out part 1 of the best unique and unusual dining experiences in Melbourne.

#6 Titanic Theatre Restaurant- The Last Supper
No.1 Nelson Place, Williamstown, VIC 3016 titanic.com.au

A rip-roaring journey through the sinking of the great vessel. Choose between steerage and first class to dine in genteel luxury, or get your Leonardo and Kate spirit into a dancing frenzy with an Irish jig. The deal here is essentially feelgood theatre, three-course dinner and a chance to step back in time for Melbourne’s truly unique and unusual. Note: you’ll need to be a fan of musical theatre!

#7 Ice Bar Melbourne
319 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065  icebarmelbourne.com

For an out of the ordinary drinking experience, it’s time to brave sub zero temperatures and relax with a chilly cocktail or an ice shot in your fur lined layers. You’ll be well entertained with photo ops, friendly staff and delicious drinks (mocktails available for those not taking alcohol) while you tackle this new climate. The venue features entirely manmade ice and intricate sculptures carved from a single block of ice. Highly recommended! This would merit a spot on any tourist’s 10 unique and unusual dining experiences in Melbourne.

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#8 The Roller Door Cafe
13 Stawell St, West Melbourne VIC 3003 

Bordering on extreme in its rustic decor, the Roller Door Cafe chooses instead to wow you with its tasty offerings and puts you through a cavalcade of charming homemade style food. This place has transformed ‘delight in the little details’ into an art form with every offering being unique- sumptuous smoothies, the best latte art in town, feijoa & nut crumble and much more.

#9 Murder Mystery Dinner aboard Puffing Billy
1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160 puffingbilly.com.au

Dive into a delicious 3 course roasted dinner at the packing sled, but before that arrives you’ll have time to whet your appetite with solving the murder at hand. A troupe of characters will parade through the historic train, providing background on the case, before you have a chance to quiz them and (between tasty morsels) decide who you think the killer was. The event adds a sense of excitement and mystery to the historic trainride and, fuelled by a roaring fire and with plenty of good drinks available for purchase, it’s hard not to enjoy the occasion.

#10 The Good Things Bar
147 Commercial Road, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia 3141 

Surely inside of us all there’s an inner child ready to sup on some butterbeer, polyjuice potion or even the more adult firewhisky and this is the place to do it. Get into the spirit and be warned that most drinkers come in costume. At the end of the festivities, going back to your local won’t feel the same! Get cheesy in the free photobooth, and see if quiz the barstaff on their Harry Potter knowledge. Just a short tram ride from the city centre, this beats some of the best Melbourne bars.

10 unique and unusual dining experiences in Melbourne 2017

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That’s it!  A full-bellied round up 10 unique and unusual dining experiences in Melbourne 2017, which one piqued your curiosity most?


  1. Sophie Nadeau

    October 1, 2016 at 2:07 am

    The Ice Bar looks like such a cool (ha, in both senses!) place to enjoy some ‘chilled’ drinks 🙂

  2. Cherene Saradar

    October 6, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Ok I’ve never been to Melbourne but now I must go if only to dine at these places, especially the Titanic dinner theatre! So cool!

  3. Maggie

    October 6, 2016 at 9:03 am

    The ice bar looks awesome! I went to something similar in Vegas. Nothing like freezing inside, but then going outside to 110 degrees!

  4. Flo @ Yoga, Wine & Travel

    October 6, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I’m so bummed that I didn’t go to any of these places when I lived in Melbourne! The Butterbeer bar is right up my (diagon)alley, so I’ll have to add it to my list of places to visit the next time I’m in town!

  5. Allison

    October 6, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    The ice bar looks awesome!

  6. Natasha Welch

    October 6, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    These sounds awesome, definitely want to do some diving when I get to Australia the perfect place for it!

  7. Marinel

    October 6, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Gotta check the icebar. Never been to Melbourne but now i know where to go. Cheers!

  8. Carmy

    October 7, 2016 at 12:44 am

    I’ve never been to an ice bar before! I would love to visit!

  9. Naomi

    October 7, 2016 at 4:43 am

    What a fun and quirky little list! Going to part1 to check those recommendation out! Will be fun to explore when you go to Melbourne

  10. Caroline

    October 7, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Those ice bars are popping up everywhere these days! I’ve never been to one, must try one one day. I also love the sound of the Butterbeer Bar! Anything HP related is good in my book.

  11. Gabby

    October 7, 2016 at 5:43 am

    I’ve been to an icebar in Stockholm! Such fun! Always wanted to go to a murder mystery show though 🙂

  12. Jurga

    October 24, 2016 at 1:37 am

    These are special indeed. Would have never occurred to me to look for an ice bar in Australia… This inspired to do some research and see if there are some strange places like that next to where we live. Nice post!

  13. Rob Taylor

    February 6, 2017 at 3:29 am

    OMG. I would totally dig the Titanic experience!! That’s the coolest dinner theater I’ve ever heard of!

  14. corinne

    February 6, 2017 at 5:24 am

    I love posts like this. I think the slide show works well. I will be bookmarking this for my return to Melbourne.

  15. Cathy

    February 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Some great places to grab a drink, nice when it is more of an experience than just going out!

  16. Lies

    February 6, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I love the sound of the murder mystery dinner. There were a few similar dinner shows in and around London when I was living there, but never tried one! I did visit the ice bar in London, which was a fun experience. I’ll make sure to check out the Titanic dinner experience when I visit Melbourne, it sounds great!

  17. Ashley Smith

    February 7, 2017 at 1:32 am

    These are all so fun! I’m digging the Butterbeer bar for sure! And the Titanic experience is hilarious, who knew that would ever work?

  18. Jennifer St Louis

    February 7, 2017 at 4:06 am

    How fun! I would love to try them all but the Ice Bar is at the top of my list. Sounds so cool!

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