Vue de monde Restaurant
Vue de Monde is a fixture on Melbourne’s fine dining scene. Chef Shannon Bennett serves four- and 10-course tasting menus in a recently renovated dining room situated 55 stories above the city. Those looking for an extra exclusive experience should book the Dom Perignon Room, a Joost Baker-designed private space that seats up to 14 guests. Vue de monde has been synonymous with Melbourne dining for over 20 years, continuing to present beautiful food that not only appeals to a sense of luxury, but honesty, integrity and an inherent natural flavour. The focus has, and always will be, to present an exciting and dynamic experience with progression of flavours and sense of curiosity.
In the year 2000, Chef Shannon Bennett opened Vue de monde from a quirky terrace building in Drummond Street, Carlton. In 2005, the restaurant relocated to the historic Normanby Chambers in Melbourne’s central business district. Evolving from a classical French style restaurant with a niche following, the move signified a shift in direction, with a focus on the theatrical and the dedication to dining as an experience. It was the move to the new premises that Vue de monde achieved widespread critical acclaim and international recognition, including a then unprecedented 19/20 from The Age Good Food Guide. In June 2011 Vue de monde relocated to the 55th floor of Melbourne’s iconic Rialto building, with sweeping views of Melbourne’s cityscape.