I D E S

I D E S

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Hours
Sun
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$62.00 – $231.00
CUISINES
Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
A day falling roughly in the middle of each month… Our menus are dynamic & created with a focus that shifts with each season. The cocktails are considered & the wine list thoughtful.
PRICE RANGE
$62.00 – $231.00
CUISINES
Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: I D E S
1. Degustation Menu
A experimental dining experience, that is constantly creative.
2. Wine Pairing
A great wine pairing to complement a not what you would expect menu.
3. Service
Attentive front of house team with Gunns brigade delivering the dishes
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles130 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 none
Worth the wait now my new favorite I’d been trying to get my partner to come to Ides for over a year. , finally post Birthday and Cov19 easing. And I booked. From the moment we entered the greeting the warm dark ambience, I knew it was a perfect choice It was a Friday night so a set menu and course after course were Delicate , flavours , balance , the chef and his team have spent time and attention to detail , the waitress was just adorable we were offered the “snacks” They are a must , the wine selection is delightfully adventurous with a range of unique vineyards Her understanding of the dinner was a tribute to her skill of knowledge and listening to the dinner. We had , revived some terrible family news. And for those few hours the staff and the whole evening was exactly what I wanted. I’m sorry Ezards. But new Favorite. ! Get ready to name a corner after me We will be back PS the black box 📦 is just one of the only Deserts we have ever finished in all of our Dinners
Written 13 June 2020
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Paul M
Sydney84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
Every part of the Sunday dinner degustation experience was well delivered. The venue is spacious yet intimate, the staff knowledgeable and friendly, the food and matched drinks are exquisite, and the atmosphere perfect for a special food-focused indulgence. Recommendations: 1) just go! 2) Sunday is a relative bargain 3) splash out on the matched drinks package 4) do add in the optional extra dishes, even if you choose to share them rather than have one each 5) enjoy every part of your visit…
Written 9 January 2022
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dak3
Sydney159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
The start was little poor. Booking was for 8.45 but we never sat down until 9.15 which when your charging $210 a person for food then least you expect to be on time. The food was amazing and the service after we got seated was great. The box at the end was a nice touch
Written 23 October 2022
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Peter K
New York City8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
One night in Melbourne back to Sydney booked after reading Broadsheet. Food: most of the dishes were excellent, flavours tingling the palate. Only critique food was wild barramundi, the ingredients on skin fantastic, but, the flesh was like eating oatmeal, meat had no firmness. Same with the lamb neck which was chopped coarsely, formed into a circle size of portobello cap. . Wine: Here is the sad error. I’m 81, member of Wine Food Society NSW over 40 years, therefore, allegedly aware of many wine producers, local & overseas. But 90% of wines on Ides list are completely foreign to most people. Conversation with female sommelier highlighted the different philosophy of wine selection by restaurants. The difference is the sommelier, carefully & with knowledge, selects producers & grapes the sommelier likes. Therefore, patrons do not have a choice of drinking wines with which patrons are very familiar, but, the sommelier’s chosen ones at high prices. I ordered a Pyrenees, VIC, wine, shocking to palate. Enquired about the grape. Sommelier stated it was a Portuguese grape now grown in Vic. What/why should we, patrons, pay high $$$, to experiment wines with ones we have no idea based on the esoteric palate of one sommelier. Selected then a French Pinot — no good. Sommelier, after our selection debate offered a glass of a north italian winery that uniquely dries its grapes in the sun. Another example of left wing attitude of selection trait not conducive for us to experiment. Also undrinkable! Rather attend Ides, with BYO & pay corkage.
Written 13 October 2022
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Val C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
There are not many recent reviews about IDES and more definitely needs to be written about this place. We originally came because we knew of the Black Box dessert from MasterChef but were completely blown away with the whole experience from the start, so much so that I had forgotten about the black box until it arrived. The setting is beautiful, moody, leather tables and tables very generously set apart. When making the reservation there was an option to prebook a glass of champagne on arrival and the black box dessert, which we did for both. The champagne was beautiful to enjoy with the snacks as they started. We also opted for the beverage pairing. The set menu was absolutely amazing - each dish delicate and thought out, attention to detail and the flavours were incredible. The supplements including oysters and abalone were well worth it. The beverage pairing matched beautifully with a variety of wines, sake, a banana liquor to finish. The staff were attentive, friendly, introduced the dishes well and in particular very knowledgeable when explaining the beverage match. Loved the small moments of theatre also with some dish presentations and including the final item that was served in a puzzle. An amazing experience and was beyond what I was expecting. We have dined at Vue De Monde a number of times with the most recent being a couple of weeks ago. With that still fresh in mind, IDES food and beverage pairing is right up there, and amazing value. Highly recommend a visit and we will definitely be back. Thank you!
Written 4 December 2021
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Lee M
430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We celebrated my husbands birthday on Sunday 02/02/2020!! We had a fabulous meal at Ides, we opted for the 4 courses, and included their little starter dishes. The food is extremely good, delicious, innovative and interesting in a good way!! The venue is intimate and very pleasant, we loved the tables, great size for a couple. The staff are excellent, they are comfortable with the menu and have a quick and concise explaination of each dish. Not intrusive at all. The wine list is very good, we had a delicious Grillo at the suggestion of the wine waiter, great choice. We will definitely be back to Indes.
Written 3 February 2020
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Melody m
Melbourne64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Me and my friends were excited to dine in IDES, with exceptions of a Hatted restaurants as it was highly recommended by friends and online resources. The beginning the service was top notch as on the day we dine, it was a hot day, we were given a cold tea to start on our allocated round table near the entrance and while we were cooling down ourselves with the tea, a very friendly male staff dropped the leather menu the leather round table which gave out a loud "BANG" which shocked us, letting us know that if we needed help just call for him, that was where we realised the whole evening dinning in IDES will be casual. Some dishes were great like the blini, cod, but some dishes were too bland or not unique enough as we were expecting different, WOW experience for hatted restaurants.
Written 18 January 2022
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Steve
Melbourne5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 couples
Fine dining in the burbs!!!! Stunning small fine dining venue in the burbs, friendly professional staff greeting you knowing this could be the greatest dining experience of the year. The food is amazing and innovative you don’t want the tasting menu to end, bravo to the chef. The wines were perfectly paired with each course, some wines more interesting than others. This restaurant truly deserves its two hat status.
Written 5 July 2023
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Paul H
Melbourne181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
As part of our exploration of food across Collingwood Ides was next on our list. A cosy area with friendly staff greeted us and helped us get settled. What happened next was a 100 minutes of the joy and artistry in food. We explored a variety of dishes all of which delivered on the promise made when you read the menu. The cocktails were great as was the wine. The ability to decide whether to share a dish or not was really valuable and like all great restaurants, the produce was all treated with a high level of respect and it showed. Leave room for desert, you won’t be disappointed and it finishes the night on a high. Our thanks to the staff who helped along.
Written 5 January 2024
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Thread
Melbourne1269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
What a place. Just love that Ides loves what they do. The staff are amazing and contribute to the experience. We were a group of 6 and for some courses 6 staff served us at exactly the same time. We also had dietary requirements and they were met exceptionally. Nobody felt they missed out due to diet. The food is just delicious. Very different and intriguing. Served beautifully. Def one of the best meals I have ever had. We did add the black box which was fine.
Written 4 January 2023
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oliverAustralia
Skinners Shoot5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Elegant, sophisticated, innovative,good value food with intense delicious flavours served by warm expert waiters… what more could I say? It was our wedding anniversary and we could have not found a better way to celebrate. Thank you Ides team.
Written 23 May 2024
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Richard B
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Great food, great atmosphere and killer staff. Ides exceeded expectations with their degustation ‘late lunch’. Wide variety of courses with delightful citrus cleanser to start. Knowledgeable sommelier gave excellent matching suggestions. Waitstaff were attentive and engaging and created a really theatrical flair to the dining experience. Worth every penny!
Written 2 October 2023
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Allan H
Melbourne21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 couples
Just love this restaurant!! The ambiance is wonderful. Food is always creative and very tasty. The front of house team are very friendly and professional. The new March bar has a very nice feel. Keep up the great work Peter and team!!
Written 29 June 2023
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DJNKSingapore
Singapore117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Truly a delight to the senses - taste and sight! The love and passion of the chef and owner is so evident. What a pity I was a visitor to Melbourne and guest of my cousin, otherwise I would definitely go again. I'm not able to give a valuation of price as I was a guest. Thank you (and Susan) for this wonderful experience.
Written 5 March 2020
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mm
Balwyn2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Great atmosphere , lovely staff SUPURB FOOD! Did the full menu, not too much food and didn’t walk out ready to explode or at all hungry. Imagination and skill involved in the whole menu. Presentation was amazing but still recognisable as food! It’s up there with the best in Melbourne if not Australia
Written 17 November 2022
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