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The House of Wine and Food

69 Cruikshank St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
+61 3 9676 2004
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14 Oct 2017
12 Jul 2017
“Best Bouillabaisse in Melbourne”
Closed Now
French, Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
69 Cruikshank St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The first time was fantastic, second time we took family friends. The service for drinks to start with was very poor, waited 1/2 hour, then they didn't come to take our meal order and when the meals arrived part of mine was cold. My husband...More

Thank Ironbark88
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Bouillabaisse is France's classic Mediterranean fisherman's stew and Alan Giles cooks it to perfection on a Saturday night or all day Sunday. Alan cooks it in front of you and with so much passion and care. The place is charming, as are the owners Alan...More

Thank elcamera
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Hello Elcamera Thank-you for the wonderful feedback and so glad to hear that you visited The House of Wine and Food and enjoyed our Bouillabaisse. We pride ourselves on classic French and Italian dishes and the Bouillabaisse is certainly a flagship of our menu. Look...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I lunched here last Sunday, and had a delightful meal with friends. The food, the wine and service was excellent. Knowledgeable and friendly staff coupled with an interesting menu made for a an extremely pleasant Sunday afternoon. I will be back.More

Thank Ngyla
nubian960, Owner at The House of Wine and Food, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear Ngyla We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed a Sunday lunch amongst friends at the House of Wine and Food. We take a lot of pride in the food we serve, the manner in which we serve it and how we make...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great food, good wine and a very warm welcome. 4 of us were treated like royalty last night by the host and owner of The house of food and wine. The bouillabaisse was to die for, the deserts meant we had probably got to heaven....More

Thank Peter C
nubian960, Owner at The House of Wine and Food, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Peter C We are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at the House of Wine and Food. There is nothing more rewarding for a venue like ours to hear about a wonderful customer experience like yours. Look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic. First Rate. What a credit to the organisers. If you are serious about wine this is it. Owners and winemakers in attendance Some serious wines on taste. All in all very enjoyable experience. Loved the connection theme (ie connection between the wineries in the...More

Thank Tony A
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Port Melbourne is a trendy area in Melbourne and this pub didn't disappoint. We were greeted by the owner upon arrival who made us very welcome. The hotel has had a complete restoration and is very tastefully decorated. The food has many French classics and...More

Thank 255103linda
nubian960, Owner at The House of Wine and Food, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear 255103linda We really wanted to make sure that our transformation of the historic Cricketer's Arms to the hosting the House of Wine and Food supported our vision for bringing a classic dining experience to the Port Melbourne area. When we read reviews like yours...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visited House of Wine and Food and was blown away! Warm welcome coming through the doors, decor is absolutely stunning, each area has a different feel, a lovely relaxed beer garden, exceptional service and delicious foods. What more can I say about service? First class...More

Thank Jellyroll1
nubian960, Owner at The House of Wine and Food, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi Jellyroll1 So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the House of Wine and Food. As you've noted, the Cricketer's Arms is an icon and we feel the style of food and service we bring through having the building host...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

This has been a trusted local for over 20 years for us, good food and atmosphere. Now it has been transformed into a gastro pub and we were concerned, but what a transformation!! The decor is significantly better and the beer garden still great. Although...More

2  Thank TonyinOz
nubian960, Owner at The House of Wine and Food, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi TonyinOz It's always a challenge transforming a well known local establishment into something new. Change is never easy. It was something we thought a lot about and we are so glad to hear about experiences like yours, making our efforts to bring classic food...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 41
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Cruikshank St | Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9676 2004
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The House of Wine and Food at the Cricketer's Arms Hotel in Port Melbourne has been created for the Francophiles and Italophiles amongst us - those who have a passion for all that is French and Italian. We serve the classic food and wines of these regions and pay respect to other countries that have influenced these cultures around the Mediterranean and inland. Our belief at the House of Wine and Food is to take the seasons as they come, using all the freshest foods that our Victorian and Australian Markets can offer. We take the calendar months with the seasons and compose the best menu we can to demonstrate the cuisines of these regions. The venue is comprised of a wine bar, courtyard, indoor dining area and a private dining room.
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