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“A great & glittery night out”

Vau d'vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant
Ranked #58 of 333 Restaurants in Fitzroy
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Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
Description: Drag Cabaret venue and restaurant. Offering a 3 course dinner and 2 shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Drag Bingo or Drag Trivia on Thursdays. Late night FREE SHOWS in the House of Love bar every Friday and Saturday.
Reviewed 14 February 2018

My boyfriend and I visited this show as a Groupon purchase. Upon arrival, we were given a lanyard with our table number and we made our way into the bar area. The bar was very busy with other guests but we were served very efficiently and managed to get seats in a booth. I loved how the walls were decorated with costumes and the whole area was glitzy and fun.

The biggest problem in the bar is that there are only two toilets; one female and one male. Considering the number of females was approx. 95% of the crowd, there was quite a bit of queuing.

When our table number was called, we made our way into the “powder room” with other guests and were given the house rules by one of the performers. The room was very pink and cosy and a nice gateway to the main area. We were then lead to our table. We were seated furthest from the stage but closest to the bar; this didn’t affect our view at all.

As part of the show, you receive a three-course meal. The first course is soup, which is served alternatively so one person receives chicken broth and the other vegetable soup. I had the vegetable but didn’t like it as it tasted a bit powdery. However, my boyfriend enjoyed the chicken broth. We both then had pre-selected the steak, served with mashed potato and vegetables, which was very edible. Dessert was alternated between fruit salad, sticky toffee pudding and chocolate brownie. Small servings but very tasty.

The show is split into two parts and is a series of different performers, solos and groups, miming and dancing to famous songs. The whole audience loved it; clapping and cheering.

There are more toilets available upstairs so there was no queueing during the show and you were served promptly at the bar.

Once the show was over, you were welcome to stay in the bar section until the early hours. The performers are around and happy to pose for photographs and you can have a professional shot taken with all of them. They also do smaller performances in the bar and encourage audience participation.

Overall, it was a great night and I recommend to anyone looking for a dinner show that’s a little bit different and covered in glitter.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Attended a hens night there. Great night out. It was a lot of fun and very entertaining. The meal was very nice.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

we went on a Saturday night and the venue was fairly full but not completely booked out. The vegetable soup entree was very tasty and the Lamb Shank Main was generous, beautifully cooked and very tasty. Not the sort of thing I normally associate with theatre restaurants. The show was very entertaining and avoided being too crude while remaining very funny. Something a few comedians around town could take a lesson from. Highly recommended

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1  Thank 60WanderingTheWOrld
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Richard T, Owner at Vau d'vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed our food and mentertainment.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Was just passing by chance and thought why not! And so glad we did! With 2 men in toe unsure of what to expect! Such a friendly atmosphere! Was entertained with dazzling stars on stage and gorgeous drag artists! Loved it! Thanks everyone there for a wickedly fun night!

1  Thank zoecordwell
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Richard T, Owner at Vau d'vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We love what your saying Zoe keep it up, :-)
The spontaneous nights are always the most fin and exciting and am thrilled to hear you all loved the show.

We hope to welcome you back soon xx

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I weren't sure what to expect for our first drag cabaret show but were pleasantly surprised. The dancers were very funny and made us feel at home which was nice. The show was great, some very funny bits, awesome costumes and great dancing! Would recommend!

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Richard T, Owner at Vau d'vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hey Benno,
Thanks for taking the time to review us,
The first time is always a little petrifying but we are so glad our amazing and beautiful Vixens made you feel at home and allowed you to relax and enjoy your entire experience.

We hope to see you back here with some friends soon. xx.

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