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The Wharf Hotel

World Trade Centre
18-38 Siddeley Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3005
Tel : +61 3 8680 6000
Fax : +61 8 8680 6001
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Chef: Matt McLiver
Price Range: $$$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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A sprawling riverside venue with spectacular water views, The Wharf Hotel is located within Melbourne’s World Trade Centre complex. The architecture and interior draws influence from the location, seamlessly incorporating features from the old wharf in the contemporary design. A short walk from the central business district, The Wharf Hotel is popular for after work drinks and corporate events.

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On the banks of the Yarra River and only minutes walk from Melbourne’s CBD.

The striking exterior of Melbourne’s World Trade Centre now houses a brand new and equally impressive contemporary pub-style spot. Set to become the watering hole of choice for the nearby after-work crowd, the Hotel’s modern indoor space sprawls out onto the adjacent riverside promenade - perfectly situated for a good dose of people-watching. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer sensational views from the Side Bar to the Yarra River, while an intimate, secluded atmosphere can be found in the Back Room. Throughout, both friends and colleagues will be invigorated by the animated goings on of the harbour in a fresh, stylish setting.

A sprawling riverside venue with spectacular water views completes the Wharf Hotel as a modern dining space that also invokes a sense of the heritage of the area. The bar features wooden planks originally part of the wharf itself while the original 80 year old wine vats and vintage wallpaper remain in the dining room. Despite the historical feel, the Wharf Hotel has a sleek, contemporary edge. This juxtaposition of old and new, as well as its idyllic position on the water, makes the Wharf Hotel a unique location for drinks, dining or functions. Large al fresco areas overlook the Yarra River and are ideal for enjoying after-work drinks, while inside, more intimate dining spaces are available for meetings or private functions. A glass frontage allows diners to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the views whether seated inside or out.

The menus here offer the best local and seasonal produce, with an extensive selection of share plates as well as more substantial main meals. Share plates include potted prawns with charred toast soldiers and bitter green salad, and confit pork belly with Waldorf salad. The Ploughman’s Platter presents rich, cured meats, pickled vegetables, spicy chutney and freshly baked bread. Mains are reminiscent of traditional English dishes infused with French bistro inspiration. The Châteaubriant eye-fillet for two is of rich flavours and should be shared and enjoyed with great company. The flavours of the Berkshire pork rib-eye are cut with a sweet apple and beetroot pudding, and dressed in rum and maple glaze. For dessert the lemon tart has a perfectly light base that does not detract for the citrus accents and whose flavours are accentuated by the honey mascarpone and anise syrup. The extensive wine list features a large selection of international drops and boutique beers which complement the views perfectly.

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Be it day or night, take advantage of the Hotel’s waterside location and dramatic glass finishes during your next function. The balcony promenade provides shade from the daytime sun, while the building’s giant windows give permanent views to the harbour. Intimate groups of 10 for private dining all the way through to a 200 person stand up cocktail party can be accommodated at the Hotel.

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House made dips, assorted breads | $12.00

Five spice crispy calamari, chilli, coriander, shao tsing dressing | $14.00

Caprese salad, buffalo mozzarella & balsamic | $15.00

Fried Halloumi, pickled shallots, baby spinach & capsicum relish | $13.00


Wharf parma; napoli, smoked ham, grilled cheese, chips, leafy greens | $22.00

Spicy grilled half chicken,sweet corn salsa, watercress | $26.00

Rustic meat pie, potato salad, mushroom sauce | $22.00

Steak sandwich; rocket, tomato, caramelized onion, jalepenos, horseradish cream, chips | $22.00


Summer berry trifle, Chantilly cream | $12.00

Bitter chocolate and hazelnut tart, raspberry sorbet | $12.00

Sticky date pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream | $12.00

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white wine selection

Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc, NZ
bottle | $42.00
glass | $9.00

Trout Valley Reserve Pinot Gris, NZ
bottle | $47.00
glass | $10.00

Baby Doll Sauvignon Blanc, NZ
bottle | $42.00
glass | $9.00

Moon Mountain Chardonnay, NSW
bottle | $42.00
glass | $9.00

red wine selection

Chain of Ponds Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, SA
bottle | $47.00
glass | $10.00

Lost Block Merlot, Hunter Valley, NSW
bottle | $42.00
glass | $9.00

Rufus Stone Shiraz, VIC
bottle | $42.00
glass | $9.00

Earthworks Cabernet Sauvignon, SA
bottle | $42.00
glass | $9.00

sparkling wine selection

Ashman`s Brut, Hunter Valley, NSW
bottle | $40.00
glass | $8.00

Chateau De Sours Rose, Bordeaux, France
bottle | $52.00
glass | $10.00

Chandon, Yarra Valley, Vic
bottle | $58.00
glass | $12.00

dessert wine selection

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Restaurant Specials

August specials & events
BLEDISLOE CUP | 16th August | 23rd August | 18th October Watch each game live on one of our plasma screens as Australia takes on New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup. $6 Boag's Draught | Full a la carte menu available Yell at the screen in a private room with our Captain's Sport Package. For more information and to make a booking, call us on 03 8680 6000 or email

Fathers Day specials & events
FATHER’S DAY | Sunday 7th September, from 12pm | Give Dad a break this year and treat him to a classic pub meal overlooking the Yarra River. Complimentary schooner of James Boag’s for Dad, plus watch the footy live on our plasma screens! Kids menu and colouring packs available. Father’s Day menu available for lunch and dinner. Bookings recommended on 03 8680 6000 or

September specials & events
AFL FINALS FEVER | Fri 7th –Sat 27th September, from 12pm | FREE ENTRY Every AFL Finals match shown LIVE and LOUD on our MEGA SCREEN this September, plus 6 large plasma screens! Grand Final Day Party on Saturday 27th September Riverside location | $9 Heineken Schooners | A la carte & kids menu available Group bookings welcome RSVP on 03 8680 6000 or

September specials & events
AFL GRAND FINAL PARTY | Sat 27th Sep,from 12pm | FREE ENTRY | Watch the game LIVE and LOUD on the MEGA SCREEN on the riverside promenade PLUS 9 large plasma screens| Happy Hour from 1pm – 2pm | Complimentary drinks from first bounce till first goal Limited menu available Live music after the game | RSVP to 03 8680 6000 or email

October specials & events
NRL GRAND FINAL | Saturday 5th October, from 12pm | Watch the biggest NRL event of the year LIVE and LOUD over 6 big screens throughout the venue! FREE ENTRY Happy hour 6pm – 7pm | Kick off at 7:15pm $5 James Boag’s schooners from first –final siren $10 pizzas all day Group bookings welcome. RSVP your attendance to or call 03 8680 6000

November specials & events
MELBOURNE CUP PARTY | Tues 4th Nov, from 12pm | FREE ENTRY | Watch the race that stops the nation on our big screen, plus 8 plasmas throughout the venue! Sweeps | DJ from 6pm | Riverside Location | Show us your selfie! Upload your best Cup Day selfie to Instagram, tag @wharf_hotel and #mummfirsts for your chance to win a $100 Wharf Hotel voucher! | Limited a la carte menu available| RSVP your attendance to or call 03 8680 6000.

Year round specials and events
Express Lunch Menu Only $15! Order any item from our Express Lunch Menu & receive a complimentary glass of house wine, sparkling, schooner of beer, soft drink or coffee

Restaurant Features
Accessible by water taxi
Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 100-300
Function for 50-100
Function for over 300
Harbourside Dining
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Area
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Hens Nights/parties
Waterside Dining

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