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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

July specials & events
In support of AIDS 2014 20th International AIDS Conference, the Wharf Hotel is going red! Delegates and speakers are invited to join us on the other side of the river to enjoy a $15 Red Ribbon cocktail, with $1 from every cocktail sold going to the AIDS Trust of Australia, or a complimentary house beer, wine or sparkling when purchasing a main meal. For more information, please call us on 03 8680 6000 or email

Winter specials & events
END OF FINANCIAL YEAR - Book your EOFY function at The Wharf Hotel and your guests will enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or sparkling on arrival. Suitable to bookings of 10 or more. Book a function for 30 or more and enjoy a selection of The Wharf Hotel's signature canapes for $20 per person. Contact our functions manager Rebecca today for more information on 03 8680 6000 or email

September specials & events
WEEKLY DINNER SPECIALS MONDAY - $15 Parmas. TUESDAY - $15 Steaks 200g Scotch Fillet with chips, salad & your choice of mushroom or pepper sauce for $15. WEDNESDAY - $10 Pizzas and trivia THURSDAY - Burgers and Buds. $25 Budweiser buckets, $22 Wharf Burgers and the Footy on the screens! FRIDAY - Shared Bites. Platters and grazing menu.

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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