Melbourne, Victoria

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The Mill, located in Melbourne's iconic Hardware Lane is a must for those with a hankering for cocktails, New World boutique wines and Modern Australian cuisine. The space exudes an old-world charm with exposed brick surfaces, dark wooden furnishings, and chic chandeliers creating a burnished glow. Downstairs from the restaurant is a stylish cocktail bar perfect for relaxed drinks with friends.
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71 Hardware Lane,
1st Floor
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000


Melbourne CBD



Modern Australian, Tapas

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Adding a touch of class to the Hardware Lane precinct, The Mill Restaurant is set over two levels. Downstairs is Charlie's Bar, an intimate cocktail bar that boasts infinite rustic charm with its exposed brick and dark wooden surfaces that blend harmoniously with russet leather sofas and gold wallpaper. The ground floor of this 19th Century converted warehouse is home to a spacious restaurant dressed in decadent shades of chocolate brown and gold. Raw brick is fused with timber, soft leather and chandeliers grace the ceilings. There is also a casual bar area with large, arched windows opening onto Juliet-style balconies and plenty of al fresco dining in the cobblestone laneway.

The Mill Restaurant offers a Modern Australian menu, sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients to ensure taste and quality in every dish. There a variety of tapas style dishes on offer to start followed by an a la carte menu that spans from an entrée of duck liver brulee with house baked bread and walnut paste to main meals of pomegranate and apple rolled pork belly with roasted garlic mash. A carefully composed wine list showcases wines from the New World, with special homage to boutique drops from Australia and New Zealand. 28 wines are available by the glass, ranging from light summer varieties such as Arneis and Pinot Gris to beautiful winter reds. The Mill also offers an extensive cocktail list that incorporates classics alongside new found favourites.

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100 pax
The Mill is perfect for intimate wedding receptions or private celebrations with its old-world charm. It offers an intimate dining space for up to 40 seated guests, and there is also a large bar and casual dining area for 45 seated people or 70 standing. Both areas are available for private hire (excluding Friday and Saturday nights). The venue is ideal for smaller functions of 30 for lunch or dinner throughout the week, with set menus available for such occasions. Charlie's Bar can also be exclusively reserved for a party and is perfect for pre- or post dinner drinks.


Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Live Music / Entertainment
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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Dave - 14/03/2017
How great is it for a group of 6 to all experience great food service and leave feeling relaxed and satisfied! We all ordered different meals and all of us were extremely happy with both the service and quality and quantity of meal. The staff were friendly, helpful polite and checked on us through the evening without seeming intrusive. We ate in the lane way although they had air conditioning upstairs if we wanted. They had a happy hour special on drinks 5-8.