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Lounge with Private Bar at Ludlow Bar

Why you'll love this venue

  • Spectacularly located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southbank.
  • Features riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and dining space.
  • With a warm, inviting and humble ambience.
Our popular Lounge Bar can be hired privately and is located in the heart of the venue. With its own private bar, fireplace, and comfortable seating, it's the perfect spot for any corporate or social function. Our Extended Lounge incorporates three extra-large high-top tables. Includes a wireless microphone for speeches and a mounted LCD screen for presentations. Spectacularly located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southbank. A grotto-inspired, uniquely Melbourne drinking and dining destination featuring riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge, and dining room. The contemporary design incorporates raw steel and stone, natural materials, and recycled timber, brilliantly conceived to create a warm, inviting, and humble ambiance.

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Please note, that pricing and inclusions may be subject to change without notice. We recommend confirming with the venue prior to booking to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

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Other Amenities & Extras

Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music or DJ
Natural light
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Space
Pens & Paper
Room Hire Only
Smoking Area

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Sogol Davari

April 8, 2023

We recently dined at Ludlow Bar, drawn in by its stunning location by the Yarra River and promising views. The ambiance was indeed impressive, with a lovely view of the river and a prime location. However, our experience took a downturn when it came to the food. We ordered calamari and beef rum, but unfortunately, both dishes were disappointing. The calamari was overcooked and rubbery, lacking the freshness that we were hoping for. The beef rum was also underwhelming, lacking flavor and tenderness. The presentation was decent, but the taste just did not meet our expectations. It was disappointing to have such a letdown with the food, especially after being drawn in by the location and views. The service was average, nothing to write home about but not terrible either. If you're looking for a fresh and delicious meal, we would not recommend Ludlow Bar based on our experience. It's possible that other menu items may be better, but our experience with the calamari and beef rum was disappointing. Hopefully, the management will take note and work on improving the quality of their dishes to match the scenic views.

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Arun Sudheendran

August 7, 2023

I went to Ludlow with my partner on a wintery evening for some nice warm mulled wine and dinner. With such an excellent location and ambience, the food was average and service was a major let down. We ordered mulled wine and after 15 min, the lady who took our order came back to confirm the order again. Another 15 min later, we followed up on our order and we were informed that they ran out of mulled wine. 30 min wait for nothing. We ordered some wine and cocktails when we went to settle the bill, there was no mention of the wine we ordered but 2 mulled wines charged to the bill. We got this rectified, however the service was quite poor on a rather quiet day with very few people eating. Right next door was a packed bar and probably the service and average food is the reason this spot is avoided. I'd personally never go back again.

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Vahid Shahani

July 12, 2022

We’ve been there in a cold day and had a beautiful warm drink. Beautiful yarra river view. However, Beef short rib taste was not good at all. I’ve been to many restaurants and bars but don’t remember to not finish one dish even when it was not good. We (2person and one dish) couldn’t finish (eat) Beef short rib as taste was unbeatable. On other hand, I really loved Grilled Flatbread (starter), from crispy bread to zucchini and beans. Thanks 🙏

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Foodie Files Melbourne

March 21, 2023

Can’t really go wrong with a parma at a place like this though I didn’t much care for the side of slaw. They should just move the chips onto that space of the plate rather than under the chicken so it’s actually easy to eat. Decent sized serving Update Visited Ludlow last night pre going to the ballet and whilst it wasn’t our first choice of venue it was the one that would take us given absolute insanely hectic scenes all the way along Southbank. Festive season celebrations are certainly in full swing! I ordered a beef burger which was a little dry and came with a pedestrian like slaw which I didn’t touch. Not the speediest service but understandable given it was quite busy. Overall an average meal Original review I've been here many times on account of living metres away for five or so years and it's always consistent paired with the lovely ambience you get from being located riverside. The bar food is well priced with a decent selection and no complaints on taste however the desserts are the standout. I personally can't resist ordering multiple. Great atmosphere particularly if you are seated outdoors.

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Jimmy H

June 20, 2023

Decent value Sunday roast and nice view If you are sitting outside. Waiter was very friendly and good service

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Side Terrace

Side Terrace

A gorgeous external area set with high top tables/stools, umbrellas, and couches with guests having access to our shared internal bars. Spectacularly located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southbank. A grotto-inspired, uniquely Melbour...

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Fully Covered Bar Terrace

Fully Covered Bar Terrace

Our expansive and fully covered Bar Terrace allows space for events of 50 - 120 people. The riverside area has a private entrance, exclusive bar, and stunning views of the Yarra River. Discover Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, spectacularly locat...

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Internal Dining Room

Internal Dining Room

Our Internal Dining Room accommodates up to 70 guests for private events. Great for breakfasts, corporate lunches, dinners, social events, and Christmas parties. Our wireless microphone can also be used for speeches. A "semi private" area...

From $4,950
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Semi-Private Dining

Semi-Private Dining

A 'semi private' area of the Internal Dining space is also ideal for smaller group bookings. This area can seat up to 36 over two tables and features a fireplace and great views of the Yarra. It is separated from other diners with a curtain...

From $2,200
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Dining Terrace

Dining Terrace

Our Dining Terrace is fully covered and benefits from stunning views down the Yarra and of the city skyline at night. It’s perfect for small and large, shared or private bookings.

From $7,700
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Exclusive Dining Room

Exclusive Dining Room

A glass wall separating our Terrace and Dining Room can be removed to create one large open plan indoor/outdoor space for larger stand up or sit down events. It's an extremely versatile space perfect for large cocktail parties. Spectacul...

From $16,500
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 Private Dining Room

Private Dining Room

A lovely, intimate space ideal for groups of 8 – 16 to enjoy for any occasion. Lunches, dinners, birthday’s or corporate meetings our Private Dining Room is tucked away to one side offering a quiet, tranquil space to dine and relax with pie...

From $1,650
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