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Why you'll love Ludlow Bar

  • Spectacularly located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southbank.
  • With a warm, inviting and humble ambience.
  • Features riverside barbecue and bar, cocktail lounge and dining space.

Discover Ludlow Bar and Dining Room, 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 space.

The contemporary design incorporates raw steel and stone, natural materials and recycled timber, brilliantly conceived to create a warm, inviting and humble ambience. Designed with functions in mind, the venue’s flexible spaces can accommodate a wide variety of different functions. Consider starting your day right with breakfast functions with canapés and sparkling. Spring Racing celebrations anyone?

With a great location, delicious food, exceptional service and a great atmosphere, it surely guarantees a memorable dining experience for all.


Ludlow Bar Function Rooms

Lounge, Terrace Room & Extended Terrace

Lounge, Terrace Room & Extended Terrace

Spanning 3 major function areas, they are combined to create a unique indoor/outdoor space suitable for large cocktail parties. Your benefit from three private bars and some of the best views Melbourne has to offer.

250
From $22,000
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Lounge & Terrace Room

Lounge & Terrace Room

The Lounge and Terrace Room 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 incor...

50
100
From $41.8
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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...

15
40
From $2,750
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Bar Terrace

Bar Terrace

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

50
100
From $11,000
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Terrace for Standing Events

Terrace for Standing Events

Ideally suited for small, informal stand up functions, our Terrace Room comes with a private bar, fireplace, amazing views and allows for easy access to our riverside Terrace. Spectacularly located on the banks of the Yarra River at Southb...

25
From $550
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Lounge Bar

Lounge Bar

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 incorpo...

65
From $4,400
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Internal Dining Room

Internal Dining Room

Our Internal Dining Room accommodates up to 60 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...

60
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 28 over two tables and has great views of the Yarra. It is separated from other diners with a curtain for further privacy.

36
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.

95
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...

180
400
From $16,500
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 Private Dining Room

Private Dining Room

A lovely, intimate space ideal for groups of 8 – 20 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...

12
From $2,200
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Full Venue Hire

Full Venue Hire

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room is located on the banks of the Yarra River in Southbank. The venue epitomises Melbourne's riverside drinking and dining culture, and features a large dining room, cocktail lounge, public bar, and two terraces all to...

600
From $55,000
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Karlos Karlos

March 21, 2024

Food was overall great, the 300g juiciest and most tender scotch fillet with the cafe de Paris sauce really hit the spot. The rolled lamb shoulder was also very nice. Good choices of sides. Hope they don't change the menu too much. Our waitress was amazing throughout the whole night and the atmosphere was great.

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Adam Borg

January 25, 2024

I asked for a glass of red which gave the waitress a shock apparently, I mean fair enough I’m a rough looking guy. The service was marvelous though, the service staff had exceptional knowledge of the food and took their time explaining what was in various sauces and even what lime sugar was. The view of the city from my table was terrific as was the overall atmosphere. Great place to people watch, very varied clientele.

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Quincy Malesovas

March 12, 2024

Didn’t know what to expect from this spot given the tourist trap location but it was surprisingly good. The service was a bit spotty but the drink selection is pretty good and the food was great. I especially liked the crab pasta and the lamb skewers.

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Jim Neofytou

January 6, 2024

We walked from Melbourne Exhibition and convention centre all along the Yarra looking for a Restaurant to have dinner and came across Ludlow and were so pleased to have chosen this restaurant. There was a good vibe with cool music, great customer service and great food. We had the prawn skewer and bread for entree and then Swordfish, Beef Rib, and Crab Linguine for mains. All the food we ordered was yummy and our Waitress Rachel was extremely polite, friendly and knowledgeable on helping us select our food with a fantastic smile. Keep up the good work Ludlow.

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Sean Nairn

March 9, 2024

Bar / restaurant located along the strip of touristy places next to the river at Southbank. Stopped in for a quick drink only, so can’t comment on the food however the location is great and service was fine. Will be back for dinner to check out the full experience.


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