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Melbourne Public

Why you'll love Melbourne Public

  • Melbourne Public’s multiple outdoor and indoor spaces, sprawling bars, and exclusive intimate dining areas available.
  • With iconic interiors inspired by 1920s industrial flair of polished brass, exposed beams and heritage features.
  • A warm sense of hospitality at its core, MP consistently delivers great food, premium drinks and a vibrant atmosphere.

Melbourne Public is one of the most impressive spots in one of Melbourne’s newest drinking and dining destinations (alliteration!). Seriously though, South Wharf is finally cropping up on the collective radars of those in and around Melbourne, and that’s probably in large part because of the high quality bars, restaurants and cafes littered along that stretch of Yarra. Including Melbourne Public. It’s a cafe, dining room and bar, housed within one of those very impressive reappropriated wharf sheds. By that we mean it’s all exposed beams, and views of the Yarra, combined with modern day boutique beers, wines and a kick-ass dining menu. In the main bar that aforementioned industrial flair is on show, with “heritage reconditioned industrial lights” hanging the beams and high ceilings. What does “heritage reconditioned industrial lights” mean? That’s probably just a long-winded way of saying “this room looks very nice”. The open plan area lends itself - apart from after work drinks and watching the game - to corporate and cocktail functions, as well as big birthday celebrations. The dining room is also available for functions. Melbourne Public is found on Dukes Walk, South Wharf. For those not in the know (it’s okay), walk along the Yarra past the Melbourne Convention Centre then voila! bars and cafes aplenty. Given its proximity to Spencer Street, both Southern Cross Station and 96, 109, and 112 trams are within strolling distance.

Melbourne Public Function Rooms

MP Dining Room

MP Dining Room

Our dining room is situated behind the main bar, and elevated - that basically equates to an exclusive, somewhat resplendent ambiance of "we're up here and having a night of VIP dining". Red neon light on the wall, a modern design with spla...

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MP Terrace & Bar

MP Terrace & Bar

The terrace deck is a north-facing ground floor area with a retractable roof and private bar. That means sunshine during summer, and protection during Melbourne weather's more schizophrenic moments. It also means a private space great for c...

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MP Inside Bar Area

MP Inside Bar Area

A Large space! A Versatile space! A Space with industrial flair! These things are all ways one could describe our bar area. What else does one need to know, other than the fact that it's a bar, that's very easy on the eye, and has space e...

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MP Exclusive Use Entire Venue

MP Exclusive Use Entire Venue

In all of our modern-yet-old-world-industrial, south wharf glory, we're able to comfortably fit up to 1000 people. It's the kind of place that's great for corporate functions, large birthdays, product launches, and weddings. We're well-vers...

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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
Coffee / Tea
External Catering
Filtered Water
Inhouse Catering
Shared Kitchen

AV Equipment

Video Conferencing

Basic Amenities

Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
Flip Chart
Furniture Hire
Natural light
Outdoor Space
Pens & Paper
Smoking Area