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US$19 - US$47
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European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary here recently. Angie always gives such a warm welcome, as though she is inviting you into her own home, which I guess it is in a way, as she and Guy have clearly invested so much of themselves in making Epocha...such a special dining experience. It is an atmospheric restaurant, rustic but cosy, with a host of delightful decor features - lighting which highlights the Victorian high ceilings, chairs which just give a hint of Angie’s homeland Greece and little touches like the hooks discretely placed in the wainscotting so you can hang your things right by your table if you wish. AND you can enjoy conversation while you savour the cuisine - no loud music with which to compete. Hallelujah! Despite the very significant challenges of multiple lockdowns in Victoria, the food at Epocha has remained consistently of the highest quality, with delicious variety. We love the way a little complimentary culinary treat arrives to have with our pre-dinner drink. The degustation menu is scrumptious and always different - scallops done in a secret way and served in elegant shells (complete with a “ Happy anniversary “ message!), a surprise extra entree of gnocchi made with four cheeses, melt-in-the mouth beef/ pork for mains with complex little side veggies and wicked duck fat potatoes. Another surprise before dessert, with an interesting glass of Skinos as palate cleanser, served in beautiful tiny crystal stemmed glasses. We could barely fit in the Crepes Suzette with vanilla bean icecream. Yum! All throughout this wonderful dining experience, Angie listens carefully to what style of wine you would like and, from her vast experience, always manages to broaden our horizons with a new style and sometimes it comes from very close to home, like Geelong. It is expensive, but you will not be disappointed. Give yourself a treat and dine at Epocha. No snobbery, just hospitality at its best.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

It was the first time we’ve been out at a restaurant for (Orthodox)Easter lunch. What an incredible experience it was! The venue is gorgeous. The menu was a marvelous and generous range of traditional Elyros-style entrées, main and dessert. The professional service was impeccable -...they were all happy to engage in a warm way, explaining, advising on Greek drinks and even sharing a story or two. We felt so nurtured! The food was beyond delicious, prepared with so much care for ingredients. I was gobsmacked at the inter weaving of ingredients. This was topped off with a long lingering walk in the Exhibition Gardens opposite. This culinary experience exceeded all expectations!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

It was great to be reminded what true professional hospitality was today at lunch, service was impeccable. Knowledge of obscure European wine was fantastic, matched to our taste near on perfect. We really enjoyed the modern take on classic dishes and found the set menu...great value. Lovely experience Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Walking in to Epocha is like coming home. Just as we arrived my friend said “I’ve just sat down and I already want to book again” It’s so good to be back! Food was spot on. By far the best patè in Melbourne without a...doubt. I was brave and tried a funky German Chardonnay and yes it was different but when you’re at Epocha let Ang mix it up for you. The warmth and genuine, sincere hospitality is what brings me back time and time again. Thank you Guy, Ang and Disa!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2020

Presenting European foods, and in all aspects , service, food , price... stunning.... we had Sunday set price 3 course lunch and ordered vegetarian. no issue AND no lazy chef "here is some ravioli". The number of servings was varied and ample for 3 of...us, we all agreed some of the best food we have had. no appearance in being rushed to eat within 2 hours, so quite a leisurely time. service was discreet and all food placed on the table explained. had coffee at the end which was as good as it gets ( In Melbourne!!!) will be returning if only to sit outside and have coffee and cake.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

We had our small wedding of 20 people in the Maybelle Room recently and we couldn’t have been happier! The event manager answered any questions we had and catered to all needs prior. All ran smoothly from the ceremony to the dinner, with seamless service...that was unnoticeable but ever present and faultless food accompanied by stunning wines. The shared plates included antipasto platters, tomato eel & feta starter, succulent hot meats and their famous duck fat roast potatoes topped off by a tris of tasty deserts. The canapés we chose as an extra to start with were creative and impressive at the same time. The Maybelle room is a private room upstairs that overlooks the Carlton Gardens and has a bar attached if required. The ambiance is quite beautiful and everyone commented on it all making us feel quite proud of our decision in choosing Epocha for this important day.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

Porsche Melbourne took us for a most enjoyable lunch. Our selected dishes were superb in both presentation and taste. The service was effortless and friendly. The restaurant is situated in an old very typical double story Victorian house. There is easy street parking and you...are a stone throw from the City Centre and right opposite the Carlton Gardens and the a Royal Exhibition Centre.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2019 via mobile

Perfect environment for a family catch up, stunning food, complex and clever. Outstanding attentive and unobtrusive service. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2019

We went for dinner to celebrate a special occasion The excitement was high as the reviews of this restaurant are very good Unfortunately we must have picked a night in the twilight zone Food was ordinary The steaks were very tough The service okay, except...we had the feeling that we were being done a favour Hard to believe as the reviews were so good Hope it was an off site which can happenMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

I heard about this place by one of my friend who went to celebrate her birthday, she recommended me to go to try the food & I need to say that this place it’s becoming one of my top 10 restaurant in Melbourne. Indeed from...the moment we arrived with a warm welcome until we left the service was perfect , the staff very professional & the food was really tasty with beautiful presentation . Thank you for having us with my family & we will definitely come back 😉 !More

Date of visit: November 2019
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regpamyoung
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Response from guygeezer | Property representative |
Hi Reg, They operate a Sunday Roast lunch on Sundays. $50 per person for three courses including some entrees to start but the roasted meat changes each week - usually on the website...
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Epocha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5