Guide to summer drinking and dining in Camberwell precinct
Article posted: January 15, 2021
It’s summer – time for good company in a cool venue, a glass of something chilled and sparkling, and a delectable meal to please the senses.
The pubs are buzzing, wine bars are filled with happy chatter, and everyone is keen to be out of the house and having fun.
And let’s face it, summer dining and drinking in Camberwell shopping precinct is easy with so many great places to choose from.
Where to enjoy a drink in summer in Camberwell
To get you started, here are our picks for enjoying a drink at some of Camberwell’s best watering holes:
Sitting atop the beautiful Rivoli Cinema, Nineteenforty is a bar with stunning views.
Sip a champagne on a balmy evening or grab a beer and some bar snacks. Named after the year the cinema was built, this wonderful alfresco venue is great for a pre-dinner drink, a post-movie cocktail – or whatever takes your fancy.
No need to see a film, just rock up.
East End Wine Bar
Step back another decade into a 1930s auction house at East End Wine Bar.
Grazing plates and share food set the casual vibe here, and with wines from around the world, there is definitely one to match every plate.
The venue also loves to host events – from birthdays to corporate functions or a session with your mates – and offers a range of spaces and packages.
Looking for a catch-up in a secret space? Look no further than Bar None.
The comfy couches and basement location say relax and enjoy, while the big tables, an extensive cocktail list, a choice of 300 spirits, and a great ales selection add the speakeasy vibe.
What are you waiting for? Start rounding up your besties.
Young’s Wine Rooms
The beautiful building that is now home to Young’s Wine Rooms is more than a century old and was once home to Young’s Auction Rooms.
The final hammer fell in 2015 but it has been brought to life again as a wine bar, restaurant, and dedicated cocktail bar.
The wine list is eclectic and global, and the cocktails described as delicious and original.
Where to enjoy summer dining in Camberwell
Summer is also about great dining and the Camberwell shopping precinct won’t let you down. A huge range of trendy cafes, chic restaurants, and vibrant bars provide fresh seasonal food, whether you love to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
And alfresco dining is booming, with temporary ‘parklets’ allowing businesses to extend trade on to footpaths and streets as they bounce back from lockdown.
Here are some delicious options to choose from:
The Meat & Wine Co.
Add a little drama to eating out by watching the chefs work in the open kitchen right in the middle of the restaurant.
The elegant Meat & Wine Co. – located in the heritage listed bank site – brings an authentic steakhouse experience to Camberwell.
Discover the buzz about the new trend: dry aged meat. Chefs say it enhances the flavours and tenderness of premium steaks.
Miss Korea Kitchen and Grill
Miss Korea Kitchen and Grill brings modern Korean cuisine to Camberwell and promises authentic, healthy and delicious food.
Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, and speak up if you have other dietary requirements and they will accommodate where possible.
Across the road from the Rivoli Cinema, you’ll find a taste of Italy.
Fiorelli’s authentic, homestyle Italian dishes are well known and well loved, and it’s a great stop for pre or post theatre dining.
East of Everything
For Louisiana-inspired deliciousness and a rooftop terrace, head to East of Everything. This trendy hangout with great views is a sure-fire winner.
Tucked above Bar None, it offers hearty pub-style food. The cool hideaway is renowned for its incredible burgers. Go on, try the East of Everyburger. We dare you.
Big flavours and a holiday vibe are the hallmarks of the modern Mexican eatery that is La Cabra.
Fire up your taste buds with tacos, enchiladas, burgers, and burritos. Eat in or grab a spot in the beer garden.
Eating out is not confined to night-time, and Collective Espresso combines Melburnians’ love of a good coffee and brunch.
Drop in for a cuppa or settle in to taste the new summer menu offering a tasty range of breakfast and lunch options.
Enjoy happy, healthy brunching at Legacy. The health-conscious menu does not scrimp on taste or variety, with everything from colourful superfood smoothies to chilli scrambled eggs to a Legacy cheeseburger.
Sip something from the range of speciality coffees too.
Short Black Cafe
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Short Black Cafe is Camberwell’s reliable option when you’re looking to dine out at any time of the day.
With a varied menu – spanning buttermilk waffles, eggs benedict, burgers, pasta and gourmet pizza – there is something to satisfy all tastebuds.
And, as their name suggests, the cafe is renowned for making a decent coffee.
Find your favourite summer drinking and dining spot in Camberwell
If you’re looking for your new favourite location to grab a drink or enjoy a spot of fine dining, Camberwell shopping precinct has plenty of options.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to step out and find a fabulous Camberwell venue for some summer drinks and dining.
Downstairs, 72 Auburn Parade, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9882 1086
3 Cookson Street, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9882 8995
225 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9882 2212
72 Auburn Parade, East Hawthorn, 3123
(03) 9882 4216
209 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9882 0222
207 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9882 7319
347 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9041 1796
845 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9882 4999
200 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, 3123
1300 555 400
761 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9882 8599
482 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East, 3123
(03) 9882 8728
227-229 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, 3124
(03) 9882 6699