The Moat

Enjoy worldly food and wine among 19th century bluestone walls
  • Dietary Variation
  • Natural Light
  • Wheelchair Access

Tucked in the blue stone moat of the State Library, directly below the Wheeler Centre.

Our refurbished hideaway showcases beautiful recycled wooden bookshelves and a rich gold and red feature wall.

We have created a sense of nostalgia with dark inviting overtones and added a garden setting to enjoy a morning coffee or evening wine and alfresco dining..or both!

Being amongst this exciting cultural hub we are well equipped with reading material and pleased to offer Wifi with access to podcasts of literary events, book readings and conversations held in the Wheeler Centre.

Our delicious menu has leanings towards Southern European & Middle Eastern styles with an emphasis on local produce, quality and generosity.

Some Kind Reviews From Our Facebook Page

Fantastic venue, awesome staff, great food. We had a function there last night and it couldn’t have been better.
Amanda Reid, via our Facebook page

I love it !! the food is delicious , very good selection of wine. Excellent service and the bartender makes the best espresso martini in town!!
Ilanit Bard, via our Facebook page

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176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
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