65+ Best New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas Melbourne (2024)

New Year's Eve Melbourne is an event in itself in one of the world's best event cities. So you know you are going to find NYE fun! As well as the spectacular city and docklands fireworks, there are lots of restaurants, cruises and parties, and events, both large and small, to cater for all tastes. In Melbourne for New Year's Eve, summertime means typically a very pleasant climate for being indoors and outdoors for the upcoming 31st December celebrations. And the plans for celebrations to see out and welcome the new year at some great New Year's Eve Melbourne and Greater Melbourne party events will soon be underway.

Typically, Melbourne venues range in prices from Free to about $250 per person on New Year's Eve. Over the years, we've seen the average of packaged events is around $140 per person. So there is something for everyone! Even families with kids or large numbers, including the elderly, can be catered for easily in Melbourne. Some fabulous restaurants cater to celebrating New Year's Eve for families! Check out all the details below.

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    Ultimate New Year's Eve Dinner Ideas Melbourne, Victoria

    Dinner At Top of Brighton Savoy Melbourne 

    Brigthon Savoy Hotel New Year's Dinner Ideas Melbourne Dinner Date


    Call (03) 9592 8233

    New Years Eve Ball & Dinner Dance Melbourne 

    Dance the night away

    The best way to celebrate the New Year is by spending it in Melbourne with a dinner dance in the Hotel Ballroom at the Brighton Savoy. Celebrate a night of style and sophistication at the Brighton Savoy's annual New Year's Eve Ball.

    Celebrate the New Year with a night of dinner and dancing with music by one of Melbourne's Premier 6 piece band BUSTAGROOVE, playing music from the '60s, '70s, '80s right up to today.

    You will enjoy a fun-filled all-inclusive evening:

    • Three-course dinner with tea, coffee and after-dinner mints
    • De Bortoli Willowglen Sem. Sauvignon Blanc & Shiraz Cabernet
    • Debortoli Willowglen Sparkling Brut
    • Carlton Draught & Cascade Premium Light beers
    • Soft drinks

    All-inclusive price of:

    • $TBC p.p Join a shared table of 8 - 10 guests
    • $TBC p.p Group Price B (Bookings of 6 -10 guests)
    • $TBC p.p Group Price A (Bookings of 11 guests or greater)

    Brigthon Savoy Hotel New Year's Dinner Ideas Melbourne



    Mediterranean tasting plate with vegetable frittata, fetta cheese, smoked salmon, olives, sliced Turkish bread and assorted savoury items.


    Eye fillet of beef (200g) paprika mash, roast vegetable dice and a red wine jus or Herbed Fillet of Atlantic Salmon served with leaf spinach, roast potatoes and grilled lemon garnish.


    Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta. Eton Mess with Honeycomb & Berries, Passionfruit Icecream

    Vegetarian, Gluten-free options are available.

    Dinner At Arbory Bar & Eatery

    Arbory Eatery New Year Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call 03 8648 7644

    Let's be honest, and the Arbory was made for NYE. With their prime Flinders St location that boasts million-dollar views of the Yarra and their tasty food and drinks offering, it is a no brainer. Raise a glass to 2021 with 2.5 hours of all-inclusive canapés, flowing beer, cider, wine, Champagne and premium house spirits over two sittings. The early sitting from 5 pm is kid-friendly with packages to accommodate the whole family, while from 8:30 pm onwards, it's an adults-only affair. 

    The Arbory Bar & Eatery, which boasts over 100 metres of completely unbroken river frontage and is set next to a row of iconic plane trees, serves visitors from early in the morning until late at night with a thoughtful, comfort-driven food and beverage menu.

    Built on the old disused Sandridge railway platform at Flinders St Station on the North bank of the Yarra River, Arbory Bar & Eatery was built to bring life back to Melbourne's iconic part by bringing people back to the Yarra River for all to enjoy.

    The BoatBuilders Yard Melbourne 

    The Boatbuilders Yard New Year's Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call 03 9686 5088

    Enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks and nonstop entertainment on New Year's Eve on the south bank of the Yarra.

    An all-inclusive package for an amazing New Year's Eve in Melbourne is frequently offered by The Boatbuilders Yard. Tickets frequently come with both entrance and a big canape and beverage package.

    Try The Emerald Peacock Melbourne 


    Call 03 9654 8680

    Say hello to 2022 with a spectacular rooftop NYE party at the Emerald Peacock. Be treated to an all-inclusive package featuring canapes, sparkling wines, craft beer and house spirits. Be entertained throughout the night and over 2 levels by a line up of DJs spinning the best house, commercial, old-school funk & RNB. Finish off 2021 with some great memories at the Emerald Peacock.

    Fantastic Rooftop Party in the Melbourne CBD. Great Value All-Inclusive Package.

    Dinner At Bourke Street Imperial Melbourne 

    Bourke Imperial Street New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne


    Call (03) 9810 0062

    Enjoy New Year's Eve 2021 on one of Melbourne's Largest Rooftops. Be treated to exclusive views over the Melbourne Skyline, including Parliament House and gorgeous park views. The all-inclusive package tickets give you access to drinks including beers plus wine, sparking, basic spirits and gorgeous food, including roaming canapes. To top it all off, The Imperial will get you Partying into 2022 with LIVE entertainment featuring DJs all night long.

    Great venue at the top of Bourke St. Unique Views of the Melbourne rooftop fireworks. Looking for the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat & cheeky foam in the sun? We've got you covered.

    On Imperial Rooftop, we have everything you need: Parliament views, sun-soaked seating, delectable sharing snacks, and, of course, cold froths!

    Located in the heart of the CBD & a stone throw away from the Princess Theatre, there is no better place to stop by pre/post-performance or for a knock off or 2 after a hard day of work!

    Dinner At The Toff Melbourne 

    The Toff Melbourne New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call 03 9639 8770

    That NYE Party!

    This New Year's Eve, celebrate at the Toff in Town and usher in 2022 in style. The Toff in Town, located in in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, provides a variety of New Year's Eve options. Party until late in the Club, increase the ante with canapes and beverages stage-side, or indulge in some carriage-side NYE dining.

    Try New Year's Eve Dinner At H2o Docklands Melbourne 

    H2o Docklands New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call 0418570337

    H2o Harbourside Summer Party

    NYE H2o is a staple of the Melbourne NYE scene! This event sells out every year and always has an awesome Melbourne location to call home. Featuring a massive open-air terrace on the Waterfront with amazing panoramic views of Victoria Harbour & the City Skyline with the fireworks right there too. This is an all-inclusive event with extensive drinks & food package like no other!!

    Large dance party event accommodating over 1000 people plus. The Melbourne Fireworks surround it.

    Dinner At Temperance Hotel Melbourne 

    Temperance Hotel New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call 03 9246 1200

    New Year's Eve Taco Times

    Yes, people, it will be time to sparkle this New Years at Chapel St's favourite hotel. We can't wait to find out what they have planned for this year. So watch this space for the fantastic details for Temperance Hotels NYE offerings when they become available.

    We love this venue, having spent some NYE time here. Great staff too!

    Our function venue spaces cater to a range of events from intimate dinners for 6 up to memorable celebrations of 100 guests. Each space has its unique personality and style to suit your event, both indoor or outdoor. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas celebrations, anniversaries and corporate events.

    We have 4 spaces available with various packages on offer, including cocktail, sit-down, and VIP Party options. Our Upstairs Function Room offers a private space for up to 100 guests inspired by the Spiegeltent with red velvet and chrome finishes and your bar.

    Our Booth Bar is great for casual dinners or, after 9 pm on weekends, an exclusive VIP Party experience for 6 to 18 guests. Are you looking for something outdoors? Our relaxed Beer Garden can host up to 60 guests and be sectioned off for your private garden party.

    We offer a semi-private dining space for up to 14 guests, and it's sectioned off with a curtain for privacy without losing the lively atmosphere of a busy night at Temperance Hotel.

    Dinner At Amora Hotel 

    Amora Hotel New Year's Eve Dinenr Melbourne


    Call 03 9246 1200

    New Year's Eve Dinner at Amora

    The Amora Riverwalk Melbourne is located just a little outside the CBD but still on the Yarra River. You can see the Melbourne fireworks and if staying, ask for a room with city views. Fabulous dining with an exquisite menu. Great staff reports and fun for all. Families are welcome and catered for. It sells out, so make sure to be quick once on sale. Inclusive packages.

    Great food and entertainment. A terrific option for those also wanting accommodation. Caters for families as well.

    Dinner At The Posty Melbourne 

    The Posty New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne


    Call 03 9428 6674

    New Year's Eve Pizza & Drinks

    For New Year's Eve, Posty likes to serve up it's delicious wood-fired pizza's paired with fantastic drinks specials and LIVE entertainment to party the night away. All of this and more can be found at this one-of-a-kind location, which is set in a converted post office and features intimate dining as well as a beer garden.

    From a classic Margherita with tangy passata, creamy fior di latte and fresh basil, or signature faves like The Posty, piled high with ricotta, asparagus, artichoke and spinach, and guilty pleasures like the meatball-laden meat lovers, there's a pizza for every person. The Posty is your go-to spot for fun anytime a hunger for pizza strikes since it uses the best seasonal vegetables and its special dough recipe.

    New Year's Eve Dinner at Campari House Melbourne 

    Campari House Blends Melbourne New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call 03 9600 1591

    Hardware Lane hosts the best rooftop bar in Melbourne.

    Party across 4 levels this New Years Eve at Campari House. Start your night in the restaurant before heading up through the venue finishing at the Rooftop Bar, where you'll party under the stars with entertainment from a LIVE DJ. This centrally located Venue in Melbourne also has Private Booths options with table service available in the Cocktail Lounge on Level 2. For something truly unique, try the exclusive premium drinks package.

    Three party levels and a rooftop! A great venue with an awesome feel for NYE. Grab your friends and get in early on this one.

    New Year's Eve Celebration at Melbourne Public 

    Melbourne Public New Year's Eve Dinner Idea


    Call 9268 7600

    Melbourne New Year's Eve

    Celebrate New Year's Eve at Melbourne Public and enjoy all-inclusive premium food and beverage packages. Great location on the south side of Yarra set just back from the Yarra River, and an easy wander down to the river at Midnight for a front-row view of the Melbourne fireworks. Dining is available too. Featuring LIVE bands and DJ's playing all your favourite pop hits. So this NYE chooses from Dinner and Beverages or Canape and Beverages package options.

    South Wharf NYE location with good views of the fireworks. Great Venue! Enjoy fantastic food and drinks packages to celebrate 2021!

    With iconic interiors inspired by 1920s industrial flair of polished brass, exposed beams and heritage features, Melbourne Public celebrates the best of Melbourne's past and present in the true Australian style.

    Try Dinner At Garden State Hotel Melbourne 

    Garden State Hotel New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne


    Call 03 8396 5777

    NYE: Welcome in the New Year

    See in the New Year at one of Melbourne's favourite hotels. The Garden State Hotel has bars and beer gardens and generally puts on inclusive drinks, and canape packages food stations with DJ entertainment for the NYE Garden Grill party. And then the Observatory VIP package with DJ & Dance Floor.

    Options galore for this upmarket NYE experience. Awesome restaurant-quality food, and the staff are super. The great vibe where quality is key.


    We're here to hydrate and feed your every need, from tried and true pub favourites to stunning produce-driven cuisine, local craft brewers, well crafted cocktails, and great wine lists.

    Try European Bier Cafe Melbourne 

    European Bier Cafe New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne


    Call (03) 8563 0080

    New Year's Eve Party

    With 4 levels, including a rooftop bar, this venue always turns on 31st December. This event always sells out and is normally very well priced. It's a fab location near the centre of the city and close to many accommodation options. The past NYE packages were all-inclusive of food & drinks and LIVE entertainment. This place will rock, so be quick, and one NYE tip is to get the early bird options!

    This is a large party event over three levels of the party plus a rooftop! In the past, all 15 tap beers and ciders included in packages.

    The Euro's extensive menu is designed to fill you up, no matter how hungry you are. Our Modern Australian cuisine is filled with classic pub meals through gourmet options for those who want something different.

    The European Bier Café boasts some delicious local and international beers for you to try. We're also known for our extensive wine list and cocktails on our rooftop bar, and we can shake, stir or pour your perfect drink anytime.

    Dinner At Fargo and Co. Melbourne 

    Fargo and Co. New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call (03) 9810 0077

    Fantastic New Year's Eve venue in Richmond. Party over 2 levels with DJ all night and enjoy NYE food and drink specials. The venue usually offers early bird and general admission pre-sale ticket for priority access.

    The heist was a success since the Swan Street State Bank didn't see us coming. I haven't seen my accomplice in a while, but I know he'll return here for me.

    The heist was a success since the Swan Street State Bank didn't see us coming. I haven't seen my accomplice in a while, but I know he'll return here for me. Check out my pop-up palm springs inspired rooftop; here for the summer, Fargo-Chella has arrived. 

    New Year's Dinner At Duke of Wellington Melbourne 

    The Duke of Wellington New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call (03) 9810 0066

    New Year's Eve at the Duke

    Multi-level New Year's Eve party at the Duke in the heart of Melbourne. Head up to Duchess on Level 2 or ground floor fun in the Duke main rooms. Drinks and canapes packages plus LIVE entertainment all night long. In the past, packages have run from 8 pm to Midnight. So enjoy a great night out this New Years at the Duke. Private Booths Available for Groups of 6-10 aswell as General Entry aswell. It also has a restaurant available for early dining.

    Stop by The Duke for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy our modern food menu.

    Choose from pub classics such as The Duke parma with chips & slaw, the 300g Darling Downs scotch fillet with chips & aioli and The 1853 classic cheeseburger with Victorian beef, cheddar, burger sauce, pickles, lettuce & tomato.

    Or enjoy some plates of charcuterie board, beef Wellington croquettes, and salt and pepper calamari with your friends.

    Dinner At Hopscotch Bar 

    Hopscotch Bar New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call 02 6107 3030

    The Hopscotch venue is only a few years old, but it has gained an awesome New Years Eve celebration reputation in such a short time. Located right on the south side of the Yarra River in Southbank, it will provide spectacular views of the Melbourne NYE fireworks display. This is an indoor and outdoor venue. In the past, this Hopscotch has provided inclusive NYE packages featuring food and drinks and entertainment. These packages have been well priced and well received by the patrons, with this event sold out last year.

    Great reputation for good food with creative options and broad drinks offering. Indoor & Outdoor Event.

    One of Braddon's largest venues, Hopscotch is located at 5 Lonsdale St. and has been a longtime favourite. A large beer garden with weekly specials and live music is set up in Canberra's CBD to provide excellent fun, wonderful cuisine, and even better company. It is easy to see why it has become a Canberra favourite by offering a broad cocktail menu with hopped signatures, a wide variety of excellent wines and craft beers on tap, as well as the ultimate pub favourites and their exquisite wood-fired pizza menu.

    Try The Smith Melbourne

    The Smith New Year's Eve Dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call (03) 8563 0044

    It's always happening on New Year's Eve at the Smith. Celebrate the start of 2022 by enjoying a multi-hour drinks and canapes package. You can expect to be entertained throughout the evening by LIVE music.

    The great venue just a stone's throw from Melbourne's iconic Chapel St.

    With a cuisine focused to celebrating fresh seasonal ingredients, a carefully curated wine list, and classic cocktails with a twist, our goal is first and foremost to create the best dining experience possible.

    We have gone digital! Scan the QR code on our menu with your camera to see each dish's photos, with the option to pay and order with your phone.

    Dinner At StoryVille Melbourne 

    Storyville New Year's Eve Idea Melbourne


    Call 03) 9993 9034

    Enjoy New Year's Eve 2021 with 2 floors of music and entertainment surrounded by the stories and fables of your childhood. An intriguing location with magnificent decor. Expect an all-inclusive drinks package as you party into 2022 with a magnificent line up of entertainment to welcome in the New Year.

    Fantastic fantasy-themed bar in the heart of Melbourne.

    Are you looking for the perfect venue for your party? StoryVille is the answer. A unique themed cocktail bar and nightclub, catering for parties of 15-230 with a variety of beverage & food packages to suit. From corporate functions to more intimate groups, we make any celebration memorable!

    The cocktails at StoryVille are inspired by great works of classic literature as well as some of our favourite children's novels. Our signature cocktails will excite your imagination and taste buds, from 'Down the Rabbit Hole' inspired by Alice in Wonderland to The 'Goblet of Flames' inspired by Harry Potter's tales.
    So... pull up a mushroom as we welcome you to our fantasy land where spirits are shaken, and cocktails are stirred for your pleasure.

    Dinner At Pilgrim Bar Melbourne  

    Pilgrim Bar New Year's Eve Idea Melbourne


    Call (03) 9654 9575

    On the banks of Melbourne's renowned Yarra River, close to Federation Square, is where you'll find Pilgrim Bar. At this all-inclusive cocktail party event, enjoy spectacular views of the Melbourne New Year's Eve fireworks.
    Tickets include Fabulous food and Premium Drinks Package featuring Beer Wine and Selected Spirits. Riverside location.

    Located alongside the historic Federation Wharf vaults and Yarra River right in Melbourne's heart, Pilgrim is an intimate waterfront venue that proudly engages producer authenticity through its unique range of all Australian wine, beer and spirit lists. This producer involvement informs our seasonal share plate recipes, which are part of a concentrated menu that encourages grazing. From the vineyard, distillery, and brewery to your glass, from the farmer to the plate, the entire process and experience are true, making our cosy bar environment the ideal place to lounge and eat all year long while admiring one of the best views of the Yarra.

    Dinner 772 Wine Bar Melbourne 

    772 Wine Bar New Year's Eve dinner Idea Melbourne


    Call 03 9523 1995

    For $100, you get four hours of endless cocktails and food as you wait to usher in the new year. You also get Live entertainment. What more would you ask for during these times? Book now; tickets are limited!

    Located 772 Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield South, 772 Wine Bar is inspired by old school hospitality with a creative modern twist.

    Uniting wine and craft beer lovers of all ages with local eateries, 772 uniquely positions itself by supplying the beverages while you bring or order the food. The concept of BYO is flipped on its head, allowing customers to support the local community and enjoy delicious meals from the local eateries whilst tasting the finest wines, craft beers and bubbles we have to offer.

    Dinner At Richmond Club Hotel 

    Richmond Club Hotel New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne


    Call 03 9428 6722

    NYE Party & Dining

    The Richmond Club Hotel is the perfect New Year's Eve party location. Party packages include access to level one, the rooftop, and drinks, house beer, cider, wines, and canapés throughout the evening.

    The restaurant normally will be open on New Year's Eve for dinner bookings at this venue. Great food and service. Great views of the City Fireworks. Great food.

    Try Wharf Hotel's Riverside Pub Melbourne 

    Wharf Hotel New Year's Eve Dinner Melbourne


    Call (03) 9810 0097

    This riverfront venue always has a fun NYE themed party. The super cool Wharf Hotel crew will be thinking up another superb NYE Party. Ring in the New Year at the Wharf Hotel and party the night away on the Yarra River banks. All-inclusive food and beverage party packages are the norms for these venues NYE's. But be quick once the details come out for this awesome Melbourne Riverside location.

    Waterfront views. Indoor & Outdoor Event. Normally have great NYE Party themes and well packaged and priced.

    Here at Wharf, we adore their pub favourites! All the standard fare is available on the menu, including pizza, burgers, fish & chips, Parma, and more! Several new favourites, as well as kid-friendly choices. Try it out on someone else or by yourself. A snack to go with your beverage? We guarantee that one of our various grazers won't be enough.

    The best way to enjoy their food? Match it with our extensive drinks list, from international and local brews to wines or a cocktail or two. If you like to share, our tasty cocktail jugs are for you; sit back and soak up the stellar riverside views.

    Healthy Ways To Celebrate New Year's Eve

    Host A Pampering Party

    To help get your healthy intentions off to a great start:

    1. Try hosting a party with a difference.
    2. Rather than the usual drinks and a buffet, get all your close friends around for a spot of pampering.
    3. Hire a mobile beauty or massage therapist to provide treatments for you and your guests or stock up on face masks and manicure kits for a bit of home pampering.
    4. For refreshments, provide healthy snacks such as vegetable crudités and dips, and serve your guest's healthy smoothies and mocktails.

    Make Some Healthy Cocktails

    If you can't resist seeing the New Year in with a drink in hand, you can still do it in the healthiest way possible by drinking in moderation and making your healthy cocktails using fresh fruits and juices. Not only will making your fruit cocktails ensure you are at least getting some nutrients and antioxidants with your alcohol, but the process of making your cocktails (rather than simply ordering at the bar) will help to slow down your drinking.

    Movies And Popcorn

    Do all these ideas sound too much like hard work? Well, the good news is you can boost your health right from the comfort of your couch. While watching television might not be quite as good for you as hitting the streets for a run, there are still health benefits to be had. Watching a comedy show or movie is beneficial for your heart, immune system and mental well being while snacking on popcorn will give your body a boost of antioxidants, nutrients and fibre.

    Go Dancing

    Most of us love to dance, and the good news is that celebrating the New Year with a boogie on the dance floor could help you burn off hundreds of calories.

    While hitting the dance floor in a club or bar is as good an option as any, if nights in the town aren't your thing, there are plenty of good alternatives. If you fancy a relaxed night in, you could get your friends round for a dance session on the Xbox. Or, for something a little more formal, book tickets for a New Year's Eve ball. Alternatively, get in on one of the year's hottest trends by hosting or attending a New Year Zumba party.

    Play Some Family Board Games

    Research findings published in the journal Plos Medicine have indicated that having strong ties to family and friends can help you live longer, so why not boost your health this New Year's Eve with a bit of family bonding? OK, board games may be a little bit cheesy, but they can also be a whole lot of fun and a great way to get the whole family involved. Try not to get too competitive, though – we want everyone still on speaking terms once the clock strikes Midnight!

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