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European Fine Dining
Restaurant in Melbourne

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Situated in the heart of Port Melbourne, presents an exquisite culinary odyssey that
transcends traditional dining, embodying a profound dedication to the art of hospitality.
Born from a collective vision of its partners, the restaurant epitomises their deep-seated
passion for fine cuisine, exceptional wines, and the creation of indelible moments.

Nestled within the vibrant enclave of Port Melbourne, Aster stands as more than a
mere restaurant; it is a local sanctuary that nurtures connections and offers an array
of tantalising dishes within an inviting atmosphere. Each culinary masterpiece at Aster
is meticulously curated to enrapture the senses, transforming dining into a true artistic
encounter that binds individuals together in shared appreciation. The proprietors infuse
their unwavering dedication into every facet, striving to deliver an unforgettable sojourn
where flavours harmonise with genuine warmth.


The name “Aster” draws from its botanical significance, symbolising love, sagacity,
and unwavering commitment—qualities that mirror the restaurant’s mission to craft
cherished moments in the company of cherished companions.

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Menu

Explore texture, colour and of course the ultimate tastes with our menu of the season. All the ingredients are fresh
and carefully selected by our chefs. Enjoy an extraordinary dinning experience.

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Private Dinners & Functions

Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering, a corporate function,
or a special celebration, our venue provides the perfect backdrop.

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Private Dining

The Main Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 18 guests and can cater for a cocktail party to a sit down evening. Provide your details below and our functions team will be in touch.

Private Events

Looking for an ideal venue? Look no further. Corporate dinners, special occasions, Chef’s Table, let us handle your needs. Provide your details below and our functions team will be in touch.

    Behind the Scenes

    The Team

    Aster European Dining takes pride in presenting a dedicated and passionate team of professionals who ensure that your dining experience is nothing short of exceptional. Our team is the driving force behind the success of our establishment, combining their diverse skills and expertise to create a memorable and enjoyable atmosphere for our valued guests. with cuisine and atmosphere are paired as thoughtfully as food and wine.
    Testimonials

    What Our Clients Say

    I had an incredible dining experience at the restaurant! From the moment I walked in, the ambiance was warm and inviting. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable, helping us navigate the menu and suggesting some truly delightful dishes. We had the lobster roll, ocean trout, beetroot ravioli, octopus, pasta and sprouts. The variety of options catered to different tastes, and the presentation of each dish was a work of art. The flavours were thoughtfully balanced, and the ingredients tasted incredibly fresh. Overall, this restaurant offers not just a meal, but a culinary experience that excites the senses. I can't wait to return and explore more of their culinary delights!

    Deepak Aryal

    "I seldom write reviews but this place was so good it seemed a shame not to share. The food was amazing - four of us had different entrees, mains, and desserts and now feel like we have to go back and try the rest of the menu. The beef carpaccio is a must followed by the salmon special and to finish the coconut panna cotta all washed down with a chilled Bordeaux....and that was just my selection. My friends all loved their meals too. The service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. The decor suits the menu and the wine selection is excellent. All up - we will be back and we suggest you take the time out to visit. Just an FYI - it's not cheap but it is worth every penny."

    Kathy Childs

    "We celebrated our first Father's Day here and were not disappointed, the atmosphere and staff were amazing. Our favorite were the beef tartare and the duck breast, the rabbit ravioli is also a must try! Overall very happy with our experience, we will be back soon to try all the other dishes as well! Kid-friendliness: There are high chairs available, we were also able to get in with our big pram without a problem."

    Shiman Fong

    "One of the best places that I have been to. The staff are just so attentive, the moment I finish my cup of water, it is immediately refilled. The food is heavenly, gnocchi were the pillowest and fluffiest and softest gnocchi I have ever had. The duck was cooked to perfection. Sauces were amazing, it was so balanced, and never a moment was overpowering. The tiramisu was also amazing."

    Jed Mai

    "Amazing food love the beef tartare, lobster roll, and the famous beetroot ravioli as an entree. The prawn risotto is a winner for us the balance of flavours just perfect for spring. The dessert is very comforting with the homemade baked cheesecake and panna cotta simple but delicious. The wine list has covered everything If you are an adventure person and can try a few things differently. However, on that note also lots of wine by the glass with Coravin pour, i had some wine matches and was flexible and chatted to the owner. The deco is cute and has a feel. The services are top-notch at a reasonable price. All aspects are 5 stars, definitely will be back. Thank you for a great experience."

    Jennie Chan

    "We had an absolutely wonderful birthday lunch here over the weekend! Highly recommended to any locals around Port Melbourne - food and service was excellent! Must try!"

    Madeleine Svensson

    "I went for a Friday night dinner with a friend, and the food, service, and atmosphere were impeccable. They were not busy, so the food came out in such a timely manner and was cooked to perfection. The Steaks in particular stood out, but all of our meals were amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant."

    Tawann Sj

    Service was very attentive, professional, and courteous. Each of our enjoyed dinners was well prepared and presented with a clever wine list, including the by-the-glass selection, which added to the friendly European setting and atmosphere with a Port Melbourne window visage. Both options of private booths or open table dining allowed effective conversations. Prices are reasonable. A lovely place to have a get-together or just call by.

    Gerald Miller

    "We dined here on Friday night as we do our best to support local as much as possible. I love it when you discover a gem on your doorstep. The dishes were so delicious, Vivian helped us select a fantastic wine to go with our meal. You can totally tell the Chefs have a genuine passion for food as everything was so delicious and beautifully presented. The service was great, we will 100% going back soon. Be sure you try the beetroot ravioli it’s so good! G & T, Port Melbourne locals since 2013."

    Trudy Samson

    "Excellent food and wine in a fantastic Port Melbourne location. The menu is well balanced and considered and the wine list is broad and high quality. If you are in the area do yourself a favour and drop in."

    Richard Savage

    "I can not recommend this place enough. If you haven’t been it’s definitely a must-try. The service was absolutely amazing friendly staff always smiling. Such a relaxing feeling the moment I stepped in The flavours of the food just melted in my mouth and an extraordinary selection of wines. Definitely going back to try the rest of the menu."

    Advija Dzaferovski

    An elegant but relaxed vibe at this fabulous restaurant. Quality food, quality wines and quality service. How lucky to have such a wonderful local restaurant, prices are fair and I will definitely become a regular visitor.

    Jania

    Frequently Asked Questions

    To view our full menu featuring a range of delectable European dishes, including our seasonal specialties and signature creations, click here.
    We are located at 317 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207. For detailed directions, feel free to call us at (03) 82563911 for assistance.


    Please see our Trading Hours below:

    Tuesday – Thursday
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Friday – Saturday
    12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    For our guests’ convenience, reservations can be made directly through our website. Click here.
    Yes, we welcome walk-ins. However, to guarantee your table and avoid any wait times, we highly recommend making a reservation online. Click here.
    Certainly. We offer a selection of gluten-free pasta and vegetarian options to accommodate various dietary needs. Click here.

    Wine & Dine Wednesdays: Savour any pasta of your choice paired with a selected white or red wine, all for just $45. Click here.

    Friday and Saturday Lunch Specials: Explore our exclusive lunch menu, perfect for weekend dining, for just $45 per person. Click here.

    For groups of 8 or more, we suggest our Set Menu for an exceptional dining experience. Advance booking is recommended to accommodate your party comfortably. Click here.

    Yes, Aster is an ideal venue for private functions and events, offering a sophisticated setting for corporate dinners, special celebrations, and more. Our dedicated team will work closely with you to customise every detail, ensuring your event is memorable. Please contact us to discuss your event needs. Click here.
    Gift Cards can be purchased online through our website. It’s the perfect way to share the Aster experience with loved ones, offering a taste of our culinary adventure. Click here.

    While we don’t enforce a strict dress code, we encourage smart casual attire to align with the refined ambience of our dining space.

    Stay connected with us through our website and social media channels. We regularly update our followers with the latest news, offers, and culinary highlights.