161 Spring Street, MELBOURNE. Telephone +61 3 96540811 Email

The European is thrilled to welcome you back to dine with us.

Sitting opposite the Victorian grandeur of Parliament House our three venues have gained iconic status amongst Melbournians and visitors alike.

Reminiscent of old world Europe, The European mines the traditions of rural France, Italy and Spain.

Open from Midday to late, Tuesday - Saturday, The European serves honest, simple food, sourcing only the best produce from Australia and Europe.

This institution is a must visit, even if it’s just for one of this city's finest coffees.


“…..the European is not Spanish…. Nor is it French, Italian, Austrian or Greek. The European is a hybrid creation that evokes memories (and the occasional bit of longing) for the wine bars and cafes of all those places; and the extent to which the concept resonates with Melbournians can be measured in the place's longevity….” Epicure

If you would like to find out more about hosting an exclusive event in any of our private spaces, please head over to Spring Street Events