Vue de Monde is putting on a barbecue in the Botanic Gardens

Published on 13 October 2021

Photo: Vue de Monde is grilling up a storm (photo: Harvard Wang)

Specialty snags, back-vintage bubbles and one of Melbourne’s most magical settings - what more could you want?

From one inspiring location to another, Vue de Monde is relocating from Level 55 of the Rialto Towers to the Royal Botanic Gardens. For one Sunday only, the entire team will be firing up the grill to create a lunch fit for a fine-dining restaurant.

Chef Hugh Allen and his team will provide an informal feast filled with options for the whole family. There will be classic Aussie barbecue staples with a few cheeky Vue de Monde classics thrown in.

“With the end of lockdown in sight, we’re excited to get the whole team back together just before we go back into full service for a fun, relaxed day out at the Botanic Gardens,” says Allen. “We’re serving sausages, fresh Sydney rock oysters and our lamingtons – what better Melbourne day can you think of?” 

The restaurant's wine team will also be on deck, and they’ve gone through the Vue cellar, hand-selecting the best bottles for prime al fresco drinking. From picnic-appropriate quaffers to more premium top-shelf selections, the pop-up cellar door will have a range of options, as well as access to the Vue de Monde exclusive wine, The Forgotten Barrels, available nowhere else in the world.

If you’ve always wanted to try the famous crab sausages, or taste the fabled Vue de Monde lamington, this is your chance (without the three-month waitlist).

It may not be Vue de Monde as you know it, but the same high-quality produce and uncompromising service and experience will still be on show. You’ll have the chance to meet the team, ask your burning culinary and vinous questions and savour version of the Vue de Monde experience unlikely to be seen again.

The team will be setting themselves up on the Southern Cross Lawn on Birdwood Avenue between 11am and 4pm, serving until they’re sold out, so get in early – numbers are limited.

Vue de Monde Barbecue, 24 Oct, 11am-4pm, Southern Cross Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne,

By Claire Adey


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