About Rupert on Rupert
Set in an incredible ex-industrial space down Rupert Street in the backstreets of Collingwood, Rupert On Rupert is one part cocktail bar, one part restaurant, 100% Melbourne. The booze takes in a global list of weird and wonderful tipples that are bound to tickle the tastebuds, whether you go for classic or custom cocktails, share a sumptuous wine with a loved one, or opt for a brew from the many rotating craft beer taps. The food menu follows through with novel, seasonal share plates alongside traditional wood-fired organic sourdough pizza, made by pizzaioli who love what they do. Laidback tunes for the dinner set segue into more sassy beats to keep the party going into the night. Ideal for a tete-a-tete but even better when you need a venue for a proper celebration, this hidden gem is a surefire couple and crowd pleaser.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday Closed
- Wednesday 16:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 16:00 - 23:30
- Friday 12:00 - 00:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
- Sunday 13:00 - 21:00
The first thing that strikes guests when they arrive at Rupert On Rupert’s (yep) Rupert Street restaurant, set in a suitably ex-industrially-distressed but sensitively done up backblock of Collingwood, is the space itself, oozing quintessential but accessible cool. Mixing steel and repurposed shipping containers with copper detailing, it delivers a sense of exclusivity but also warmth. Whether you are visiting Rupert for a romantic date in the candlelit Cocktail Lounge, having after work cocktails with friends under the lush greenery of the Conservatory, or hitting the dance floor at an engagement party in the expansive Dining Hall, Rupert On Rupert has a space for every occasion. Whatever the circumstance, you’ll be heading back out into Melbourne full of belly and happy of heart.
Everything pizza-based and bread-oriented at Rupert On Rupert is made according to the ancient art of sourdough propagation. The kitchen uses certified organic Laucke flour to feed its stash of natural sourdough mothers, in turn feeding the restaurant’s beloved woodfired oven to produce some of Melbourne’s finest Neapolitan pies. You have your classic Italian margherita and Sicilian pizzas, but it gets mighty interesting when you take a crack at the Balkan (with slow-braised lamb shoulder and Hungarian feta), the Polack (paprika-spiced Debriciner sausage with confit garlic and an apple, pear and walnut preserve), the Madonna, the Tomislav... you get the picture – this is one inventive Collingwood pizza restaurant. The same innovation extends to Rupert On Rupert’s ace in the hole, their share plates. From charcuterie boards to vegetarian tasting plates, parsnip chips to golden balls (enquire within), fresh mussels, jerk chicken, Baharat tofu salads and more, dining here with friends is a smorgasbord. When it comes to drinks the variety is just as giddying. The regular beer selection is boutique enough, but Melbourne’s hop heads will be champing at the bit to get a draught from Rupert On Rupert’s twelve rotating microbrew taps. With wine a plenty, classic and house signature cocktails to boot, this Collingwood spot is decidedly hot.
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Great ambience, helpful service. All round great venue. Knowledgeable advice about wines and will definitely be returning. Music was good too, a bit loud to start with but ended up ok.
Excellent wait staff, super fun and accomodating. Love the atmosphere of the venue, decent crowd but not overtly swamped. Food and drinks were fab too.
The atmosphere is amazing. Lots of energy on a Saturday night but doesn't distract you from your delicious food. The menu isn't too large but has a great variety of items to graze at or eat individually. Highly recommend this secret little gem.
Fabulous and interesting food with a medittaranean twist, in a relaxing but unique environment with friendly staff. Highly recommend this place. The indoor plants are also located vely
As with my past individual experiences with Rupert on Rupert, service was great, they allowed our table of 8 to enable to go beyond the usual 2 hour booking slot as several arrived late and accommodated my request for space to allow for my wheelchair. Food was delivered with haste and my fellow diners commented that all choices were tasty and they liked the atmosphere of this hidden away gem that they were not previously aware of.
Rupert on Rupert is a stella local for a drink and something to eat. The environment is supremely lush with polished concrete and plants galore. The beverages list is comprehensive and the food is a delight. I highly recommend spending some time at Rupert on Rupert.
We had five guests, the first time for them at Ruperts, and they were impressed. Excellent service and an interesting menu that we all attacked enthusiastically. One of our guests was in a wheelchair and the front of house rearranged tables to ensure that everyone had enough space and that we could all enjoy our meal in comfort. The sommelier provided opportunities for us to taste and discuss wine before we decided on which bottles to share. Overall an excellent venue that provides an impressive dining experience.
Fantastic space, service was pretty good though the food was terrible unfortunately. The pizza dough is so thick and dense with the tomato/Napoli sauce on it tasted burnt as if it had been reduced too far in the cooking process before hand. The zucchini salad didn't have much flavor though more horribly the stalk ends were left on some of the pieces and as the 'mood' lighting was so dark my friend bit it without realizing and had to spit it out and left a bad taste in her mouth. The Cajun House cut chips as are more like huge roast potatoes, which were nice though false advertising. Needs a bit of an overhaul in the kitchen department or maybe was an off night. Would go back for drinks though.
A family dinner that was enhanced by the friendly staff and attentive service. Rupert on Rupert never disappoints and is now a go to restaurant for all of my family and friends.
Rupert on Rupert is such a great place! Terrific service, and the atmosphere nails modern and authentic, the building retains all of its character and feels cosy. Will be back!
Great service, food and ambiance. The wine list was also excellent. The six of us will return for more of the same at Rupert on Rupert.
Food and drinks came out quickly and were super delicious! The waitstaff were excellent. I would definitely recommend Rupert on Rupert and will be going back!
Beautiful food, compliments to the chef. Great cocktails & good wines to choose from all rolled into one fabulous venue! Highly recommend Rupert on Rupert!
Fun, cool, vibe was perfect. I loved the wall of plants as you enter, it must take so much effort to keep them looking that good. Food didn't take long either. The staff were energetic with lots of personality and great knowledge of the menu and wines too.
Great atmosphere and service. Starters were great however the main pizzas were disappointing - in a word, bland. We had a number varieties and none had much flavour, few herbs, even the mushroom pizza which we were told had truffle oil, it was not evident. Desserts were okay, and the ice cream saved the day!
Staff were super chill and friendly. I brought friends from overseas and it presented. Great opinion of the bar. The door guy clearly had a lot going on but never let us feel that. The waitress was super fun and friendly with heaps of suggestions.
Our experience at Rupert on Rupert was fantastic! Great food and great atmosphere. The sharing platters were ample in size and the pecan pie was amazing!
Only criticism is that we were initially seated alongside the stunning yet dangerously scorching wood fire. It was far too hot to relax there, let alone eat a meal. When requested, we were thankfully moved and the rest of the evening was perfect.
All staff were sensational...from the host when we first arrived, through to the wait staff and sommelier. All were friendly, knowledgable and professional at all times. The food was great also. We will be back. Booking on line was simple and user friendly.
the service was great and effortless. Looked after without being iverpowering! The space of a converted warehouse was used well with a variety of large share tables and smaller tables! Food was delicious and reasonably priced and came promptly. Will definitely be back.