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.
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.
Fabulous space and super cool vibe. Great for dinner or a special events such as a wedding. Can't wait to go back for another great time
Good service, good food, great 80's tunes, a real good vibe in the back street commercial area and so easy to get to no traffic hassles.
It was amazing! Service and menu were sensational. The place was beautiful inside with the interior being a standout. I can not recommend this place enough
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!
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.
Great food. Very busy on Saturday night but very good service. Music was a little loud given that the place was full and noise level was high anyway. Overall it was a great night with fantastic food and wine. Good value too.
wonderful. the dark and stormy cocktail was delicious and the staff were attentive and friendly. The interior is gorgeous. Maybe a petit forte dessert would be an idea as we couldn't decide which dessert we wanted. a very enthusiastic 2 thumbs up.
My friend and l shared a vegetarian meal For lunch on a Sunday the food was yummy and plentiful we loved the decor and saw that it is wheelchair friendly as well as dog and children friendly The young waitress had an attitude towards us Otherwise it was perfect !
I love this place but last night there was not a hint of truffle in the pizza that has truffle honey on it. They did comp the pizzas but the maître d' told me that he could in fact smell truffle in the honey, which was absolutely ridiculous and pure fantasy. They we very good about it but it was quite disappointing
High quality food, excellent service and a sommelier who knows wine and the Rupert wine list well. Our party of four enjoyed the lunch and intend to take our friends to Ruperts. Ruperts is a must go Collingwood venue.
Read about this place a long time ago and finally managed to make our way here tonight. Fantastic. Great food, great desserts, great cocktails and service. Our group of 5 really enjoyed it. We're all planning to come back, probably more than once, that's for sure.
Great local restaurant. Visited on a Sunday for lunch, and found it easy to park in the street. Specialises in share plates, but has entrée and main course dishes for those not sharing. Good selection of wines, but found prices a little on the expensive side.
Great atmosphere, reasonably priced and the lime aioli is to die for. The service was very attentive, but laid back. The 'tree' tables made it feel like there was a little bit of privacy, although at times the leaves got in the way. Worth checking out.
wonderful building, great atmosphere,The Staff excellent and the cocktails superb. Wine list lacking decent affordable wines and the food was secondary.we only tried the Pizza and it was a saturday night , so very busy. I would defiantly go back. In fact doing so tonight!!
Great Place, fire going, warm and friendly staff. Food Delicious esp the interesting sides.would recommended to go for food during the week and drinks /cocktails etc on week end. Gets very busy so noisy Friday/Saturday
Beautiful space to enjoy a night out in decor and ambience 10. Food good but nothing to rave about , Pizza base fabulous, toppings lacked finesse, the listed 4 deserts online were not available on the night and there was no Nut free option for desert. service lacked a little we seemed to be looking for waitress for help constantly and it was not a busy night .
Rupert on Rupert is an awesome venue with a really cool vibe, high ceilings and cool tunes, although the food was a bit average sadly
The variety and quality of food was great, service was friendly, attentive & never far away. It has a relaxed, casual vibe, and remains cool & funky, perfect spot in a perfect setting.
Great food, good selection of drinks, and super service ☺! Would recommend it to a friend. Music was a little too much date night to my taste, but not lame at all.
The food was AMAZing! Difficult to try not to order too much. Stand out dish was the Farro salad Staff and service were efficient and super friendly, relaxed atmosphere and superb drinks
Love this place,staff are fabulous the food is perfect and a great place to catch up with friends. We are planning a birthday soon, could be the place where looking for.
What a fabulous place! Cool space, great staff, tasty beers, delicious food and great atmosphere. We will definitely be recommending and returning. Loved the pizza and the dessert pies were spectacular!
We had a very enjoyable evening . The food presentation was fabulous as well as quirky & delicious. The atmosphere was welcoming & friendly. I would definitely recomend eating at Ruperts.
It was a great venue for afterwork drinks, we didn't order any food but the menu seemed ok and well priced. Staff were attentive and friendly. I'm glad we booked a table because there were not many tables/ seating options free for groups of 5+.
Love the relaxed, inner city vibe and atmosphere at Rupert and an excellent of food and drinks on the menu! Highly recommended and look forward to the next visit :)
Although I had a reservation,I was very disappointed with our table, had planned for a dinner in the dinning room but was stuck up the back . I love the vibe but shocking table that was unstable and mostly had drinkers around us. 🙁
Great night, fun atmosphere, great drinks okay food. I guess if we were being fussy the huge front door was a problem, with smokers out front. But a really fun night, fantastic service as well.
The food and the atmosphere were great, the staff friendly and knowledgeable. We had a lovely night celebrating a friend's birthday on a Thursday night. Will be back again.
We love this hidden little gem in the back streets of Collingwood. We cannot rate the staff highly enough, their service is outstanding, and the food is delicious!
Great Place. Service excellent. Went on a Sunday, plenty of parking nearby. Would recommend to friends. Good range of cocktails and mock-tails. Kids were happy to go again.
The staff are always amazing! The organic sparkling is delicious and so are the scrumptious sharing meals. We love it so much we are getting married here :)
Great atmosphere friendly staff, good service relaxed funky collingwood warehouse space with lovely plants and wood burning fires. Ausome food and nice selection of tunes very happy customers
Excellent food, service and environment. I could not fault this place for a casual dinner. The menu is extensive and interesting and the wine list is good too.
Great place for a catch up with friends, it was our first time there and would we would recommend to others to go, the food was great and friendly accomodating staff too!! 😊
The staff were really friendly and helpful. Food and atmosphere was great. We went with another couple and we all loved the music and would definitely return.
Rupert On Rupert is fantastic space and ambience, which is matched by a delicious casual food style based around sharing plates, and topped off with excellent service.
We had a great evening very friendly and attentive staff. The food we absolutely delicious. The atmosphere created by the music and the setting is fantastic. Groovy!