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5.2 /6 Excellent 79 Reviews

Rupert on Rupert

Collingwood Bar $$ +100
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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.

Opening Hours

  • 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
Rupert on Rupert, Rupert Street 73, 3066 Collingwood VIC 3066

Further Information

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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CHEF'S CHOICE

79 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 79 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 14:52

excellent food and drinks list. extensive range of meat and vegetarian options. very attentive wait staff and beautiful interior. fantastic friday night after work atmosphere!

1 review so far 6
10.02.2017 23:04

This place is just life goals - I've honestly never been so impressed with a bar/restaurant before! Best way to have spent my 18th birthday!

3 reviews so far 5
26.02.2017 07:59

Great atmosphere and BEST staff. A hidden gem. Excellent selection of beers &r wines. Food was great and at a reasonable price. Overall a great night out with good friends.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 11:55

Friendly attentive service, dangerously good cocktails, delicious chardonnay and yummy food! Also loved all the greenery and plant life. We will definitely be back :)

1 review so far 3
23.02.2016 10:03

The cocktails were expensive but not really special. My wife had to spell out what she wanted... exactly in the cocktail. At $20 each we expect more. The music wasn't great. Old and dated would be how I described it. Food was great and service was good. Venue is awesome.

1 review so far 3
31.05.2016 09:07

Great design and very hipster place, Food is ok, cocktails are ok, expensive in small glasses. Service was very good up until we decided to get a bill and had to asked for it twice as all the waitresses decided to sit down and chill with their friends.

1 review so far 5
19.02.2017 12:48

Great food and lovely staff, just a tiny bit slow getting drinks to the table and confusion with drink orders as they were taken by different staff.

1 review so far 5
14.11.2016 11:42

we were well looked after, staff were happy to move us to a quieter spot. vege platter was great and gd tap beer choices. would go again

1 review so far 5
23.05.2016 13:20

Great ambience and very friendly service. Not to mention fine the food as well. We took our elderly parents and they thought it was trumps too.

1 review so far 5
18.12.2016 08:56

Staff and service were excellent. Food great and the place has a very cool vibe. We would definitely recommend Rupert's particularly for groups. Really enjoyed it.

1 review so far 5
11.10.2016 09:21

Excellent friendly staff, great atmosphere, the food is excellent especially the selection of pizzas. Being located in Collingwood makes for easy access from public transport.

1 review so far 5
21.01.2017 09:49

Great food. We got there at 5.30pm, so it wasn't too busy which was great. Service can be a little slow, but staff are friendly.

1 review so far 5
06.08.2016 09:48

Great food, great friendly knowledgable service with no attitude. Wait staff Bit of a noisy environment which can be a good or a bad thing!

1 review so far 5
31.03.2017 04:17

Great food and service, and superb variety at the bar. The warehouse ambiance makes the place...looking forward to going back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 20:45

Fabulous staff: friendly, helpful and efficient. Food simply divine. Everything very well done, full of flavour, texture and delicious. Love the atmosphere; eclectic, vibrant, colourful.

1 review so far 5
07.12.2016 10:11

A lovely fun atmosphere with great food, a great stop for a reasonably priced dinner or place to have a few drinks close to town

1 review so far 5
22.02.2017 21:59

Great service and excellent pizzas. Good range of Beers and drinks. Prompt service so we could get to our meeting on time. Thank you all.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 10:45

Such a great venue, it's a Friday and/or Saturday night favourite for sure. The drinks are always excellent and the pizza and salads are yum.

1 review so far 5
16.10.2016 17:43

Great atmosphere. Food is good to share with a group of people! Has some vegan options which is great for me. Friendly staff as well.

1 review so far 4
28.08.2016 08:43

What a great space with loads of atmosphere, food looked great but lacked flavour needed sessioning. Have to say the staff were very friendly with lots of knowledge

1 review so far 4
18.04.2016 07:47

Great atmosphere, welcoming staff. Pizzas interesting but worth sharing to get variety. Good venue to have a group, and great location for after work catch ups.

1 review so far 4
19.08.2016 20:04

Great atmosphere. Mostly attentive service. Would have appreciated more attention to clearing plates. Loved sharing - 3 veg and 2 meat perfect for 3 girls.

1 review so far 4
07.05.2016 21:24

Atmosphere was really inviting and casual. Food was simple yet on point and reasonably priced! Gorgeous interior & space as a whole - Loved it!!!

1 review so far 3
14.10.2016 04:15

Service was very slow and although i enjoyed my food Some friends sent their pizzas back as they did not like. Staff were very helpful

36 reviews so far 6
21.04.2016 22:09

Amazing space, fantastic food and great people! Highly recommend! WOW 👍

1 review so far 5
26.04.2016 09:28

Great service great food fantastic atmosphere. And the best waiters/ waitress in Melbourne