Dear diners, to reserve for groups of 14 and above, please contact the restaurant directly.
Beaumaris is one of Melbourne and Bayside’s prettiest suburbs, with Port Phillip at its feet and golf links at its head. It’s along Weatherall Road, up against the Royal Victoria and down the road from the Cheltenham golf courses (with easy access to Cheltenham station), that you can find The Parlor Milkbar & Kitchen, an easygoing cafe that’s bright and rustic all at once and that manages to cater to those in search of an all-day breakfast, brunches and lunches, romantic dinners or a larger celebration. Since opening its doors in 2011, The Parlor has become a local favourite.
The Parlor Milkbar & Kitchen opens early every day of the week to allow Beaumaris and Bayside’s breakfast and lazy lunch crew to settle in to some of Melbourne’s best cafe-restaurant fare. And a warmer family-run affair you could hardly find, with proprietors Bonne and Tamare yoking friends and family into business to make this neighbourhood fixture the resounding success it is today. As for that breakfast, it’s served until 4pm, and has all the headache-free simplicity and natural goodness you’d hope – with free-range eggs colliding with smashed avo, great coffee, organic teas from Larsen & Thompson, cold-pressed juices and smoothies, and, yes, a Pimms pitcher or espresso Martini if that’s your style.
Lunch arrives on time at noon, ramping up The Parlor’s already enviable offering with heartier dishes that draw heavily on European and modern Australian cuisines. This carries through to the dinner menu, a sought-after item in Melbourne’s Beaumaris and Cheltenham communities (be sure to book in advance given the venue’s limited availability), where entrees like confit pork belly with coriander, apple, watercress salad and a plum sauce do battle with rustic pasta dishes and Italianate mains like the veal cotoletta with fennel slaw and mash. An absolute Bayside beaut, The Parlor’s intimate premises along Weatherall Road demand advance reservations.
Service was great and food ordered was delish! Perfect day to be eating out on the deck out front. The menu had a few items I’d like to head back and try another time
Great local café. Fresh, home cooked food and very friendly, efficient staff. Very good ambience .Plenty of parking. Overall a welcoming , friendly place for everyone.
We love going to "The Parlour" and, this time, we took some friends from the US, they were impressed. The food is very good the staff are friendly, attentive and very welcoming. It is great value.
Excellent service and the food was fantastic- huge portions provided- so big we couldn’t eat it all so they offered a takeaway pack. Highly recommended
Had the bowl of latte made with Almond milk, was delicious. With guests this time who could not eat today but we will be next time, the food looked amazing, it was hard to pass up. It is a wonderful cosy place with a great fire perfect on a cold winters day. Best to go at non peak times as it can get a bit noisy but overall you won,t be disappointed.
Our first time at The Parlor and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Various dishes were ordered with the highlights being 2 of the entrees, the Panko Crumbed Eggplant and the Salmon Carpaccio which were delicious. The mains were also great but a bit of a struggle to finish as not only were they large servings the entrees were also of a generous size. All together a great evening meal washed down with a bottle Clover Shiraz.
Booked on line and all went smoothly. When we arrived our table was set and waiting for us. Service was very good and staff attentive. Food was delicious as 2 had the seafood linguini and one the chicken turkish bread. This came out timely. The restrooms were clean and well stocked. Plenty of parking available as well. Highly recommend this place to go. Next will be a dinner visit as the menu changes.
My daughter and I enjoyed our fireside table and the delicious lunch that we was served by our enthusiastic and helpful waitress. Later, she inquired as to whether we enjoyed the glass of Sangiovese that we had both ordered. The Parlor is a local favourite of mine and I always enjoy my visits with friends and family.
Fabulous staff. We were indoors and asked if we could be moved out the front if a table became available. Not thinking it would be taken any further, we were thrilled 5 minutes later to be told our table was ready and the waitstaff moved all out things outdoors. Beautiful lunch (seafood linguini), thoroughly enjoyed.
Fantastic food...great hollandaise sauce! Great Coffee and chocolate milkshakes. Relaxing yet classy atmosphere and the staff were wonderful. Easy to book online and access the menu before hand to make choices. Suited a vegan, a vegetarian and a meat eater in one seating. Highly recommend!