One of Melbourne CBD’s top destinations, whether its for food, drinks or live music, The Toff in Town offers delicious Thai cuisine and live entertainment seven nights a week, as well as some of the city’s hottest DJ’s spinning music into the wee hours. Located on Swanston Street, Toff in Town attracts diners, drinkers and dancers every night of the week with its charming decor and unique atmosphere. Book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Melbourne is a city known for its vibrant art scene and The Toff in Town, located on the second floor of Curtin House, definitely encompasses this, with its quirky yet elegant decor and regular live music events taking place. In the main bar, a train carriage runs down the centre, comprising of art deco-style private booths which you can dine in, while opulent 20th century-inspired decor creates a sophisticated setting. On the menu at The Toff in Town in the CBD you’ll find Thai classics, as well as a stellar drinks list featuring local and imported craft beers, wines and top-shelf spirits.
Whet your appetite with some chilli peanuts, kaffir lime and little fish, or some garlic, chilli and coriander prawns. Then, move on to the crying tiger (grilled porterhouse with roasted chilli, lime & tamarind sauce) rounded off with some pandan crepe cake with mango ice cream. Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion with great food and drinks, or to dance the night away, The Toff in Town is the perfect location. Snag one of the best seats at this Melbourne CBD hotspot by booking beforehand!
Never let me down... been coming here for over a decade and still in love xx
Staff were very attentive and quick. Ambience of the place is always buzzing. Carriages are fantastic novelty to the dining experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone seeking some delicious Thai food. The pork cigars are absolutely delicious!
We really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and relaxed, friendly service on an unusually warm late afternoon. The Toff is now on the shortlist of venues for frequent rotation.
Excellent service and foods. The carriages are always a romantic option for a date.. the duck was good and the crispy calamari excellent. Good that the menu changes regularly.
We were running 40mns late for our 7 o'clock 'booth' booking, and the Staff did a great job of finding us another booth within 10mns of arriving, as they only hold booth reservations for I think 20mns? Mind you they may want to make sure that they answer their phone, as I was trying continuously to contact them to let them know that I was running half n hour later. But never the less the Staff were great! : )
Cosy, cute, hip and gorgeous wait staff. Nice menu and select of drinks. An improvement would be the doors closing better on the carriages as pedestrians from the rooftop cinema are noisy and jaywalk all around the Toff as they look for friends and get in your intimate dining space. So more privacy would be an important improvement.
The food is to die for! I love the stage coach dining cars, very quaint. Great range of cocktails. My only complaint, the music is way too loud. When I eat out with friends, I want to be able to have a conversation, and not yell. We asked for the music to be turned down, which they did, but it was still too loud. Will be back though.
Five of us booked on Friday night at short notice for 6pm and there was plenty of room. It was confusing on the web which restrauant we were booking at Curtin house for we were looking to book for cookies. The meal portions were medium but tasty, the calamari was chewy and there were no sides on the plate. The atmosphere was great but probably would not go back.
The cocktails and food were terrific. The music was a wonderful addition, and the carraige room booths are fun. The only negative is that the cocktails are very expensive, basically $20 each. But they're made with care and excellent ingredients. However, if you want to really drink the night will cost hundreds.
Amongst the myriad of cool bars and hip joints in Melbourne The Toff is a constant. If you can snag a booth it's the best of both worlds - a buzzy atmosphere but still a sense of intimacy where you can actually hear what your mates are saying.