Richard Cornish at the European Restaurant

Private Dining

Dine with food and wine writer Richard Cornish at The European restaurant, the go-to venue for private dining in Melbourne.

This event is hosted in the gorgeous surrounds of their private dining venue with views over Parliament house and Spring Street.

Complete with dark wood panelling and impressive high ceilings, the Tea Room is reminiscent of a Victorian era gentlemen’s club.

The menu for this exclusive private dining experience is by executive chef executive chef Ian Curley and his team.

First Course - Choice of

Haloumi, onion agro dolce

Roasted Moreton Bay bug, crisp chicken, cabbage and chervil salad

Main Course - Choice of

Cotoletta of chicken, Italian coleslaw

Beef fillet, onion textures, cafe de paris butter

Dessert - Choice of

Chocolate salty caramel, peanuts & dolce di latte gelati

Lemon tart, vanilla cream

Espresso and tea - Almond biscotti


A three-hour package of sparkling, red and white wine will be served plus beer, mineral water and soft drinks.

Richard Cornish is a senior writer for The Age Epicure and SMH Good Living and has co-written four books on Spanish food with MoVida chef Frank Camorra and consults to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.


COST - $235pp - minimum 30 guests.

LOCATION - This event is held in Melbourne’s CBD and runs for approximately 3 hours.


  1800 801 838