City View Bistro

City View Bistro

Great food. Great entertainment. Great views. The all new City View Bistro offers the trifecta for a great night out.

A unique dining experience awaits you at the Melbourne Greyhounds.

Open every Saturday night from 5:30 pm the all new City View Bistro offers diners commanding views of the Melbourne city skyline at dusk, (thanks to its Level 1 elevation and aspect), as well as delicious dishes, crafted by our full-time in house head chef Steve Collins and his team. It’s a unique place to dine and watch all the thrills that come with world-class Greyhound Racing or make a special occasion that little more fun and entertaining.

The bistro is suited to both family and adult dining. Tables can seat up to twelve guests and we can accommodate larger group bookings across multiple tables. This makes the bistro a wonderful option for a special occasion like a special birthday, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day gathering. We also cater for couples and doubles dining. The dining room has a limited number of ‘special’ tables on our lower terrace section. These tables offering amazing views of the track and are positioned up against the windows, atop of all the action and take in the city skyline view (there’s a picture in the gallery below).

Bistro classics, done better. Every hospitality team knows, if you can't provide great meals, great service and great value then why be in the game? Our game is to offer a unique night of entertainment, starting with the food.

Offering classically inspired and modern bistro dishes, there’s something to please any age, hunger and tastebud at The Melbourne Greyhounds City View Bistro. Seafood lovers have the opportunity to indulge in Pan Fried Barramundi or Reef & Reef. Those who prefer fare from off the land can tuck into a perfectly prepared Chargrilled Scotch Fillet Steak, a Hand Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel served with Fat Cut Chips or a Crispy Fried Pork Belly basted in Hoisin Glaze. Chef Steve has also catered for the vegetarian and vegans, with a delicious take on a Mushroom Ragout on a Roasted Pumpkin Wedge and Breaded Eggplant Schnitzel.

And let’s not forget, our City View Bistro dining experiences can also begin with a delicious entree. We suggest you try the spiced Cheese Croquettes, Bruschetta or Chicken Ribs. Then finish with a delectable dessert – Smoked Sticky Date Pudding, The ‘City View’ Dessert Burger or Raspberry or Ice Cream Nachos.

All dishes can also be accompanied with a glass or bottle of bubbly, a fine wine, freshly poured ice-cold tap beer or even a signature cocktail from the City View Bistro Bar.

Our new 2024 Autumn Menu has dropped

Don't miss the chance to try something new in the City View Bistro. We'll be serving our new seasonal menu starting Saturday April 6th. We've retained all the favourites, however branched out with some new additions. Our staff have already given their thumbs up to the following entree, main and dessert combination:
> Brazilian Cheese Croquettes
> Chorizo, Tiger Prawns and Confit Garlic Spaghetti
> The 'City View' Dessert Burger

Grab a group of friends and be the first to try these delicious new fares! You won't be disappointed!

Upstairs Bistro is second-to-none, with great variety and value for money. For me, I love the terrace area, it's a magnificent set up for all. Colt S.

A really enjoyable experience! The food was without fault, fresh and delicious! We hadn’t been to the dogs for over 10 years but will be back again soon! Very impressive and adventurous desserts too. Cathy E.

Fantastic night out, food was great and we were well looked after. Best view and entertainment. Rose T.

Have to say the new menu is amazing. The evening was great, then dessert stepped it up to a new level. Chris S.

What an amazing low key fun Saturday night! If you're looking for something different and fun to do I highly recommend. Might even be a fun first tinder date. Kayte W.

Been talking about going for years. Wish I hadn't talked so much and done it earlier. Great night out, good services and will be back. Michael B.

Located in the Temlee Dining Room at 'The Meadows' our City View Bistro is the best kept dining secret in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

Here’s how you can join us for dinner on a Saturday Race Night.

The Melbourne Greyhounds City View Bistro is only open for dinner on Saturday Race Nights. You’re welcome to join us from 5:30 pm onwards. All we ask is that you making a booking. The bistro can be very popular, especially on feature Melbourne Greyhounds Race Nights.

One great aspect of dining in the City View is that once you book a table, it’s yours for the entire Race Night. You may come and go from you table as you please, as well as access the seats on the outside level 1 grandstand balcony to watch the stars of the night go round.

As you may have discovered here on our website we have multiple spaces that may be booked as part of an event or engagement on Saturday Nights, requiring our kitchen to provide for. At times we will limit tables available in the City View Bistro’s Temlee Dining Room to ensure the quality of service remains top class throughout our venue. It’s why bookings are necessary should you wish to dine with us on a Race Night.

Table reservations (up to 12 people) can be made from Monday to Friday (until 5pm) by using out NowBookIt online table reservation system (See link below). You may also call us on 03 9355 5222 to reserve a table or if you require a booking for multiple tables.

You’ll notice in our online booking system we offer two reservation sections: The Temlee Dining Room (main) and the Temlee Dining Room (Lower Terrace). Please note there are a limited number of Lower Terrace tables. These are smaller tables, and can only accommodate 2 to 4 dinners. Main room tables can accomodate up to 12 dinners.

Chasing more than just dinner? Take a look at our ‘Race Night Entertainment Packages’ options and make it an occasion to truly remember.