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Launch Party


Come on down and help us celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Water Rat. We’ve got some great new bar snacks and sit-down meals.

Xmas Lunch


  • $140 per head inc. GST
  • Pre selection of meal required (standard or vegetarian option)
  • Please advise of any allergies
  • Email or call to book
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The Water Rat menu celebrates locally sourced seasonal produce, utilising innovative and classic cooking techniques, complemented by, in our opinion, Melbourne’s most appealing and price friendly wine list.

Our large first floor deck and dedicated bar area is perfect for a relaxed afternoon session with friends overlooking the CBD. With a private dining room for up to 12 people, a function area that can be configured to suit anything from a small corporate break out to a cocktail party for up to 250 people, the Water Rat will help make your functions memorable.

We look forward to welcoming you down at the refurbished Water Rat some time soon.

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The Water Rat menu is simple: fresh, quality, consistent, locally sourced. Melbourne’s bold seasons contribute to our food offering by emphasising the finest & freshest local produce, with a hint of authentic Italian flavours and cooking techniques. We pride ourselves on dry aged grass fed beef, sustainable seafood, locally sourced artisan meats, small goods & breads, as well as house made preserves, sauces, focaccia, terrines & desserts.



The Water Rat wine list is heavily influenced by some of Australia’s iconic vineyards, with our pricing unheard of in today’s wining and dining world. From the Barossa to Reims, Margaret River to Marlborough, and the Yarra Valley to Abruzzo, the Water Rat will have something for you no matter where you look or what your palate desires.



Catering from 12 to 80 guests sit down, and up to 250 for cocktail parties, the Water Rat offers a range of options to suit any occasion. We have a range of menu options which we can tailor to suit your group on the night. And of course, if you want to add your own culinary flair to your celebration, tell us what you are after and we will make it happen.

Our private first floor dining room with views over South Melbourne provides a secluded getaway for you and your guests, and can seat 12 in complete privacy.

Please contact our functions coordinator for booking enquiries.