Opening Hours


Monday – Friday
7am – 4pm

Saturday – Sunday
8am – 4pm


Thursday – Saturday
5pm – 10pm


650 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000


T: 03 8899 6219
E: [email protected]

Higher Ground

Housed in a heritage-listed powerhouse, Higher Ground is an all-day dining destination located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Six connected levels wrap around the perimeter of the original brick building to create a suite of intimate tiered platforms. An evocative, inventive, and highly curated menu offers guests the very best that Melbourne has to offer.

    • All Day Menu

      • Sourdough or Fruit Toast

        seasonal preserves, butter

      • Walnut Granola

        buffalo yoghurt, roof top honey, seasonal fruit, native riberry

      • Ricotta Hotcake

        maple syrup, seeds and grains, cream, seasonal berries, flowers

      • Toasted Oat, Almond & Chia Bircher

        mango, passionfruit, kiwifruit, lemon myrtle crisp

      • Pretzel Bagel

        avocado half, whipped goat’s curd, crispy shallots, green salt, poached egg

    • Eggs on Toast

      poached, fried or scrambled

    • Spiced Cauliflower

      scrambled eggs, roasted chilli, curry leaf, house-made flat bread

    • Benedict Eggs

      dry-cured ham, emmental, béarnaise, sourdough, vinegar powder

    • Minced Lamb Fry Up

      miso eggplant, fried eggs, barberries, smoked yoghurt, pine nut dukkah, sourdough

    • Chorizo Bolognese Toastie

      mozzarella, rocket, sherry dressing, guindillas

      • Braised Seasonal Mushrooms

        fried polenta, poached eggs, soft herbs, hazelnuts, truffle vinaigrette, sourdough

      • Slow Cooked Tasmanian Salmon

        poached egg, chat potatoes, beetroot purée, shaved fennel

      • Kale & Cauliflower Salad

        miso, almond hummus, avocado, poached egg, puffed rice

      • Confit Lamb Sausage Roll

        cucumber pickle, garlic anchovy, mayonnaise

      • 12 Hour Blade Steak

        parsnip purée, dashi, pickled carrot, young purple radish

    • Small Plates

      • Almond Hummus

        lavoush, fresh radish, burned chilli, spices

      • Charred Greens

        miso, toasted seaweed

      • Confit Lamb Rib

        salsa verde, dried saltbush

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  • Snacks

    • Warm Mount Zero Olives

    • Coffin Bay Oysters

    • Smoked Almonds, Lime

    • Leek & Manchego Croquette (2pc)

    • Whipped Trout

      charred onions, sourdough (2pc)

    • Confit Lamb Rib

      salsa verde, dried saltbush

    • Beef Sliders

      brown sauce, white onion, coriander (2pc)

    • Artichoke Escabeche

      grana pandano, bay oil

    • Burrata

      eggplant caponata, fresh fenugreek

    • Chicken Liver Parfait

      honeycomb, beetroot, nori croutons

  • Greens

    • Grilled Zucchini

      mustard greens, silken tofu, coriander dressing

    • Heirloom Carrot

      quinoa, buffalo curd, black garlic

    • Charred Broccolini

      spanner crab, edamame, toasted seaweed, miso


      • Slow Cooked Cauliflower

        macadamia purée, pedro ximenez, pomegranate dukkah

      • Grass-fed Beef Tartare

        soy cured yolk, caper dressing, furikake, rice crisps

      • Grilled Salmon Belly

        kohlrabi remoulade, smoked Yarra Valley roe

      • Potato Gnocchi

        Milawa washed rhind cheese, pea and pumpkin salad

  • Mains

      • Honey Chicken

        romesco, fennel, roasted red peppers, hazelnuts

      • Market Fish

        potato aioli, golden raisins, bonito, sea herbs

      • Crumbed Pork Cutlet

        heirloom tomatoes, whipped taramasalata

      • Rangers Valley Eye Fillet

        king oyster mushrooms, soft herbs, white sauce

      • 12hr Cooked Lamb

        plum sauce, chickpea miso, cucumber salad, ginger crisps (feeds 2)

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  • Higher Ground Nights
    At Home

    Call to order: 03 8899 6219

    • Warm Mount Zero Olives 5

    • Leek & Manchego Croquettes (4pc) 10

    • Almond Hummus 8

      seed cracker, fresh radish, crisp bread

    • Pulled Beef Sliders (2pc) 10

      brown sauce, white onion, coriander

    • Confit Lamb Ribs (4pc) 12

      salsa verde, dried saltbush

    • Fried Chicken Bao Buns 12

      black bean mayo

    • Grazing Plate 18

      cured meats, olives, hummus, crisp bread, pickled vegetables

    • House Made Potato Gnocchi

      w. your choice of:
      – pumpkin, goat’s cheese, green peas 17
      – mushroom, truffle, parmesan 18
      – whipped ricotta, salsa verde 17
      chorizo ‘bolognese’ 18

    • Kale Salad 15

      sautéed greens, puffed wild rice, almond hummus

    • Grilled Market Fish 18

      sauce gribiche, w. your choice of fries or chat potato

    • Half or Whole Roasted Chicken 16/24

      romesco, hazelnuts, fennel salad

    • Scotch Fillet Steak 26

      king oyster mushrooms, soft herbs, white sauce

    • Pulled Lamb Shoulder 22

      cauliflower salad, dukkah, house made flatbreads

    • Wagyu Burger 18

      caramelised onion, milk cheese, pickled oyster mushroom, fries

    • Fries, Miso Salt 6

    • Roasted Zucchini, Salt & Pepper Tofu, Coriander Dressing 9

    • Russet Potatoes, Garlic Soubise, Black Salt 9

    • Mixed Leaves, Hazelnut Dressing 6

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Host Your Event at
Higher Ground

Available for birthdays, work functions, weddings, holiday gatherings, and more, Higher Ground is the perfect space for your next event.

Whether you’re planning an intimate or extravagant experience, we have the capabilities to turn your vision into reality.

Elegance. Energy. Innovation.

The six-level destination offers a unique and comprehensive experience unlike any other. The interior design features a rich and tactile palette, combining terrazzo, cork, steel, stone and solid timbers to define and anchor each setting. With dishes crafted to make use of the best local ingredients, Higher Ground’s award-winning cuisine, specialty coffee and signature cocktails offer a truly immersive experience from morning through to the evening.

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