Opening Hours



Monday – Friday
7am – 4pm

Saturday – Sunday
8am – 4pm



Wednesday – 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

      • Coconut Musli

        Coconut and pear muesli, roast fig, rhubarb, sheeps yoghurt, pistachio

      • Ricotta Hotcake

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

      • Peanut Butter Waffle

        chocolate & orange yoghurt mousse, peanut brittle, rosemary

      • Eggs on Toast

        poached, fried or scrambled


      • Chilli Scrambled Eggs

        house made flatbread, pumpkin, smoked yoghurt, guIndillas, chilli crisp

      • Burrata Toast

        blackened greens, goddess, barberries, tarragon

      • Nduja on Toast

        salsa verde, pickled onions, salted ricotta, fried egg

      • Kale and Cauliflower Salad

        almond hummus, avocado, poached egg, pomegranate, spiced sesame

      • Avocado on Pretzel

        whipped ricotta, poached egg, lime dressing, seed cracker

      • Blue Swimmer Crab Benedict

        native herbs, toasted brioche, espelette hollandaise

      • Seared Pork Scotch

        roasted cabbage, house mustard, truffle dressing

      • Grilled Swordfish

        foraged mushrooms, sea lettuce, nori butter sauce

      • Braised Waygu MB6+

        Jerusalem artichoke, black garlic, fried egg


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  • Smaller

        • Hiramasa Kingfish

          salted cucumber, green goddess

        • Beef Tartare

          potato crisps toasted black bean

        • Stracciatella

          roasted beetroots smoked blackberry dressing

        • Crisp Brussels Sprouts

          almond romesco, guindillas

        • Buttercup Pumpkin

          pepita dressing, sunflower seeds

        • Broccolini

          roasted garlic, Smoked almonds

        • Charred Cos

          pinenuts, pecorino, dill

        • Shoestring fries

          spiced salt


  • Larger

        • Flank steak 200g

          Grilled cos, green chilli dressing

        • Duck breast

          Celeriac, black garlic

        • Swordfish

          pine mushrooms, seaweed butter sauce

        • Pork scotch

          roasted cabbage, house mustard, truffle dressing

        • Slow roasted Lamb shoulder

          hibachi eggplant, salsa dragoncello

  • Dessert

      • Chocolate orange marquise

        Spearmint ganache, dacquoise

      • Gingerbread Sponge

        Spiced Ice Cream, Rhubarb

      • Brillat- savarin

        cows milk cheese, Seasonal preserve, lavosh

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  • Snacks from 4pm

    • Appellation Oysters

      spring onion, ginger mignonette

    • House focaccia

      goats curd

    • Warmed Olives


    • Cheese beignets

    • Jerusalem artichokes

      mojo mayonaise

    • Smoked Salmon Caviar

      spring onion, ginger mignonette

    • Fried Chicken

      caviar, dill dressing

    • Mr cannubi mortadella

      pickled peppers

    • Crispy Bay Slipper Lobster Roll

    • Pork Croquettes

      sweet and sour pickles

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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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