Opening Hours


Monday – 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

      • Coconut Musli

        rosewater, stonefruit, vanilla, peppered raspberries

      • 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

        glazed pumpkin, smoked youghurt, gundillas, flat bread

      • Burrata Toast

        blackened greens, goddess, barberries, tarragon

      • Nduja on Toast

        salsa verde, spicy sausage, salted ricotta, shallots, fried duck egg

      • Kale and Cauliflower Salad

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

      • Avocado on Pretzel

        whipped ricotta, poached egg, lime dressing, seed cracker

      • Rueben Benedict

        poached eggs on rye, house-made pastrami & sauerkraut, mustard, pickle, dill hollandaise

      • Seared Pork Scotch

        glazed parsnips, hazlenut butter, sherry caramel

      • Baby Barramundi

        raw & picked cauliflower salad, caperberries, tarragon, marigold

      • Local Snapper

        milk bun, chermoula, red cabbage, mojo verde, jalapeno

      • Cape Grim Flank MB3+

        almond romesco, fried padron peppers, baby leeks, piquillo


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  • Snacks

    • Sourdough

      cultured butter

    • Toolunka Estate Olives

    • Abrolhos IslandScallops

      morcilla, pickled fennel, parsley

    • Heirloom Eggplants

      goats curd, sherry dressing

    • Smoked tomato

      white anchovy, toast

    • Spanner crab

      toasted brioche, avocado, smoked chilli

    • Truffled Polenta Chips

      rosemary mayo

    • Pulled Pork Croquette

      apple mustard jam

  • Smaller

        • Seared Swordfish

          fermented bullhorn peppers, romesco, paprika

        • Fior di burrata

          summer beetroot, caraway, blackberries

        • charred cos

          pinenuts, pecorino, dill

        • Kingfish

          cashew cream, Australian shiitake, nashi pear, rice vinegar

        • Local mussels

          marjoram, nduja, sourdough


          • Fried Kipflers

            parsley, garlic

          • Cosberg Salad

            sprouting onions, House vinaigrette, pecorino

          • Charred Broccolini

            garlic emulsion, Smoked almonds

          • Shoestring Fries

            spiced salt

  • Larger

      • Flank steak

        Housemade mustard, bitter leaves, Truffle dressing

      • Duck breast

        Brussel sprouts, kale, kaiserflesh, Whisky

      • Jerusalem artichoke flatbread

        Mojo verde, radish, smoked yoghurt

      • Roasted dory

        Kohlrabi, caper butter, green

      • Wagyu rump mb6+

        Onion tarte tatin, thyme & sherry Reduction

      • Lamb shoulder

        Sweet potato, sumac glaze, smoked Yoghurt


      • Chocolate orange marquise

        Spearmint ganache, dacquoise

      • Gingerbread Sponge

        Spiced Ice Cream, Rhubarb

      • Brillat- savarin

        cows milk cheese, Seasonal preserve, lavosh

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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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