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

      • Pearl Barley Porridge

        white chocolate anglaise, poached rhubarb, candied walnuts, micro mint

      • Ricotta Hotcake

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

      • Seasonal Avocado

        avocado, pickled watermelon, marjoram, feta cream, multi-seed toast, urfa chilli, poached egg

      • Eggs on Toast

        poached, fried or scrambled


      • Sambal Scrambled Eggs

        coconut roasted chilli, cauliflower, house made flat bread

      • Seasonal Mushrooms

        jerusalem artichokes, pickled mushrooms, hazelnut crumb, poached eggs

      • Nduja on Toast

        salsa verde, fried eggs, salted ricotta, shallots

      • Kale and Cauliflower Salad

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

      • Braised Beef Cheek

        parsnip puree, parsley salad, kipflers, red wine jus

      • Tasmanian Salmon

        glazed beetroots, beetroot puree, horseradish, watercress sauce

      • Barramundi and Mushroom Dashi

        soba noodles, crispy egg, spring onion, tagarashi

      • Vanilla Confit Pork Belly

        kohlrabi remoulade, mustard, spiced apple chutney, gremolata

      • Confit Duck Leg

        sweet potato waffle, blackberry and sherry sauce, balsamic vinegar powder

      • Harissa Roast Cauliflower

        herb yoghurt, couscous, pomegranate, smoked almonds, feta


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  • Snacks

    • House Marinated Olives

    • White Zucchini, Whipped Ricotta, Pickled Onions, Salsa Verde

    • Mylk Bread, Cashew Cream, White Malt Glaze

    • Cold Smoked Kingfish, Sweet & Sour Cucumber, Chickpea Miso, Purple Shiso

    • Toasts

      – gundilla, white anchovy, yuzu mayo
      – sautéed cauliflower, shallot jam, bay leaf

  • Smaller

    • Roasted Savoy

      ajo blanco, preserved lemon, tarragon

    • Tasmanian Salmon

      burnt onion aillade

    • Heirloom Tomatoes

      smoked bocconcini, new season fig, basil & marigold dressing


      • Grilled Flat Iron

        pardon peppers, sauce mojo, red elk

      • Market Fish

        summer squash, bronze fennel, dill oil, aleppo pepper

      • Parmesan Gnocchi

        spring vegetables, romesco, olives

      • Duck Leg

        kale & grains, apple cider, blackberry jus

  • Sides

      • Kipfler Potatoes

        parmesan emulsion, darling blend coffee

      • Fresh oak leaves

        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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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.

Lets plan your event!

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