Opening Hours
Closed Sunday & Monday.
Tuesday: 4pm – 11pm
Wednesday: 4pm – 11pm
Thursday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: 12pm – late
Saturday: 12pm – late

31 Stephenson Street Cremorne


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Neighbourhood Wine Bar.

Lilac Wine is a humble and homely neighbourhood wine bar housed in a paired-back converted warehouse, in the industrial streets of Cremorne.

With inspiration from far and wide, Lilac Wine takes a relaxed and unfussy approach which is represented both in the aesthetic & feel of the space (think roaring fireplace, exposed brick, candlelight tables & the warm sounds of records) and in the service & dishes delivered.

Leaning into classic flavours of French-bistro-comfort mixed with nostalgic Australian dishes from his childhood, Michelin star-trained chef Kyle Nicol serves up an eclectic menu that celebrates local, seasonal and native Australian produce, making best use of whatever is available at the time. When Kyle’s not ageing his own meats for charcuterie, he’s out foraging for produce for the menu – a process in which Kyle says is the root of much of his creativity. The menu also showcases wood-fired cooking at its best – plus a bunch of fermentation, housemade cheeses, vinegars, sourdough and koji based products.

The expansive 250 + bottle wine list, developed by our wine guru Richard Buck, represents the core values of Lilac Wine – adventurous, eclectic, and exciting. There is a focus on artisanal small-scale growers and producers who are not afraid to break convention but can still show a real respect to the history and culture of their region and to the craft of precise winemaking. You’ll find a big selection of organic & biodynamic wines, beer and local spirits in the back bar.

As with all their venues, The Mulberry Group will be donating 10% of all profits from Lilac Wine directly to Common Ground Project – the social enterprise and farm located at the opening of the Great Ocean Road. Guests will also find seasonal ingredients picked from Common Ground displayed on our menu.

The Mulberry Group respectfully acknowledges that we live and work in Naarm, the traditional land of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the pivotal role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have, and continue to, play within the Australian community. Sovereignty was never ceded.