On the 55th floor of the Rialto towers, Shannon Bennett’s Vue de monde is Melbourne dining’s biggest ticket. On one side, its dedicated and distinctive  bar, the Lui Bar, may also serve as the only way many locals will be able to sample what it’s like to enjoy a holy matrimony of a fine beverage, fine service and fine view.

Naturally, diners at Vue need a reservation, but drinkers at Lui do not – the bar is open and welcome to all. A scotch or two here offering a Windows on the World experience with a bill that doesn’t cost the earth.

Indeed, a 10 course degustation up here would certainly be an occasion, but in the mean time, the Lui will turn each and every beverage into exactly that.

The Lui Bar at Vue de monde
L 55 Rialto, 525 Collins Street.
Tel: 9691 3888 

(pic: Diana Snape)

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