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Tucked beneath Melbourne's iconic State Library, The Moat is an intimate escape away from the city rush. Styled by Christo Gillard, with us you can enjoy worldly food and wine among 19th Century bluestone walls, our homely courtyard, and the timeless literature housed above. 



Gift vouchers now available
Coffee for a week. Dinner for two. Drinks for all. You decide.

The main lift for disabled access is being upgraded from July 3 through August 1. Access will be via the Melbourne Writer’s Festival lift; please contact us on 9094 7820 prior to your visit so we can make the necessary arrangements.



176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne 3000
(Underneath The Wheeler Centre entrance)



Mon - Fri: 9am until late
Sat: 5pm until late
Sun: Private functions and special events only

The Moat will be closed on Saturday 8 June and on the Queen’s Birthday (Monday 10 June).



03 9094 7820


Happy Hour

 Monday - Friday 4.30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 5pm - 6:30pm

Feed Me Menu - $60 per person

Proud to work with our friends & neighbours