Navigating Culinary Delights: Melbourne’s Top 10 Wheelchair-Accessible Restaurants

Melbourne, known for its vibrant culture and diverse culinary scene, is a city that caters to everyone. For those navigating the city in a wheelchair, finding accessible dining options can sometimes be a challenge. However, fear not! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 wheelchair-accessible restaurants in Melbourne, ensuring that everyone can savor the flavors of this gastronomic paradise.


Vue de Monde

Nestled high above Melbourne in the iconic Rialto Tower, Vue de Monde offers not only breathtaking views but also a commitment to accessibility. With ramp access and spacious interiors, this fine-dining establishment ensures that everyone can indulge in its exquisite dishes.

the main Vue de monde, Lui Bar & Vue Events entrance is located on the ground floor of Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street. This entrance is on street level. 

This restaurant is fully Wheelchair accessible. The main Vue de monde, Lui Bar & Vue Events entrance is located on the ground floor of Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street. This entrance is on street level. You will need to check in with the host on the ground floor, before being shown to a lift to access Level 55. Once on Level 55, there is a small ramp/incline through the wine cellar. The restaurant, bar and events space are all level and fully accessible.

They also have an accessible bathroom on the same level which adheres to regulation.

The restaurant, bar and events area are all spacious, with plenty of room between tables.

The closest car park is in the Rialto Towers, accessed via 476 Flinders Lane, more information can be found via Amenity | Rialto. Rialto concierge have noted that there are two wheelchair accessible parking bays located on Level B, which are directly ahead of you as you enter the carpark via the 476 Flinders Lane street level entrance. You will then need to take the lift to ground floor and make your way to the main Vue de monde, Lui Bar & Vue Events entrance.

You should call ahead of time to discuss disability access, so their restaurant/events team can be notified accordingly.

Reservations for Vue de monde can be made online via Reservations — Vue de monde, or by calling their team on (03) 9691 3888. Reservations open 3 months ahead of time.

Cumulus Inc.

Located in the heart of the city, Cumulus Inc. boasts a chic atmosphere and a modern Australian dining experience.

Their downstairs dining area is fully wheelchair accessible. You will need to pre-book parking at Collins Place First Parking  where there is disability parking spots, an elevator and a ramp which will take you across the road to the restaurant. Then you will need to make your way to the Restaurant’s side entrance next to Fonda to enter the restaurant.

Make a note of your accessibility needs at booking. 

Book here. 

The European

A classic destination on Spring Street, The European is known for its European-inspired cuisine.

The restaurant is accessible for wheelchairs. They have informed me that the restaurant is a little tight so can be a bit harder for electric wheelchairs to get around, however they will try their best to accommodate you. There is an accessible bathroom out the back accessible via a ramp and is large enough for all types of wheelchairs. Again the pathway to the bathroom is a little narrow and there are some sharp corners. The closest disability parking is First Parking | 34 – 60 Little Collins Street. If your lucky however, there is even closer parking at Spring Street, out the front of Holmes Institute, however there is no disability parking spots here. 

Make a note of your accessibility needs on booking. 

Book here.

Chin Chin

Renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and innovative Asian fusion dishes, Chin Chin’s ground-level entrance and thoughtful layout make it a popular choice for inclusive dining.

The ground level is accessible via a ramp and has a wheelchair accessible bathroom with no steps on the ground level. There are disabled parking spots in the GHG Paid Car Parking 2 doors down. 

Make a note of your accessibility needs on booking.

Book here.

The Atlantic

Located at Crown Melbourne, The Atlantic is a seafood lover’s paradise, serving delectable dishes from the ocean.

This restaurant is fully wheelchair accessible through the crown entrance. The boardwalk entrance is not wheelchair accessible.  There is an accessible toilet in the main dining floor area, this is big enough for all types of wheelchairs. There is disabled parking inside the Crown Complex Parking Lot, and there are lifts available in the parking lot. 

Make a note of your accessibility needs on booking.

Book here.

Tonka Restaurant

Busy, contemporary-design restaurant with art installation ceiling, serving upmarket Indian cuisine.

Fully wheelchair accessible, there are no steps and the bathroom is wheelchair accessible. Disabled parking can be found at the paid GHG Car Parking on Flinders Lane

Tonka is a big venue and have large spaces.

Make a note of your accessibility needs on booking.

Book here.

Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar

Another gem on Oliver Lane, Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar combines Asian flavors with a stylish atmosphere. 

It is wheelchair accessible via the Russel Street entrance. The front entrance in the laneway is not accessible. There is a wheelchair accessible bathroom which is quite large, most electric wheelchairs should fit. You can find close disabled parking at Fed Square Car Park. This Car Park is accessible from Russell Street or Batman Ave (Exhibition Street extension – City Link). The Federation Square Car Park is open 24hrs and has accessible spaces located next to the lift on each level.

There are only a few tables here that are wheelchair accessible so make sure to make a booking over the phone, rather than online, and make a note of your accessibility needs at booking.  

You can book using the number here

Taxi Kitchen

Perched atop Federation Square, Taxi Kitchen offers panoramic views of the city skyline. 

There is disabled parking spots at the Wilsons Car Park at Fed Square. From there you will need to catch a lift to the ground level and walk about 100m up to the river terrace to the main entrance of Fed Square. Once your inside Fed Square you can catch a lift up to the top level. Once your at the restaurant there is all flat ground in the main dining space. They can only do max 2 or 3 wheelchairs at a time, depending on how busy the restaurant is. The accessible bathroom is accessible via a lift on the the level underneath Taxi Kitchen. 

Make a note of your accessibility needs on booking.

Book here.

Higher Ground

Housed in a stunning heritage-listed building, Higher Ground is known for its exceptional brunch offerings. 

This restaurant is wheelchair accessible with a flat ground surface entry and a lift going up to one of their main areas.

They have a wheelchair accessible bathroom and you can find disabled parking close by at the Southern Cross Station Wilsons Parking

Make a note of your accessibility needs on booking.

Book here.

If you need a wheelchair accessible vehicle to hire give us a call on 1800 133 320

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