03 9639 12...03 9639 129603 9639 1296

131 Bourke Street,
Melbourne City VIC

Licensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds
Modern Japanese
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Heirloom Overview

Business meets pleasure at Heirloom, a handsome Izakaya and sake bar located in the heart of Melbourne on the city’s iconic Bourke Street. A near extravagant interior design is sure to overwhelm guests at the first glance, needing a second look to take in the sleek grandeur and neat formality involved in the dining settings of this contemporary venue, ideally suited to much more than just casual dining. Sushi, sashimi and izakaya style dishes like seared kingfish sashimi with sour soy sauce, or a larger dish of grilled teriyaki chicken with truffled mashed potato need no accompaniment – apart from one of Heirloom’s many exclusive sakés, boutique wines or microbrewery craft beers. However, for the full Heirloom culinary experience, the Chef’s signature degustation menu is a must.

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About Us

Heirloom is a Modern Izakaya and Sake Bar showcasing a contemporary take on some traditional Japanese Izakaya dishes, sharing dishes, and has an exclusive and extensive selection of sake, boutique wines, local and Japanese micro-brewery beers, and Melbourne and Australia's largest collection of Japanese whiskies.

Heirloom also houses a sake bar at the back of the restaurant, featuring a wide selection of fresh sushi/sashimi and kushiyaki (grilled skewers) driven by a highly skilled team using the finest produce found on the shores of Australia. Sit at the sake bar and allow the sushi chef to organise your meal, or sit in the main dining area if you prefer, and you can still enjoy the same great quality sushi, sashimi and kushiyaki. This room can also be reserved for private functions (sits up to 30 people). Those familiar with Shoya's high end Japanese cuisine can expect the same level of quality and attention to detail in Heirloom.

Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD in a beautiful contemporary space, Heirloom is the perfect place to unwind and indulge. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.

For us, the name Heirloom comes from the Japanese word kahou (meaning family treasure) and evokes treasures regardless of value - of memories passed down through generations, of family and friends. It speaks of tradition and purity of flavour. Most importantly, the skills and knowledge that we possess today, from our seniors and teachers, will always be a treasure to us.

For further information or to book, please contact (03) 9639 1296, e-mail info@heirloom.com.au or drop in to 131 Bourke Street Melbourne.


Best Known For

Miso braised lamb shank with miso and red wine jus, mashed potato, eggplant and parsnip chips.

Heirloom Functions

Caters for up to 150 Guests
  Wedding, Conference, Corporate Function, Product Launch, Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, Hens & Bucks Night, Charity Event
  Finger Food, Cocktails, Canapes, Set Menu, Degustation
Heirloom has a beautiful and modern setting. Laid back, casual, rustic and spacious, making it suitable for almost any type of function. We can also cater for all sorts of functions, including corporate functions, birthdays, weddings etc.

Heirloom Chef

Shigeo Nonaka

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Heirloom Opening Hours


Seasonal variations may occur.

Heirloom Features & Facilities

Seats: 120

  • City Views
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully Licensed
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Romantic

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • EftPos