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An intimate, open kitchen and dining room, serving fresh and seasonal dishes on a six course tasting menu, paired with a boutique Australian wine list.

About Pretty Little

Communal dining from an ever-changing fresh seasonal menu, paired with boutique wines, awaits Balaclava diners at Pretty Little on Carlisle Road. On balmy Melbourne days, take to the courtyard to soak up rays while grazing from the snack menu with a glass of vino; while indoors a moody vibe of subtle lighting, a long wooden table and wine-rack covered walls, sets the tone for innovative dining. From a six-course tasting menu, think dishes like sweetcorn, King oyster mushrooms, miso, Parmesan and blueberry, or tuna, spring onion, puffed wild rice, foie gras and finger lime; while mains may present like lamb Scotch fillet, beetroot, raspberry, garden peas and sorrel. Dessert lovers will be enticed by choices like dark chocolate mousse, Earl Grey ice cream, salted butterscotch and hazelnut.

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A few words from Pretty Little

Pretty Little is positioned perfectly within the bustle of Balaclava's Carlisle Street, a boutique restaurant & courtyard that offers guests a curated tasting menu that changes weekly and is made up of only fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from Victoria's finest farms and producers.

Pretty Little is by nature an intimate, exciting and unique dining room. Chef's Mikey and Laurent prepare dishes in the exposed kitchen and serve guests personally, explaining each dish and its origins. Dining at Pretty Little is an interactive and vibrant dining experience.

On better Melbourne weather days you are welcomed to take to the courtyard and enjoy grazing from the snack menu with a beverage from the all Australian wine and beverage list.

The Pretty Little team look forward to seeing you soon!

Location & Map

296 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 3183 VIC - See Map

More From Pretty Little

Sweet Corn, King Oyster Mushroom, Miso, Parmesan and Blueberry - Chef Recipe by Michael Harrison

This recipe is all about using beautiful sweet corn during Summer and pairing it with a few differen...


Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Wed  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Fri  3:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  3:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

Please contact the venue directly for more information on group dining and private events

  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Wedding
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (1)


We will certainly be booking again.. FABULOUS EXPERIENCE
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Pretty Little, the menu packed a punch and was delivered perfectly. Mike talked us through the wines and we were not disappointed, the service from the team was fantastic - We had a fabulous time and we will certainly be back for more, I can see it becoming one of our favorites very quickly! Thank you, Mike and Josep we look forward to seeing you again soon.