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Function FAQs

Function FAQs

Can I book a space at Left Bank Melbourne?

Yes you can.  In order to reserve a space at Left Bank Melbourne we do require you to cater for all of your guests.  The minimum spends are outlined in our function & events packages which can be found here.  To secure the space we require a deposit and in some cases full payment prior to the event.

Do you have heating outside?

Yes we do.  We take pride in ensuring the comfort of all of our guests.

I would like to provide food for my guests but not drinks, can they buy their own at the bar?

At peak times we do require you to provide a minimum spend for both food and beverage for your function in order to secure the space.  This is to ensure we maximize allocation of space.  In some cases we can negotiate this and we recommend contacting us if you would like to discuss this further.

Can I bring my own decorations?

Yes you can as long as they are not offensive to other guests and do not cause greater than we would deem as normal cleaning requirements.

Can I book Left Bank Exclusively for my Event?

You can book Left Bank exclusively for your next function or event.  We cannot list costs involved as they depend on day, time and date.  For more information on costs please contact us.

I'm Just having a casual drink catch up but do not want to cater for everyone, can I still reserve a space?

Yes, it is our policy to reserve the premium spaces for groups that do cater for their guests however we are a very large venue and we will reserve you a space if we have one available.  We just can't guarantee which one it is.

Why do I have to select a reduced a la carte or sharing style menu for my dining group?

It is our policy to ensure smooth and efficient service to every customer at Left Bank Melbourne.  At peak times there is a large volume of food demanded from the kitchen not only from large bookings but smaller also. 

The co-ordination required to prepare large tables is tricky so in order to ensure quality in an adequate time frame a smaller selection of meals is required.  Left Bank offers a great deal of flexibility to all functions selecting set menus.

Why do I have to pay a "cakage" fee for my birthday cake?

At Left Bank we offer an array of quality desserts.  By providing a cake we effectively miss out on the opportunity to offer an entire course to all of your guests.  The charge is in order to provide storage, presentation, cutting and general handling of your cake.  This is also the case with cup cakes.

What if I Bring Cupcakes?

A valid question.  

As we still need to refrigerate, ensure they are not lost and prepare for your arrival we do charge a flat rate of $35 or $3.50pp (which ever is the lesser).

We do not allow guests to simply open the box at the table.  It is company policy that all food is plated within the venue.