The Moat

Basement, 176 Little Lonsdale Street,

Melbourne,

Victoria 3000

With its unique courtyard and the hefty, time-worn bluestone walls that support this iconic 19th Century building, The Moat establishes an atmosphere unlike any other. Boasting an interior designed by Christo Gillard, we pay homage to the nostalgia and intellect of the building whilst also catering to the whimsy and fantasy of the fiction housed above.

Our food and wine is curated with the utmost care and passion. We offer our customers a simple yet delicious menu and a considered drinks list.

Enjoy our wonderful Espresso Syndicate coffee and More teas — all Fairtrade and organic. There’s two rotating draft beers on tap and, to keep your thoughts rolling, a book exchange program.

We’re open and keen to welcome you from 8am ’til late from Monday to Friday, and 3pm ’til late on Saturdays.  Bookings are recommended for most nights.

Located underneath the Wheeler Centre, The Moat is the perfect place to begin or continue a great conversation.

Contact details

Basement, 176 Little Lonsdale Street,

Melbourne,

Victoria 3000

Phone(03) 9094 7820

Directions

The State Library of Victoria is accessible by Swanston Street trams.

Parking

Parking is available across the road at QV, or on street (metered).

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