Melbourne Cup Day
Monday, 6th October, 2014

Catch all the action of Melbourne Cup Day live at the Builders Arms Hotel.  Enjoy drinks and a counter meal in the Public Bar, or make a day of it in the Bistro with a $75 menu to share.




The Bowery Room – new event space!
Monday, 6th October, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that our new exclusive, upstairs event space, The Bowery Room,  is available from 1 November onwards.  The newly appointed room, which overlooks both Gore St and the courtyard, is flooded with natural light during the day and features beautiful wooden flooring and an open kitchen.  The flexible floor plan allows versatility for events from 20 to 90 guests for intimate dinner parties, cocktail celebrations, conferences and weddings.

For enquiries and bookings, contact Andrea on 03 9417 7700 or

Nourish – The Age Good Food Month
Monday, 6th October, 2014

Brilliant young winemakers James Erskine and Patrick Sullivan will make a mighty team with Andrew McConnell and Josh Murphy for a very special lunch as part of Good Food Month in November.  Aptly named ‘Nourish’, together they will present a selection of things that are not only very good to eat and drink, but promise to also make you feel very, very good.

Sunday 23 November / 12.30pm / $140 per person, including wine

Please call 03 9417 7700 for a reservation

Dinner Event with Matt Moran
Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014

We invite you to dinner at Moon Under Water on Thursday 30 September to celebrate Matt Moran’s new book, Matt’s Kitchen Garden Cookbook.


Inspired by the market garden at his Sydney restaurant Chiswick, as well as time spent visiting producers all around Australia for his TV series Paddock to Plate, Matt has put together a mouth-watering selection of recipes with his trademark deft touch and winning flavour combinations.


Dinner will be inspired by recipes from Matt’s new book, championing seasonal, local produce.


Of course, Matt will be on hand tell us about the menu and share stories about the beautiful people he’s discovered while filming Paddock to Plate.


This will be a beautiful, intimate dinner celebrating great Australian kitchen garden produce. Signed copies of Matt’s books will be available for sale on the night.


Tuesday 30 September

Moon Under Water

7:00pm, $95 per person including wine

Matts Kitchen Garden Cookbook
Live Music at the Pub
Friday, 8th August, 2014

After wonderful afternoons with Ramblin Van Walker & The Cracked Country Lips, live music continues Sunday afternoon in the Public Bar, 3-5pm.

September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26, November 9 & 23

Grand Final Day – Saturday 27 September
Tuesday, 29th July, 2014

Grand Final Day kicks off at 9am in the Bar & Bistro, with $2 pots from 1:30pm until first goal.


Moon Under Water and the Bar & Bistro will have the game playing live on big screen.  A menu to share will be on offer for reservations, $65 per person


To book, call 9417 7700.

Throughout September all finals matches will be played in the Public Bar.

Planning a party?
Wednesday, 4th June, 2014

Our gorgeous Private Dining Room is the perfect space to host your next special lunch or dinner.  Invite up to 18 guests and let us do all the hard work.  You can bring along some vinyl for the record player too.  For a larger group, Moon Under Water can be booked exclusively.  Contact Andrea for more information, 9417 7700.

Sixpenny at Moon Under Water
Wednesday, 4th June, 2014

As the date draws nearer, we’re increasingly excited that Dan Puskas from Sixpenny is joining the team at Moon Under Water to create a very special lunch event.

Sunday 27 July, 12.30pm $150 per person, menu and matched wines.

For reservations: phone 03 9417 7700 or email

July Sausage Festival
Thursday, 29th May, 2014

Once again we’re excited to be celebrating the mother of all sausage preparations, Choucroute Garnie.  For the first week of July we’ll dishing up, for both lunch and dinner,  grilled Lyonnaise sausage, roast rack of pork and house made mustard.

Beer Mimics Food – Wednesday 21 May
Monday, 12th May, 2014

After the success of last year’s Gentleman’s Ale, Andrew McConnell and Josh Murphy have teamed up with 4 Pines to create a very special brew for Good Beer Week.  The inspiration this year is XO sauce and on Wednesday 21 May the crew from 4 Pines will join Andrew and Josh in the front bar to launch, what’s sure to be, a delicious beer.  Come down and enjoy a pot with us.

HANDMADE – A Wine Party – Sunday 25 May
Sunday, 11th May, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of thrilling wine.
We’ve got some of the most exciting small producers in Australia today showing their wines along with a line-up of incredibly pure, delicious and nourishing wines from overseas.


There’ll be filter coffee by Single Origin Roasters all afternoon and the guys from Epic brewery in Auckland will tap a keg.  We’ll be serving house cured charcuterie and pickles along with food from the rotisserie, and Gus and Max will be playing very good records in the courtyard.
Entry $20, from 12.30pm until 4.30pm – wine tasting, beer, food, coffee


Shobbrook / Chapter Wines / Pat Sullivan / Mac Forbes / Lucy Margaux / Jauma / Tim Mayer / Si Vintners / Belinda Thomson / The Wanderer / Les Cailloux du Paradis / La Grange Tiphaine /  Jean Francois Ganevat / Mas Coutelou / Michel Guignier / Domaine Belluard / Panevino / Cantina Giardino / Equipo Navazos / Commando G / Suertes del Marques / Daniel Landi Viticultors / Guillot-Broux / Elodie Balme / Vouette et Sorbée / Dettori / Sebastian Riffault / Camillo Donati

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