The European Hotel is a multi faceted modern dining destination like no other. Situated in the heart of St Kilda, the name ‘The European Hotel’ pays homage to the history of the building, being one of the first hotels in the region.
Dating back to 1854, the Hotel received its eponymous name by its original owner, a Frenchman by the name of Mr Alphonse Beauvais. Mr Beauvais opened a sense of Europe into St Kilda which was the vision for the site. The hotels history from the mid 1800’s to today has been colourful, diverse and checkered.
When new owner Mario Di Nardo discovered it was empty, he was immediately captivated and recognised its potential. Mario immediately envisioned a European revival, transforming this historical and beautiful space into four unique dining experiences. Renaming the hotel, The European Hotel anchored it back to its traditional roots as a venue steeped in European influence and style.
Mario’s vision was easilyexecuted: “To anchor the birth and tradition of this unique hotelinto The European Hotel, a majestic European inspired place to be a inclusive venue for all locals, and broader Melbourne, Australia and Overseas clientele.
The hotel celebrates the curation of culture from Italy and European cuisines, presenting an unmatched atmosphere through tradition and modern flavours that will excite all senses. The European Hotel redefines the expectations of world class Italian and European cuisine through its diverse and sophisticated dining experiences; Crudino’s, Rafael’s, The Melbourne Lounge and Privato.
The European Hotel also extends its offer in the 1854 Store, with a pick-up and online shopping cart of the hotels Australian and international wines, as well as various gourmet packaged products.
Our brand partnerships pay homage to the soul of the Hotel and were deservingly selected in being understanding to Europe - CUB, Pommery, San Pellegrino Mineral Water and Illy Cafe are importantly aligned to provide that European lasting impression for our guests, in what is and always will be delivered as, the best European destination in Melbourne.
The hotel offers patronswalk-ins, reservations, private dining, functions and tailor made requests. We look forward to hosting you.