The Society Social

The Society SocialThe Society Social

Indulge in an extended luncheon beneath the renowned chandelier of Society's elegant setting, where impeccable tableside service and Melbourne's most splendid dessert cart await your pleasure.

Whether you're a Society aficionado or a newcomer to restaurateur Chris Lucas' lavish establishment, a weekend lunch at Society is an experience not to be missed. Every Friday through Sunday afternoon, the upscale restaurant hosts the Society Social, an extravagant multi-course feast featuring a generous array of savory dishes, culminating in the grand finale of a dessert cart that promises to dazzle.

This culinary journey was inspired by Lucas' recent escapades in the gastronomic capitals of Paris and New York, cities known for their opulent dining rooms and where lunch is a revered social event. Anticipate a fine dining experience here, but one that maintains a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere, all without the hefty price tag (only $77 per person for two courses or $99 for a third).

Your journey begins with artisanal housemade bread and butter, accompanied by a vibrant selection of market-fresh crudit© sourced daily from local farms. You can savor a crisp radish slice dipped in taramasalata or a tree-like cauliflower bud adorned with smoked eggplant or crème fraiche. Enjoy this luxurious medley of textures and flavors before easing into your meal with one of Society's signature cocktails or perhaps a bottle of Champagne to elongate your leisurely afternoon.

Should you desire a different libation, simply consult with the Beverage Director, Loic Avril, or one of the skilled sommeliers, who will guide you through Society's impressive 10,000-bottle cellar. A parade of Society's beloved snack classics follows, ranging from lobster and leek croquettes with a fresh herb emulsion to foie gras parfait tarts and parmesan cream-filled Comt© doughnuts - a sumptuous and satisfying start to your afternoon.

The main courses at Society truly shine, thoughtfully curated to showcase the best offerings from Lucas' culinary repertoire. Each server has their personal favorite, so if you seek recommendations, be prepared for a delightful debate of delicious opinions. Seafood enthusiasts might be tempted by the grilled Murray cod with sugar loaf cabbage and desert lime beurre blanc. Alternatively, the impossibly tender heritage chicken breast with celeriac, walnut, and chestnut mushrooms, or the silken cavatelli with squash blossom, pumpkin, and hazelnut, offer equally enticing options. A mustard-dressed salad for sharing is the customary table accompaniment, but you're also presented with optional sides, such as confit potato fondants or butter-wilted Malabar spinach with zesty capers. Dietary preferences and restrictions are thoughtfully accommodated.

Now, the question that tantalizes every sweet tooth: what awaits for dessert? In short, an abundance of delights. A customized multi-level dessert cart is laden with breathtaking cakes, pastries, macarons, and tarts, accompanied by a tower of freshly whipped Chantilly cream and plump, fresh berries. You're encouraged to curate your own dessert plate, which will then be expertly prepared and served by white-gloved waitstaff at your table. It's a luxurious touch that distinguishes Society as a premier lunchtime destination, setting it apart from others of similar caliber in the city.

The Society Social is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from midday in the Society Dining Room.


❊ Official Tickets


Book Online Here

❊ When ❊


Happens: Friday, Saturday, Sunday



❊ Where ❊


Society | Restaurant View Venue
80 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3000 Map
Society | Restaurant℅ Naarm
80 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000, Victoria✆ Venue: 03 8618 8900 | Event: 03 8618 8900





❊ Web Links ❊

The Society Social


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