No longer a hidden dining secret

The City View Bistro provides sweeping views of The Meadows' racetrack and the Melbourne city skyline. (Supplied)

Everyone knows the best eateries are the ones that are hard to find. The ‘City View Bistro’ falls into this category.

Located in the elegant Temlee Dining Room at ‘The Meadows’ racetrack in Broadmeadows, it’s only open on Saturday nights for dinner, and table reservations are a must, adding to its mystic. Yet those who make the effort to reserve a table, (which becomes yours for the entire evening) are splendidly rewarded.

The bistro’s dining room location offers sensational elevated views of the racetrack, as well as the Melbourne city skyline, hence its name .It’s lower terrace tables offer the best views and are perfect for couples and doubles.

The beverage and food menus are very reasonably priced; mains start at just $22 (senior’s meals are only $17.50 and children’s meals are FREE* in June and July). Glasses of wine start from just $7.

Yet it’s the quality of the reimagined bistro dishes and hospitality that has most people posting five-star Google Reviews, like Cathy.

“A really enjoyable experience! The food was without fault, fresh and delicious! The hospitality managers enthusiasm for his job and the attention he paid his patrons was both impressive and very welcoming! Very impressive and adventurous desserts too!”

Nights in the bistro also revolve around world-class greyhound racing action, should you wish to engage. Some patrons simply come to dine. A high energy 12-race card provides a unique night of entertainment and adds to the experience.

The City View Bistro can also cater for larger groups on Saturday race nights. The dining room has a pair of private side rooms, perfect for hosting events and functions. Food and beverage two- and-three-course dining and cocktail packages are available.

If you’re looking for a place to take the family or a partner out for dinner or want to arrange a fun catch up with friends, then the City View Bistro is a great and affordable option for all.

Visit or call 9355 5222 to make a reservation.

*FREE kids meal only available with a main meal purchase.