News @ Utopia

News @ Utopia

Utopia Melbourne Cup Lunch

When?   Tuesday 4 November, from 11.30am
Where?  Utopia @ Waterfall Gully
Price?    Tickets $85pp (or book a table of 10 for $800)
Dress?  Race-day glam!

Tickets include champagne cocktails and canapés on arrival, a sumptuous 3-course meal, four hours of boutique beer and wines, live racing action, best-dressed prizes, silent auctions and plenty of race-day fun!

To book your tickets, please call Utopia @ Waterfall Gully on 8379 2488, or email us at

 Click here to view the event poster and full menu…

A fresh facelift for Utopia’s old chalet

After almost a year of working with specialist architects, planning with heritage experts and securing both council and Government approvals, we are thrilled to announce that Utopia’s beloved old chalet will be undergoing a much needed restoration and gorgeous renovation in July this year.

Work will begin in mid-July to enclose Utopia’s current front terrace into the main dining room, making our already gorgeous restaurant even more spectacular. In effect, we will be moving the existing front doors and windows forward, creating a more open, usable and spacious ‘indoor/outdoor’ feel all year round while still retaining all of the chalet’s cosy charm and unique heritage features.

Utopia’s beautiful heritage features such as lead lighting, rich parquetry flooring, soaring art nouveau ceilings, exposed stonework and crystal chandeliers will be carefully restored and retained. The entire main dining room will enjoy a fresh coat of paint, while the newly enclosed frontage will boast luxurious spotted gum flooring, a comfy ‘coffee bar’ and bi-fold glass windows and walls – allowing us to open the building right up to bring our beautiful gully gardens ‘inside’. The new front windows and entrance doors will also create a neat, clean and beautiful facade for the chalet.

Our refreshed dining room will include a fold-away glass wall to divide the space into two areas and create privacy, allowing us to continue hosting small and exclusive events in the main restaurant as well as romantic wedding ceremonies in the area formerly used as the terrace. The ten outdoor umbrella tables along the front and side of Utopia will be slightly adjusted to allow for more mingling and moving space, perfect for both daytime al fresco dining as well as pre-dinner drinks and canapés for our evening events.

As part of the improvements, our kitchen team will be spoiled with a host of much-needed new equipment, while the kiosk is also being re-fitted to feature a brand new fresh juice and smoothie bar.

To allow the changes to take place as quickly and smoothly as possible, Utopia will be closed for renovations from Tuesday the 15th of July until Friday the 1st of August. Thanks to careful scheduling, these closures and changes will not affect our existing wedding, event or meal bookings in any way.

To find out more about the exciting changed planned at Utopia, please feel free to contact our owners Kelly or Justin on 8379 2488, or email Otherwise keep an eye on our website and Facebook page to see progress photos…and pop in soon to enjoy the chalet’s spectacular makeover!


Mother’s Day @ Utopia

* Breaky and Lunch SOLD OUT! *
Sunday 11 May 2014

Join us this Mother’s Day for either our Beautiful Breakfast or Luscious Lunch, and treat your mum to so much more than just a magnificent meal!

Take in the heritage features and sparkling chandeliers of our gorgeous old chalet, enjoy views over the lush conservation park and let our award-winning team spoil you rotten with a menu you will remember for years to come. A visit to Utopia is more than just a meal, it’s creating a beautiful memory.

Download the detailed Mother’s Day @ Utopia menu below, and book your table by calling 8379 2488 between 9am and 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday. This event usually books out several weeks in advance, so be quick to lock in your little slice of Mother’s Day heaven!

 Click here to download the Mother's Day menu

Wines by the Waterfall

Featuring Swire and Noble Estates

Join us for the next Utopia gourmet degustation wine dinner, featuring a spectacular six-course menu created by Utopia’s multi award-winning kitchen team, matched perfectly with stunning wines from proud SA winemakers Swire & Noble Estates.

Hear from Utopia’s Owner and Executive Chef Justin Markos and the team from Swire & Noble about the science behind creating delicious dishes, brilliant blends and perfect food and wine pairings. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase Swire & Noble wines at exclusive, lower-than-cellar-door prices.

When? Saturday, 12 April 2014
Where? Utopia @ Waterfall Gully
170 Waterfall Gully Road, Waterfall Gully
Time? 6.30pm onwards
Price? $89pp* - includes a six-course degustation dinner, with each course perfectly matched with magnificent wines from Swire & Noble Estates

Our wine dinners usually sell out in days, so lock in your table today!
Guests will be seated on round tables of up to 11 – smaller groups will be combined. To book, call the Utopia team on (08) 8379 2488 or email Please note that full payment is required upon booking (via cash, credit card or direct bank deposit).

 Click here to see the full event flyer.