Website group page – Q&A and terms

Let us organise your next event in Melba Restaurant. Whether it’s a birthday, family reunion or a special interest group or family gathering.

We have an expert group booker on hand with over ten year’s experience, Dragana Lakic. Dragana is the Food and Beverage Group coordinator and she will be able to assist you the whole way through the booking process and answer any questions you may have


Melba Restaurant:
We can guarantee you will be seated on one table as long as your numbers are 16 people or less.
Should your group be over 16, we can guarantee you will be on large tables right next to each other with no other group in between.

Aria Bar and Lounge:
Aria is made up of smaller lounge tables, you may be seated over a few smaller tables next to one another.
The smallest group table size may be made up of 6 guests or less.
The largest group we could accommodate in Aria Lounge would be 25 at the most.

As Melba Restaurant and Aria Bar and Lounge are not a private function room we are unable to guarantee table location.

Credit Card Payments
Our Rate is inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Credit card payments incur a merchant service fee in addition to the total amount payable as follows:
MasterCard, Visa and American Express 1.2% (Inc GST)
China Union Pay 1.75% (Inc GST)
Diners Club, JCB and Discover 3% (Inc GST)
Payments by cash or EFTPOS do not attract a merchant fee.


Melba Restaurant
Dine for lunch Monday - Friday and receive exclusive valet parking.
Our doorman will be delighted to greet you upon arrival at the front entrance of the hotel and take care of your car between 12pm until 4pm

Aria Bar and Lounge
Dine for High Tea Monday - Friday and receive exclusive valet parking.
Our doorman will be delighted to greet you upon arrival at the front entrance of the hotel and take care of your car between 10am until 5pm
$19 per car *
* Full rate of $64 applies after 4.30pm and on public holidays. Please pay valet parking cost with your dining bill.
You do not need to prebook valet parking, simply pull up at the front door

Public Car Parking
There are two public car parks close to the hotel.
Please take a moment to review their rates.

Eureka Car Park
70 City Road, Southbank

Southgate Car Park
Entry via Southgate Ave or City Road

The buffet menu changes daily however food items are labelled accordingly.
Should the diner require further assistance please let your waiter know on the day and the chef in charge can escort around the buffet.
Whilst every effort is made to accommodate dietary requests, guests are advised that no guarantees as to the absence of any ingredient can be made. 
We cannot guarantee completely allergy-free meals from the open kitchen/buffet. This due to the potential of trace allergens in the buffet environment and supplied ingredients.

Aria Bar and Lounge:
Please note we can accommodate gluten free, dairy free or fructose high teas stands if the guest has only ONE of these requirements.
We can also accommodate vegetarian and guests with traces of nuts (not anaphylaxis).
Please inform us upon booking including guest/s name.

The chefs are delighted to assist with dietary selections on the day, please confirm the diner’s name upon booking?

Please confirm upon booking if there would be any high chairs that you would require on the day.

Should you wish to bring in your own special occasion cake please find attached our information sheet.
In line with HACCP program please advise us if you prefer to bring your own birthday cake in by returning the attached form.

We do not recommend table decorations or centre pieces as the tables are quite full once all the place settings are down so there is not much room to play with.
If you desire decorations or centre pieces we encourage you to bring along small or short arrangements that do not hinder people’s views and space.
Please note, we do not take responsibility to arrange to place these on your tables, please ensure you arrange someone to do this for you just prior to the function.

If you would like to arrange one of these beverage packages please let me know 72 hours prior to the booking date.

To accompany our grazing buffet Melba Restaurant offers an extensive beverage list.
Peruse the menu for your favourites or ask one of our trained Sommeliers to assist in matching the perfect beverage to your meal.
Click here to view the Melba Restaurant wine list.

For small dinner celebrations of up to 9 guests enjoy free flowing Australian beers, red, white and sparkling wines selected by Sommeliers to specifically match the buffet on the day.
$39 per adult for 2.5 hours. Only valid when all adults participate in beverage package.

For celebrations of 10 guests or more, Melba provides the options of pre-selecting from a range of speciality beverage packages.
Only valid when all adults participate in beverage package.
Click here to view Melba Restaurant beverage packages

For group bookings of 10 or more we require a deposit to secure your booking
Deposits are $10 per seat and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Deposit Payment Methods:
Credit card
By phoning us on 1800 641 107 with your credit card handy.

Cash payments can be made at Flavours of Langham located on the Podium Level at The Langham, Melbourne.
Hours Monday – Saturday 9am – 7.30pm & Sunday 9am – 6.30pm

We do offer group discounts at particular times of the year.

Book a group for lunch or dinner Monday - Friday and one adult dines free for every eight full paying adults. 
Click here to see available dates and details

Book a group for lunch or dinner Saturday or Sunday and one adult dines free for every ten full paying adults.
Click here to see available dates and details

*Discount applies to food only and when all adults dine from the buffet.

Application for permission to use The Langham, Melbourne for photography.
Please note that all photography is subject to availability and approval by the Marketing Department at the hotel. Please complete and return this form to our Weddings and Special Events Team.
It is the responsibility of the photographer and/or the grroup to present an approved form to the Concierge desk on lobby level on the day of the photo shoot.

Book at Melba Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet.
Book at Aria Bar & Lounge for afternoon tea, children’s high tea, drinks and cocktails.

Please note for all special event reservations, including Christmas Eve Dinner (Melba) and Christmas Day (Aria Bar & Lounge and Melba), full payment is required within 48-hours upon booking. Booking will not be accepted without full payment. Payment is not transferable and non-refundable. For all bookings, excluding special events reservations, your table will be held for 15-minutes from the time of your booking. Please let us know if you are unable to make it by calling us at 1800 641 107.