The Toff in Town is a Thai restaurant, cocktail bar, live gig venue, nightclub and function space hidden on level 2 of Curtin House.

What’s the difference between the Carriage and Stage side?

The Toff is split into two rooms.  The Carriage is where you will find the main restaurant and cocktail bar. The carriage booths can be booked for dining and/or drinks. We also have intimate tables for 2.  You can choose from a the full Thai restaurant menu if you are joining us for dinner or the Thai inspired bar menu is available for those just looking for a snack to sustain them through a long night of socialising.

The Stage speaks for itself.  With one of Melbourne’s best acoustic spaces, the stage is where our diverse range of live gigs happen.  When it gets really late the Stage room turns into a nightclub where you can dance the night away with our resident and guest DJs.  See our website for details of what’s on when.

The Stage room can also be booked for private functions – it is especially popular for birthday parties.  As well as a great sound system, dance floor and bar, the room has two balconies for your guests to get some fresh air and access to The Toff’s outdoor courtyard.

Do I need to make a booking?

Our booths are very popular, so if you’d like to make sure you get one please give us a call to book one in or book online from our website.  Otherwise just come on in – we have plenty of room at the bar or on tables. 

HINT: if you are a couple (2) and wanting a booth – book online for 3 people as that will let you know if a booth is available.  And just in the notes write that it’s just for two of you.

Is your venue family/child friendly?

The Toff is an 18+ venue.

The only exception is when minors dine in the restaurant with a parent or guardian before 11pm.

What time does the kitchen close?

Late.  It closes really late.  So we are the perfect destination for an after theatre dinner or a late night snack. On Thursday Friday and Saturday nights the kitchen is serving until 3am.

What time do you close?

Late every night and over the weekend (Thursday/Friday/Saturday) we are open until 5am so you can keep socialising or dancing the night away.

Do you have a guest list for late night entry?

If you are looking for a destination for after an event you can make a booking by giving us a call.

How do I ask about lost a property item?

Send us an email to info@thetoffintown.com as soon as you can. You can also call during business hours.  Our office hours are 10am-6pm Monday to Friday, 12pm-5pm on Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sunday.  Pick up is ideally arranged during office hours.

Can I take my underage child to a live gig?

The Toff is an 18+ venue and does not allow minors into live gigs.  There are no exceptions.

Do you have a smokers area?

Both the balconies at the front of the venue and the courtyard at the back are available for smoking. 

I can only book for 6 people online – how do I book for more people?

Give us a call!  Send us an email!  03 9639 8770 or info@thetoffintown.com.  We’d love to have a chat.

How many people fit into a booth?

6-8 people fit comfortably in a booth for dinner depending on how big your friends are.  We have a couple of booths where a couple of stools can be added to the outside to make more room.  

If you are just wanting to have drinks we can make a few thing work for up to 25 people and if you are wanting to have an informal party we can make up to 50 work.

Give us a call to have a chat.

What's the maximum number of people I can book for?

For a sit down banquet style dinner we have room for up to 16 people.

We can cater for up to 50 guests with a stand up canapé menu.

If you are booking for just a drinks group – give us a call to discuss availability. We are pretty flexible.

For larger private function groups see the Function questions section below.

Do you cater for people with special dietary needs?

Yes!  We have vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, nut free, dairy free and FODMAP friendly options.  We can take care of any allergy or intolerance you have.

I don’t want a banquet - do I have to have a banquet?

We are happy to work with you if you have a large group and some specific requests. 

Can I have a banquet with less than 10 people?

We think sharing is the best way to enjoy our menu and your host will be able to help you find all the right options to suit your group size and tastes.

Do you have sitting times?

Our bookings are generally for 2 hours. However, at the discretion of our staff on the night, we can extend your booking time if the booth has not been rebooked.  If you call to make a booking, our reservation staff will be able to advise if an extended booking is available.

Can I have a table longer than 2 hours?

Give us a call to book and we will do all we can for you. 

Can I book just for drinks?

Yes!   Call us or book online.

What time should I ring to talk to someone about a reservation?

 Our office hours are 10am-6pm Monday to Friday, 12pm-5pm on Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sunday.  You can always book online at www.thetoffintown.com for groups of up to 6.  For larger groups please give us a call or email us at info@thetoffintown.com

Are you wheelchair accessible?

Yes.  There is a lift from the ground floor to level 2. 

Could I please book a quiet table?

We are a busy and vibrant venue that encourages people to enjoy themselves.  We also love filling our beautiful space with music to suit the atmosphere at that time. The best place to have a private conversation is in a loud crowded room because no one else will hear you. 

Do you do gift vouchers?

Yes we do!  They last for 12 months and are redeemable in the restaurant or the bar for food and/or drinks. You can purchase them in person, over the phone or via email.  We can email or post the voucher to you or directly to the lucky recipient.

Are you open on public holidays?

The Toff is only shut two days a year.  Christmas Day and New Years Day.  All other days of the year it’s business as usual.

Can I book a table on your Rooftop?

The Rooftop Bar (Level 7) is a completely separate business to The Toff (Level 2). Please refer to their website at www.rooftopbar.co, email info@rooftopbar.co or call 03 9654 5394 to ask.  However, if you go to their FAQ page you’ll find they are a strictly walk-in only venue.

What drinks packages do you offer?

We don’t offer drinks packages for bar bookings.  We can however, set you up a tab (where you can decide what drinks are put on it) and keep you updated throughout your visit. For private Functions please see below.

I’m having a hen’s, bucks or birthday party – what do you offer?

We have several options depending on the size of your group, what time you want to come in and whether it’s just for drinks or you’d like to eat as well.  Give us a call or send us an email and we will be more than pleased to let you know what we can do for you.  We love parties.

I’ve booked tickets to a gig, can I book a table?

All our gigs are general admission.  Depending on the gig, there may be limited seating, which is utilised on a first come, first served basis.  The best way to secure a seat is to be at the venue for when the doors open which is usually the advertised time.  Please contact us for specific run times for the night as they vary.

How do I buy tickets to a gig?

If you follow the link on our website www.thetoffintown.com/gigs to the gig you are after it will take you to the Moshtix website to purchase tickets.  Tickets are usually available online until 2 hours before doors open.  

Tickets can be purchased on the night from 30 minutes before doors open if they are not sold out.

Can I order food from the restaurant during a gig?

For cabaret style gigs you are more than welcome to order from our bar menu and eat during the show.  For other gigs, you can make a booking in our restaurant and enjoy a meal and drinks before or after you head Stage side. Call us about the show you are attending and we can advise.

I would like to perform at The Toff – how do I do that?

Please send an email to info@thetoffintown.com telling us about your show. Please include links to your social media and as much information about what you are doing/want to do as possible and which dates you are interested in.  Your email will be forwarded onto our booking team who will get in contact with you. 

What capacity does your venue hold for gigs?

Capacity varies depending on how you want the room set up.  Please email info@thetoffintown.com and we will be able to send you a gig info sheet and the tech specs for our venue.


The Toff has two very different function spaces.

Our Stage room is available for private functions that include sit down dinners, stand up canapé style celebrations, business meetings, corporate brand launches and private shows.

The Stage has a beautiful bar, balconies overlooking Swanston Street, full DJ or live band set up, a dance floor and flexibility in how the room is used.

Please email us at functions@thetoffintown.com and we will send you our functions packages information. 

For more informal parties our Carriage side can offer some great options.  For small groups a booth can be booked. Larger groups can be booked across multiple booths next to our Sidebar to allow for extra room and stand up mingling space.  For groups over 25 we can also offer the whole back section of the venue (with a couple of booths).  Please call us to discuss your event to see how we can help create a great night for you on 03 9369 8770 or email info@thetoffintown.com.au.