VenU restaurant open for lunch & dinner

13 May 2021 + more dates

Come visit our award-winning student-run VenU restaurant for lunch or dinner and enjoy seasonal dishes prepared by our apprentice chefs, and professional service from our hospitality and events students.

Wednesday à la carte lunch

Time: 12noon–2pm. Last service available at 1.30pm.
Dates: Wednesdays 24 February – 31 March 2021; 21 April – 23 June 2021(term days).
Menu: Ever-changing variety of dishes based around seasonal produce, priced from $5 to $10.

No bookings required

Wednesday à la carte lunch menu

Wednesday dinner

Time: From 5.30pm. Last booking available at 7pm.
Dates: Wednesdays 5 May – 23 June 2021 (term days).

Thank you for choosing VenU Restaurant. As this is a student-run training restaurant we take bookings for dinner service from 5.30pm with the last booking time available at 7pm.

Dinner services will be prepared and served by students. We appreciate your understanding that we will require all patrons to vacate the restaurant by 9.30pm.

Wednesday dinner menu

Thursday cafe day with Western Futures students

Time: 12–1pm.
Dates: Thursdays 25 February – 1 April 2021; 22 April – 24 June 2021 (term days).
Menu: Selection of burgers, fish & chips, vegetarian items, pizza of the day and freshly baked muffins.

Thursday cafe day lunch menu

Friday cafe lunch

Time: 12–1pm.
Dates: Fridays 23 April – 25 June 2021

Friday cafe lunch menu

About VenU

VenU is an industry-standard facility providing a simulated work environment for hospitality students to refine their skills under the guidance of our expert teachers. The licensed restaurant features:

  • a main dining room that seats 100 guests
  • a function space for 50 guests
  • à la carte, café and bistro dining
  • menus featuring seasonal and local produce
  • a selection of local wines and craft beers.

In the past, VenU has been awarded Best Training Restaurant at the Restaurant and Catering Victoria Excellence Awards.

Address: VenU Restaurant, Level 1, Building D, Footscray Nicholson Campus – Corner of Nicholson & Buckley Streets, Footscray

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