VenU restaurant reopens for lunch & dinner

27 October 2021 - 10 December 2021

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.


The menu will alternate each week and is subject to availability of seasonal ingredients.

Current specials

2 for 1 deal

Opening hours

Wednesday lunch

Time: From 12pm. 
Dates: Wednesday 27 October & 10 November – 8 December 2021.

Wednesday dinner

Time: From 5.30pm. 
Dates: Wednesday 27 October & 10 November – 8 December 2021.

Thursday lunch

Time: From 12pm. 
Dates: Thursday 28 October & 11 November – 9 December 2021. 

Friday lunch

Time: From 12pm. 
Dates: Friday 29 October & 12 November – 10 December 2021. 

Make a booking

You can make a booking via OpenTable

Please note

As per government requirements, all staff, students and visitors must be fully vaccinated to attend campus, including VenU. Diners are required to check-in the with the QR code and show proof of vaccination.

A maximum of 20 diners will be allowed from Friday 22 October. Capacity will increase to 50 diners once 80% full vaccination is reached. 

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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