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Cilantro Restaurant

Serving fresh and modern French cuisine

Come show your support for the future of Melbourne’s iconic hospitality industry by giving trainee chefs and wait staff the experience they need to forge careers locally and beyond.

Cilantro is the student training restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu’s Moorabbin campus (an Holmesglen TAFE) and we have number of functions, buffets and special events throughout the year. Cilantro also has a fully licensed bar with an impressive selection of affordable wines and other beverages.

The vast majority of the Restaurant Services are à la carte services, where you can order from our delicious and regularly changing menus. This allows our students to practice and perfect their food and beverage service skills, as well as give our guests a good selection of menu items to choose from.

Taking orders, answering your questions, up-selling and the interaction with actual customers is what makes the experience so real and rewarding.  We welcome you and your friends to serve throughout the year, from entrée through to dessert, so our students can improve and achieve their goals of becoming the hospitality professionals of the future.

  • Capacity: Cilantro has a seated capacity of up to 55 guests
  • Car Parking: Pay & Display tickets at $6.00 flat rate per day
  • Children’s Meals: Children's meals are available on request for $15pp and include a main meal and dessert
  • Dietary Requirements: We can accommodate most dietary requirements. Please discuss with us when you make a booking
  • Location & Access: Cilantro is located at the rear entrance of Building 4 at our Moorabbin campus (488 South Road), down the driveway and past the roundabout. It is also wheelchair accessible
  • Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/sJRGkLt2URT2
  • Download the brochure

Cilantro Opening Times

Cilantro is open between the following dates:

  • Term 2: From 1 May to 26 June
  • Term 3: From 17 July to 18 September
  • Term 4: From 9 October to 6 December

Restaurant Services – à la carte

  • Lunch: Monday to Thursday - Arrival between 12pm-12.45pm - From $30 - $35pp
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday - Arrival between 6.00pm-6.45pm - From $30 - $35pp


    Le Cordon Bleu Restaurant Services – à la carte

    4 Course Lunch & Dinner, Wednesday & Thursday during term times.
    Menus are created and presented by Le Cordon Bleu Diplôme de Cuisine students, in their Superior stage (final stage) of their programmes. Featured menu items pay homage to traditional French cuisine.
    Download the sample menu

    • Wednesday Lunch & Dinner:
      • May 22, 29
      • June 5,12, 19
      • August 14, 21, 28
      • September 4, 11
      • October 30
      • November 6, 13, 20, 27
    • Thursday Lunch & Dinner:
      • May 23, 30
      • June 6, 13, 20
      • August 15, 22, 29
      • September 5, 12
      • October 31
      • November 7, 14, 21, 28

    Special Events

    Le Cordon Bleu Buffet Lunches & Dinners

    The Le Cordon Bleu Certificate IV students are preparing a mouth-watering buffet as part of their cuisine course. Come along and enjoy the delicious selection of items both hot and cold; savoury and sweet.

    • Buffet Lunches: Friday June 7, 14
    • Time: 12.30pm arrival
    • Cost: $35pp
    • Buffet Dinners: Friday:
      • June 7, 14
      • August 23
      • September 6
      • November 15, 22
    • Time: 6.30pm arrival
    • Cost: $45pp

    Pâtisserie Degustation Dinners

    The Patisserie Chocolate Dinner is a chance for our extremely talented patisserie students to try something a bit different. They will be putting their skills to the test creating a six-course dinner with matched wines and beverages. There will be some savoury entrées, a main course, with their speciality being delectable sweet sensations to follow. You will be amazed at how different and delicious each course can be.

    • Dates: Friday:
      • March 8
      • May 31
      • August 16
      • November 8
    • Time: 6.30pm
    • Cost: $70pp (includes matched wines & beverages)

    Le Cordon Bleu Degustation Dinners

    The Le Cordon Bleu Certificate IV students are also creating a six course Degustation Dinner with matched fine wines as part of their assessment. These menus are exciting and modern as well as showcasing a French flair. You will be amazed at the diverse and eclectic selections on offer. These Dinner’s are not to be missed and each one offers a unique menu each time.

    • Cuisine degustation Dinners: Friday:
      • May 24
      • September 13
    • Time: 6.30pm arrival
    • Cost: $80pp (includes matched wines & beverages)
    • Wine Appreciation Dinners: Friday:
      • June 2
      • November 29
    • Time: 6.30pm arrival
    • Cost: $80pp

    Le Cordon Bleu High Tea Lunch

    Melbourne meets Paris for a traditional afternoon tea delight. You will feast on a variety of sandwiches, scones, crêpe suzette, French pâtisseries, mousses & chocolates, accompanied by tea & filter coffee. Book soon as these sessions are extremely limited.

    • Dates: Wednesday:
      • June 5, 12
      • August 28
      • September 4
      • November 13, 20
    • Time: 1.30pm
    • Cost: $30pp


    As Cilantro is a student’s training restaurant, we prefer if you can book in early to avoid disappointment.
    However, please feel free to call up at short notice to check on any last minute availability as well. (A credit card number is required for all bookings larger than 16 people. All Cilantro special events are to pre-paid in full 20 days prior to the event).

    Functions & Events

    Call our Restaurants & Events Coordinator to discuss organising your next function or event at Cilantro.

    • Group bookings: Lunch, dinner & special events
    • Functions & food & beverage packages: Seated capacity of 50 guests
    • Corporate events: AV Equipment can be provided