Just one floor above the iconic Cumulus Inc. is Cumulus Up, an exclusive retreat away from the hum of the busy Flinders Lane all day eating house and bar.
By night, Cumulus Up is a wine bar welcoming wine aficionados and those that like to pop in for drinks and snacks before a show, as well as those that preferring to settle in for the evening, working their way through the modest yet sharp menu.
By day, Cumulus Up is a dedicated private dining space, welcoming exclusive events for both breakfast and lunch.
European in atmosphere, Cumulus Up balances edgy luxe and familiar classic to stunning effect. An intimate room with a sophisticated aesthetic, the interior is warm and elegant, featuring parquet timber floors and marble accents. Cumulus Up is flooded with natural light from north facing windows during the day and features multi-coloured jelly ‘pill’ lights that add a playful glow to the surrounds.
Menus are designed by acclaimed chef Andrew McConnell and are a reflection of the seasons, showcasing quality Victorian produce presented simply throughout individually plated set menus or generous share style spreads.
Breakfast events include a dedicated barista to ensure guests can begin their day right, with Single Origin coffee made to order, just the way they like it.
House smoked trout with crème fraîche on rye waffle or colourful heirloom tomatoes with house-made stracciatella feature alongside menu favourites such as baked madelinines filled with lemon curd or a smoky bacon bap smeared with gentleman’s relish.
Seated lunch events offer grilled seafood, charcuterie and flavoursome salads & comestibles served as a prelude to slow roasted lamb shoulder, dry aged beef or delicious locally line caught fish as main courses. Stand up celebrations and networking events will see the signature duck and fois gras waffles rove around the room alongside smoked brisket on potato crisp with horseradish or a petit Comté and leek tart. Canapés on arrival, freshly shucked oysters or cheese & charcuterie tables are just some of the added elements that can enhance the overall offering of the event.
The pride and joy at Cumulus Up. is the temperature controlled cellar housing a considered and eclectic selection of wine including an extensive range from both the New and the Old Worlds.
Curated beverage packages have been put together with the flavours of the menu at top of mind, offering a set price per person package that is served for the duration of the event.
For those that prefer a bespoke selection, the experienced wine team is available to tailor an offering with wines chosen from the comprehensive cellar list.
Simple audio-visual requirements such as a projector and screen or a corner LCD monitor work perfectly in the space or for more elaborate set-ups, professional and experienced AV experts, Select AV, will be happy to provide customised quotes and solutions for any style of event.
Local boutique florist Flowers Vasette can further transform the space by adding simple vases filled with seasonal flowers and foliage as well as elaborate and elegant floral installations.
A flexible private room with a restaurant feel, Cumulus Up is the ideal space for special celebrations, presentations and product launches as well as board meetings, networking events and corporate gatherings.
With a team of experienced event professionals to fully coordinate and collaborate with you during the entire process, and a venue that is truly ‘Melbourne’, an event by Cumulus Up. will surely be one that makes for a memorable occasion.
Seated capacity – 50 guests over 3 x long tables
One long table – 20 guests
Two long tables – 30 guests
Stand up – 70 guests