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The Waiting Room

Melbourne's Most Sophisticated Hotel Lobby Bar.

Located at the heart of Crown Towers lobby, The Waiting Room is one of Melbourne's most sophisticated hotel lobby bars, inspired by great hotels around the world exuding opulence, comfort and style.

Step into a world designed around an early 1940's influence for a classic martini, a cocktail or choose from our range of premium champagne, wine and award winning array of craft beers. The Waiting Room is the perfect hideaway for an intimate evening or just to relax and feel at home in the comfort of our luxurious lounges whilst waiting for your next rendezvous.

Experience a new level of decadence with our re-invention of Afternoon Tea -  High Coffee

With five star service, a premium small dish menu to satisfy any pre or post dinner appetite and an impeccable weekend afternoon tea to suit, even the most regal of guests will be taken back by its elegance. The Waiting Room truly is the quintessential lobby lounge.

An urban and contemporary alternative to the traditional High Tea and Melbourne’s never-ending obsession with coffee, The Waiting Room’s new High Coffee offering includes a selection of decadent sweets, sorbet, scones, sandwiches and hot savouries.

Designed by Executive Pastry Chef Roberto Molleman to be enjoyed with Vittoria’s premium ‘Cinque Stella’ blend coffee or better yet – sample a special liqueur coffee or a signature coffee cocktail from The Waiting Room’s extensive drinks list.

View High Coffee Menu

Available daily from $55 per person. Bookings recommended. 

Contact details

  • Ph +61 3 9292 5777

Private events


  • Crown Towers lobby, Ground Floor

Opening hours

Weekdays 6.30am - late
Weekends 10.30am - late 

Free Live Entertainment

Sarah C Duo
24 July 2014, 5:30 PM
Carmen Hendricks Duo
25 July 2014, 5:30 PM
Raleigh Williams Duo
26 July 2014, 12:00 PM
Django Blue Duo
26 July 2014, 5:30 PM
Carmen Hendricks Duo
27 July 2014, 12:30 PM
Galliano Somavilla Solo
28 July 2014, 5:00 PM
Garth Ploog Solo
29 July 2014, 5:00 PM
Garth Ploog Solo
30 July 2014, 5:00 PM
Sarah C Duo
31 July 2014, 5:30 PM
Visit the free entertainment page to view the full event schedule