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The Waiting Room

Melbourne's most sophisticated hotel lobby bar.

Located in the heart of the Crown Towers lobby, The Waiting Room is one of Melbourne's most sophisticated hotel lobby bars, exuding opulence, comfort and style.

Step into a world inspired by 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 a place to relax and feel at home in the comfort of our luxurious lounges whilst waiting for your next rendezvous.


Don't miss your chance to sample some delectable Cuban tapas like the irresistible Cuban Pulled Pork Sliders for $6. If cocktails are more your style, perhaps try the deconstructed Neuvo Mojito with lime sorbet and mint-infused rum for $19? Or combine the two for an irresistible fusion of Cuban flavours! Available daily until 14 September*

Click here to view Cuban menu 


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 that honours 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.

Click here to view High Coffee Menu

Available daily from $55 per person. Bookings recommended.


Sip your Belvedere cocktail on arrival and allow yourself to be captivated by all the 1940s glamour of Boardwalk Empire as The Waiting Room is transformed into a place of mystery and intrigue. Toast the dawn of the New Year with friends as we entertain you with the funky sounds of our DJ, live jazz band and roving entertainers.

Your exclusive ticket includes a food and beverage package, with a complimentary first pour spirit, then canapés from 8pm until 12:15am, and premium beers, wine, and sparkling all night.

Tickets for the event are $250 per person, and can be purchased with cash or credit card at the venue.

*Offer is available from selected menu between 18 August and 14 September 2014. Offer excludes public holidays and is subject to availability. Crown practises responsible service of alcohol. ^Crown practises responsible serving of alcohol. Patrons must be over 18 and not prohibited from entering the Casino or the Crown Entertainment Complex for any reason

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

Carmen Hendricks Duo
29 August 2014, 5:30 PM
Lisa Crawley Duo
30 August 2014, 12:30 PM
Django Blue Duo
30 August 2014, 5:30 PM
Visit the free entertainment page to view the full event schedule
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