Life's Too Short Bar

3 recent ratings
$$ • Wine Bar
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cider, Dessert
Safety Rating
3 ratings

As rated by the community

Tribeca Arcade
Shop 2/412 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
From the owner

98+% gluten-free and coeliac-safe menu crafted by artisan chefs with weekly changing specials

On safety—There are only two items on our menu that are not coeliac-safe, and these items are quarantined during storage and preparation to avoid any possibility of contamination. As we cook from scratch, we know every ingredient and can often amend dishes to accommodate virtually any dietary requirement.

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Asymptomatic Celiac

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I was wanting a "Melbourne" experience, and it delivered. The atmosphere is moody and intimate, the conversation lively, the wine tasting was great fun, and the rhubarb crumble was to to-die-for (and I do not say that lightly!). Many vegiac options to choose from and I believe they truly understand dietary restrictions from having lived them.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Sigrid was very helpful with catering to our needs, my wife is coeliac, Low FODMAP, GF, DF, no onion and no garlic. We both had the salmon, my wife a varied chef’s salad and I the Norwegian. Both very tasty. The entree prawns were amazing, and the Rhubarb and coconut pudding was divine. The wines were fab!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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So good! Chef/owner is coeliac so totally understands the requirements. Food has always been so delicious, my non-celiav husband e jots this place as much as I do. Service is real friendly and welcoming, the venues small and intimate, changing artwork on the walls keeps it interesting. Wheelchair accessible gives a big tick too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Wine Bar
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


Life’s Too Short is Melbourne's most romantic hidden gem tucked away in the 160yo bluestone cellars of the old Victoria Brewery. Fine back-vintage wines & bespoke cocktails with an artisan kitchen open until 11pm nightly (often later) for late-night dining. 1am license.

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Best Espresso Martini royales in Melbourne!
Salmon & Dill Croquettes with Hollandaise - New fillings designed weekly
Baked Meatball Gnocchi with Fior di Latte and Pecorino
Wild Flower and 48+ other AMAZING cocktails!
Tartlet Duro with Salad - Fillings change weekly
Norwegian Salmon Rosti with Hollandaise and Salad
Baked Brie with Truffles and House Sourdough (GF)
Prawns with Fire Roasted Peppers
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More Reviews


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First up a confession - I'm the Owner and Chef, but I'm also gluten-free myself, so I completely understand both gf and coeliac (and pretty much any dietary requirement). The majority of our food menu is gluten free, as are all our wines, cocktails and ciders.(we've not found a good gf beer yet). We're super careful about cross-contamination and we have really delicious food (and lots of it like gourmet tartlets, over 20 salami, artisan cheeses, flaming crepes and much more). We're housed in the 160yo bluestone cellars in the old Victoria Brewery, now known as Tribeca, handy to trams, trains and busses. We're a cozy little luxe bar with cool tunes and a relaxed vibe. So come say Hi!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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