Sir Winston Churchill knew how to appreciate good food and good wine. Usually with his beloved poodle, Rufus (or Rufus II, such was the outcome of unfortunate circumstances) by his side.
It is said: “The poodle [Rufus] ate in the dining room with the rest of the family. A cloth was laid for him on the Persian carpet beside the head of the household, and no one else ate until the butler had served Rufus’s meal.”
Named for Churchill’s most faithful friend(s), we give you Rufus, Greville Street’s newest champagne parlour and terrace.
Rufus harks back to the bygone-era hospitality – when the Pol Roger was flowing, the martinis were dry and a whisky was sorely needed at the end (and sometimes the beginning) of a long, arduous day in the war room. It’s a celebration of one man’s love of the finer things in life.
First Floor, 143 Greville Street Prahran
Hours: 4pm – 1am, Tuesday – Sunday.
Please be informed Rufus will be closed for the next few Mondays while we carry out some small maintenance and repair jobs in the venue.
Business as usual the rest of the week.
Visit us anytime for a civilised drink, while our highly-trained butlers wait on you, hand and foot.
Due to the intimate nature of our venue, Rufus is best suited for groups of 2-4. If you have a group larger than 5, please contact us ahead of time so that we may make arrangements to accommodate you.
Email: info [at] rufusbar.com.au
Phone: 03 9525 2197
We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, our event planned for Saturday 12th August with The Gin Queen has had to be postponed until further notice. Our butlers are in the process of contacting all ticket holders personally. If you need to contact us please feel free to do so via phone or email. Thank you.
We went on to open 6 restaurants within our first 3 years
Rated as the best restaurant in downtown london for the last 5 years in a row.