VenU is our award-winning student-run restaurant at Footscray Nicholson Campus. The industry-standard facility provides a simulated work environment for hospitality students to refine their skills under the guidance of our expert teachers.

VenU provides seasonal dishes prepared by our apprentice chefs, and professional service from our hospitality and events students.

The licensed restaurant features:

  • a main dining room that seats 100 guests
  • a function space for 50 guests
  • à la carte, café and bistro dining
  • menus featuring seasonal and local produce
  • a selection of local wines and craft beers.

In the past, VenU has been awarded Best Training Restaurant at the Restaurant and Catering Victoria Excellence Awards.

About the restaurant

VenU offers mid-week lunch and dinner options with a changing menu that features a variety of dishes based around seasonal produce.

Hours of operation

Wednesday lunch from 12pm
24 February – 31 March 2021
21 April – 23 June 2021

Wednesday lunch menu

Wednesday dinner from 5.30pm 
5 May – 23 June 2021

Wednesday dinner menu

Thursday café lunch, 12-1pm 
25 February– 1 April 2021
22 April – 24 June 2021

Thursday cafe lunch menu

Friday café lunch, 12-1pm 
22 April – 25 June 2021

Friday cafe lunch menu


Make a booking via OpenTable.


Level 1 Building D, Footscray Nicholson Campus
Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets, Footscray
Entrance via Albert Street

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 9919 8708
Email: [email protected]