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

  • Wednesday 16 February – 6 April 2022 inclusive
  • Wednesday 27 April – 22 June 2022 inclusive

View sample menu.

Wednesday dinner from 5.30pm 

  • Wednesday 4 May – 22 June 2022 inclusive

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Thursday lunch, 12-1pm 

  • Thursday 17 February – 7 April 2022 inclusive
  • Thursday 28 April – 23 June 2022 inclusive

View sample menu.

Friday lunch, 12-1pm 

  • Friday 13 May – 24 June 2022 inclusive

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Beverages available

View sample menu.


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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]