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

VenU will be open Wednesday to Friday from 10am, 10 May — 16 June 2023 (excluding public holidays).

Wednesday morning tea is also available, with a range of sweet cakes or muffins.

Wednesday lunch

  • Coffees from 10am
  • 10, 17 (High Tea), 24 & 31 May, from 12pm (last order 1pm)
  • 7 & 14 June, from 12pm (last order 1pm)

View Wednesday lunch menu.

Wednesday dinner

  • 10, 17, 24 & 31 May, from 5.30pm
  • 7 & 14 June, from 5.30pm

Thursday lunch

  • Coffees from 10am
  • 18 & 25 May, from 12pm (last order 1pm)
  • 1, 8 & 15 June, from 12pm (last order 1pm)

View Thursday lunch menu.

Friday lunch

  • Coffees from 10am
  • 19 & 26 May, from 12pm (last order 1pm)
  • 2 & 16 June, from 12pm (last order 1pm)

View Friday lunch menu.

Hot and cold drinks are available to order with lunch and dinner. View our sample beverage menu.


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]