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.

Come to VenU for lunch and enjoy 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.

Download a sample menu for VenU's brunch service.

Download a sample menu for VenU’s lunch service.

Book a table at VenU.

Restaurant hours & location

VenU is open to the public for lunch service on the following days:

  • Tuesday brunch, 10am–12pm: 18 September, 16, 23 & 30 October
  • Wednesday lunch, 12pm–2pm: 29 August, 5, 12 & 19 September
  • Thursday lunch, run by Certificate I in Transition Education students 12pm–1.30pm: 23 & 30 August, 6 & 20 September, 11, 18 & 25 October.

Find VenU restaurant at:

Level 1 Building D, Footscray Nicholson Campus
Corner of Nicholson & Buckley Streets, Footscray
Enter the restaurant via Albert Street.

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 9919 8708
Email: venu@vu.edu.au.