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.

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Restaurant hours & location

Wednesday à la carte lunch

Time: 12-2pm

Dates: Wednesdays from 26 February

Menu: ever-changing variety of dishes based around seasonal produce

Wednesday dinner

Time: From 5.30pm. Last booking available at 7pm.

Dates: Wednesdays from 4 March

Thank you for choosing VenU Restaurant. As this is a student-run training restaurant we take bookings for dinner service from 5.30pm with the last booking time available at 7pm.

Dinner services will be prepared and served by students. We appreciate your understanding that we will require all patrons to vacate the restaurant by 9.30pm.

VenU dinner menu

Thursday cafe day with Western Futures students

Time: 12-2pm

Dates: Thursdays from 27 February

Menu: selection of burgers, fish & chips, vegetarian items and freshly baked muffins


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


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Contact us

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