Thursday 17th April
Bar Lourinhã

Bar Lourinhã

37 Little Collins Street
Melbourne
(03) 9663 7890
Mon to Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine

Spanish

Features

Dine at the Bar

Good Date Place

Sharing Menu

Price
$$$$$

There’s a collectors’ feel about tiny Bar Lourinhã, tucked away at the top end of Little Collins Street. We think it might have something to do with the amazing array of bric-a-brac lining the walls behind the polished-wooden bar. There are strings of chillis, ornamental teaspoons, fans and many tiny paintings, all crammed in and reminiscent of a bowerbird nest. When you nab a spot at the busy bar you’ll never run out of conversation; all you have to do is look at the wall.

There’s much more to talk about than just the décor though. Chef Matt McConnell has applied his travel experiences to an array of sharing plate morsels from yellow tail kingfish pancetta to grilled veal tongue with broad bean labneh. These produce-inspired dishes are served with Iberian flair.

Don’t be fooled by the short-ish menu. If you take a moment with the chatty waiters you’ll be astounded by a long list of specials that doubles the list of offerings, and most items can be ordered by the half-serve.

French, Italian and Spanish tipples dominate the hefty drinks list. But just when you thought you had it pinned, German, Scottish and Japanese drinks turn up in the mix. It’s an eclectic collection in so many ways ... and it draws a crowd just as varied.

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