Don’t be put off by the fact that this Swanston Street bar sits directly above a Noodle Kingdom. Venture up the stairs and you’ll discover Goldilocks, a place for fun and adventure, where the drinks list is limited to six rotating cocktails and the roaming staff will happily recommend concoctions based on individual preferences, tastes and sensibilities.
With a want to do things differently, Goldilocks features creative alcohol infusions and interesting flavour matches involving fresh fruit and veg. Think capsicum and ginger, as well as everyday treats such as chocolate and strawberry jam.
Dining is fun and casual, with chef Katie Marron (ex-Eau De Vie and MoVida ) designing a menu that plays on the nursery rhyme theme with ‘three little pig’ pork belly sliders, truffled popcorn, a seasonal crudité plate and her famous fried chicken.
With its intimate booths and comfortable leather sofas, the indoor ‘cottage’ makes for a fantastic winter escape, suited to small groups and couples.