The Press Room Wine Bar

The Press Room Wine Bar

Closed Today
37 Camp Street Beechworth 3747
(03) 5728 2360

Mike and Heather Allen were living in Central Queensland but regularly visiting north-east Victoria when they stumbled on a vacant restaurant on Camp Street in Beechworth. Needing no serendipitous cues, they opened The Press Room Wine Bar in 2014.

The bar is set in the town’s old 1891-built printer, hence the name Press Room. The high-peaked roof makes the dining area feel roomy. The front bar is intimate and cosy. Dreamy jazz fills both rooms, matched by jovial conversation between the tight-knit team and the evening’s patrons.

The latter snack on authentic Spanish tapas, made with local produce and a few essential imports such as paprika, saffron, chorizo and jamon. Hits include oven-roasted padron peppers; cheesy cauliflower croquettas; 24-month-aged jamon ibérico served with fresh figs, goats chevre and basil; and paella to share.

The selection changes every three months, but if you’re lucky, the kitchen will be plating up the renowned bombas – a potato “bomb” filled with chorizo and topped with aioli.

To match, there’s craft beer and a mix of local and European wines.

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