Scott Pickett's take on a mod-French brasserie brings old-world European elegance to a heritage-listed CBD building. There's ritzy deep-green marble, dramatic arched windows and candelabras throughout. Start with black truffle and foie gras toasties, then move onto French-style gnocchi, and finish with a gin-and-raspberry baba.
Venetian elegance, New York energy and a kick of Melbourne nostalgia collide at the Lucas Group’s lavish brasserie and grill. Take a seat in the grand dining room for charcoal-fired bistecca, a show stopping tiramisu, quintessentially Italian cocktails and plenty of tableside theatrics.
At this sprawling restaurant by Chris Lucas, there’s an experience for just about every taste. Grab a seat at the angular marble bar for cocktails by one of the world’s best bartenders (or nab a banquette in the walk-in only lounge); take a seat in the expansive, chandelier-lit dining room to try the dazzling Japanese and European-inspired menu; or get some friends together to book one of the striking private dining rooms.
This bar inside Curtin House is focused on agave-based spirits first and foremost. But the food's no afterthought – Baja-style rockling tacos, achiote chicken quesadillas and Mexican doughnuts with wattleseed dulce de leche all go dangerously well with a margarita or the spicy riff on a pina colada.
The second takeaway-only location for the acclaimed cafe offers all the same Turkish-inspired sandwiches, vibrant salads and house-made treats as the North Carlton original. But it has a few of its own moves, plus a retail section brimming with hard-to-find retail products.