Rockwell and Sons
Having run Melbourne-based events under the name of the 36 Collective, business partners Manu Potoi (ex-Stokehouse and Attica) and Casey Wall's (ex-Cutler & Co. and The Spotted Pig, NYC) Rockwell and Sons represents a bit of fun for the duo.
Formerly Provenance Food and Wine, the room was transformed by designer Nicola Dovey into a cool mix of diner meets bar. With seating up to 50, head chef Wall offers an approachable vibe where people can eat, drink or do both. The duo's aim is to close the gap between the pub meal and fine dining, offering patrons share-friendly dishes for under $20.
Citing American and European influences in the kitchen, Wall isn’t afraid to label the menu as Australian; going to great efforts to source local produce. Expect pressed rib and slaw baguettes or beef tongue with confit potato, beetroot and horseradish. The meals are beautifully complemented by a considered beer list that includes revolving limited releases from breweries such as Mountain Goat. A short value-for-money wine list is rotated regularly and spirits are also available.
Weekend brunch is served with a Clark St Roasters blend, with street-side tables that are a hit in warmer months.