New all-day dining room, Niche on Bridge, opened yesterday on Bridge Road. The Saade family, who have a few successful diners in Melbourne, including Toorak Deli and St Kilda’s Phamish, are behind the fancy fit-out and operation of the 250-seat room at the bottom of a new apartment block. Designed by IMA Architects in Richmond, the large space is bordered by glass walls with a bar/private dining room that is sound-proofed for the customers in the dining room and the nearby residents.

Chef, Justin Beilin, who was most recently head chef at Hairy Canary and Hairy Little Sister has created a large menu with all-day breakfasts, a large mezze selection, starters, mains and a section dedicated to the wood-fired pizza oven. His focus is on sustainability in the broad sense of the word, “We offer a sustainable choice with the produce we use but also financially. A restaurant needs to be aware of economics to survive.”

The goal for Niche on Bridge is straightforward, “We want it to be a place where anyone can come anytime of the day for good quality food that doesn’t break the bank.”

Niche on Bridge
571 Bridge Road, Richmond
(03) 9421 4784

Hours
Daily 7am-10pm