In early 2012, Myles Munro and Daragh Kan ate their way through as many food trucks and burger joints in San Francisco, New York, Austin and Miami as they could. They’d been running the Mercat Cross Hotel for a few years and were looking to launch their pub’s food offering with something interesting.
Blown away by what they saw in America, the pair came back to Melbourne and immediately started plans for building a food truck to put inside the foyer of the pub. But there was one issue: the doorway was too small to fit the truck through.
Undeterred, they took out a lease on an old mechanic’s warehouse around the corner and put the truck there. After toying with a dozen or so cuisines, Daragh and Myles decided a burger truck was the way to go. The next few months saw hundreds of burger tastings, lengthy searches for the ideal bakers, cheesemakers and local producers, and countless taste-tests with family and friends, until they finally created their perfect burger. And, in October 2012, Mr Burger was born.
From west to east (and in between), Mr Burger has expanded all over Melbourne, feeding the neighbourhood’s desires for damn tasty burgers, made without compromise.
Combining a large outdoor beer garden, community space and a rotating roster of food trucks, Welcome To Thornbury has become - after only two years - entrenched in the local culture, and a damn popular place to enjoy a drink. With 3000 people through the doors on any given day, it’s no surprise the venue has been included in the top 10 Melbourne food destinations by publications like Eater magazine.
The Welcome to Thornbury model has proven so popular that it’ll be rolling out in other suburbs and states soon! Stay tuned.
Belles Hot Chicken is the brainchild of Morgan McGlone, born from a passion for natural wine and Nashville-style hot chicken. Following his time as Chef de Cuisine at Husk (Nashville, Charleston), Morgan had a burning desire to bring hot chicken back to Australia. And in 2014, Belles Hot Chicken opened on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy. The business now offers up its signature chicken and natural wine in five venues across Sydney and Melbourne.
Hightail is the Docklands newest bar; a watering hole designed to be the perfect escape from a long day at the office.
Whether you’re looking for a spot to have some afterwork drinks or need a venue to hold your next function, Hightail is the perfect venue for your needs. Get in touch to book in your function today.
Hidden in one of Melbourne’s culinary hotbeds you’ll find a cosy and elegant tapas restaurant - Portello Rosso. The venue delivers an honest and passionate interpretation of the Spanish way of dining and drinking: shared plates, fresh produce and relaxed yet professional service. And the Portello Rosso experience wouldn’t be complete without the selection of fine Spanish wines, scrawled by hand on a never stagnant, passionately curated blackboard menu.
Down a laneway and up the stairs of a heritage-listed warehouse lives Murmur, and its spellbinding drinks menu. Aficionados of all things alcoholic will find themselves very much at home - cocktail in hand - among the bar’s leather sofas, grand chandeliers and fresh floral arrangements. Murmur was designed for memorable, heady Melbourne nights.
With a dazzling emerald bar, expansive banquet tables and seating for 400, The Brunswick Mess Hall has established itself as a one-stop dining and drinking experience. It’s the perfect destination for large groups, with a cocktail bar, Asian diner and beer barn in one beautiful heritage-listed Masonic hall. Brunswick Mess Hall’s philosophy is one of shared experience, reflected in the menu and design of the venue.
The Mint Bar & Restaurant is a modern gastronomic experience, designed to complement Melbourne’s eclectic weather. Whether you’re in need of a quality no-fuss lunch, or a memorable function venue, The Mint is the answer.
In the colder months, head indoors and get snug by The Mint’s open fires; and in the warmer months lounge on The Deck for long, carefree nights. This iconic, heritage-listed venue has plenty to offer year-round.
An iconic venue in Melbourne, fondly remembered by University students and the Carlton community, Prince Alfred is a lively, bustling community pub. Prince Alfred Rooftop & Bar opened in February 2018.
Natural History is located in Melbourne's CBD on 401 Collins St. Designed by International Worldwide, the venue is an ode to New York grills.