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Melbourne, VI 3000
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Bars & Cafes
Tucked away in a Collins Street basement and decorated like a typical English pub, the Sherlock Holmes would have appealed to the great detective and Dr Watson. Its popularity with city workers makes the merry atmosphere even more "intimate" at times.
Just off Collins Street, the Mitre Tavern is one of the city's most traditional colonial restaurants. No vehicle traffic means a passing parade of Collins Street workers stop by for a drink at the Mitre. Down to earth traditional Aussie pub decor helps cement the Mitre's reputation as a true pub in the city. A self-service bistro provides a cheap meal which is above the usual standard of pub food. The varied menu caters for lunch, dinner and snacks. The full bar serves beers on tap and a good selection of local wines.
Named after the street on which it is located, Bond Lounge Bar is a kind of place that Mr. Bond from Her Majesty's Secret Service would like to frequently visit. Low-key lighting and a classy ambiance has made it, the venue for the Melbourne Fashion Festival, the Spring Fashion Festival, and various product launches. With a capacity for 500 guests with four separate function areas, this could just be, the ideal location your company was hunting for their annual party. Well designed interiors, with grand seating, a well-stocked bar and excellent sound system have become the trademarks of the Bond Lounge. Contact them well in advance to book your event, as it is the most sought after place on Brisbane's party circuit.
The east-west meets here; Curry Vault looks chic but the menu is an amalgamation of traditional and modern Indian cuisine. Don't be fooled by the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, Curry Vault takes its food very seriously. This Indian eatery hand-picks its spices from the native land and cooks them to perfection. Tandoori dishes(cooked in a traditional clay oven) are as popular as anywhere in the world and so are the curries, which have put India on the global food map. Indian bread (choose between naan or roti) is the perfect accompaniment and biryani (a combination of meat and rice) is not to be missed either. You might want to end this flavorsome Indian saga with one of their several sinful desserts.
Element Lounge is the latest late-night hangout in Melbourne city. The decor and ambiance have traces of the Chinese culture which add a sort of mystical allure to the place. The beverages include premium spirits, classic cocktails and eclectic wines. You can also hire the lounge for private parties and functions. Call for details.
Classy decor, efficient service and delicious meal weave a pattern called Vue de Monde restaurant. The ambiance exudes luxury and warmth. Velvet curtains and the bronze mirrors give it a royal touch. Open kitchen lets you watch the chef in action dishing out French specialties. Modern flavor to the age old recipes give you the best of both the worlds. Gorge on the soft shell crab stuffed with sautéed blue swimmer crab or savor the thick tomato soup. Staff guides you in selecting the wine matching aptly to the course. Delightful food journey tempts you to visit the place all over again. Reservations are recommended. Call ahead for timings.
Want to experience Parisian Bistro? Drop in at the Bistro Vue. Gorge on the Cepe Omelette or savor the French Onion soup. Aroma of the delicious meals whet your appetite. Oysters are highly recommended. Dine in the lavish French style. Bite into the varieties of cheese. Say cheers to your success with a glass of champagne. Speedy and amiable service being the highlights of the place. Sophisticated ambiance completes the picture. Check the site for timings.
Wish to start your day on a happy note? Café Vue is the place to be. Breakfast plate is laden with sumptuous food. Fruit toast, egg jaffle or ham, will energize you for a busy schedule ahead. Lavish lunch will spice up your lazy afternoon. It also has a Café Vue Lunch Box that comprises of healthy salad, appetizers, cheese and desserts. Relax and chat up with your buddies over a cocktail. Check site for timings.
Indicative of the hip trend in inner Melbourne is Chaise Lounge; a low-lit, retro hideaway that is an 'underground' club in both senses of the word. Beaded dividers separate areas, paraphernalia hangs from the walls and scattered comfortable couches create intimate spaces within the room. The funky decor attracts young urban fringe dwellers that love music. Different genres of music is played all night and Tuesdays feature live jazz. There is no kitchen on site, but snacks such as chips and nuts are available at the bar. On Fridays though, free sushi is passed around to patrons.
You can guarantee your nights to be loaded with of fun and energy while you spend it at the Bubble Nightclub. Brimming with youthful mirth, the music is captivating. A place for the young to chill out and let loose, it is worth a visit. So while in the city and wishing to revel in the youthful ecstasy, step in the Bubble Nightclub. For further information, log on to their website.
Tatou is located in the heart of the city. Spread over multiple levels, it attracts a mixture of after work drinkers and young club goers, with dance and retro music. One of the pioneers in Melbourne of the "day club" concept, it sometimes gets busy on Sunday mornings and afternoons when guest DJs play progressive house. The crowd is largely European and sharply dressed, and the doormen can be picky: wear black to fit in!
Sirocco, is located on the ground floor of the chic and up class Holiday Inn on Flinders. Gorge on the meals having Mediterranean flavor. Fresh and rare ingredients enhance the taste. Relaxed and comfortable ambiance make it perfect place to enjoy food. Fine wine is a good accompaniment. Do taste the excellent coffee served. Speedy and hassle free service add to the experience.