Just a short walk from the city centre, these three new dining options to hit Melbourne’s laneways make planning your next event a walk in the park.
Unique feature: A must-try for seafood lovers as the entire menu offers sustainable seafood choices, hand-caught and ethically dispatched by Tasmanian-based supplier Mark Eather.
Where: 430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Walking distance from the city centre: 5 mins
Maximum number of guests: Private dining room seats 48 people, hire out the venue for 116 people
Share plates at Longsong, Bourke Street, Melbourne
Intimate dining at The Mayfair, The Sofitel, Melbourne
Where: 40-44 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Unique feature: There’s only one piece of cooking equipment: a woodfire grill, but there’s a range of bespoke and subtly charred food options. The venue itself was formerly a second-level horse stable last used in the mid-1900s, a great spot to sit and sample from some of the exclusive tapped wine mixed by local producers and the Longsong team.
Walking distance from the city centre: 13 mins
Number of guests: 250 cocktail style, 100 seated
Where: 45 Collins Street, Melbourne
Unique feature: Sitting at the base of the Sofitel Hotel, the dining room oozes old-world charm and serves modern spinoffs of timeless classics. Sip on a whisky sour served from a crystal decanter and enjoy the Jazz band playing in the corner.
Walking distance from the city centre: 15 mins
Number of guests: Private dining room seats 20 people, hire out the restaurant for 50 people