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HER's ground-floor resident is a French-inspired, all-day affair, serving breakfast through to late-night snacks — and cocktails all day long.
By Libby Curran
February 23, 2022
By Libby Curran
February 23, 2022

On the ground level of the HQ Group's (Arbory and Arbory Afloat) new multi-storey venue HER, you'll find HER Bar — a bar that also does breakfast, rocking a gorgeously sleek fit-out for any time, day or night.

The morning menu is short but clever, offering wholesome options like avocado cashew cream and broad bean pesto on sourdough ($16), alongside the less virtuous poached lobster omelette with soft herbs and gruyère ($26). And that breakfast service even comes with its own drinks menu — think, Aperol Sours on tap ($19) or the signature French 75 made with MGC gin, HER Marionette blood orange and hibiscus ($18).

But dinner is when you can really pull the ripcord, exploring a 'French-inspired' menu that stands pretty true as a tribute to Parisian bistro culture. Escargots à la Bourguignonne and sourdough ($16), a great-looking duck frites with aged duck breast, herb jus and fries ($38), and a cheeseburger with raclette, pickles, Dijon mayonnaise and julienne fries ($26) give you a sample of the snack-or-stay-all-night approach to the food.

The drinks program brings a similar mix of classic meets contemporary, with an any-time-of-day cocktail list curated by HQ Group's General Manager, Tom Byrne, and a wine program from Marcus Ellis (Melbourne Wine Room, Mr Wolf) that mixes French and Italian makers with an eclectic lineup of local Australian wines.

Big night out, working lunch or buzzy breakfast? HER Bar is hoping to help you do it all.

Parker Blain

Images: Parker Blain

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