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HER's ground-floor residence is a Euro-inspired restaurant and bar serving up lunch, late-night eats and cocktails aplenty.
By Libby Curran and Andrew Zuccala
October 15, 2023
By Libby Curran and Andrew Zuccala
October 15, 2023

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

Food-wise, the bar moved away from its French-inspired menu when Nada Thomas (Cecconi's, BKK) joined the team in 2023. She's brought her own contemporary European spin to the dining options, leaning into the simplicity of Italian, Spanish and French cooking while also taking cues from her Turkish heritage.

HER Bar in Melbourne CBD

Smoked cheddar and corn croquettes, crumbed prawn rolls with cocktail sauce, scallops with house-made romesco and kipfler potatoes and grilled wagyu tongue with guindilla peppers and gribriche sauce 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 Tom Younger, 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 or working lunch? HER Bar is hoping to help you do it all. And if that doesn't suffice, you can move on up the building to its hidden cocktail bar Music Room, Thai restaurant BKK or luxe outdoor space HER Rooftop.

HER Bar in Melbourne CBD

Images: Parker Blain and Earl Carter

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