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Sardine Chadstone

Head along to Chadstone's newest bar for gochujang wontons, tempura oysters and uninterrupted views of Melbourne's city skyline.
By Ellen Seah
March 27, 2023
By Ellen Seah
March 27, 2023

The latest indoor-outdoor space to join Melbourne's latest wave of sky-high drinking destinations is Sardine, boasting uninterrupted views of Melbourne's city skyline in the east.

Announced as part of Chadstone's new $70-million entertainment hub, The Social Quarter, Sardine will form the second level of the new White + Wong's. Nestled on the upper level of the 750 square-metre restaurant, the standalone bar can accommodate up to 95 patrons.

The drinks menu runs to the likes of local beers, wine, mocktails and cocktails. Standouts include the Moon Rabbit ($20) which mixes Drambuie, Lustao Amontillado Jerez and Demerara black tea with fresh lemon. Spice-lovers should beeline towards The La ($20), which heroes chilli mango, lime, cranberry and maraschino with vodka.

Peckish patrons can access the full White + Wong's menu from downstairs, but the bites and snacks section is particularly suited for the openair courtyard space. Peruse through fresh and tempura oysters ($42 for six), the latter served with a fresh nahm jim and kaffir lime mayonnaise. A summer-ready kingfish sashimi is served with Fijian-inspired heirloom tomatoes, chilli, lime, coconut cream and coriander ($21).

Crowd-pleasing dumplings range from a modern duck and chive xiao long bao($18), to traditional crystal skin prawn dumplings ($16). Vegetarians can look towards gochujang wontons with Chinese cabbage ($16), shiitake and tofu ($16), or a Korean glass noodle salad ($20).

Images: Arianna Leggiero

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