In the heart of Fitzroy, The Rochester Hotel (better known as the Rochey, these days) is a favourite among locals, and for good reason. On top of the roaring fire and welcoming atmosphere, the place serves up delicious and authentic southern Indian food with Australian wines, craft beers and tasty cocktails, and everything is as ethically and locally sourced as possible. If you're looking for somewhere to make your local, and not just during footy finals, this might be the friendly neighbourhood joint for you.
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