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Bar Botanique

A little slice of New Orleans has landed in the Southbank Theatre Forecourt for summer.
By Libby Curran
November 23, 2022
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By Libby Curran
November 23, 2022
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This summer, Melbourne Theatre Company's home at Southbank Theatre invites you to escape to New Orleans' famed French Quarter, via its leafy new al fresco food and drink pop-up. Bar Botanique has set up shop in the theatre forecourt, where it'll be dishing up Cajun eats, Southern-leaning sips and even a spot of live jazz, from now until March 2023.

The Fresh Collective (the crew behind Miss Pearl Bar + Dining) have dreamed up a menu of New Orleans-inspired bites; including crispy Cajun-spiced school prawns, Creole-style fries and a buttermilk fried chicken po' boy.

Ideal for pre- or post-show sessions, or simply if you're rolling through the area, the matching drinks list includes drops like the NOLA Gin Fizz (crafted on The Melbourne Gin Company's finest), a Pimm's Cup, and a range of brews, vino and cider. And those wanting to treat their ears will find a program of live jazz performances soundtracking the festivities on select nights.

Bar Botanique will open Monday to Saturday from 5.30–9.30pm, as well as 11.30am–2.30pm on Wednesdays, and 12–2.30pm Saturdays.

Images: Arianna Leggiero

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