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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
By Libby Curran
November 23, 2022

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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