Chapel Street's Long-Awaited New Sky-High Space Will Open Next Month as Beverly Rooftop
LOTI's Cameron Northway is behind this sophisticated all-day bar and eatery, decked out in sunset tones and boasting 270-degree views across the city.
March 01, 2023
You can never have too many rooftop bars — especially effortlessly stylish rooftop bars that soar 24 storeys above street level and boast uninterrupted 270-degree views across the city and beyond. Which is good, because that's exactly the kind of sky-high sipping spot that's just arrived on Chapel Street, with Beverly Rooftop gearing up to make its long-awaited debut this April.
You might remember back in mid-2021 the talk of a towering new venue set to eventually grace South Yarra's new Goldfields development. The bar and eatery's name was yet to be chosen, as was the operator selected to bring it to life.
Now, we know the score: Cameron Northway (founder of LOTI, Rocker Bondi and drinks company Sweet&Chilli) is teaming up with Goldfields' Marco Gattino and Lachlan Thompson to unveil his impressive all-day spot, Beverly Rooftop, in a matter of weeks.
Taking cues from the cool-kid rooftop haunts of LA, the indoor-outdoor space has been imagined by acclaimed Melbourne studio Mitchell & Eades (Grill Americano, Carlton Wine Room, Rock Sugar). Boasting a retractable glass roof, it's a vision of earthy sunset tones and foliage, set against a backdrop of sweeping panoramas.
Seasonality and sustainability drive the menu by chef David Ball's (the UK's Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, The Glass House in Hobart); a lineup that has swagger but that remains approachable.
Expect to match after-work vinos with the likes of truffle-infused mac 'n cheese bites with mornay sauce, bluefin tartare tostadas finished with chilli yuzu mayo, and wood-grilled octopus paired with an 'nduja romesco. Deeper in, pasta might hero a pulled pork belly ragu finished with mojo de ají, while a slow-cooked beef rib is served on the bone, sided with onion rings.
We're also foreseeing many an afternoon and evening up here, sipping while soaking up the view — and the drinks list is set to offer options for all those occasions. It's packed full of local goodies, including a cocktail lineup that reimagines the classics using Aussie spirits and native botanicals.
Find Beverly Rooftop at Level 24, 627 Chapel Street, South Yarra, from April. It'll open from 4pm–late Tuesday, and from 12pm–late Wednesday to Sunday.
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