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Elektra Dining Room Is the Bold New Late-Night Diner Now Open in The Press Club's Former Digs

It's serving a weekly-changing share-friendly menu, classic cocktails and a swag of wines by the glass.
By Libby Curran
October 13, 2019
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Elektra Dining Room Is the Bold New Late-Night Diner Now Open in The Press Club's Former Digs

It's serving a weekly-changing share-friendly menu, classic cocktails and a swag of wines by the glass.
By Libby Curran
October 13, 2019
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The Flinders Street site most recently home to George Calombaris' intimate fine diner The Press Club has officially handed over the reins. As of last month, the alluring Elektra Dining Room has taken its place, changing up the pace, and gifting Melbourne with a bold new wining and dining hideaway.

At the helm is Executive Chef Reuben Davis, former Executive Chef of The Press Club, and General Manager Joey Commerford, whose resume boasts stints at the likes of the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, Iki-Jime Seafood by Vue, and Vue de Monde. Here, they're out to offer a more relaxed, fun alternative to the usual fine-dining schtick. It's an offering that's plush, elegant and tightly considered, but one you can enjoy at your own whim, whether that means an after-work grazing session or a long dinner.

The oft-changing menu is concise and primed for sharing, sporting a modern European lean while also embracing some key international flavours that have left their mark on the Australian dining scene. You might find dishes like a veal schnitzel, oysters baked in rich bacon butter and finished with a grape mignonette, and a butter vol-au-vent with pickles courtesy of a collaboration with Fitzroy's legendary Lune Croissanterie. Meals are available a la carte, though there'll also be chef's menus for those who fancy ditching the decision-making.

To match, there's a thoughtful international wine selection boasting a solid 30 drops by the glass, backed by classic cocktails showcasing Aussie spirits like Healesville's Alchemy and Four Pillars.

Find Elektra Dining Room at 72 Flinders St, Melbourne. It's open Wednesdays through Sundays from 6pm till late.

Published on October 13, 2019 by Libby Curran

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