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Gimlet Is Getting a Sibling — a New Laneway Cocktail Bar by Andrew McConnell

The yet-to-be-named bar is coming our way sometime next winter.
By Libby Curran
November 24, 2022
By Libby Curran
November 24, 2022

It's already been a big year for Andrew McConnell's CBD diner Gimlet, which in July took out a spot in the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards' annual 51-100 list, becoming the only Aussie restaurant to do so. But it just got even bigger, with news the renowned chef-restaurateur has a sibling project in the works — a cosy new cocktail bar moving into the CBD site at 165 Flinders Lane.

The venue will be located just a few doors up from Gimlet, in a corner space flanking the iconic Hosier Lane. Details are scarce, given the team's only just signed the lease, though we do know they're aiming for a launch date sometime early next winter.

Gimlet, by Sharyn Cairns

Also confirmed: the as yet unnamed bar will feature a fitout led by Sydney design studio ACME, which is the same crew behind Gimlet's stunning interiors.

While we've still got a wait ahead of us before we're sitting in that bar, sipping and snacking, it's a good excuse to reacquaint yourself with some of McConnell's other wining and dining gems — Supernormal, Bar Marion, Cutler & Co and the Builders Arms, included.

Gimlet's Sidecar, by Jo McGann

More info to come.

Gimlet's new cocktail bar sibling is set to open at 165 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, at some stage in winter, 2023. Stay tuned and we'll share more info as it drops.

Top Images: Jo McGann

Published on November 24, 2022 by Libby Curran
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