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Now Open: Railway Wine Bar Is Highett's Sultry New 60-Seat Venue

The Melbourne publican behind the redevelopment of Marquis of Lorne, Union House and Mount Erica Hotel is back with his latest venture.
By Ellen Seah
August 11, 2023
By Ellen Seah
August 11, 2023

If you're a regular at The Orrong Hotel, Marquis of Lorne, Union House or Mount Erica Hotel, this one will come as good news for you. Melbourne publican Matt Vero, best known for his involvement in the redevelopment of these Melbourne favourites, is teaming up with barista Matt Ward to open Highett's newest venue: Railway Wine Bar.

The pair of Matt's first met back in 2010, later teaming up to open venues in Malvern and Highett, including Teo's Pizza which sits next door to Railway Wine Bar. While a curated selection of cheese and charcuterie is available at Railway Wine Bar, hungrier patrons coming through for a tipple have the option of ordering hot woodfired pizza from neighbouring Teo's.

Railway Wine Bar, interiors

Turn to the list of wines by the bottle or glass for a jaunt through a selection of international and local favourites, with a particular focus on Australian vineyards and minimal intervention wines. Wines from Spain, France and Italy are peppered through the selective menu, plus an Argentinian Malbec.

"Maison soleil, a McLaren Vale Pinot Noir has been a fan favourite so far," co-owner Matt Ward says. "There are no pure wine bars in Highett so we jumped on the opportunity to create a space where Highett locals could perch for a drink, rather than having to venture Hampton or Sandringham."

Railway Wine Bar, interiors

Railway Wine Bar, interiors

Railway Wine Bar is now open from 4pm-late from Tuesdays to Thursdays; 3pm-late on Fridays and 2pm-late on the weekend. 

Published on August 11, 2023 by Ellen Seah
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