An all-day dining room and bar in Melbourne's historic old 'dry hotel'.
It spent almost 100 years of its life as a dry venue, but the beer's flowing freely now at The Victoria Hotel, as it enters its next phase as Mister Munro. The historic Little Collins Street pub has been reimagined as a dapper dining room and bar, named in a nod to former Victorian Premier and temperance advocate, James Munro.
Here, you'll find a locally-focused all-day offering that leans to the classics, much like the fitout takes its cues from the building's art deco origins.
Breakfast might mean baked eggs with mushrooms and asparagus in slow cooked tomato sauce ($14) or a brown rice 'morning bowl' ($14). An all-day grazing menu features bites like beetroot carpaccio teamed with orange, goats cheese and candied walnuts ($12), tempura salt and vinegar haloumi fries ($8), and a charcuterie platter loaded with a largely local lineup of cheese, cured meats and wild fig compote ($18).
Come dinnertime, there's the likes of a pistachio-crusted Millawarra lamb rack served alongside rustic sweet potato fries ($38) and Victorian rainbow trout, starring garlic butter, capers and shaved fennel ($22).
The bar offering is a certain hit for that after-work tipple, too. Think, craft beers, an Aussie-led wine list and sophisticated signatures like the A Touch Of Class — a blend of sloe gin, prosecco, watermelon and basil ($18).