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Charlie Parker's

The cosy basement bar at Fred's with exposed sandstone, seasonal cocktails and killer bar snacks.
By Shannon Connellan
November 28, 2016
By Shannon Connellan
November 28, 2016

If anyone knows the recipe for a highly talked-about hospitality venue, it's the Merivale crew. As always with the Hemmes empire's new openings, there's been a whole lot of buzz surrounding the launch of the group's two latest ventures — and now they're open on Oxford Street.

Seasonally-focused restaurant Fred's and intimate basement bar Charlie Parker's are as ambitious as you'd expect, with some big guns at the helm and an exciting, produce-driven food philosophy at their core. Both venues have been designed by Justin and Bettina Hemmes, Vince Alafaci and Caroline Chocker of ACME & Co., and styled by Amanda Talbot. Downstairs, Charlie Parker's cocktail bar is a cosy den of exposed sandstone.

Duo Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall are throwing down an innovative, produce-driven cocktail list, backed by an Alvarez-designed menu of clever bar snacks — think Willowbrae feta with grapes and pickled chilies baked on lemon leaves.

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