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Charlie Parker's

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

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