There’s been a hotel on the corner of King and Flinders streets since 1853. And the current facade of the Waterside Hotel dates back to 1926. So there was work to do when the Sand Hill Road group (Garden State, Prahan Hotel) took over the property in 2017.
Its interior is done with antiques and curios from France, including an ecletic array of paintings, light shades and tables. And a wrought-iron greeting podium at the dining room entrance. In a former life it was a museum turnstile in Paris. Technē oversaw an interior refurbishment, but the building remains structurally unchanged.
The welcoming dining room now feels part Grand Budapest Hotel, part local pub. The menu features hotel classics such as chicken parmigianas and steaks (ranging from a 250 gram Wagyu for $30, up to 1.2 kilogram of Black Angus for $135 to share), alongside more refined plates such as oysters, smoked cobia or grilled calamari.
Walk through the main bar to the so-called “Doghouse” section for hot dogs, tinnies, and bottled cocktails. Try the Waterside Spritz, with elderflower, lemon, mint, berries and sparkling wine on the rooftop when its sunny. Chef Stuart Munroe, who previously led the kitchen at Merricote, spent one month perfecting the hot dogs, which includes a version topped with bleu d'Auvergne cheese from France. Equally decadent is the dessert menu’s marmalade and Jim Beam rye doughnut.
Beer from US brewery Lagunitas is on tap, and wines lean towards Australia with a few internationals. On the second level is the Bubblehouse, outfitted with dark furniture and a black marble bar. Its focus is champagne and prosecco. You can enjoy a $13 glass of something local, or a $495 bottle of 2006 Dom Perignon.
Or just head back to the main bar for a pot of Carlton. It is, after all, still a pub.@watersidehotel @broadsheetmelbourne #hotels#melbournehotels#rooftopbar#rooftopbars#melbourne#mosmangirl#melbournebars#coolbars#melbourneeats#melbournelocal#melbournerestaurants#food#foodie#foodies#foodblogger#foodblog#foodporn#foodgasm#travel#travelblogger#travelblog#traveler#traveling#potd#photo#photoshoot#igdaily#luxurylife#luxurylifestyle
Celebrate this Valentine’s day at HQ’s on William. Awarded a finalist restaurant for best in state by TAA VIC in 2016 and 2017.
Executive Chef Leigh Robbins and team will offer a journey of the senses through the exploration of premium local and national ingredients.
This valentines day enjoy a two-course selection from the restaurants a la carte menu (excluding grill). Select an entree and main or main and dessert.
An amazing week spent at the snows with this awesome crew! Great way to finish off 2017.
@einsteinho @celineee__w @suchabore @stillundecided @leanne1020_lyq
Currently en route to the @bahamas to spend time with @jennnnnz and ring in 2018!
Lobby of The Chen, brand spanking Art Series Hotel in Box Hill, Melbourne. This is the eighth hotel in the Art Series group and dedicated to local Chinese-Australian abstract artist Zhong Chen. Loving the colourful artworks mixing Chinese techniques and Western themes.
Summer bucket list: Take more photos. ✔️
📷 Whether you are a photography buff or selfie lover, there are so many great spots across the city to take unique photos in Melbourne.
One of them is Block Arcade where you can get a selfie in front of the cake cabinet in the famed Hopetoun Tea Rooms. 💻 See our blog for our favourite spots in the city for that perfect photo op.
SUMMER LOVING // From $395* per night, take advantage of @langhammelbourne's Summer Loving package and enjoy luxurious overnight accommodation for a family of four, an indulgent breakfast at Melba Restaurant, valet parking, plus two children’s backpacks full of goodies.
*T&Cs apply. See morereasons.melbnow.com.au/langham-hotel-melbourne for more info or to book.
Give the gift of luxury these holidays with our Luxe Escape offer including:
▪️Two nights in a luxurious Grand Club room for two
▪️Exclusive Grand Club Lounge access including continental breakfast, canapés and beverages
▪️$50 hotel credit to spend during your stay
▪️Late check-out until 2:00pm
▪️Valet car parking
Book direct via our bio and discover the excitement of #LivingGrand