From the outside it may look like an urban pub, but once inside you will feel the magic that owners, Sandra and Jose De Oliveira, have woven on the string of 5 successful Melbourne restaurants they have owned. Decked out in elaborate European furnishings, the Bouzy Rouge emanates grandeur and sophistication, with plush furnishings and a grand menu.
This elegant award-winning hotel struts its stuff with an impressive wine list and even grander choice of food selections. Jose and Sandra’s style comes through in both food and décor, and with thirty years in the industry, the De Oliveira name is synonymous with excellence. Jose is Portuguese born, and brings a unique style of Southern European charisma and charm. Sandra is home-grown Australian, but with all the style of a Parisian princess. She knows how to pimp up any room that needs decorating and she has done it in style both upstairs, downstairs and in the courtyard at Bouzy Rouge.
Sandra has painted the restaurant with textures, from Ralph Lauren zebra fabric, gilded crowns, deer’s antlers and Rajistan shoes – the style is opulent and creative. However, the De Oliveiras don’t stand on ceremony when it comes to entertaining their guests, and you will be well looked after from the moment you enter their doors.
Drop by any time for a drink and a bite to eat at the bar where you can enjoy tapas and bar food or a casual main meal with a wine. Make a booking for the dining room or courtyard for the full menu service. Under the careful attention of chefs, Jake Guthrie and James Smythe, you can enjoy an array of scrumptious meals, from house smoked small goods or slow roasts to share. The menu is predominantly Mediterranean in style, with enticing dishes like the Calderada, the Portuguese Stew with clams, prawns, fish, squid, scallops and risoni or the Slow braised pork cheek and smoked hock with toast.
For private entertaining, the upstairs lounge is perfect for an intimate gathering of close friends, or a cocktail party for 100. Large, comfy lounges and a bar complete this space, and your event will be catered for with anything from finger food or full meal service from the kitchen. The undercover Tuscan-style courtyard is also available for private parties, and can cater for 60 standing and 40 seated. The stunning reconstructed Venetian mirror, carved wooden Moroccan doors and sculpted topiary plants set the scene.
No detail is neglected when you enter the Bouzy Rouge. so whether you want to get down and boozy or paint the town red, you will be welcome at this legendary Richmond restaurant 7 days a week.