A visit to Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel might feel more like Edinburgh than Melbourne’s edgy inner-city suburb. With cosy fireplaces dotted throughout to keep you warm, and eclectic furnishings to make you feel at home, this up-market gastropub is bringing back old-school charm to Melbourne.
In the spirit of its traditional Scottish fit-out, Head Chef, Sean Donovan, has curated a high-end, pub-style menu with a European flair. You’ll find gastropub classics like Toulouse Sausages with crushed potatoes and sauce vierge as a menu staple, alongside innovative dishes like the Sardinian fish stew, featuring fresh snapper fillets, tiger prawns, mussels, clams and cuttlefish with hints of saffron. Craft beers flow on tap and a long list of international drops are awaiting your attention.
Aside from being an ideal casual destination for lunch or dinner, Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel is home to a number of rooms that play host to private functions. The Cellar seats up to 14 guests at a long, polished wood table in a bunker-style wine cellar, lined with textured wallpaper and the bottles of vintage drops. Alternatively, head upstairs to the Hunting Lodge, a log-cabin style room that is decked out in Scottish tartan from the lampshades to the upholstery, set off by the deep navy walls. This regal dining area and its edgier downstairs counterpart are perfect for intimate gatherings of all shapes and sizes.
The fire is burning all winter long at Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel, making it the ideal place to cuddle up with a glass of wine and the perfect pub meal to warm up and beat the winter blues.