The Ettamogah Group has opened the Ettamogah Grill and Alehouse in Melbourne’s CBD, with the design of the venue straying from the traditional Ettamogah fit-out.

Situated at 23 Bourke St in the heart of the CBD, the latest Ettamogah venue blends modern city dining with authentic Australiana, to produce an offering that is at once in line with the Ettamogah aesthetic, and a metropolitan translation of it.

While the exterior of the venue utilises glossy black ceramic tiles and a bright red awning, the interiors feature authentic cartoons, drawings and quotations to bring a touch of Ettamogah’s larrikinism to a fine dining setting.

“Bringing Ettamogah to Melbourne has been our aim for a long time and we’re really thrilled we can now call Bourke St home, and introduce the iconic theme to a new and discerning marketplace,” stated group spokesperson Leigh O’Brien.

“This is not a themed Ettamogah Pub in the traditional sense, and that’s what makes this particularly exciting. It’s the first time we have offered a refined dining experience, while still staying true to the Ettamogah heritage that has made it an Australian icon.”

The Ettamogah Grill and Alehouse menu focuses on native flavours and high-quality steaks. Executive chef Nicholas Lecordier has created a compact menu of Australian cuisine, including Great Southern “Pinnacle” Wagyu beef, Skull Island prawns and Humpty Doo Barramundi.

“Melbourne diners have discerning great taste and high expectations and I really hope that we offer them something that they haven’t experienced before,” said O’Brien.

“We’ve endeavoured to keep the menu simple and focus on native ingredients, sourced from the best parts of Australia to create a truly local experience in a tasteful and refined setting.”

The drinks list hosts a selection of craft beers and handpicked wines, with Ettamogah’s own range of craft beers to become available at the venue in the coming months.

O’Brien expects patrons familiar with the Ettamogah aesthetic to be pleasantly surprised by the new Melbourne venue.

“I’d like to think anyone who has been to an Ettamogah venue will be very surprised and impressed with the new persona for Ettamogah’s Melbourne home.”

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The interiors of Ettamogah Grill and Alehouse

Vanessa Cavasinni

Vanessa Cavasinni is the managing editor of Australian Hotelier and Club Management, trade publications for the pub and club sectors respectively. Vanessa has been at the helm of Australian Hotelier since...

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