249 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000
Date visited: 30th March 2014
We were craving burgers again. Bad. Despite having burgers just the day before, we headed to yet another American-themed destination, this time picked out by MerlinFan.
Head down Little Lonsdale St and you come across a door with a curious peephole.
Nevermind that the door's actually already wide open, head up a flight of stairs to a landing of vintage furniture and up yet again to the 1920's restaurant and bar.
You can dine in the bar area, with a beautiful vintage fireplace and comfy couches. Alternatively there's the actual restaurant down the other end, adorned with a large feature chandelier as centrepiece, or take a seat outside on the wrap-around balcony overlooking Swanston Street, where you can watch the day go by.
MerlinFan and I ordered at the bar and chose a table in the corner. Our food didn't take too long to arrive.
I had to admit, as soon as I saw MerlinFan's platter, I had a serious case of food envy. She had the Pork Belly Burger.
|Pork belly burger|
I had the Beef, Apple and Beetroot Burger.
|Beef, apple and beetroot burger|
Sigh. Sometimes I sit back and think how lucky we are to live in Melbourne, with so many dining out gems to discover scattered everywhere.
Oh yes. Living so close, we'll be back.
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