Hey dum-dums! You want yum yums? Well listen up! Melbourne is getting a new venue in 2018 that could be straight out of a Ben Stiller flick.
Renowned chef Morgan McGlone has come together with 100 Burgers group and hospitality and design aficionados, Michael Delany and Jaimie Wirth from International Worldwide to open Natural History.
Inspired by the great museums of the world, the venue will be divided into two spaces, a bar and grill and a street front café.
At the café, you’ll find all your New York favourites including pastries, donuts and a good ol’ cup a joe (or coffee).
Keeping with this NYC theme, the 350-seater bar and grill is serving classic American bistro fare, including an iced shrimp cocktail, a 1kg t-bone steak and even peach cobbler.
Morgan has also fashioned a strong drinks program, focused on showcasing Australian producers. The wine list consists of predominantly natural wines and the beer offering is centred around Australian craft and non-pasteurised beers. There will also be a range of bespoke cocktails on offer, featuring lesser known spirits and liquors.
In a nod to the museums that inspired the venue, Michael and Jaimie have created a space that oozes old-world luxury with hand-studded upholstered bars, marmoleum flooring, a straw ceiling, bathrooms lined with vintage tiles from the 60s and a beautiful 19th century stained glass wall. They’ve even gone so far as to engage artist Vanja Zaric to create a 15-metre diorama across the dining room wall, using real taxidermy!
The venue is set to open in February 2018.