The name Lounge makes you think of space that’s comfortable, chilled and unpretentious. Add Lounge Kitchen into the mix and you’ve got a bar with no bullshit and tasty eats. There’s a completely redesigned menu, very much a fusion of Spanish tapas with Asian flavours and the concept is to create a shared experience around the table with inspired yet delicious food in a relaxed environment. From the zucchini and haloumi fritters and the eggplant silken tofu san choi bao to sliders and the sticky slow cooked beef ribs, there’s food to suit everyone and it all goes really well with any of the great beers on tap or signature mojito.
A fave amongst the uni crowd, the venue is open from lunchtime until late with guest DJs and live music to keep you on your toes well into the night. Get there early especially on a Friday so you can secure a spot on the balcony amongst the treetops and watch the trams go back and forth up Swanston Street. Don’t bother going home, sitting on the couch and eating in front of the TV, there’s a better way to lounge and all you have to do is climb a flight of stairs.