Late last year, Lona Pintxos Bar opened in St Kilda, breathing new life into the former Greasy Joe’s site on Acland St. Produce driven, Lona Pintxos Bar has spent the last six months building a reputation for freshness and flavour, offering a wide menu of dishes to share, ranging from small pintxos, traditionally ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, to larger tapas playing on the hearty flavours synonymous with Barcelona.
Now the Sedgley brothers, Charles and Edward, have expanded the space with the opening of Lona Garden, an oasis among the bustling gastronomic hub that is St Kilda.
Boasting one of the largest alfresco dining areas in the inner city suburbs, Lona Garden is partially covered and can be enjoyed year round. It is the perfect space to drop in for a pre-theatre drink or an extended lunch or dinner. Bright splashes of Lona’s signature neon pink feature throughout the contemporary, mono-chromatic space with accents of lush green bambo and climbing plants adding to the bright, airy feel of the area. On trend, copper light fittings add warmth to the peaked pergola area, suspended over central bar tables and intimate booth seating.
Family runs to the core of Lona Pintxos Bar, Armadale and St. Kilda, as well as sister restaurant Barca, located in High Street, Armadale. The Sedgley family also produce a selection of wines and a craft beer that are sold across all three venues, crafted under the Sedgley and Sons banner, a reference to the family butcher shop that existed in the late 1800’s. Aunt and uncle of Locheilan Farmhouse Cheese provide award winning cheeses and even dad comes to the table, producing quince paste from the family orchard in Metung.
Lona Pintxos Bar
64-66 Acland Street, St Kilda
Mon – Sun 12pm – late lona.com.au