Melbourne’s Hottest New Openings – February

Looking for new establishments to add to your food and beverage repertoire? Check out our list of the latest openings around town and be the go-to foodie among your peers this Feb!


Motorhome Majestic brings the burger love to Ascotvale

There are few things more satisfying than biting into a well-made burger – but how about a well-made burger with beef, fried chicken, bacon and special sauce?

Ascotvale’s Motorhome Majestic offers this to its patrons and more, including some pretty smashing kinder surprise alcoholic milkshakes, ribs, chicken wings and then some.

MM has its roots in the city’s Grand Trailer Park Taverna, so you know it’s gotta be good. And with the décor made up of converted motorhomes which have been transformed into cute little booths, what’s not to love?


Richmond’s greatest protein peddler, Meatmother re-opens

The foremost meat lovers of Melbourne, Meatmother, have reopened with a new menu, new craft beer and wine list, and a fresh new focus on the delicious and global technique of cooking over charcoal.

Meatmother’s re-imagined menu includes daily “pit” specials – such as charcoaled skewers of milk-fed lamb, succulent pulled suckling pig buns, and a sharper cocktail list than ever before to drink with your meaty feast.


Bar Liberty opens in Fitzroy

After much hype, Rockwell&Sons chef Casey Wall, former Attica manager Michael Bascetta and renowned sommelier Banjo Harris Plane have opened Bar Liberty in Fitzroy.

Situated at the old La Condesa site, Bar Liberty’s offering will be centered around drinks, with a comprehensive wine list, beers, sake and other liqueurs, and a selection of house made pre-bottled cocktails to quench your thirst after a long day at the office. Sophisticated snacks and share plates will also be available to complement your tasty drinks.


The Lakeside Mill brings sophisticated bistro dining to Pakenham

Pioneering a new way of eating in the almost-regional suburb of Pakenham, The Lakeside Mill is a bistro with a difference. Serving good, clean, modern fare, diners can expect high-end dishes with a host of top quality ingredients. A beautiful space in an unlikely spot headed up by talented ex-Estelle chef Jake Kellie, The Millhouse is receiving much interest and therefore we recommend you book way ahead of time to secure a spot!


Mile End Bagels

Bagel enthusiasts rejoice- Mile End Bagels has opened in Fitzroy! Here to serve us Montreal-style bagels with all manner of fillings, just thinking about Mile End makes our mouths water.

Think roast beef with pickles, smoked salmon and spring onion cream cheese “schmear”, or how about doing away with the fancy stuff and going for a straight up PB+J? We can’t WAIT to try this one.


Jane Doe Bar

Adding to the quality list of boozy offerings in the area, Jane Doe Bar has opened on Chapel St in Prahran.

A cosy cocktail bar offering elderflower tea-flavoured cocktails, espresso martinis and old fashioneds on tap, beer, wine and a great selection of liqueurs and spirits, this may just be the ideal location to minimise the awkward of your next Tinder date!


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