Elevating Australian Grill: Melbourne’s Blacksmith Bar & Grill

Eat, Melbourne, Restaurants / 29 April 2023
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Elevating Australian Grill: Melbourne’s Blacksmith Bar & Grill

Eat, Melbourne, Restaurants / 29 April 2023

Melbourne’s Blacksmith Bar & Grill, nestled within Voco Melbourne Central at 30 Timothy Lane, has received a scintillating revamp.

Boasting a 180-degree vista of the city from the seventh floor, this rooftop terrace restaurant now showcases contemporary Australian cuisine using the finest Victorian produce. At the heart of Blacksmith Grill’s revamped menu is fire-cooked steak, supplied by Melbourne-owned Gamekeepers. Relish a spectacular 1.2kg tomahawk steak accompanied by two delightful sides or the tender porterhouse steak with a choice of six luscious sauces. For a veggie treat, try the vegetable Wellington with blue cheese sauce and quince puree or the vegan-friendly wild mushroom risotto.

Blacksmith Grill’s elegant interiors and jaw-dropping city views create an ideal atmosphere for business lunches and after-work drinks at the poolside bar. The terrace offers a truly unforgettable al fresco dining experience.

The restaurant’s menu proudly features Queensland’s banana prawns, fresh Victorian vegetables, and herbs grown in their own rooftop terrace garden. To complete the dining experience, a superb selection of wines from Victoria, France, and New Zealand brings a touch of global flair to the table.

Executive Chef Ian Lee has designed the new menu to be enjoyed in good company. The ‘JUST FEED US’ sharing menu offers an effortless dining option, presenting five scrumptious dishes, including grain-fed porterhouse steak, fries, broccolini, and a dark chocolate delice.

The dessert menu boasts a rich house-made cheesecake with Oreo cookies, cream, and strawberries, while the ginger waffle split with banana peanut butter ice cream offers a delightful sharing treat.

Blacksmith Bar & Grill’s collaboration with local Victorian businesses like Gamekeepers, Ocean Made Seafood, and Dal Zotto Wines in King Valley showcases the best of local produce. Celeste Clarke, General Manager of voco Melbourne Central, and Chef Lee have joined forces with Dining Room Director Jason Lau to recreate the menu, blending influences from France and the Mediterranean with hearty, contemporary Australian dishes.

The name ‘Blacksmith’ pays homage to the location’s history as the site of Cobb & Co stables during the 1800s gold rush. Two private dining spaces, Hammer and Tongs, complete the restaurant’s luxurious setting.

Finally, for a perfect weekend treat, indulge in Blacksmith Grill’s Bottomless Brunch on Saturdays, offering a selection of free-flowing HomeGrown Spritz, local wines, bubbles, and beer, expertly paired with a delicious menu. For a touch of luxury, upgrade to the premium Taittinger Champagne package, and after brunch, head to the rooftop terrace to relish the captivating Melbourne skyline.