South Melbourne welcomes a dazzling new addition to its dining landscape with Clementine, a sophisticated daytime eatery created by hospitality expert Glen Bagnara (Hemingway’s Wine Room, Bar Bianco) and developer Fortis.
Nestled at 67 Palmerston Crescent, Clementine showcases a beautifully sunlit space adorned with warm timber accents, sea glass tiles, and polished copper fixtures. The venue also features bifold doors that open to an inviting shaded patio, providing an idyllic setting for a relaxed meal with friends.
The exceptional culinary experience at Clementine is a testament to its diverse influences from Europe, Asia, and contemporary Australia. Guided by Glen Bagnara, General Manager Philippe Perrey, and Head Chef David Yuan, this dining haven offers a refined experience for breakfast, lunch, and every meal in between.
Chef Yuan’s menu delights patrons with innovative dishes, such as the airy Breakfast Soufflé, which combines a Japanese pancake with vanilla ice cream, Nutella rice crisps, and a delicate raspberry dust. For those who prefer a savory option, the ‘Duck Season’ Waffles boast a delectable ensemble of confit duck, orange compote, pickled cucumber, sautéed leek, and a hint of hoisin seasoning.
Other exquisite culinary creations include the Cured Salmon Millefeuille, Lobster Florentine, Scotch Egg, and Beef Short Rib. Coffee aficionados will appreciate the freshly ground organic Arabica beans from Dukes Coffee Roasters, served alongside an array of juices, smoothies, and virgin cocktails. Busy individuals can also indulge in an assortment of pastries, cakes, toasties, soups, and salads crafted in-house for a quick bite.
Clementine is poised to enhance its offerings this autumn, introducing a curated selection of wines, champagnes, and cocktails. This will undoubtedly make the eatery an ideal destination for sumptuous brunches, leisurely lunches, and elegant teatime tipples.
The collaboration between Bagnara and Fortis has injected new life into South Melbourne’s culinary scene with the arrival of Clementine. Moreover, the anticipation continues to build for the May opening of their next venture, Castlerose, a lavish underground supper club.
Accommodating 60 guests indoors and on the patio, Clementine welcomes workers and South Melbourne locals daily from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. Visit this captivating dining establishment for an unforgettable meal, and share in the excitement of this refined addition to Melbourne’s culinary offerings.