Hemingway’s Wine Room


150 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, 3002 VIC
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The Details

  • European
  • French
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A top down shot of a luxurious feast from Hemingway's Dining Room.

The Verdict

East Melbourne is a haven for historic and beautiful buildings, and new in the neighbourhood is Hemingway’s Wine Room. Inspired by the 1920s New York and Paris brasseries, their concept certainly adds another touch to the busy street of Wellington Parade. 

Behind the menu is chef Patrick Dang, taking full speed after many years of experience across Hong Kong and the UK, before settling back in Victoria. With his magic hand, you will get the chance to enjoy a wide range of simple and clean flavours dishes. From serving fresh oysters-the unconventional way—with apple mignonette, cucumber-horseradish sorbet, and other palate-pleasing ingredients, to bringing Dr Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham to life, with a soft-boiled quail egg covered in a green potato allumette and served in a herbed parmesan ‘nest’. We’re not on dessert yet but you get the point. 

Thanks to Glen Bagnara’s extensive experience, you will be able to enjoy an impressive range of wine, both old and new. You can also bring your own with a $15 corkage fee per bottle. If you’re not into wine, a wide range of cocktail list—including Ernest Hemingway’s favourites—is also available, prepared by head bartender, Alex Roe (Lui Bar, Starward Whiskey Distillery). 

The brasserie and wine bar was designed by Rosie O’Donnell, with a mission to recreate the feeling of illicit freedom—behind the facade lies escapism. The design incorporates decorative pattern, black accent, and bold colours, that symbolises seduction and brevity, whilst still being unapologetically French. 

Due to the lockdown, Hemingway’s Wine Room is now pivoting to Maisonette by Hemingway’s and has launched their Moveable Feast Menu. Serving for dinner, you can get your hands on their gorgeous meal and specially curated wine list, including those from their Reserve Wine list. 

Place your order the day before (by 6pm) and it will be available for delivery or pick up between 5pm and 7:30pm daily. 

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