Neo Lemonade may not be what you expect from a restaurant in the Docklands. And we mean that in the best way possible.
The restaurant opened in June 2018, bringing elegant yet relaxed dining to the suburb.
Neo Lemonade’s fit-out is stunning as well, with moody pink and green accents, and geometric artwork throughout the open industrial space. Despite how structural and beautiful the venue looks the experience is still very welcoming and relaxing.
If you’re after a classic, you’ll want to try their "Aviation" cocktail, made from gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice. Or if it’s a seedy Sunday brunch you can’t go past their Bloody Mary.
As a taster, we recommend the ham hock croquette made with Dijon and cornichon, and of course a serve of the triple-cooked chips (you really can’t beat the crunch).
For something a little more filling try the beetroot pappardelle served with broad beans, asparagus, taleggio and walnuts, or the red Snapper fillet with fish broth, broad beans, finger lime and nasturtium. Evidently, the menu has a lot of fresh flavours.
The secret behind these simplistic yet unbelievably delicious dishes is their head chef Francisco Arbelo who previously worked under well-known chef Peter Gunn and in popular venues like Hunters Kitchen & Bar in St Kilda. In a nutshell, he knows what he’s doing.
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