Call it tall-poppy syndrome. At a time when fine-dining chefs are downsizing to burger joints, and small bars are located in cupboard-sized venues, 465 The Avenue is unashamedly ostentatious. The triple-threat cafe/restaurant/bar channels a 1920s Berlin cabaret atmosphere with plush red velvet furnishings, table lamps, and leather booths. Marvel at the huge overhanging chandelier, then concentrate on the expansive menu.
After-work diners can share cheese and antipasto boards, or if you're looking for something more substantial, the bistro-style dinner menu offers grilled scallops with confit tomato, and beef ragu parpadelle. Whichever way you flow, you'll be sure to find a decent drop from the extensive drinks list - hooray for their fine showcase of Australian wines!