Espresso & Wine Bar
Our Espresso & Wine bar offers considered fare, curious wine and classic espresso. We serve a continental style breakfast from 9 am till noon, then wine and plates till late. Due to our size and the nature of our offering, we work on a walk-in basis with reservations limited to intimate gatherings of 4 – 8 guests. Parties of this size are directed to our Chef’s Table; a simple menu, designed to share, by Eileen Horsnell. Reservations for the CHEF’S TABLE are taken via telephone 03 9416 0666 when you’ll be kindly asked to leave your credit card details to secure the date.
Whilst our Wine bar experience embraces the convivial, the GUESTHOUSE suggests rest & reprieve.
‘Eileen Horsnell has returned to cook the food she loves best and it’s turned this already excellent pocket rocket into one of the Melbourne’s nicest places to eat. Part of that comes down to a mighty trio all on the same page. Horsnell worked with owner Daniel Lewis at his Brisbane restaurant, Pearl, and Lewis’ cousin-in-law, Simon Benjamin, sold out of Bar Lourinhã to get completely on board here last year. None is fussed by grandeur, but all are obsessed by the good stuff . . . Decor amounts to produce artfully piled near the kitchen — partly as still life, partly by necessity. Napier Quarter is tiny, a beautiful bluestone on a leafy corner where the traffic is 50-50 pushbikes and cars. The handful of metal tables and chairs flanking its exterior are built for a couple of wines and two dishes at a push, making dinner a leisurely ride.’Gemima Cody, ‘Goodfood’, The Age, 2019