Rockpool Group’s top dog and national celebrity chef Neil Perry is bringing a taste of the roaring ’20s to Melbourne in the shape of his new establishment, R Bar.
Opening later this month in the lobby of Crown Towers near the delectable Rockpool Bar & Grill, R Bar is inspired by the golden age of cocktails and focuses on delivering a top-notch experience in welcoming surroundings.
Decked out with dark timber features, bronze mirror panelling, rich velvet curtains and curved banquette seating, R Bar pairs opulence with sophistication and literally screams it from the rooftops with the eye-catching chandelier centrepiece.
“R Bar is an ode to the cocktail of the Great Gatsby era,” culinary director Perry said. “We’ve taken our inspiration from some of the world’s best hotel lobby bars and put our Rockpool spin on it, which means working with boutique, Australian producers and distillers and adding our signature razzle-dazzle to the drinks list and fabulous food offerings.”
The drinks menu has something for everyone, offering barrel-aged cocktails and an ever-changing line-up of classic tipples to keep your mouth wet. Whether you’re after a Singapore Sling, Old Fashioned or the classic Negroni, R Bar has all bases covered.
There’s also a stacked selection of gourmet and classic bar snacks available from breakfast until late, as you’d rightly expect from any Neil Perry establishment. You can even indulge with a little caviar and Champagne, should you be in the splurging mood.
R Bar officially launches at Crown Towers Melbourne on Friday, July 26.