Public House

433 Church Street
Tel. 9421 0187

Venue type: Bar

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Partystar Review

The most outstanding feature of this reincarnated rock venue is the renovation - done by architects Six Degrees, whose trademark use of recycled materials to create multi-purpose leisure spaces can be seen throughout Melbourne. Is it a restaurant, cafe, bar or modern pub? Public House doesn't care, because big communal tables and a good selection of tapas attract drinkers and diners alike.

The fitout consists of a polished cement floor panelled with retro chic pub carpet, lots of recycled wood, touches of leadlight and a large open staircase that leads upstairs to the modern beer garden.

The crowd is as aesthetically appealing as the venue - very. Definitely the spot to see and be seen.

Outdoor Area / Beer Garden

Deco stained glass doors lead to a big, square terrace rooftop that seats 60 people and makes a great beer garden.

Julie Whiting

Readers' Reviews

Just up the road from the Swan Hotel, this venue, easily spotted with its unique front of stone blocks, is a popular choice for its clean and fresh atmoshpere. Usually attracting a crowd of young professionals mixed with funky 20/30-somethings, it's relaxing for an after work drink or a stylish place to get together on a Friday or Saturday night with a glass of wine (in a stemless wine glass!) The clean air inside makes for a nice change from smoky bars, though smokers can step out to the rooftop courtyard or the open fronted room dowstairs. Although a little on the pricey side, the meals are definitely high in quality and the assortment of tapas are great to share with a group of friends. During the week there is plenty of room to move and it's easy to hear each other's conversation. On weekends both upstairs and downstairs are quick to fill up and if you arrive later in the evening chances are it might be a full house. There is no dance floor or loud music but the classy and modern interior make it a perfect setting to grab a table or mingle at the bar in a chic, yet unpretentious, setting.

Emily, Doncaster, 12/04

Designed by 6 Degrees architects, the "Public House" in Richmond is owned by the masterminds behind "Pelican" in St Kilda. Their new venture "public house" has kept up the no flaws approach to food and venue. Attracting a broad range of clientele, because of its ability to meet all standards, Public House hasn't missed a detail. The food is a mix of tapas, flat breads, mains & sweet tapas, all of impeccable standard, full of flavour and leave you wanting to try more! It's a fantastic venue for lunches, and a drink & meal on weekends.

Alexandra Haynes, Carnegie, 08/03

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