The Stokehouse should be referred to as the phoenix from now on. After the tragic fire that took the St Kilda icon from us on January 17th this year, the Stokehouse and the entire Van Haandel Group Team have handled it swiftly and professionally. A pop up was put into place weeks after the fire, opening in time for the St Kilda Festival, and now less than five months post fire, The Stokehouse has taken over Comme, another Van Haandel restaurant in Alfred place, making way for Stokehouse City to take shape. The St Kilda pop up closed on Mother’s Day, and building on the new St Kilda venue is set to be complete in the early parts of 2015.
Stokehouse City, which is now open, will bring the known Stokehouse St Kilda offering to the CBD. Upstairs Ollie Gould will bring his refined dining experience to the table with the likes of baked Harvey Bay scallops, Western Australian truffle, parsnip puree, and citrus sabayon. Downstairs, the kitchen will be run by Nick Mahlook and bring in those more casual dishes like the buffalo ricotta and rainbow chard cannelloni with mint, walnut, and raisin burnt butter, or the roasted 300g Rangers Valley flank steak with salsa verde.
The interior (once a darker, sleeker vibe) has been re-imagined by Melbourne designer, Pascale Gomes Mcnabb who was on hand for the St Kilda Upstairs re-design. The new space is lighter, bringing that beach vibe to the city streets and offering a refined, yet playful space for people to enjoy this stunning food.
7 Alfred Place, Melbourne 3000
03 9525 5555