Pizzas, Wallpaper-worthy design and wallet-pleasing cocktails: cheers, Rupert on Rupert
Collingwood’s backstreets just got boozier thanks to Rupert on Rupert, an eyeball-wooing bar/restaurant graced with high ceilings, light-drenched interiors and a mini forest’s worth of pot plants and trees.
Ric Corinaldi (of Ficus Constructions) and his wife Mali run the joint, aided and abetted by a hospo dream team: Radar Rad (formerly manager of North Melbourne's Prudence), Tyron Bremner (who previously sparkled at the Plough Hotel) and Max Finch, plucked from the good ship Beaufort. There’s no excess fat on the bar menu, which features seven beers and a neat pick of Australian wines on tap, alongside fairly priced cocktails (including three options under $15). Chef Megan Morgan’s salty accompaniments include pork scratchings, parsnip chips, adventurous pizzas (try the Rolladen: smoked pork neck with mozzarella and toasted walnuts) and chilli-spiked tofu.
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73 Rupert St
|Opening hours:||Wed 4pm-11pm; Thu 1pm-midnight; Fri 12pm-midnight; Sat 3pm-midnight; Sun 1pm-11pm|