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The Rooftop at QT

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  1. A spread of shared food including oysters seen from above
  2. Two sets of hands holding and pouring cocktails from a carafe
  3. Three jovial guests at a table with large, vibrant abstract art on the wall behind
  4. A person wearing rainbow crochet and floral Doc Martens reclines at a table with a cocktail

Time Out says

This mainstay of the city rooftop scene has just entered a bold new era

Make your way through the shiny copper-hued doors of QT Melbourne, through the elegant foyer and all the way up in one of the elevators, and you’ll find what has long been one of Melbourne’s hipper rooftop bars. Sitting high above the boutique hotel’s Russell Street facade is Rooftop at QT, an indoor-outdoor rooftop haven with expansive views of our picturesque skyline.

Levitated luxury has always been the order of the day at this lofty destination, but now Rooftop at QT has unveiled a brand-new chapter – we’re talking a full transformation with new food, new cocktails and a vibrant new look. It’s a new era, and the venue has officially turned over a new leaf. 

Newly appointed executive chef Nic Wood has curated a fresh Mediterranean-inspired menu designed to be shared from sunshine to sundown. You’ll be able to dig into new signature dishes including snapper cannoli, lobster cocktail, or even a cheeky ice cream sandwich for dessert. 

If you’re thirsty, food and beverage director Chris Stock has you more than covered with a refreshed cocktail offering created with a balance of nostalgia and bold ingredients in mind. Forget your standard Espresso Martini, because Rooftop at QT will be shaking up the Bulleit Punch instead – an updated version made with Bulleit Rye whiskey, Mr Black coffee liqueur, orange and miso syrup and clarified cream. The new drinks menu also promises ‘Instagrammable moments’, but we’ll have to keep you updated on that once we’ve seen for ourselves.

As for the vibes, QT’s music curator Andrew Lewis tends to opt for a mix of boogie, soul and vintage disco with an electronic edge to keep the buzz going from sun-soaked days to glittery city nights. Expect cosy private booths, hand-painted bespoke wallpaper and art-filled walls. Head to the Rooftop at QT website to secure your spot.

Ashleigh Hastings
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Ashleigh Hastings


133 Russell St
Opening hours:
Mon-Wed 3pm-late; Thu-Sun noon-late
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