The St Kilda pub has undergone a serious facelift
This heritage building has had a huge $15 million revamp, with four distinct areas (the Public Bar, Garden Bar, the Doulton Lounge and Balcony Bar).
Mathew Macartney is at the helm of the kitchen (with a full menu being served in both the Public, Balcony and Garden bars) with highlights including small plates of shell crab wedged between a steamed bun served with cucumber and chilli; Southern fried chicken wings served with Szechuan sauce; and grilled scampi on a bed of rocket, fennel and citrus. Bigger dishes include pastas, whole market fish and a tricked out parma with tomato, jalapeños, coriander, chilli sour cream and parmesan.
There's also a swanky all-weather beer garden, with a three story high concrete and glass retractable roof, towering trees and plenty of sunshine. Back inside there's a huge Carlton Beer copper brew tank and screens broadcasting sports all year round. Upstairs you will also find the Balcony Bar with views right down Acland Street and there's also the Doulton Lounge, a late night cocktail den.
|Venue name:||The Village Belle Hotel||Contact:|
202 Barkly St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 9am-1am; Thu-Sat 9am-3am; Sun 10am-midnight|