This North Melbourne newcomer is a natural wine bar first, vegetarian restaurant second. Co-owner Mathew Guthrie, who has been vegan for 20 years, was tired of going out to eat at veg-focused venues and feeling short-changed by the wine list, so he opened a wine bar that was fit to purpose. Its list of local and international wines — all sourced from regeneratively farmed vineyards — comes from Sebastian Zotti, a WSET-trained wine educator. The menu has a wide Mediterranean influence, with dishes designed to match the list of mostly vegan wines from Australia and the EU.
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