Since it first opened in a blaze on then-novel Iberian glory, Bar Lourinhã has been best in show, not only on the drinks side but with co-owner Matt McConnell’s brand of Spanish-Portuguese tapas-style food. They've just added an upstairs section to cope with the overflow, a what-took-you-so-long move that is a testament to the bar’s enduring popularity. The exclusive space has a new look and feel courtesy of designer Pascale Gomes McNabb who has created a picture-perfect venue for celebrations and corporate functions. Seating up to 40 guests for a sit-down meal, or up to 65 for a stand-up cocktail event, this private haunt is brimming with Mediterranean style. Five food packages are available, ranging from $45pp for cocktail nibbles like grilled lamb ‘chuletas’ moruño and Kingfish ‘pancetta’, to $85pp for a premium fiesta featuring twice-cooked beef brisket, grilled octopus tentacle and a pomegranate crema dessert.
Many of Melbourne's top restaurants offer private dining rooms, which means that you can avoid the stress of hosting your own party and leave it to the experts. Whether it's a cocktail party, business lunch or family celebration, we've got you covered. Suit up and dig in.