Located on the 40th floor of the opulent Oakwood Premier Melbourne property, Sky Bar Melbourne sits high in the heavens, offering guests a dining and bar experience like no other. The venue, set to open to the public on Thursday, 30th June 2022, showcases glamorous furnishings, a decadent restaurant, elegant lounges to enjoy classic wines and cocktails and multiple exclusive V.I.P function spaces. In addition to its extraordinary views reaching far over Port Phillip Bay, across the Yarra River, CBD skyline and beyond, Sky Bar Melbourne expects to provide guests with a quintessential Melbournian experience and a very good reason to visit the CBD again, post-pandemic.
Sky Bar Lounge boasts a 16 metre stone bar with an illuminated glass brick frame inside and also has an alfresco terrace, perfect for warmer nights, resembling the famous rooftops in New York City. With 7-metre tall glass windows, guests will enjoy views of the city skyline whilst enjoying appetisers, seasonal cocktails, wines and locally crafted beers.
Strato, the restaurant, is romantically modern, seating up to 60 guests and providing exceptional views of Port Phillip Bay. The restaurant has its own bar, made from a stone benchtop and filtered glass bottom that is subtly lit. Within the restaurant sits five concave booths separated from the main dining area, a perfect option for date night.
Strato is a 5-star restaurant that aims to take guests on a journey where the ordinary is transformed into the extraordinary. The menu is best described as contemporary modern Australian, boasting locally sourced, Victorian ingredients from places like King Island and Mount Zero and native Australian, seasonal produce. The concept of the menu is based on five elements; the atmosphere (air), the hydrosphere (water), the cryosphere (ice and permafrost), the lithosphere (earth’s upper rocky layer) and the biosphere (living things).
Creative cooking techniques will bring seemingly everyday ingredients into exciting food creations and patrons can expect a little theatre in the presentation of their dishes with promises of smoke, vapour, embers, levitation and nitrogen. The menu will change four times a year to reflect the seasonal produce best available at the time, keeping regulars interested and giving international travellers a glimpse into an organic Melbourne culinary experience.
Dishes will include dishes like a 180 Days on grain-fed Beef Tartare with stubble quail egg yolk and native herbs, Crispy Skin Baby Barramundi with sea greens and a red cabbage emulsion, a Salt and Pepper Macaroon with scampi caviar, Venison Black Pudding croquettes, a King Fish ceviche with heirloom tomato crust nectar and matcha tea extract and mouth-watering Royal Beluga caviar. Complementing the food, Charlie Ainsbury and his team of cocktail evangelists at Proof and Co. have developed a heavenly drinks menu. The drinks menu aims to blur the lines between the old world and new world luxury, showcasing classics like a Negroni with a blood plum garnish and refreshing Lychee Martini finished off with a rosewater mist.
The wine and beer offered at Sky Bar Melbourne and Strato will be a natural extension of the restaurant menu offering, boasting a wide array of incredible by-the-glass options and different sized pours available. Both local and international products will be available and an amazing signature Sky Bar brew will be available for someone looking to try something unique.
Sky Bar Melbourne is set to open June 30th and is located on the 40th floor of 202 Normanby Road, Melbourne.
• Sky Bar Melbourne is open 7 days from 5pm until late.
• Strato (restaurant within Sky Bar) is open Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm – late
For more information visit www.skybarmelbourne.com.au