Hopscotch is the latest addition to Southbank and Melbourne’s burgeoning riverside scene. Hopscotch is your latest downbeat gathering place with a beer for every occasion, up to 30 flavours of beer! The craftiest of them all will feature as a boutique batch from the custom microbrewery scheduled to arrive on site in January. An exclusive brew will change every month and is personally prepared by local Victorian makers.
Customers can also explore the tap and fridge menu for local and independent drops. If cocktails are more your thing, you can’t go past the ‘DIY Kocktail Kits’, a Cocktail on Tap or the Spiked Slushies. Try the barman’s favourites: DIY Espresso kit, Frozen Margi slushie and signature cocktail the ‘Bearded Sailor’.
Food-wise, Hopscotch is all about a quick, quality hand full of fun so you can balance your drink in the other hand. Head Chef, Adam Baughan’s menu is next level street food with worldly flavours that certainly pack a punch – Baughan recommends the Beer Can Chicken (winner winner chicken dinner), The Reuben and Bearded Beef Lover brewer board. The kitchen cooks from open (11:30am Mon – Fri and 8:30am Sat – Sun) until late every night and does a killer breakfast on the weekends with waffles like Wow! Lemon Meringue Pie waffle anyone? There’s also a Nitro Ice-cream Bar on site – think ballin’ ice-cream beer and bacon cups!
HOPSCOTCH is at 4/2 Riverside Quay, Southbank. Phone 03 9690 6999
Open Mon – Fri from 11:30am – late | Sat – Sun from 8:30am – late
GRANGE ROAD EGG SHOP
Toorak welcomes a cheeky new resident with the launch of Grange Road Egg Shop, a bright eatery with a bold attitude courtesy of the team who brought us popular Southside cafes Denis the Menace and St Edmonds.
Along with business partner Damon Glover, the Wilkinson Group has opened the doors to the 97-seater venue at 1 Grange Road, serving contemporary Australian cuisine for breakfast and lunch.
Perfectly timed for the warmer months, Grange Road Egg Shop’s design evokes a breezy, holiday feel, drawing inspiration from the sophisticated infrastructures of old school Miami and the vibrancy of Bali’s Shady Shack, thrown in with a hint of Californian glamour.
Visitors to Grange Road Egg Shop will enjoy a menu designed by Yotam Ottolenghi alumni, Aleksander Nitecki, with highlights set to include confit leg of chicken, poached breast, crispy skin, smoked potato, grilled nam jim and parmesan and sumac crusted pork, roasted apple, potato puree, red cabbage, served alongside a range of shakes, fresh juices and sodas, including peach and maple or a rhubarb spritz or peach and maple.
Creative consultant, Adam Wilkinson, says the goal is to serve “food that makes people happy”, with the menu embodying a come one, come all philosophy, welcoming everyone from the health-conscious to the wildly indulgent.
Grange Road Egg Shop, 1 Grange Road Toorak is open from 7am-5pm Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm on weekends.