Embla Rooftop Bar is extending summer with its sky-high service of afternoon bites and beverages atop the Russell street building neighbouring Embla.

The perfect mid-afternoon CBD escape, Embla Rooftop is open seven days from 3pm weekdays and 5pm weekends, offering a sophisticated yet approachable menu designed to be enjoyed in the sunshine and well into the night.

Image by Kelly Thompson

The rooftop kitchen reflects Embla’s ethos of uncomplicated food done remarkably well, dishes include:

  • Snapper rillettes and fennel toast
  • Raw kingfish, pumpkin seed miso, heirloom cucumber & cumquat
  • Veal rump tartare, wild watercress, tarragon and tonnato sauce 
  • Marinated cherry tomato, nectarine and basil panzanella salad
  • Stracciatella, baby golden beetroot, rapa & walnut
  • Grass-fed Angus minute steak, rocket & lime
  • Chickpea pancake, garlic & preserved globe artichokes 
  • Tiramisu, mascarpone delta, marsala caramele, coffee and chocolate

From the bar, wines by the glass or bottle, beer, spirits and even cocktails are available, with over 50 different wines on offer.

When the sun goes down, the rooftop bar becomes a rooftop cinema, with a varied schedule of films curated by District Agency viewing from shortly after sunset (currently around 8:30pm) Monday to Sunday on a giant five-metre wide screen.  Weekly changing themes ensure there is something for everyone, with High School week (Pretty In Pink, Juno), Music week (Wayne’s World 2, Whiplash), Driving week (Baby Driver, Mad Max), and Euro week (Vicky Christina Barcelona, Amelie), and more screening over the next six weeks.

And because no cinema experience is complete without an oversized bucket of salty popcorn Embla Rooftop has a Candy Bar. In addition to the popcorn smothered in cultured butter and Murray River seas salt, guests can enjoy a variety of cinema snacks including caramel popcorn with white chocolate, house-made pineapple lumps, Piccolina gelato pops, plus Jaffa’s, M&M’s and even single-packet Tim Tams.

Walk-ins are welcome every day up until 8:00pm, and after that you’ll need to be booked into that night’s movie screening with tickets available to purchase in advance via the website.

Address: 126 Russell Street, Melbourne, 3000. 
Opening hours: 
Seven days a week.
Monday – Friday, 3pm til late, weekends 5pm til late.
Walk-in access up until 8pm, with movie tickets required after that. 

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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