Exemplary Melbourne Restaurants Without Ever Leaving The Hotel
Hotel Lindrum has been recognized for it’s cuisine since it opened it’s doors in July of 1999. Amongst it’s dining options, there is something for everyone, even the gluten-free, vegan diner! Let’s take a look at all of the dining options offered at the Lindrum:
felt restaurant is appropriately named for the green felt covered billiards tables that are a rich part of the Lindrum’s history. Before the building was commissioned as a hotel, the building was home to Lindrum’s Billiard Center. Today, numerous pieces of memorabilia once belonging to the famous billiards player Walter Lindrum are scattered throughout the hotel.The restaurant’s name is a nod to the great billiards players that once graced the halls of the hotel. Felt is a fine-dining establishment that is quickly climbing its way up the ladder toward the best Melbourne restaurant. Quality and service are of the utmost importance in this intimate dining setting. Seasonal fare is served in a modern way, complimenting the updated décor inside this historic dining room. Chef Andre Christian E Dulay has crafted a menu that, in his words “reflecs his passion for exceptional and locally sourced produce”. At felt, you are ensured a truly seasonal and fresh dish. Menu items ooze luxury with dishes such as duck liver parfait with pedro ximenez jelly, pickled cauliflower, cornichons and toasted brioche, slow braised crispy skin pork belly on onion sage pure with port jus and truffle duck ragout with hand cut pappardelle, tomato confit and pecorino romano. Chef Dulay’s signature dish is taco farm half chicken infused with Darjeeling black tea, celeriac, purple carrots and cured lemon. For those that enjoy something simpler, the taste buds will be delighted with items like crispy fries dusted with rosemary salt, BBQ beef short rib with white kimchee and pan seared market fish with lemon scented potatoes. Chef hasn’t forgotten about those with a sweet tooth. Dessert is equally as luxurious with flavors such as dark chocolate, rose water, orange, pinapple and fig. One of felt’s specialties and reasons it is fast becoming the best Melbourne restaurant is their high tea. Many years ago, Australia was a British colony, ruled by the Queen as England was. To respect this history, felt has dedicated Saturdays and Sundays between 1 and 4pm to high tea. Reserve a seat for the best high tea Melbourne can offer tired tourists and English history enthusiasts.Another reason felt restaurant has earned its reputation as one of Melbourne’s greatest places to dine is it’s events and function renting capabilities. Rent the intimate felt space out for an event that seats up to 40 or a standing room cocktail function that houses up to 50 guests.
Bar and Billiards Room
The Bar and Billiards Room is as cosy as it gets with a roaring fireplace and dark woods and leathers to match the atmosphere. Sample the collection of premier wines, liquors and beers offered at the bar or enjoy a morning coffee with a newspaper by the fire. The billiards room is the most historic nod to the previous purpose of this unique building. The billiards table that is the focal point of the bar was once owned by the Lindrum Billiards Center and played on by Walter Lindrum himself. Memorabilia also belonging to Walter and his family lineage of billiard players decorate the walls of the bar. The bar can be rented out for private, intimate events, ideal for smaller, casual parties.
Hotel Lindrum is proud to present a myriad of dining packages for many occasions. High tea packages include the Mad Hatter’s High Tea Package, offering an all- inclusive array of teas and tiered afternoon snacks plus a welcome glass of bubbles. Pre-theatre dining is a way to get a full meal in, early, before your theatre performance. Since the theatre district is close to Hotel Lindrum and also popular amongst many guests at the Lindrum, pre-theatre dining is always a favourite among tourists. Even if you aren’t staying at the Lindrum, pre-theatre dining is a great way to enjoy a quality meal before you see your performance. Hotel Lindrum has also hosted baby showers, bridal parties and more. Call Hotel Lindrum to reserve a personalized, intimate, special event for you or someone you love.
In a world where gluten allergies and dietary restrictions are becoming increasingly common, it would seem that finding a restaurant to accommodate these special requests would also be increasingly common. However, many people still struggle with finding a fine-dining establishment that suits their needs. Hotel Lindrum is a Melbourne restaurant that does just that. With many gluten free options or a menu that can be crafted to suit your particular gluten restrictions, vegan diet or healthy eating preferences, no other Melbourne restaurant can accommodate you quite as well. Dining in Melbourne restaurants can be enjoyable again with Hotel Lindrum! Even high-tea, a generally gluten heavy meal, can be prepared gluten-free.
Dining With Hotel Lindrum
No matter what sort of dining you are after, whether it be a fine dining meal with Chef Dulay at felt, an intimate cup of coffee or glass of wine in the Bar and Billiards room or even in-room dining, Hotel Lindrum will not disappoint. Let us accommodate your every request, dietary included and start to see Hotel Lindrum as more than just luxury accommodation but also for being home to some of the best Melbourne restaurants. Browse all of our menus online and book a reservation for dinner and to stay in Hotel Lindrum.
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