Summer Sippers and Christmas Events

You have got to love an Aussie Summer, there is nothing better than the warm sun, sandy feet, glowing skin and a glass or two of vino. Now that the festive season upon us, we are looking forward to enjoying some sunshine and time with family and friends. What better way to enjoy some sun than with some summer sippers; heading to some stunning Venues to soak up the rays and the reds.

Here are a few of our faves for 2018…

The Epicurean
165 Shoreham Road, Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

Head to Red Hills and visit the fresh incarnation of Red Hill’s historic Cool Stores, The Epicurean. This iconic space is the perfect venue in which to celebrate an unforgettable special occasion or simply enjoy the regions AMAZING wines and produce.

Greenfields Albert Park
Lakeside Drive, Albert Park

Greenfields Eatery promises colourful eating, with their philosophy around food being healthy, living vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. The menu featured highlights from ST Ali Coffee (Sensory Lab), Pana Chocolate, Matcha Maiden, Heal’r, Greene Street Juice, Veuve Clicquot, Chandon and more. Their outdoor space offers a quiet area overlooking the Albert Park lake and golf course.
Lakeside Eatery opens Friday and Sunday from 8am.

The Osborne

117-119 Commercial Road, South Yarra

It’s seen a bit of change along the way and now the Fitzgibbons family is proud to reopen our doors.

There is a spot to suit everyone. Think of it as your home away from home.

Sip customised Bloody Marys and Old Fashioneds and get your vitamin D fix at the newest rooftop bar in town.



383 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Chapel Street has a new local. Abacus is sun-drenched, tropical themed and totally cool. Enjoy a cocktail or two (try the Espresso Martini, we can vouch for it). and soak up the streaming rays for an afternoon of delight.





The Independent – Gembrook
79  Main Street, Gembrook,  VIC  3783

Plenty happening for the guests of The Independent, Gembrook over the summer seasons. Their open garden is the perfect spot for adults to sip delicious wines and beers after a long day. Perhaps you spent the morning with the family enjoying Buffing Billy. Head to the Independent to recover.

If you are also looking to host your Christmas event at The Independent they have pulled together a few set menu options.


Chefs Menu – $60 per person – 7 Dishes (inclusive of dessert)
Mauro’s Table – $78 per person – 8 Couse food experience (inclusive of dessert)
A la carte for group of up to 7 guests or less.
Private dining room now available for 16 guests
PLUS a Christmas Eve Dinner (might be a nice chance to eat and drink with friends) $60 per adult $20 per child 6 courses Bookings Essential

Captain Baxter
10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

The Captain has a triumphant return after a few months closed for renovations. The fresh new look is reminiscent of a fancy yacht club and grabs its classy styling from the 1920’s era mixed in with heavy Hampton’s flavours. The white walls, wicker chairs, blonde wood table tops, the retractable roof and the cocktails list are sure to please as you watch the sunset ocean views an soak up the summer rays.

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