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Bar Lourinha

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Address:
37 Little Collins Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9663 7890
Cuisine
Cuisine: Spanish, Wine Bar
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$
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"Bar Lourinha is a treasure hunter's paradise; it's tucked away at the top end of Little Collins Street and the place is lined with brac-a-brac that'll make you want to head to a vintage store, pronto. The kitchen serves some pretty good tapas; the dishes put a modern twist on traditional Spanish classics. There's an extensive drinks list, drawing on labels from France, Germany, Spain, Japan...the list goes on. You won't go home thirsty.

This restaurant does not take bookings."
This restaurant does not take bookings.

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It’s a trip most of us dream about: a six-month odyssey through Spain and Portugal, exploring regional cuisines and hanging out in tapas bars. Bar Lourinha is the result of this culinary adventure; a modern bar at the top end of Collins Street.
The mood is relaxed and casual, the enthusiasm for the food by co-owners Matt McConnell, Jo Gamvros and Simon Benjamin, obvious. McConnell (formerly of Berardo's at Noosa and Diningroom 211) developed the menu while travelling; tasting and cooking his way through southern Europe. This is an exciting bar that brings a modern sensibility to the tapas experience of eating and drinking.

Start by ordering the northern yellow fin tuna infused with apple and vanilla and the pickled sardines and parsley salad. Both dishes are all simplicity and distinguished by the quality of the hand-selected produce. Order a glass of Manzanilla (Spanish sherry) and try the wagyu carne cruda based on a regional Italian dish. Angelo’s morcilla (black pudding) and the spiced rabbit empanadillas will satisfy more traditional tapas lovers. The shark confit and waxy spuds is another example of McConnell’s interpretation of regional cuisine, Australian style. The menu is substantial enough to dine in, or perfect the tapas art of grazing.

Fiona Symington
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