The great success and drawcard of The Trust Restaurant is its beautiful location within the lofty walls of the old Port Authority Building, which has been lovingly restored in its original style. It is now one of Melbourne's premier examples of Beaux Arts and Greek revival architecture. The restaurant's walls are lined with arched fanlight windows under which sit warm, roomy booths teeming with cushions in red and gold. These comfy enclaves frame the dining space so that the superfluity of the room seems refreshingly spacious rather than bare. A classic modern European style menu with shades of Italian cuisine adds to the rich, inviting atmosphere of this stunning heritage venue. At 42 metres, The Trust Bar is Australia's longest stretching, but it seems hardly out of place in such a grand building. Here you can enjoy the restaurant's full range of vintage varietals, as well as a far-reaching selection of beer, champagne and cocktails.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
The modern European menu at The Trust puts its focus on spuntini, or small bites to eat with an apertivo. These come in the form of fresh Australian oysters, a selection of cured meats or pieces of slow roasted pork belly seasoned in five-spice and finished with caramelised apple and sesame seeds. The restaurant offers a seasonal a la carte menu along with daily restaurant specials and express lunch options. It is the perfect setting for corporate lunches and dinners. The wine list is as impressive as it is extensive, with a varied selection of Australian and European varietals.