Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bluestone Bar Lounge, Melbourne

Housed inside an historic old wool shed, Bluestone Restaurant Bar Lounge resides on Flinders Lane between Queen and Elizabeth Streets. 

Upon entering this establishment, take the stairs directly in front of you to the downstairs lounge area which is styled in the fashion of a New York lounge bar.  That is - modern, seductive and contemporary with little touches of cool; little Morrocan lanterns, gorgeous cushions, bare stone walls and so on.

There are leather Chesterfield chairs with low tables - perfect for a gathering of friends, comfy wall benches, ambient lighting and spatterings of floral wall paper covering. 

A party of six tonight, we decide to share some tapas - olives, goats cheese stuffed bell peppers and some ciabatta with olive oil and dukkah.  It was all good and plenty of bread!

We also ordered the special prawn skewers with a mango salsa.  Two skewers lined with small prawns.  Tasty, tangy mango salsa and succulent little prawns.

Seeing as I had read all about their infamous pizzas, I decided to share the number three pizza consisting of hot salami, olives, chilli peppers and mushrooms.  It was enough for two people and perhaps a side salad would have been a good accompaniment.  Something to remember for next time...

Being a midweek school night, this place was pretty quiet.  Service was polite and friendly though and we never felt rushed.  Playing upbeat grooves in the background, this is a great place to come for drinks after work or for get-togethers at the weekend.

Bluestone Restaurant Bar Lounge
349 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 (0)3 9620 4060

Lunch: Mon-Fri - From 12pm
Dinner: Mon-Fri - From 5:30pm, Sat - From 6pm

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