Bar Margaux

Bar Margaux is Melbourne’s new late night love affair. With a menu built on French bistro classics alongside daily specials, an extensive wine and cocktail list, and a substantial supper menu available until close, Bar Margaux is the perfect place to wind down after a long day or kick off a night out.

The cocktails are hand crafted and wine list showcases some of the best drops from around the world. And if you’re feeling peckish, the French comfort food will have you covered.

Bar Margaux is a new New York inspired French bistro in Melbourne, Australia; created by Michael and Zara Madrusan. The French menu features classic dishes such as steak tartare, escargot (snails in lots of garlic and Pernod butter), and soupe à l’oignon. This soup features rich beef stock, five-hour caramelised onions, and a slice of baguette with melted Gruyere on top – decadent enough to share!

The burgers here comes with two Wagyu patties, bacon, organic cheese, and a bordelaise sauce (bone marrow, shallots, port and lots of pepper) on a milk-brioche bun. Delicious!

The Melbourne bar also serves late night deserts until midnight, and offers a croque monsieur filled with rotisserie lobster curry beurre fondue (a butter emulsion) and Comté to the list. Desserts are also traditionally French, with tarte mousse au chocolat, crème brûlée and soufflé du jour so puffy you`ll get almost as much pleasure watching the ice-cream sink into the cloud as you will eating it.

The wine list offers a good mix of French drops and locally made French varietals, with everything available by the glass. Prices start at $13 for a glass of 2017 La Cuvée des Copains grenache, and go up to $50 for a glass of NV Krug Grande Cuvée champagne.

They also have cocktails – Brandy Alexander, Black Velvet, Gimlet – and Margaux has also joined the burgeoning small cocktail trend with its “snack-sized” three-gulp cocktails. You can get a “snack size” (half serve) Martini or Manhattan for $12, and a mini beer in the form of a 210-millilitre Miller High Life.

Brought to you by the Shade is a hospitality group, Bar Margaux at 111 Lonsdale Street serves up Award-winning cocktails to warm your heart and soul! Other venues in the group include Fitzroy cocktail bar The Everleigh; The Everleigh Bottling Co, Heartbreaker & Connie’s Pizza right on Queen Street and Navy Strength Ice Co.