Melbourne Minute – Stokehouse City

When a kitchen fire ravaged the iconic Stokehouse in St Kilda in January, the hearts of most Melburnians collectively broke.

But just four months down the track, owners the Van Haandel Group, have opened Stokehouse City on the site of what was Comme in Alfred Place.

Like St Kilda, Stokehouse City dining is separated into two sections; a more sophisticated approach Upstairs and a more relaxed, deconstructed menu Downstairs.

Unlike St Kilda, Stokehouse City has inherited a cosy bar from Comme, named The Back Bar.

Revered Melbourne-based architect, Pascale Gomes-McNabb has energised the interior through the use of fresh colours, feature lighting and stripped back floors.

The building’s original chandeliers have been cast with hand woven nets, providing a hauled-out-of-the-ocean effect.

Despite the effort that has gone into creating Stokehouse City, it may not be here to stay. The eye is still on the prize and that’s rebuilding the Stokehouse in St Kilda. And that’s the Stokehouse City for the Melbourne Minute.

Read the full article on Stokehouse City on The Urban List.

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