Hamish Goonetilleke of The Rum Diary Bar and Laura Rosadoni have joined forces to create a G&Tea Gin Garden in Melbourne’s Fitzroy. The fit-out is a combination of the quirky, unique nature of the Brunswick St area and classic English garden parties, with custom painted vintage garden furniture, herb planter boxes, and a handmade white picket fence.
The venue features a collection of 60 local and international gins, that will grow to over 200 before the year is out. The bar team is headed up by Andy Griffiths (The Rum Diary) and Daniel Monk (Joe Taylor, The Toff in Town).
The cocktails on offer are unique takes on old classics, such as the French 75, made with still wine and quince infused green tea gin then carbonated to order.
They’ll also be working on a range of homemade tonics and infusions, featuring some of the most unique and interesting teas in the world.
And what garden party would be complete without the extravagance of a high tea? In collaboration with Xavier Mercader (The Napier, The Rum Diary, O’Connell’s), G&Tea’s menu embraces the decadence of high tea – one-of-a-kind cake stands and all – and showcases Melbourne’s best produce.
Address: G&Tea Gin Garden, 100 Kerr St, Fitzroy, Victoria