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Published July 4th 2018
"Chloe's" restaurant is as fabulous as the famous painting
We were initially drawn to the historic Young and Jackson Hotel in Melbourne to see the world-famous iconic painting "Chloe", which takes pride of place in the upstairs bar adjoined to the aptly named Chloe's Bistro. The artwork was painted in 1875 by French artist Jules Joseph Lefebvre and has resided at Young and Jackson's since 1909.
For starters, we enjoyed the bruschetta with toppings of vine tomatoes, basil, rocket, buffalo mozzarella and olive & balsamic vinegar, with the dish being so delicious - especially the cheese! The cost of this wonderful shared entree was $15 for two pieces.
Our main meals were just as fabulous. The cumin-spiced lamb tenderloin with cauliflower couscous, baby spinach and pomegranate salad with pepitas and honey, plus lemon and mint yoghurt was exceptional. The cost of this meal was $29.50.
The pork belly with activated charcoal, semolina gnocchi romana, apple and saffron puree, chorizo and potato bomba was cooked beautifully. The cost of this dish was $28.50.
The restaurant has gluten-free and vegetarian options, with most dishes being able to be altered upon request.
The hours for Chloe's Restaurant are Lunch every day from 12pm to 2:30pm, Dinner from Sunday to Thursday from 5:30pm to 9pm, and Dinner on Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 10pm.
The General Hours of the Young and Jackson are from 10am to late, with the Young & Jacksons Cafe on the bottom floor being open from 7am on Monday to Fridays for Breakfast. Please check the Young and Jackson website here to confirm hours before your visit.
Entertainment is provided on Friday and Saturday nights, please check the website for future acts.
There is also a Rooftop Cider bar for patrons to enjoy, with eight different ciders on tap.