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Fitzrovia, St Kilda

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by Gwen O'Toole-Luscombe (subscribe)
Gwen O’Toole is an accomplished writer focusing on travel, food, wine and events management. Follow her on Instagram @Gwennieo
Published September 24th 2015
Your new favourite dinner spot
Sometimes you walk into a new dining venue and immediately feel at home, and in the case of walking into St Kilda's Fitzrovia, it certainly feels like you are home.

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St Kilda's Fitzrovia is now open for dinner Wednesday- Sundays, just in time for the warmer weather. Image:The Ideas Library


While Fitzrovia has always been a popular hotspot for their breakfast and lunch menu, the addition on a dinner service, currently from Wednesday to Sunday nights, is a much welcome addition for the soon to be summer season.

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Popular for breakfasts and brunching, the St Kilda cafe is located on Fitzroy St. Image:The Ideas Library.


On this particular occasion, we ventured in on a very chilly Melbourne and were greeted by not just the friendly staff but a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Fitzrovia is situated in you'll feel right at home. Inside the dining space has a country kitchen feel where you'll find crates of fresh produce neatly stacked inside and an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs create what is essentially magic.

Fitzrovia prides themselves in sourcing ingredients from local Victorian producers and it's so reflective in the food where everything is fresh, fresh, fresh. They use milk from St David Dairy, Myrtleford butter, Romsey Range beef, salt and pulses from Mount Zero, South Gippsland lamb, goats' cheese from Meredith, free-range chicken from the Ovens Valley, free-range eggs from the Goldburn Valley, organic Port Phillip mussels and St Ali single estate coffees. Event the ingredients in the cocktail list is reflective of local fruits and Australian distillers.

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Sourcing fresh local ingredients, Fitzrovia chefs cook up a new tart special everyday so there's always something new. Image:The Ideas Library


While the menu offers up so many great options, we couldn't resist the specials menu with is freshly baked tart of the day (our waiter says chef makes a new one everyday so there's always something new and delish!).

Made with broccoli, caramelised onion and smoked mozzarella, it was served up with a red onion marmalade and dijonnaise salad.

We also tried the spaghettini pasta with local braised calamari, green peas and peccornio and it's safe to say, i was a little sad to see the empty plate.

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Perfectly cooked pasta with locally sourced and tenderly braised calamari at Fitzrovia. Image:The Ideas Library


And while our brains said "oh no we're simply just too full for dessert" this glorious piece of deliciousness arrived at our table to share ans suddenly there was just enough room to squeeze in a few extra bites with the crisp Belgian vanilla and organge zest waffles with St Ali single origin coffee ice cream, gingernut crusted poached bosc pear and date molasses.

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Deliciousness in a bowl with the lightest waffles you'll ever taste at Fitzrovia. Image: The Ideas Library


Not just an amazing place to come for a reasonably priced bite, it's a fabulous spot for a date night or first date as it's quiet enough you can have a bit of conversation and enjoy your company.

Fitzrovia was always on our radar for breakfasts, and now we have another reason to come by more often.
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Why? For a delcious meal all day long
When: Mon-Tues: 7am-3pm; Wed-Fri; 7am-9pm; Sat: 8am-9pm; Sun:8am-4pm
Phone: 03 9537 0001
Where: 2/155 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, 3182
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