The atmosphere at this place is contagious.The relaxed but upbeat music thumped out to the street outside, and I was lured into a huge, warehouse style dining hall/bar with modest yet visually impressive décor. Everyone eating seems happy and I couldn't help but smile. The place is busy yet in the 4 times I have visited I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes for a table.
The standout on the menu is obviously the large variety of beer – all Little Creatures beer from Fremantle, Western Australia. I have also visited the Little Creatures Dining Hall in Perth and while I found a similar quality of service and food, the atmosphere is nowhere near as buzzing as the Fitzroy location. The food is your usual pub fare with a large variety of pizzas and tapas – they also offer taster glasses of beers if you (like me) have no idea about beers and want to sample before you commit to a pint/pot.
The food is moderately priced but there is a bar if you would prefer to just drink and soak up the atmosphere. If you want to dine you can sit in the "industrial-chic" hall area or around the side in comfy couches by a roaring fire (in winter). Unfortunately there is no smoking area, however this is about the only thing I can say to fault this unique dining experience.
Little Creatures is casual yet a little bit fancy, with industrial yet kitsch décor and a menu which is standard with a bit of tapas/wine bar thrown in. I would recommend Little Creatures Dining Hall to anyone wanting to spend a Sunday afternoon in a great atmosphere which makes you feel a lot better about midday drinking!