181 Bank Street South Melbourne, Victoria 320503 9078 8381
|Opening hours||Tues-Sat 11am-11pm|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Mastercard, Visa|
From the team behind the neighbouring Prince Wine Store comes Bellota, a pitch-perfect assembly of ingredient-driven dishes and world-class wines. This low-lit space segues from a buzzy front room of marble tables and barside perches to a banquette-lined rear dining room. The menu transitions just as seamlessly from snacks and antipasti to bistro-style mains. Kick off with jamon croquettes, rustic pork terrine, or ruby-hued salumi sliced to order. Larger dishes might blow the budget, and include blush-pink vitello tonnato or duck confit with sauteed potatoes. Drink a bottle from next door for a reasonable corkage fee.