16 Russell Pl Melbourne, VIC 3000
|Opening hours||Mon-Fri 10am–3am, Sat-Sun 4pm–3am|
|Features||Bar, Late night, Romance-first date, Accepts bookings, Private dining, Licensed|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Cash, Visa, Mastercard|
|Phone||03 9663 7557|
Vernon Chalker's latest drinking establishment has a hidden back bar, a secret entrance to next-door Gin Palace, a futurist theme, an absinthe fountain, snacks that include a smoking eel cigar, an all-French wine list and an all-Spanish sherry one.