Spare Me Kitchen
Housed inside the ever-popular Glamorama, Spare Me Kitchen offers a contemporary Australian menu serving expertly prepared food, all matched with a premium sound system, music and drinks. Perhaps best known for their expansive drinks menu, Spare Me will have even the most knowledgeable connoisseur covered. If top-shelf whiskey is what you're after, you can choose from their curated selection of Australian, Japanese, Irish, and Scotch varieties, alongside a few hundred other bottles of boutique spirits. Should you have trouble deciding, they also offer gourmet whisky flights to guide you through some of their finest offerings.
As well as offering top-notch cocktails, Spare Me Kitchen have recently released a fresh new menu thanks to executive chef David Stewart that is both light and luxurious. The calamari San Andrea features dainty tendrils dusted with semolina, tossed with a balanced mix of dehydrated capers, rocket, Spanish olives and a squeeze of lemon juice. Elsewhere, the confit pork belly has the perfect balance of juiciness and crackle, married with a beetroot gel, kimchi and a crunchy sprinkling of dehydrated kale. Their beef rib is worth making the trip alone – cooked for 48 hours and served with a rich green curry and coconut reduction. If you're looking for a something special, an evening at Spare Me Kitchen makes for one of the more memorable nights out in Melbourne, summing up the best parts of our city's thriving food scene.
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