Ember Lounge & Tapas
Tucked next to Denn Restaurant, Ember Lounge is an earth-toned, luxuriously comfortable addition to a Northcote institution - combining a sophisticated flair for understated class with the amazing menu on offer next door. Walking into its warm spaces and sitting to idly chat away the hours, it's easy to marvel at the amazing wine list that concentrates mightily on fine international drops - but not at the expense of quality locals. With their stellar modern Italian/Mediterranean-influenced menu tantalising taste buds the city over, not to mention specific nights with some of the finest specials about, it's difficult not to fall in love with Ember Lounge's gourmet pizzas and pastas. Add to this the architectural delight that sends waves of soothing relaxation with deep red and earthy browns, combined with local artwork adorning the walls, and you have a Westgarth delight. The biggest selling point is that Ember Lounge's full menu also incorporates tapas - their traditional Spanish tapas and paellas are some of the finest in Melbourne. The outdoor beer garden also provides the ideal coming together of Denn and Ember, and offers the ideal setting for indulging one of their many beers.