Secret Italian garden rooftop bar opening in Melbourne
14.10.2021

Secret Italian garden rooftop bar opening in Melbourne

Rooftop bar

The QT Hotel is opening a brand new rooftop bar in the heart of Melbourne and it takes its inspiration from a vintage Italian garden.

Bringing all the Italianate garden vibes to a rooftop bar and celebrating the finest produce of the region, the Secret Garden will be an up-market privodore affair with an Italian vibe to compliment a menu stacked with local produce.

It’s a welcome arrival to the scene after iconic Melbourne rooftop bar Madame Brussels announced its closure a few months back, taking its famed garden-party vibe with it.

The new venue, which is in the same space as QT’s Secret Gin bar last year, is aiming to pick the best of local vines and tastes of the neighbourhood trattoria with an all-Victorian line-up in partnership with Dal Zotto Wines.

What you need to know

  • There’s a new Italian-themed rooftop bar opening on the QT Hotel
  • The cozy affair features a gripping artwork from Rowena Martinich
  • It will also host a bocce court but it’s only licensed for 40 people

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You’ll be able to sip on prosecco with sounds harking back to 1920’s Italia, while an all-Victorian menu includes beers from Bridge Road Brewing Beechworth, small batch salumi from specialists The Meat Room Kilmore, hand-crafted gin and limoncello from Bass & Flinders Distillery Mornington Peninsula, local water from Capi.

Jan-Juc based artist, Rowena Martinich, has also transformed the Secret Garden with her bold work. ‘Chromaoasis’ is inspired by the element of surprise of the Secret Garden, which lives hidden behind the iconic Rooftop at QT.

The owners say it “shifts and evolves from every angle, promising to tell a new story at every glance. Enter into a luscious playground, full of vibrant colour, fluid and fierce providing a contrast against the industrial design and city skyline views.”

There’s even reportedly going to be a bocce court, although good luck getting in there as crowds flock back to Melbourne as the space only holds 40 people.

For more info, check out the venue’s website here for a rooftop soiree.