Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

lunch at the Stone hotel

On a recent weekend I went to the new Stone hotel on the corner of Brunswick and Johnston streets for lunch with a friend. We entered from the Johnston St side and sat in the corner of the room and faced the large open room.

We were greeted by the barman and offered table service rather than ordering at the bar as it was not very busy. A large table in the middle of the room held several couples with babies and a few other couples sat about the room.

The menu is rather interesting, with share plates being a focus. It’s more restaurant than pub. We ordered cheddar and pickled walnut croquettes, lamb ribs with mustard puree (I can’t remember if it had a pumpkin or cauliflower base), bacon doughnuts with bay leaf butter and maple syrup, and carrot and feta salad.


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