Albert St Food & Wine is an all day eatery, wine bar and wine store in the heart of Brunswick’s Sydney Road. Combining the very best talent, passion and love for local produce, Albert St Food & Wine is an oasis in the busy urban neighbourhood. A destination for foodies and wine lovers everywhere, Albert St Food & Wine embraces the traditions and craft of food preparation in a modern environment for everyone to enjoy.
Albert St Food & Wine is inspired by its location on Sydney Road, Brunswick, the original food bowl of Melbourne, where growers would wheel their merchandise down to the Victoria Markets. Reclaiming this history, Albert St Food and Wine is inspired by the integrity and abundance of local food from Victorian regions and brings the country to the city through sourcing the finest quality produce, distilled through the skilful hands of Executive Chef Philippa Sibley alongside a passionate and experienced front of house team.
Albert St Food & Wine features the extraordinary cooking skills of Sibley. Having had her final say on desserts with her recent book, P.S Desserts, Sibley turns her attention to unfussy, fresh and immaculate savoury dishes. Many of these recipes are revealed in Philippa’s next book New Classics.
Philippa describes her menu as “romantically seasonal”. The highly innovative Mediterranean cuisine focuses on organic and local produce emphasising the ‘country to city’ and ‘paddock to plate’ ethos. Signature dishes include rainbow trout rillettes, fresh broad bean falafel, Philippa’s famous flavoursome soups and a summer cassoulet; a confit of chicken. Albert St will also have three classic pizzas on offer and one seasonal pizza – see the menu to find out what’s on.
Founders Stuart Brookshaw and Ruth Giffney were behind the vision of Albert St Food & Wine. Inspired by rustic Italian enotecas, Spanish bodegas, baby bistros and stores such as Dean & Deluca in New York, they have a wealth of experience to back up their inspiration. Ruth received the 1998 Harpers & Queen Premier Cru award for service excellence, and has previously been the manager of L’odeon London, Bluebird London, Coast Sydney and operations manager at Longrain.
Albert St is available for private hire. The whole or part (restaurant, bar area, store) of Albert St can be hired. Albert St has already been used as a set for a number of photo shoots, and is also available for hire for such.
The Wine Vault Private Table
Our wine vault private table can be hired for private dining for up to 12 guests. Located next to our unique wine vault the private table also overlooks our kitchen, where you will enjoy a chefs table experience.
Albert St also has a private area in the store that seats up to 24 people on a beautiful table.
For all event, hire & booking enquiries please contact Albert St Food & Wine during week day business hours. (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8354 6600.)