Midnight in Mentone

Often tucked away amongst Melbourne’s city laneways, grass-covered ambient beer gardens are an ode to a European past. With such growing popularity, it makes sense that Lydford & Co. have established themselves in Mentone to create a space where the city atmosphere converges with the bayside air.

As a suburb, Mentone is memorable for its balmy atmosphere despite only being 21km from Melbourne’s CBD. Paying homage to one of Mentone’s founding fathers, Lydford & Co. makes it easy to forget the suburban surrounds. Marrying a classic Aussie favourite – grand burgers - with a cosy bar and beer garden ushers that ‘70s seaside nostalgia into a vibrant, contemporary space.

With a tapas-style menu that includes bar snack staples and burgers, Lydford & Co. champion local produce to create revered cult-classics. The curated offering of drinks features locally-brewed beers and wines to support and showcase Australians. Blended with a melange of innovative flavours, this really is the Willy Wonka of quirky cocktails.

Besides, nothing says date night like an artisanal cocktail.

Mentone Traders' Association