Tucked away downstairs in a brick-lined cellar, WeinKeller is a warm cocoon inviting guests to take a breather from the mad-house streets of nearby Clifton Hill. With wine-on-tap and Euro-comfort favourites, partners Chris Dobson and Chris Simone are bringing the local mom-and-pop shop back to Lundy’s Lane.
Chris Simone, the gregarious host, happily educates guests about the wine list and the prix-fixe menu. Guests choose between three or five courses that change with the season and deliver on portion and flavour (think wild salmon, pork-loin, and New York Steak with creamy mash potatoes).
*There are stairs going down into the restaurant, so those with wheels should plan ahead. In warmer months the herb-garden-lined-patio along the back is private, comfortable and accessible.