The Star Hotel “Chic Destination”
The historic, corner-facing venue at 160 Clarendon St, South Melbourne will re-launch this October as modern Australian pub, dining and entertainment destination, The Star Hotel to offer a relaxed beer- garden inspired setting for mouth-watering meals, knock-off drinks, celebrations and nights out with friends.
Refurbished by Reeb, four business partners who specialise in building and interior styling, The Star Hotel features elements of a traditional beer-garden including recycled timber decking, lush green turf and festoon lighting brought indoors over its two-story, dynamic layout creating a stylish and urban environment.
With interior accents of lux bronze and copper fittings and exposed pipes, spectacular indoor floor-to- ceiling palms, suspended booths and a vertical garden, The Star Hotel will showcase a unique rustic, industrial design style across its five distinct entertaining spaces; downstairs pub and dining hall, upstairs function room, rooftop terrace and lounge that cater to a collective capacity of over 400 guests.
Celebrated chef Danny Callen, previously of St Kilda’s The Post, will join as The Star Hotel’s head chef and bring with him a fresh and contemporary take on Australian pub food to develop enticing lunch, dinner and late supper menus of hassle-free and moreish grazing plates and meals. The Star Hotel’s drink options will be second-to-none and cater to all types with an extensive list of premium beverages from fragrant, expertly mixed cocktails and boutique wines to refreshing and locally brewed beers. The hotel will be one of the first Australian pubs to feature an innovative overhead CUB Duo Tank system that houses non-pasteurised beer direct from the brewery, providing a fresher and crisper taste.
Reeb’s Ben Addison remarked on the group’s dedication to revitalising the space and the nightlife offering in Melbourne’s inner-south.
“It is a pleasure to be able to redevelop an iconic Melbourne venue in a high profile location to create a top destination for a modern style of dining and socialising that is not yet catered for in the local market. Having dining hours that extend past midnight sets The Star Hotel a part and provides the ideal spot for guests to enjoy a nightcap and complete their evening,” said Addison.
Notorious in the 1970s as a raucous live music hall that featured acts by cult rockers AC/DC and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the venue has a colourful and proud history with music that will continue with weekly schedules of sets by Melbourne’s best lounge DJs.