Moonee Valley’s Tote Bar & Dining

Moonee Valley Racing Club’s Tote has transformed into a contemporary dining precinct for locals and racing fans alike. Collaborating with Mitchell & Eades Interior Design, TOTE Bar & Dining pays homage to the unique heritage of the 1930s structure that served as the original betting building at the entrance to the iconic track. Used as storage and office spaces over the past few decades, the Tote Building has finally found its purpose as an ambient bar and dining venue that’s here to stay.

Maintaining a luxuriously contemporary feel, the bar and dining venue thrives off of historical elements, offering a unique point of difference from other contemporary dining locations in the area. Tasteful touches to the venue include the original vertical betting windows that line the far back wall, as well as rich timber and leather banquette seating that gives an authentic saddleback feel. Its architectural facelift also saw an extension from the existing form, which now offers an open-plan dining and drinking area known as their ‘Northern Terrace’. Perfect for an indulgent meal or a mid-week retreat, guests are often found with a glass in hand and taking in the outlook of the nearby gardens. A private dining room nestled into the rear of the venue is another feature of the refurbishment that makes it an adaptable space for all types of catch-ups, celebrations and events.

Moonee Ponds’ Tote Building has undeniably seen its ultimate transformation with the introduction of the TOTE Bar & Dining precinct. Whilst still tastefully honouring historical elements in the venue, they aim to provide a contemporary yet attainable dining experience that extends beyond the sporting industry.

You can view more about the venue at: Tote Bar & Dining.

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