Beer Deluxe – Federation Square

Beer deluxe - Federation Square

Beer deluxe – Federation Square

Beer deluxe is a great place to have drinks and delicious food. The menu is cleverly thought out with a creative twist on some well-known favourites. With passionate and friendly staff, gourmet style bar food and a massive variety of beverages, this place makes for the perfect venue for after work drinks and eats.

Beer deluxe - Beer tasting paddle

Beer deluxe – Beer tasting paddle

The beer paddle is a great way to taste a range of beer and they have lots o’ beer available so it’s fun to try a few different ones. I had a pilsner which was a nice light beer, another one I liked was the stone and wood which had a passionfruit flavour and there was another one with grapefruit citrus tones that was yum but eeek I’ve forgotten the name. There was also a darker beer with a rich caramel flavour, which went well with the caramelised pork belly.

Beer deluxe - Pork belly w lime caramel

Beer deluxe – Pork belly w lime caramel

The pork belly was delicious. It was chunks of pork belly w lime caramel. It was sticky caramelised pork belly, full of flavour and melted in your mouth. The lime helped balance the richness. Delish!

Beer deluxe - Chicken & goats cheese sausage rolls w beetroot and fig paste

Beer deluxe – Chicken & goats cheese sausage rolls w beetroot and fig paste

The sausage rolls were filled with chicken and goats cheese and the pastry was soft and flaky sprinkled with black sesame seeds. And they were sitting on beetroot and fig paste. The savoury elements of chicken and cheese went really well with the sweet beet and fig paste. Good flavour combinations.

Beer Duluxe - Lemon myrtle pepper squid w lime mayo

Beer Duluxe – Lemon myrtle pepper squid w lime mayo

The lemon myrtle and peppery fried squid was soft and zesty. It was served with a creamy lime mayo that added that comfort food touch.

Beer deluxe - Pulled pork sliders

Beer deluxe – Pulled pork sliders

The little pulled pork sliders were delicious. The pork was soft, the pickled onion added freshness and the cute little brioche buns were deliciously buttery. Based on that mini version, I’ll definitely be back to try one of their full sized burgers very soon. They also have mini wagyu sliders, so adorable.

Beer Duluxe - Southern style chicken ribs w plum sauce

Beer Duluxe – Southern style chicken ribs w plum sauce

The southern style chicken ribs were tasty and the sweet n sour plum sauce was a good accompaniment.

Beer deluxe - Lamb neck nachos

Beer deluxe – Lamb neck nachos

The lamb neck nachos were amazing. They had yummy corn chips with a generous amount of shredded lamb neck, the right amount of cheese with fresh salsa on top. They were so tasty.

Beer Duluxe - Lots o' lamb nachos

Beer Duluxe – Lots o’ lamb nachos

Nachos with the additional of lamb neck made it greater than your average nachos, much more flavoursome and moorish.

Beer deluxe - Fried camembert w blackberry beer

Beer deluxe – Fried camembert w blackberry beer

For dessert we had filo wrapped baked Camembert cheese, drizzled with honey and served with peppery crackers. We had this with a blackberry beer, which was yum. I think cider lovers would like this one, It was more like a blackberry cider.

I don’t usually like dark beers but we ended up trying a dark beer that sort of tasted like an espresso coffee, which I liked. I was thinking it would go so well with a chocolate cake or something. Our waiter Leo was really lovely and guided us through the different beers. There are different beers that go well with different foods, sort of like beer pairing. We always liked beer but definitely more so after our visit to Beer Deluxe.

The menu has the bar food classics covered but with a gourmet twist. It’s definitely the kind of food you want to eat with a beer in one hand. The menu is exciting and the quality of food takes bar food to the next level.

I heart Beer Deluxe!

Olives x

Beer Deluxe
Address: Between NGV Atrium & ACMI, Cnr Swanston st & Flinders st,
Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Website: beerdeluxe.com.au
Phone: 03 9663 0166
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun: 7am-11pm

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Note: Olive Sundays was invited as a guest to Beer Deluxe.

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