Armadale has just gained a brand new stunning wine bar with the aesthetically pleasing By the Glass.
A venue that’s all about embracing life’s simple pleasures, By The Glass is Armadale’s new go-to wine destination.
Practising what they preach and providing a space where guests can enjoy any of their expansive wine selections by the bottle or by the glass, this new Victorian spot is truly worth it, whether you live around the corner or you’re making the dedicated trip to Melbourne.
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Influenced by quintessential European concepts, of local bars found in the centre of every old city, By The Class is Cosy yet adventurous, featuring a variety of delectable drops, from your favourite Western Australian Chenin Blanc to an Argentinian Malbec.
A stunning output from owners Ron Dhali and Gareth Yan two years in the making, the new sixty-eight-seater wine bar has several intimate spaces for you to enjoy depending on the occasion. The indoor dining seating and bar have been designed to create a dark and moody atmosphere with polished flooring, intimate lighting and a feature wall showcasing the eccentric collection of wine and spirits on offer.
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Outside is where the streets of central Europe meet High street Armadale, presenting a secluded thirty-eight-seat arcade area and street front dining, flickering natural lighting and hypnotic ambience.
As for the menu, Venue Manager and Head Chef Myles Davis-Schiele has specially curated it with traditional wine connoisseurs and local vino lovers in mind. You’ll find locally-sourced wines from around Australia, European favourites as well as further-flung vineyards to surprise and delight customers. With a whole menu refresh every six weeks, By The Glass promises to be a favourite for both first-time guests and regulars.
“Complementing our locally sourced wines, we are working with bespoke international suppliers offering Austrian and German Rieslings, Californian Chardonnay, mouth-watering White Aromatics and Chablis from France and Gamay, exotic reds sourced from Italy. Spain and Portugal with other Eastern varieties to come,” says Davis-Schiele.
“The concept of By The Glass being defined through seasonal changes has allowed us the ability to feature a paired weekly menu to give guests exposure to different varietals and experience wines on a path less ventured.”
Of course what’s a wine bar without some small plates to elevate your Melbourne experience. Bursting with flavour, dishes include Burnt Butter Brioche topped with mackerel, Duck & Lamb Pate and Oysters with preserved lemon oil & bloody shiraz gin caviar for those looking for the ultimate treat with their glass of wine.
The Marinated Beef Heart served with chimichurri, Burnt Butter Cauliflower and Lamb Carpaccio are favourites gracing the menu. For those wanting something a little different, the Roasted Celeriac with caramelised carrot velvet and white mustard jus are perfect with a glass of Cotes du Rhone. Other highlights include the Kingfish Aguachile, a crisp ceviche alternative, and Sicilian Orange Salad, Dill Roasted Cabbage, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Charred Leeks, and Butter beans in preserved lemon broth.
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By The Glass is the perfect spot to visit with your significant other after a long day, enjoy a cosy midweek date on Wednesday or simply for a glass or two on a Saturday afternoon.
Located at Kings Arcade (976 High St), Armadale, By The Glass is now open to the public to wine and dine Wednesday – Saturday, 5pm – late.