05 Aug The Cut Cocktail Bar, Melbourne CBD
Originally hailing from Sydney, Fratelli Fresh and The Cut Steakhouse have opened up in Alfred Place, which was most recently the home of Stokehouse City.
Fratelli Fresh resides on the ground level, and you’ll find The Cut after a short journey up the plush flight of stairs. Both have a different vibe, Fratelli Fresh feeling more like a casual diner serving up Italian cuisine, and The Cut giving the appearance of a high-end destination with its high ceilings, marble, dark timber and plush leather seating. The two restaurants also have their own separate bars.
The Cut’s dedicated bar has been done up in speakeasy style, with a fireplace, cushy armchairs and of course, high seats at the bar counter. Thankfully the bar seats have back support, which makes it more comfortable to to lounge around and chat for a few hours. Trying two drinks, we have The Roy, which is a warming cocktail made from Talisker, Laphroaig PX, 10year Old Madeira and whisky aged bitters. Gin at No. 7 is a lighter, fresher drink of Tanqueray, Aperol, framboise, apple, yuzu and bitters. We’re also given a plate of potato chips, which are lightly coated with a green-coloured seasoning, and taste faintly like salt and vinegar.
With incredible interior styling that brings you to a different time and place, The Cut Cocktail Bar is in a prime location for pre-theatre drinks.
Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest of The Cut. Opinions expressed here are purely my own and based on my experience at the time of the visit
The Cut Steakhouse
7 Alfred Place
Melbourne CBD, VIC, 3000
1300 253 733