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In what was a tragic end to a searing heat wave week, Stokehouse and Stokehouse Café were consumed by a fire which began in the kitchen shortly after service concluded on January 17. There are plans to rebuild, but the venues will be closed until further notice.

It's a restaurant on the beach, friends. For which you would forgive a lot. Luckily, it's rare that you need to make concessions at the Stokehouse.

Whip-smart service and linen so starched you could use it as a weapon join a menu that takes a thieving and promiscuous journey through all of Europe and comes out as new as a shiny penny. Rabbit and spanish blood sauce (morcilla) rumble around in slippery ribbons of papardelle pasta. Pork is a party of rack and crisped jowl with an opposing force of crisp cos, hazelnuts and golden nuggets of pumpkin. It's like clever money laundering for food.

Go early to watch the sun set, dip deeply into the excellent wine list, and rediscover the tradition of ordering entrees, mains and desserts that you don't bloody well have to share if you don't want to. Take that Melbourne.

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Stokehouse Melbourne details

30 Jacka Blvd

St Kilda 3182

Telephone 03 9525 5555

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Open Mon-Sun for lunch and dinner

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