Embla Rooftop Bar is extending summer with its sky-high service of afternoon bites and beverages atop the Russell Street building neighbouring Embla.
The perfect mid-afternoon CBD escape, Embla Rooftop is open seven days from 3pm weekdays and 5pm weekends, offering a sophisticated yet approachable menu designed to be enjoyed in the sunshine and well into the night.
The rooftop kitchen reflects Embla’s ethos of uncomplicated food done remarkably well. Dishes include:
• Snapper rillettes and fennel toast
• Raw kingfish, pumpkin seed miso, heirloom cucumber & cumquat
• Veal rump tartare, wild watercress, tarragon and tonnato sauce
• Marinated cherry tomato, nectarine and basil panzanella salad
• Stracciatella, baby golden beetroot, rapa & walnut
• Grass-fed angus minute steak, rocket & lime
• Chickpea pancake, garlic & preserved globe artichokes
• Tiramisu, mascarpone gelato, marsala caramel, coffee and chocolate
From the bar, wines by the glass or bottle, beer, spirits and even cocktails are available, with over 50 different wines on offer.
When the sun goes down, the rooftop bar becomes a rooftop cinema, with a varied schedule of films curated by District Agency viewing from shortly after sunset (currently around 8:30pm) Monday to Sunday on a giant five-metre wide screen. Weekly changing themes ensure there is something for everyone, with High School Week (Pretty In Pink, Juno), Music Week (Wayne’s World 2, Whiplash), Driving Week (Baby Driver, Mad Max), and Euro Week (Vicky Christina Barcelona, Amélie), and more screening over the next six weeks.
And because no cinema experience is complete without an oversized bucket of salty popcorn Embla Rooftop has a Candy Bar. In addition to the popcorn smothered in cultured butter and Murray River sea salt, guests can enjoy a variety of cinema snacks, including caramel popcorn with white chocolate, house-made pineapple lumps, Piccolina gelato pops, plus Jaffa’s, M&M’s and even single-packet Tim Tams.
Walk-ins are welcome every day up until 8:00pm, and after that you’ll need to be booked into that night’s movie screening with tickets available to purchase in advance via the website.
126 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 3pm til late; Saturday & Sunday, 5pm til late. Walk-in access up until 8pm, with movie tickets required after that. Website | Instagram
Photo credit: Kelly Thompson, @kellythompsoncreative.