Leading New Zealand label Rodd & Gunn, in partnership with Myer, is excited to announce the highly anticipated launch of The Lodge Bar Myer Chadstone to the Australian market.
The world’s first experiential retail concession, The Lodge Bar, will be housed alongside the Rodd & Gunn concession at Myer Chadstone, melding fashion, food and wine to deliver an experience like no other. Shoppers will have the opportunity to browse the latest Rodd & Gunn collection, and recharge with a curated selection of beverages, showcasing the best of New Zealand and supplemented by a locally sourced food menu.
Staying true to the brand’s approach to menswear, the food and wine offering features a modern take on timeless classics. The menu was crafted by The Lodge Bar’s globally renowned chef Matt Lambert and showcases the finest ingredients from local suppliers – prepared in a simple fashion to ensure that the quality of the produce is championed. Each dish is brimming with rich and nourishing flavours, delivered with a quiet confidence that is quintessentially Rodd & Gunn.
Guests can enjoy specialty cheeses from some of Australia’s best dairies supplied by Calendar Cheese Co, while more-ish breads, pastries and baked goods will be sourced from renowned Melbourne suppliers Dench Bakers and Mabels. High-quality and ethically farmed meats are featured in dishes throughout the menu, all supplied from local sustainability pioneers Meatsmith.
Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas, The Lodge Bar’s head of beverages, was tasked with curating the expansive wine list. It shines light on multi-award-winning New Zealand wines, benchmarked against varietals from Australia and around the world. Patrons can savour sought-after wines from family-owned producer Peregrine, an acclaimed New Zealand winery known for its award-winning 100% biodynamic wine.
The Lodge Bar offering also showcases an array of renowned New Zealand spirits, premium cocktails and craft beer from industry leaders, Garage Project. And for shoppers needing a little pick-me-up, cult New Zealand coffee company Coffee Supreme will be brewing!
A fusion of luxury and superior style, The Lodge Bar Myer Chadstone is an innovative world first for Australian retail. The 90sqm sanctuary features a bespoke terrazzo bar with lavish seating zones. The space epitomises Rodd & Gunn’s rich heritage, showcasing oak wood flooring, wool rugs, tan leather, and brass accents. A unique positioning beneath the Myer glass roof allows patrons to dine in perfect ambient lighting for a truly elevated experience.
The Australian debut of The Lodge Bar marks an impressive trifecta for the company, following two highly successful launches in New Zealand, including The Lodge Bar Queenstown and The Lodge Bar & Dining Auckland. The Queenstown arm was the original hospitality venture for Rodd & Gunn; the venue boasts uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding rocky peaks.
Rodd & Gunn is redefining everyday retail experiences – giving shoppers the best of both worlds. Sip then shop or shop then sip, the menswear label has produced the perfect pairing that is sure to be the toast of The Fashion Capital. This memorable launch marks the start of big things to come within the market … James Street, Brisbane – stay tuned!
The Lodge Bar Myer Chadstone
Lower Ground, Myer Chadstone, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone VIC 3148
www.roddandgunn.com/au/the-lodge-bar | @thelodgebaranz | @myer