Casual dining is done. Haute cuisine? Boring! Melbourne’s CBD precinct is levelling up with a world-renowned experiential dining phenomenon set to launch this November
Globally recognised immersive culinary experience, Oche (oc-key), is set to revolutionise the face of Melbourne dining and gameplay when it opens its doors Friday November 18.
Housed in the CBD’s iconic former Michael’s Building, Oche offers an unparalleled electronic darts experience alongside superlative cuisine and signature cocktails. Having debuted in Oslo in 2018, the unique eatery has taken the globe by storm, with venues in Amsterdam, Brisbane, Göteborg, London’s The Strand and now, the culture capital of Australia: Melbourne.
Step into Oche and experience 22 state-of-the-art, semi-private dart booths, each manned by a dedicated host. Each Oche can house up to 12 players, and every game features real dart boards, steel tip darts, and cutting-edge technology that keeps score for you (read: novices welcome!).
Designed by Executive Chef Anthony Charman, Oche’s elevated culinary offering caters for fine-dining enthusiasts and requires no cutlery at all, meaning guests can sample morsels in one hand while holding a dart in the other. The innovative menu is crafted using local produce and features soon-to-be-favourites like Cloche Smoked Salmon Cones with Gin-Cured Salmon, Kohlrabi and Liquorice Remoulade, with Pomegranate Pearls; Crispy Fried Kataifi Duck with Goats Cheese, Sautéed Asparagus and Blueberry
Jus; a dizzying array of inventive pizzas; and – because there’s always room for dessert – Creamy Vanilla and Raspberry Swirl Parfait with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle.
Oche’s modern menu is matched only by its conceptual drinks list, curated by Veteran ‘World Bartender of the Year’ mixologist, Adam MacDonald. Like everything at Oche, the cocktail selection is unforgettable. Meet the Thin Red Line, a MacDonald-pioneered bourbon cocktail with a red wine float that doubles as an in-built palate cleanser. Boldly clashing the old with the new, MacDonald takes the Pornstar Martini back to its roots by serving the prosecco shot separately, as it was once intended.
Spread across two floors, the stunning heritage-listed venue boasts luxe touches like Tasmanian Oak wood furnishings, stone tabletops, brushed brass fittings, lush greenery, high ceilings and emerald green accents. For the perfect shareable moment, Oche’s “O” swing is custom-built to be selfie-friendly.
Oche has landed on Australian shores thanks to DASK Entertainment Group, the leaders in social gaming innovation. DASK Co-Founder and Oche Australia Managing Director, Dafydd Evans, is thrilled that the culture-reviving Oche is meeting its soulmate in Melbourne, the culture hub of Australia.
“At DASK, we’re invested in delivering exceptional experiences that truly bring people together. Oche’s immersive, tech-driven modern darts is the magic ingredient for your best night out in years,” said Evans.
Hit the bullseye and book your booth at Oche now: www.oche.com.au
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