Hotel - 20 June 2013


The Common Room: The West End at Crown Level 1, Clarendon St, Southbank VIC   When Crown Casino knocks a wall through, its with real intent, and a decent budget. So it was when Melbourne’s gaming cathedral refurbished its West End, throwing $50m at the project, much of which we’ve covered in venue. From

Casino - 30 June 2012


Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar: Level 1, Crown Metropol, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC (03) 9292 8300 or Launched into the Crown Metropol stable earlier this year, Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar boasts the talents of Executive Chef John Lawson and General Manager Helenka Pallester. Both knew the space well from its previous incarnation (Gordon

Restaurant - 30 June 2012


The Merrywell: Cnr of Clarendon Street & Crown Riverside, Melbourne VIC (03) 9292 7468 or Launched in April, The Merrywell has seen the Las Vegas-based forces of Scottish born Grant MacPherson and New York-Italian Sam DeMarco rise to the challenge posed by Melbourne’s food and bar obsessed culture, creating a relaxed and multifaceted venue

People - 30 June 2012


With The Star shaking up its F&B, Crown has brought in a new face, Nicholas Kurban. He shares with venue his plans to make Crown the toast of the world, not just Australia. Nicolas Kurban arrived in Melbourne only five weeks ago, and already he’s willing to be quizzed about his new hometown. He’s here

Restaurant - 15 July 2008

Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons

Giuseppe, Arnaldo & Sons: Crown Promenade, Southbank VIC (03) 9694 7400 or Italian-sounding enough for you? For your info: in this case the ‘Sons’ are the brains of the operation. More to the point, the ‘Sons’ (Robert Marchetti and Maurice Terzini) represent the golden partnership behind Bondi’s top-shelf Icebergs Dining Room. Marchetti and Terzini