Oh when the saints go marching in…

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Bars, Dining, Melbourne | 1 comment

Oh when the saints go marching in…

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No, this isn’t about a football team (am not sorry to say that for this blog it is unlikely ever to be the case) but about the next feature in my Offspring Fitzroy crawl. Welcome to St Judes Cellars. This is one of those places I have had on my “when rich” list for some time now. And then my OP (offspring plan) came to fruition and this restaurant featured in the first episode of season 2 like a siren call. That was it. St Judes was on the hit list.

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We stumbled into St Judes airy open front space feeling ready to sophisticate it up. So let me rephrase. We serenely floated into the airy loft environment of St Judes Cellars, Fitzroy. We alighted to bar stools at the near end of a long stretching bar and perused the beverage menu.

I find it very hard to resist the option of a cocktail – there is something so very grown up about sipping a drink from a martini glass. I am a French Martini girl, partly because I love the look of the chamboard bottle and partly because it’s hard to get wrong. St Judes does it with a champagne twist and while I found the idea intriguing I was really after a flat drink. I had an amazing Charlie Chaplin and one of the girls grabbed a French Martini which made me feel less like I was abandoning a favorite.

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This is a stunning venue divided into a cafe area, a bar and a restaurant. It feels a little manhattan sipping cocktails in such a setting. We loved sitting up at the bar (although again being vertically challenged there is an art form to this) and running our fingers along the crisp grooves in the white tiled bar. I can absolutely see the girls of SATC sitting here during an episode.
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I am resolved to go back one day for a meal as the dishes appearing from the kitchen looked amazing and I love the idea of meeting friends here for dinner. Its the sort of place that deserves high heels. The very high sort. But would also welcome you in flats.

**please note the screen grab from offspring is care of the Chanel 10 website.

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Offspring Filming Locations:

OP 1 – Intro and ceramic chair
OP2 – Radio, Gertrude St
OP3 – Madame Sou Sou, Brunswick St
OP4 – St Judes Cellar, Brunswick St
OP5 – Black Cat, Brunswick St
OP6 – The Union Club Hotel, Gore St & Webb St
OP7 – Sonido, Gertrude St

*** I will be doing a Season Two run so dont forget to subscribe to see all the exciting S2 visits!!!

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