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High Rise To High Tide

Experience the best of our city’s bar and dining scene as two of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, Garden State Hotel and the newly-opened Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda, team up for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to present a culinary journey that will take you from the urban landscape of Flinders Lane to the sunset views of St Kilda bay.

This epic journey invites you to immerse yourself in locally sourced food, wine, beer and cocktails from our city’s best providers.

Begin with drinks and canapés in the basement bar of Garden State Hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, jump on the bus and journey to St Kilda to enjoy a two-course seated dining experience at Hotel Esplanade, finished with a nightcap.

Limited tickets available at $98.

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Beer Garden + Public Bar Bookings

We are now taking bookings in our Beer Garden + Public Bar!

Make a booking with 6+ people and you will score a complimentary bottle of sparkling or rosé.

Bookings available Saturday – Tuesday 11am – 6pm.

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Sunday Gin's + Tin's

Join us for the ultimate Sunday session in the garden.

$9 premium gins + $6 tins. Every Sunday in Spring + Summer.

DJ from 4pm.

Book a table in the beer garden now.

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Monday – Thursday, 12pm – 2.30pm

The Garden Grill is your new express lunch destination. Monday to Thursday, from 12pm to 2.30pm enjoy a choice of 4 mains matched with a glass of white or red for just $26pp.

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Your girl squad looking to celebrate?

With sparkling on arrival, learn to create 2 signature cocktails with our specialist mixologist while our Head Chef serves a selection of delicious seasonal canapes.

Looking to really spoil the Hen? Ask about our Premium Upgrade options.

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Peer down onto the Beer Garden below from your exclusive private room as 5 Whisky’s are sampled, and our Head Chef serves up a selection of seasonal light canapes and cheese boards to share.

Like to go all out? Ask about our Premium Upgrade options.

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A space for every unique celebration

From intimate degustation dinners to large group cocktail functions or something eclectic to delight your guests, explore what Garden State Hotel has to offer for your end of year event.

We’ve set the scene. Now it’s your turn to get lost in our wonderland.

Enquire now by emailing [email protected] or clicking here.

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Lunch in the Public Bar

The Public Bar area is perfect for a relaxed dining experience, a lunch with co-workers and friends or for a bite to eat before heading to your next stop.

From pub classics to shared platters and lighter options its versatile menu is perfect for all occasions.

Bookings available from Monday through Thursday for groups of six or more.

Call 03 8396 5777