Restaurant Reviews

Pascale Bar & Grill: Restaurant review


Qt Melbourne
133 Russell St,
Melbourne, VIC


Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm
Dinner daily 6pm-10pm


E $18-$25
M $22-$46
D $16-$19


There's much to admire at QT Melbourne. The parquetry ceilings in the foyer, the rooftop terrace (perfect for an apéritif), and a glass-cased book tower flanking the stairs to Pascale Bar & Grill. In a city rich with fine restaurants, Pascale's calling cards are bold design and a Robert Marchetti menu of trendy share plates and premium offerings. Launch into the oyster bar or a plate of poke-style chopped tuna with sesame oil, kimchi and bonito, then brace yourself for a grilling. Pascale lives up to its names with a strong cocktail game and a muscular array of meats, from black Angus rib-eye to dinosaur-sized wagyu tomahawk steaks from Robbins Island. Prices can be steep (beware the $36 zucchini blossoms, and some enthusiastic wine mark-ups), but share plates are decent value and the trappings - Laguiole knives, French butter, jewel-like éclairs served in black liqueur boxes at the end of the meal - help justify the expense.
(03) 8636 8808
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Paul Easson
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.