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Bar Liberty – Great Food and Wine

Bar Liberty – Introduction

Bar Liberty has added even more depth to foodie magnet Fitzroy. This pleasant venue is drawing industry figures and wine loving foodies to Johnston Street to enjoy the eclectic range of wines and other beverages and the excellent food.

Bar Liberty

Think dishes such as pickled cucumber with smoked eel dip or Murray Cod with carrot butter and pine nuts.

More recently, we have been thoroughly enjoying the Polish-influenced food of chef Zackary Leon Furst, which is some of the best food of this genre we have ever eaten. Make sure you try the light-as-a-feather potato dumplings – they are sensational!

Potato dumplings
Potato dumplings

On a recent visit we also enjoyed pierogi, some skewers, perfect fried okra, tasty cabbage rolls and a beautiful creme brulee. Lovely food!

Okra in batter
Cabbage rolls

We accompanied our food with a natural wine from South Australia made by Jean-Baptiste (JB) Courdesses from hand-picked old-vine Semillon which spent a week under carbonic maceration before being foot stomped and then sealed in a stainless steel tank for three months before being pressed and the juice transferred to old French barrels to develop the texture and flavour. It was bottled without additives of any sort thus making it a wine suitable for vegans.

If you are uncertain about what to drink just ask the manager (Josh Begbie who has extensive experience in London, for example) or any of the staff as they can all offer very good advice.

It is quite close to the CBD so it is easy to catch an Uber or a tram up nearby Smith St to reach this charming venue.

You can find out more by checking their web site here.

We have included Bar Liberty in our story on this site called “Melbourne – Great Places to Eat and Drink“.

Additional information

Name: Bar Liberty

Street: 234 Johnston Street

Suburb: Fitzroy, 3065/p>

Telephone: +61 3 9415 9025

Opening hours: Daily from 5pm except Sunday from 12 noon – 5:30pm

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