Breakfast, lunch and dinner – residents and visitors of Docklands, the Collins Square Hospitality Group has you covered. From tasty treats and quality coffee at Long Shot Cafe, the lively Spanish flavours and atmosphere of Nacional, to the refined modern interpretations of Italian classics at Chiara and the memorable food experience created by Collins Square Catering. There just might be a reason to visit (the fringes) of the Docklands
Built to reflect the best aspects of Spanish food culture: lively atmosphere, community, amazing ingredients, and creative combinations through their tapas offering. The menu has been designed with grazers in mind and re-interprets a range of Spanish classics in new and intriguing ways.
Choose between dishes such as braised beef shin empanadas, pigs head croquettesm cape grim short rib, or even fermented Jerusalem artichokes, and crispy kale. To braised pork bombas, chorizo hotdogs with pork crackling and flinders island lamb ribs, Bar Nacional’s got a menu that’s sure to please.
There’s clearly a sense of pride by the kitchen team where many of the ingredients in their meals are created from scratch, including; pasta, gnocchi and pizza dough, pickled vegetables, cured meats, bread and gelato, among others.
The menu is comprised of new interpretations of classic Italian dishes: seasonal antipastos, flatbread pizzas and house-made pastas feature prominently, while seafood, game and beef make memorable cameo appearances.
Set within an elegant decor, there’s a real air of polish within Chiara, and it won’t break the bank – a perfect little spot to impress somebody before a night cap.
People pay attention when you say you’re using St. Ali Coffee. Add the fact that all of Long Shot’s beautiful baked goods are made in-house by their pastry chef, Maria Lantelme (who toils away from the wee hours of the morning), and you have the gem in the docklands crowd.
Grab-and-go if you’re in a rush, or take a seat for an afternoon pick me up out of the office. Along with their wide array of gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, range of baked goods and sweet treats, Long Shot’s worth your attention during the peak rush hour
Melbourne Food Blogger dined courtesy of Collins Square Hospitality Group