The iconic Woolshed is set to reopen its doors today, Friday 21st April. The much-loved Melbourne institution will bring the party back to Docklands with its vibrant new décor and rejuvenated menu after a 5-month redevelopment.
The new interior courtesy of Airstream Architects showcases the raw and exposed architecture, rustic charm and waterfront views that are sure to herd in the crowds for the popular Docklands watering hole.
The refined interior finishes and brand new event spaces such as the Harbour View Room and Mezzanine signal a change from the Woolshed as a -pub' to a hospitality destination with a restaurant, bar and event spaces.
A refreshed menu from Head Chef, Catherine Kalka, will feature old favourites including the to-die- for Sticky Date Pudding, mixed with new creations such as Red Kampot Pepper Prawns plus a new signature dish – Roasted Duck and Sea Scallop Salad with Soba Noodles and a Sesame Sambal.
The extensive menu showcases locally sourced produce with a modern gastronomic twist. Specialising in aged meats, fresh seafood and an extensive wine list showcasing over 150 of the best varietals from Australia and New Zealand, the Woolshed will be reinstated as a favourite for social dining, drinks and exclusive events.
Longstanding General Manager, Duncan Laidlaw, is excited to relaunch the Woolshed to the people of Melbourne.
'We have taken the opportunity to modernise, refine and upgrade to ensure the new look Woolshed will excite and entice the people of Melbourne. We are looking forward to unveiling the new Woolshed when we relaunch our iconic Docklands venue on 21 April," said Laidlaw.
The Woolshed was built in 1916 and was originally used as a wool storage facility in the Victoria Harbour port. It was re-developed by Schiavello Group and opened January 2010 in Shed 9 of Melbourne's old docking and shipping hub which now forms a slice of the Dockland's redevelopment as part of the thriving Central Pier entertainment precinct.
Based in the dynamic and ever changing Docklands, the Woolshed is a multi-faceted facility catering to both the corporate and social client for a magnitude of different events ranging from 20 to 720 guests.
Visit www.woolshed.melbourne for more information.