The redeveloped Melba brasserie and adjoining new lounge, Aria, is now open on the podium level of Langham Hotel in Melbourne’s lively riverside Southbank precinctThe remarkable transformation of Melba and the creation of Aria lounge and bar further solidify the hotel’s impressive reputation.
Since re-branding the hotel in January 2005, the Langham Hotel has invested significant capital to raise the property to the forefront of Melbourne five-star hotels.
With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Yarra River and the Melbourne city skyline, Melba restaurant is named after Dame Nellie Melba, Melbourne’s famous opera singer of the early 1900’s. Dame Nellie Melba was highly acclaimed, modern and accomplished and all these sentiments will be expressed at the new Melba.
Melba’s dynamic new design includes a series of open, interactive kitchens and cooking stations where guests can communicate with the chefs and select from a diverse range of international and local culinary offerings. The innovative, multi-million dollar renovation introduces a vibrant, state-of-the-art layout featuring an Asian wok and dumpling section, an Indian tandoori oven and spice kitchen, rotisserie kitchen and extensive chilled seafood section displayed on freestanding backlit marbelo ice block stands. There will also be a decadent dessert buffet offering a vast selection of indulgent treats. The eclectic menu will cater for a wide variety of tastes and be a showcase for premium Victorian produce and local wines.
The newly created Aria lounge at Langham Hotel, Melbourne, will be a chic, central meeting point located on the podium level of the hotel. The luxuriously appointed lounge will feature a long central bar and seating in enclaves divided by elegant steel and bronze lace screens. With traditional leather and velvet upholstery and a relaxed yet elegant residential atmosphere, the lounge is an ideal meeting spot for day or night.
Aria will offer refreshments and light meals throughout the day including the hotel’s famous afternoon tea experience featuring the Chocolate Indulgence afternoon tea, Traditional Viennese or the exotic Chuan Spa Revive afternoon tea. Each afternoon classic and innovative cocktails, premium Champagnes, fine artisan wines, including a significant selection of Victorian and Tasmanian pinot noirs by the glass will be available.