Mjølner | Melbourne Review

Mjølner | Melbourne Review

Mjølner | Melbourne ReviewMjolner Melbourne opens Wednesday March 28, 2018

Mjølner is a whisky bar and restaurant, a contemporary interpretation of the Viking feasts and celebrations.

Mjølner aims to deliver a unique dining experience offering our guests escapism with the enjoyment of fine food and world class beverages.

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TheAge says..


Time to meet Mjolner Melbourne. The Viking-inspired restaurant and bar from the Speakeasy group (the crew behind Sydney and Melbourne bars Eau de Vie and Boilermaker House and who opened Sydney's Mjolner in 2016) are bringing the meaty meady times to the old Nieuw Amsterdam site from March 28 2018.

Upstairs is the restaurant downstairs a bar. As with Sydney you can expect dramatic trim: an allegedly genuine 1000-year-old Viking sword and animal horns from which you'll be able to drink mead beer and at least one cocktail.

It's more of a serious restaurant than you've seen from this team. Chef Andrew Wright who has runs at Vue de Monde and the Point will produce a menu heavy on rotisserie meats venison carpaccio; clams and samphire plus vegetarian options such as salt-baked celeriac and bar snacks like the meaty cheesy booze soaker '' tencher"(pictured) served in a whole loaf of bread.

Ex-Black Pearl bartender Mike Braun heads the bar which you can add to Melbourne's late-night list running until 3am on weekends.

broadsheet.com.au says


For those unfamiliar with mythological Norse god Thor Mjølner is the name of his hammer and it's about to get a second bar in Australia named after it. The Speakeasy Group owner of bars across Melbourne and Sydney including Eau De Vie The Roosevelt and Boilermaker House is giving its latest Sydney venture Mjølner a Melbourne location.

Melbourne's version will mostly be a faithful re-creation of its predecessor where a small menu centres around rotisserie-cooked meat and there's an extensive whisky and cocktail selection. The main menu will follow the same daily rotation of mains: a bird a fish meat and veg.

The group has purchased the CBD space that previously housed cocktail bar Nieuw Amsterdam. The bar will be much bigger than Sydney's Mjølner. Owner Sven Almenning says the look will otherwise be much the same - a Scandinavian style Viking-inspired den home to Thor to be precise. The design is by Studio Y the same team behind Boilermaker House.

'When we opened Eau De Vie Melbourne we carried over most of our design elements and everything from Sydney. It's the same brand so we want it to look and feel the same' Almenning says.

Due to Melbourne's more flexible licensing laws the venue will trade until 3am most days as opposed to Sydney's midnight close. 'Melbourne is way cooler when it comes to partying so we get to stay open much later' Almenning says.

The kitchen will stay open late as well with a small menu of bar snacks and charcuterie. The standard selection of cured meats cheeses bone marrow and gravlax will feature as well as the not-so-standard trencher - a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with the trimmings of whatever meat is being carved that week.

broadsheet.com.au

goodfood.com.au says


Time to meet Mjolner Melbourne. The Viking-inspired restaurant and bar from the Speakeasy group (the crew behind Sydney and Melbourne bars Eau de Vie and Boilermaker House and who opened Sydney's Mjolner in 2017) are bringing the meaty meady times to the old Nieuw Amsterdam site from Wednesday March 28.

Upstairs is the restaurant downstairs a bar. As with Sydney you can expect dramatic trim: an allegedly genuine 1000-year-old viking sword; a whisky decanter crafted for them by a Lord of the Rings weapons maker and animal horns from which you'll be able to drink mead beer and at least one cocktail.

It's more of a serious restaurant than you've seen from this team. Chef Andrew Wright who has runs at Vue de Monde and the Point will produce the menu heavy on rotisserie meats venison carpaccio; clams and samphire plus vegetarian options like salt-baked celeriac and bar snacks like the meaty cheesy booze soaker "tencher"served in a whole loaf of bread.

Ex-Black Pearl bartender Mike Braun heads the bar which you can add to Melbourne's late-night list running until 3am on weekends.

goodfood.com.au

timeout.com says


Is it just us or are Vikings having a moment right now? Never one to miss out on a trend Melbourne has jumped on the longship with news that a Viking restaurant is making its way to town next month.

The restaurant is called Mjølner and it comes from the Speakeasy group who own the theatrically inclined Eau De Vie and whisky bar Boilermaker House. This will be Mjølner's second outpost having set up shop in Sydney last year.

If the name hadn't given it away Mjølner has gained quite the reputation for Viking theatrics (fun fact: Mjølner is the name of Norse god Thor's mythological hammer). Sydney's Mjølner is decked out with Viking helmets metal shields and little glass horn cups to drink your mead from. Don't even get us started on the knives you get to carve your meat.

Speaking of meat Time Out Sydney recommends steering clear if you're veg: 'beasts of land sea and sky are roasted until bronzed and glistening in the rotisserie and the air is fragrant with a deeply savoury gravy aroma.' Standouts from the menu include the flathead and a whole duck that comes portioned up and dressed in a beetroot and orange sauce. Sides vary from fried Brussels sprouts tender tatties with dill parsley and a hot horseradish cream and a beautiful roasted celeriac.

Drinks wise it's all about strong flavours - including cocktails that come with brine in them for that authentic taste of the sea.

timeout.com

concreteplayground.com says


Melburnians who've been itching for a taste of Sydney's 'viking-luxe' bar and eatery will soon find it right here in their own backyard with owners The Speakeasy Group (Eau de Vie Boilermaker House) announcing plans for a Melbourne outpost to launch early 2018.

Co-owner Sven Almenning said the aim will be "to keep the experience between the two venues as similar as possible". Named after Thor's hammer the space will be decked out tastefully with viking swords helmets and Scandi-style furniture and with plenty of whisky on display. Mjølner Sydney's recent gold medal for International Hospitality Design at the New York Design Awards should give you some idea of what we're in for. It's also one of our favourite Sydney openings of 2017.

One main difference will be the venue's size with two levels providing scope for a heftier bar area than its Sydney sibling. Melbourne's friendlier licensing laws will also mean extended opening hours with plans to trade until 1am through the week and 3am on weekends.

The kitchen will be plating up a similar style of food to the original albeit with a few venue-specific dishes so expect a fine dining experience across a top-notch meat-focused menu. No doubt hits like the braised short rib the aquavit-cured gravlax and the roasted bone marrow will all be making their way south. The Sydney venue allows patrons to choose their own custom knife from a leather pouch and drink mead out of horns - so here's hoping those features come to Melbourne too.

Mjølner will take over the Hardware Lane site that was until just recently home to Nieuw Amsterdam. We're sad to see that bar go but at least glad another late-night venue will be replacing it.

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