The Wharf Hotel at the World Trade Centre Wharf (WTC Wharf) held an exclusive launch event on October 8, officially opening Melbourne’s newest social and dining hotspot.
The Wharf At WTC is the first of four restaurants to open in what is set to become Melbourne’s newest and most exciting dining and events precinct.
With premium areas both indoors and outdoors, The Wharf Hotel enjoys the unique combination of a friendly local pub with stunning river views and waterfront ambience. Located on Siddeley Street, it’s nestled on the city-side banks of the Yarra River and adjacent to Crown Casino and South Wharf.
The Wharf Hotel has collated a wine list that incorporates wines from 12 of Australia’s most famous wine producers, the ‘first families of Wine’, who have joined forces to help promote the Australian industry both locally and abroad. Collectively these families represent 16 regions across four states, and include Brown Brothers, De Bortoli Wines and Yulumba. These wines will have a big presence in the adjoining bottle shop, The Wharf Cellars, opening simultaneously with The Wharf Hotel.
Tthe new World Trade Centre has seen four major news tenants including Thales and The Victorian Police Museum move in, and is about to become Melbourne’s new exciting fine food precinct with the opening of four new restaurants and an events centre along the 200m frontage on the Yarra River.
Suited for up to 200 guests, The Wharf Hotel also offers a private room for dining or small events of up to 20
The Wharf Hotel holds a total of approximately 200 people, and comprises an outdoor-grassed area complete with high-end Italian gas heaters. A private room is available for intimate dining, and small events- seating a total of 20 people.
The architecture and interior draws influence from the location, seamlessly incorporating features from the old wharf in the contemporary design. The interior design features timber from the original wharf, dating as far back as 80 years. The walls are adorned by images of early life in Melbourne inspired by extractions from the diary of John Batman.
The historical artefacts in the tavern are an important component of The Wharf Hotel, attributing to a dining destination infused with Melbourne history.
Owner and Publican John Ahern (The Publican Group) managed to retrieve the existing original timber from the Wharf and it is now part of the façade of the front bar.
“I saw the materials heading off to the tip and managed to jump in and stop them taking it. The historical significance of the wharf is fascinating and the timber brings a wharf feel to the front of the bar”, says Ahern.
Old world charm inside The Wharf Hotel
After dark, the entire Yarra waterfront will feature stylish and diverse new restaurants and bars that will tempt with an array of tastes. With a vision of urban living and professional life, exciting new dining destinations and fantastic retail, the direct waterside frontage of WTC Wharf provides an ideal backdrop from which to develop a vibrant, eclectic community.