WHO WE ARE
A bit about us from our friends at Broadsheet:
Nevermind Bar in Hawthorn has been serving burgers, beer, wine and perplexing blue drinks until 3am on weekends for the last 20 years.
So when a handful of its staff and co-owners opened a wine bar around the corner, Luton Lane Wine Bar, it was a decidedly different, “grown-up” venture.
The space is a monochromatic alcove beneath a residential apartment block with polished cement pillars stretching to a high ceiling, glass lampshades, and a long, swerving marble bar. Techno has been eclipsed by a single turntable spinning easy-listening hip-hop.
The 120-bottle wine list isn’t committed to one wine region, though a European bent is noticeable, with a sizeable portion of the by-the-glass list from Spain and Italy.
And that’s the direction of the food too. The menu is lengthy for a wine bar, spanning bar snacks in all forms: from ’nduja, green tomato, jamon pintxos and tiny tins of Spanish seafood, to charcuterie, cheese and charred skewers of chorizo. Again the idea is to keep it broad and approachable.
A favourite among the team comes from the vegetarian section: wrinkled, crisp, papery brussels sprouts served with the glossiest of cheese sauces – a manchego-and-pecorino custard. It’s all good for sharing – even the generous skewers of wagyu rump slices can be split bite for bite.
Luton Lane Wine Bar is available for exclusive events.
The venue is able to be booked exclusively for private events 7 days a week.
Luton Lane Wine Bar can cater for sit down grazing lunches, dinners or more informal cocktail style events.
Events are available on an exclusive basis for up to 110 guests.
Spaces are available on a non-exclusive basis for groups of up to 60 people.
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