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On the new Stokehouse menu… pop-up a la Pheonix


Just like the legendary Phoenix, the (also) legendary Stokehouse restaurant is set to rise again from the ashes.


Less than a week after the iconic sea-front restaurant in St. Kilda burst into flames (during evening food service on 14th January, sending 200 diners and staff scurrying outside) the owners made a public vow to return. Those guys didn’t waste any time… within 24 hours of the fire their burnt shell had been demolished and they were on social media thanking patrons and staff for their support. A few days later Stokehouse was in the media again, with state and local governments pledging to fast-track plans to re-build – also to support the proposal for a pop up restaurant on the site. Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy has said a temporary structure can be built to allow the owners to trade whilst the “process of approving a permanent structure goes through…”

A pop up will allow the Stokehouse to continue to serve it’s huge following of fans, not losing valuable goodwill whilst the replacement venue develops. The temporary restaurant will be a talking-point in itself and should help to keep the legend of the restaurant well and truly alive. Who doesn’t recall (…or not…) at least one long lunch, family celebration, intimate dinner or casual meal with great friends at the old Stokehouse ?


Featured image : Stokehouse St Kilda – – Google Images



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