The Langham, Melbourne’s Melba restaurant is named after Dame Nellie Melba, Melbourne’s famous opera singer of the early 1900s. It underwent a dynamic multi-million dollar refit by the Buchan group in 2006, emerging with a vibrant, state-of-the-art layout. A series of open, interactive kitchens and cooking stations where guests can communicate with the chefs was created, offering guests a diverse range of international and local culinary cuisines.
Today, guests can indulge in delicacies from the Asian wok and dumpling section, the Indian Tandoori oven and spice kitchen, the rotisserie, the extensive chilled seafood section (displayed on freestanding backlit marbelo ice block stands) and the sushi station – Melba’s latest addition. A decadent “Floating Dessert” display will also tempt guests with its array of sweet treats.
Melba’s menu caters for a wide variety of tastes and is a showcase for premium Victorian produce and local wines.
Aria is a sophisticated, elegant lounge experience, and is nestled discretely on the podium level. With views of the water feature and grand staircase, it is the perfect vantage point for social theatre and people watching, while the distinctive steel and bronze lace screens offering private seating enclaves.
The luxuriously appointed lounge features a long central bar and leather and velvet upholstery, and is the perfect venue for meetings or intimate gatherings. Aria offers an extensive selection of teas, coffees and light meals throughout the day – the highlight being the signature Langham Tiffin experience on weekdays, and the decadent Langham Chocolate Bar on weekends.
As day turns to dusk, classic cocktails and premium Champagnes are served, alongside fine artisan wines from the Yarra Valley.
Breakfast Selection Menu (Daily): 8:30am – 10:30am
Tiffin/Afternoon High Tea: Monday to Friday, 10:30am – 4pm, $39 per person
The Langham Chocolate Bar: Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 2pm or 2.30-4.30pm, $65 per person
Situated in the exclusive riverside Southbank precinct and offering expansive views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers an opulent inner-city experience.
The 25-floor hotel has 387 luxuriously appointed rooms including 68 Hotel Club rooms, 11 suites and the Presidential Suite, complete with personalized butler service. The Langham, Melbourne is listed in the top three hotels on mainland Australia on the Condé Nast Traveler US Gold List for 2010 and 2009, and is included on the Condé Nast Traveler US 2008 and Condé Nast Traveller UK 2008 Gold Lists as one of the World’s Best Hotels.
The hotel’s chic Aria Bar & Lounge and interactive Melba restaurant offer guests cosmopolitan and elegant dining and drinking options. Extensive conference and meeting facilities are offered by the hotel and the five-star property is home to the highly acclaimed, luxury Chuan Spa. A member of the Leading Spas of the World, Chuan Spa offers treatments founded on Traditional Chinese Medicine, and adjourns the sun terrace, pool and hotel’s Health Club.
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