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Lemongrass spiked West Winds gin mules at St. Hotel

Way back when I was a wee budding scribe one of my first assignments for (the fab yet now defunct) Drink Magazine was profiling The Saint.

Bite me at the new St. Hotel

The heritage building was once a bank and the vaults remained. But my how times have changed.

Upstairs at the St. Hotel

The space within the familiar heritage façade has been hollowed out and transformed into the St. Hotel under the guidance of the team that brought us Hanoi Hannah, Saigon Sally and Tokyo Tina.

At the new St. Hotel

They have literally let the light in atrium-style. Downstairs is an Asian-leaning gastro pub and bar complete with West Winds Gin Gin Mules on tap.

Grilled scallop, ma hor and pineapple nahm jim by chef Sean Judd

Think exposed brick, white tile, unexpected frescos and a glimpse of neon.

Fresco-licious at the new St. Hotel

But upstairs goes upscale. The more intimate supper club and social club space is lounge-esque with marble and luxe gold touches playing off grey concrete.

Looking up at the new St. Hotel

 There’s even breathing room courtesy of an al fresco patio.

Heirloom tomato salad, prawns, shallots and pomelo by chef Sean Judd

Up there is where my heart is more likely to lie.

At the new St. Hotel

Visit the St. Hotel at 54 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

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