UPDATE: The team at Mary’s have let us know that they’re pushing back the opening of Mary’s Melbourne to the end of January 2020. Jake, Kenny, and the team are deadset on making the Melbourne restaurant the perfect level of munchies and mayhem, so we’ll keep you updated on the exact dates when we know.
Get ready to be wildly sinful, Melbourne, the Chuch of Mary’s is coming in hot and well-sauced.
Yep. it’s here, it’s happening, and my future hungover self is cheering: Mary’s is bringing its dirty and delightfully-fatty burgers to Melbourne with a fully-fledged restaurant/bar/filth den in the CBD from
November January 2020.
After being the cause of and the treatment for the hangovers of Sydneysiders for the last few years, with a couple of rogue pop-ups in Melbourne at Laneway and Download festivals and their short residency at Fancy Free earlier this year, the ratbag gang of greasy burg lords are coming to town permanently.
The Melb outpost will be found down a gritty laneway much like the original spot in Newtown, signalled only by a red light globe, but inside is what counts. Mary’s Melbourne is set to be the team’s biggest spot, with a 140-seat restaurant (with 60 spots up on a mezzanine) bulking out the new space at 167 Franklin St.
I’m assuming they’ll be turning the amps up to 11 and cracking open the liquor cabinet to properly wet the baby’s head for this huge new venture in the southern state, so absolutely get yourselves in there as soon as it opens next month to be a part of the chaos.
Not sure if you’ll be able to swing from the huge iron chandelier covered in dead roses, but I’ll do it if they let me.
All the cult faves from the Mary’s menu will be available at the Melb venue, and the newly-minted vegan menu that owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham kicked up at the Circular Quay spot will also be on offer – so the whole crew can go and pig out on burgers, chippies, fried chicken, cauliflower, and that insane potato mash and gravy that I could swim in if I could.
Plus the wine menu will be taken care of by Mary’s gang’s Wine Queen Caitlyn Rees, and is set to boast around 100 bottles of the best and weirdest plonk from around Victoria and the rest of Aus.
Mary’s Melbourne is set to kick open its doors
on November 11 in the new year and will be open late into the night I assume. You’ll also be able to book tables for eight or more, so gather the group chat and make a pilgrimage trip into the city for this one.