Vue Group set to open at the Fitzroy Gardens Pavilion
A fine-dining hospitality group is set to breathe new life into a venue nestled within the iconic Fitzroy Gardens.
The City of Melbourne in July announced that it proposed to enter a lease with Vue Group at the Pavilion, the same team behind the exquisite Vue de Monde restaurant at the Rialto Towers, with executive chef Hugh Allen at the helm.
The partnership is set to enhance the venue’s visitor experience – with an initial term of 15 years set to be locked in – after the former Pavilion café closed at the expiry of its lease in March 2017, mainly due to the building’s condition and the major renewal works that were required to continue to operate a sustainable café space.
“With years of experience in running some of the world’s top hospitality venues, the Hugh Allen/Vue Group’s vision is to create an iconic destination at the Pavilion that pays respect to and celebrates all things Melbourne,” the council said.
The exciting announcement was made after council initially proposed to lease the building as a multi-community space but was unable to find a suitable tenant. More recently the Pavilion had been used as a creative spaces program for artists. •