Once furniture now Windsors newest food and drink gem
Soon, that being in about 1hr, you’ll start getting restless. It’s Friday night – you’ll be needing a stiff drink and some hearty food. And, you’re asking yourself where next?
Morris Jones! It opened yesterday (Sep 8th) and let’s keep this simple, it’s one of the best fit outs we’ve seen. This 1887 heritage warehouse has been given an almighty working over. Now Morris Jones is reborn, formally a furniture store and mainstay of the Windsor end of Chapel Street, it’s now a uniquely blended bar & restaurant.
There’s nothing to hide this one – Morris Jones shouts out, local passers by have been peaking in for months…in anticipation. They’ve retained and refurbished the prominent Morris Jones façade and gutted the rest to reveal huge ceilings, an open dining room (take a look upstairs too), and a long narrow bar area leading to the rear courtyard. That rear courtyard is likely to become one of Melbourne’s summer darlings.
For the moment Morris Jones is open 7 days for lunch, dinner and supper with full cocktail bar to 1am. Chef Paul Wilson has provided the direction on a modern Australian / European menu in conjunction with head food guy Tony Milton.
Windsor’s booming scene just got rocked by this one, in a good way that is, and we’re pretty sure that if this is your side of the Yarra you’ve just uncovered a new local.
What do we love?
- Staff ‘get-up’ is slick
- Wood fired BBQ
- Casual meets elegant meets Windsor cool
- South of High Street keeps getting better…can we call the area SOHI
Location: 163 Chapel Street, Windsor || Open 7-days, lunch, dinner and late-night || Walk-ins welcome and reservations at 9533 2055