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Nordic-inspired Freyja is Melbourne’s must try new restaurant

By Michael McHugh

<em>Artworks by Matthew Gillett offer a gothic feel to the natural interiors, credit: Parker Blain</em>
Artworks by Matthew Gillett offer a gothic feel to the natural interiors, credit: Parker Blain
Melbourne’s must try new restaurant. You heard it here first!

Freyja the brand new two-level Melbourne restaurant in the heritage listed Olderfleet building on Collins Street has a sophisticated ‘New Nordic’ approach.

The restaurant in nestled in a heritage-listed building in the heart of Melbourne, credit: Parker Blain

With a continually evolving menu led by Michelin starred chef Jae Bang, with a resume featuring Norway’s Re-naa, New Yorks Daniel and Spains El Bulli, he uses local ingredients and traditional methods of pickling, curing, smoking and preserving.

Freyja offers a Nordic approach to Australian dining, with dishes like fresh oysters with wood sorrel and trout roe with waffles, credit: Parker Blain

The name Freyja is inspired by Norse mythology and celebrates the golden-teared ‘goddess of contrast’ providing scope for the design team led by interior designer Clark Bardsley and creative direction overseen by Soren Trampedach, CEO of professional workspace, Work Club.

Artworks by Matthew Gillett give a gothic vibe which seems just right for the building and the warm brick interiors with dark indigo walls offset the space making it feel organic and inviting.

Warm brick and dark indigo walls make for inviting interiors, credit: Parker Blain

The ‘Taste of Freyja’ degustation menu offers a combination of small plates and main courses. Melbourne’s new must try dish is the Yarra Valley Caviar Trout Roe Waffle, with Smoked Sour Cream and mix herbs. A light and fresh delicious dish that is fun to eat and will have the locals and travelers to Melbourne lining up for.

Duck is served with mostarda, parsnip, finger lime, coriander and mustard seeds, credit: Parker Blain

The Murry Cod main dish is a must order as is the is Great Ocean Duck, both impressive dishes. This is a must visit next time you’re in Melbourne.

Visit, 477 Collins Street Melbourne 3000



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