Along with stablemates Siglo, City Wine Shop and Melbourne Supper Club, The European has become an institution on leafy Spring Street. Chef Peter Sheldon’s considered menu brings together quality produce and innovative flavours for a memorable fine dining experience.
Perfect for pre-theatre dining or an after-work catch-up, The European is a bustling and inviting space. You can sit out the front and watch the world go by or enjoy the rustic charm of the traditional wood-panelled interior.
Nicely chargilled octopus with spicy ‘nduja topping is a perfect start to your meal. For main course, the excellent quality pork has a lightly crisped skin and enticing eggplant puree with a smoky finish and rich hazelnut flavour. Pickled apple pieces add an extra dimension to the well-combined flavours. Served atop slices of house-made sausage with a side of steamed radicchio, the sliced duck breast is accompanied by a rich fennel jus with a more-ish licorice flavour. Sweet and tangy sour pear perfectly offsets the richness of the duck and the salty jus.
PSST! The European is open seven days a week from breakfast until late every night.