On our last night in Melbourne, we decided on a quick dinner at Transport Public Bar in Federation Square to give us fuel for a long night. Spanning three levels, the bar was thoroughly alive and we were curious to see how the food would also pan out.
When we looked at the menu, two things immediately struck us – first, there were foods from so many cultures including Asian, European and Australian and, second, the prices were incredibly decent! Feeling very hungry, we ordered what could fairly be described as a smorgasbord; an Angus porterhouse steak with onion rings, battered fish and chips, BBQ pork buns, chips with melted brie and Malaysian chicken rings.
My personal favourites were the BBQ pork buns, which tasted surprisingly delicious and the Angus porterhouse, which was rather juicy and tasted amazing with the accompanying mushroom sauce. The rest of the table however quite enjoyed the chips with melted brie and the Malaysia wings, which although spicy, carried a great ‘punch’ and tasted authentic.
Everything can be easily shared which is a big bonus, and our overall impression was quite decent.
We came on a Thursday night and the bar had a fantastic, energetic vibe to it, however this may have also been because it was grand-final weekend. There is seating available both inside and out depending on the weather, and it wasn’t too loud that you can’t have a conversation.
Transport Public Bar is no fine dining venue but neither does it pretend to be. If you simply want an array of tasty, filling food at very affordable prices, be sure to drop by. Combine with good company, some solid banter and a drink and you’re sure to have an amazing time!