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About Hell of the North
Fitzroy's Hell of the North shares its name with the infamous Paris-Roubaix bike race held in northern France. Hell of the North seeks to marry heaven and hell with a modern French inspired bistro menu derived from local produce and fresh ingredients, with a selection of boutique beer, wine & cocktails.
Behind the yellow door in the heritage bluestone building you'll discover casual dining and drinking with service that is informed whilst personable, and relaxed yet detailed. Group bookings are accepted & reservations are strongly recommended. Supper is offered on Friday & Saturday nights. Corkage at $25 per bottle is offered if you have a great old bottle you'd like to bring (excluding Friday & Saturday nights)
We look forward to seeing you in Hell!
Fitzroy, AU-VIC 3065
French, European, Modern Australian
Hours of operation:
Wednesday 5pm - late
Thursday 5pm - late
Friday 5pm - 1am
Saturday 12 noon - 1am
Sunday 12 noon - 11pm
$41 to $100
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(03) 9417 6660
Limited street parking with some restrictions. The rooftop carpark at Woolworths is a good option with 2 hours free. Please note that Greeves St is one way, no entry off Smith St.
From the city catch tram 86 from Bourke St. and get off at Woolworths.
Private Party Facilities:
We can host all array of functions, from sit down banquets to stand up cocktail parties for groups from 10 to 120 people.
We have had great success with birthdays, engagements, baby showers, corporate events & weddings.
Please call private party contact to discuss options.
Private Party Contact:
Mark Grixti: 0403 907 476
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
PRÜM & PIG DINNER
Thursday May 11 2017
6.30 for 7.00 Start
$190 pre paid
Hell of the North presents the wines of Joh. Jos. Prüm, considered by many to be the finest rieslings of the Mosel, with the assistance of a free range Berkshire pig served over five courses. A match also considered by many to be very fine.
2015 JJ Prüm Estate Kabinett
2012 JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett
2014 JJ Prüm Wehlener Sonnenhur Spätlese
2004 JJ Prüm Wehlener Sonnenhur Auslese
2014 JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Goldkapsel
Hell of the North Ratings and Reviews
Loved the "feed me" menu option, food was delicious and they catered for me being coeliac. The only small negative for us, it was an extremely cold night and as we were seated right at the door, every time the door opened we froze.
Will definitely return. Thank you for a great dinner
Had to sit with jacket on shoulders. Heating should have been turned up or on! Positioned with full view of dishwasher being emptied and clatter of dishes. One of the side dishes ordered was completely forgotten - had to remind waitress. Meat and fish dishes - tasty, but other dishes not clean and crisp .
I would recommend this restaurant because our party of 6 older people were able to HEAR each other, partly because there were no noisy tables and partly because the obliging waitress turned down the background music. There are many good restaurants to choose from but very few that cater to the many affluent older people who expect and can afford the best but have very little choice when it comes to restaurants which keep the background music where it belongs. I.e. In the background. !!!
We would welcome recommendations from Open Table about other good restaurants which allow conversation.
Ok, I'm going to be picky here because its price range dictates it. The service was the best i have had in Australia in over 25 years. This was not restricted to our waitress but included the staff as a whole. The general feeling of the place is of class but at the same time down to earth, not too noisey and no ridiculous music pumping in the background. My main criticism is of the food, whilst it was fair, i expected it to be outstanding for the venue. I need not venture into every dish, however, one of note is the Pork Belly, which was slightly over cooked and a tad dry but the most disappointing side was that the crackling had no crackle? Its not hard to do so i question why it was missed on both plates that ordered it. That been said, a point of excellence was the pumpkin and the trout which were both excellent.
The ambience and set up of the restaurant is amazing. We tried the feed me menu. The array of dishes was quite expansive ranging from seafood to meat with plenty of sides. The french onion soup was very thick and more like a dip, the seafood main was had an interesting side of chips to dip in the bisque.
I have eaten quite a bit of French influenced food and I sad to say there was nothing that really grabbed me to say "oh you need to try..." from the menu. The wine selection was excellent.
A rare gem in Melbourne's north. The food was delectable - tasty with a great choice of side dishes matched with an excellent selection of wines. Staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The creme caramel is the piėce de résistance!! Would definitely recommend Hell of the North even if you have to ride over cobblestones to get there!!!
Had been meaning to try Hell of the North for a while now. Took my partner on a date here and we both had a lovely time. It was everything we'd hoped for! Lovely wine list, delicious and interesting menu in a very beautiful space. Our waitress was also really genuine and knowledgeable. Will definitely be back!
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