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Bar Nacional

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Spanish fare is making a common appearance in Melbourne’s latest food scene with A-list tapas bars and Spanish restaurants such as The Wise, Movida, Naked for Satan, Bomba, Gas Eatery & Supplies and now Bar Nacional. Despite the demise of Little Hunter, Pete Evans still has his magic with this hot new bar in Docklands Collins Square.

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With Gavin Baker & Pete Evans name on this place, expectations are set high. Upon entry there is no sight of disappointment with the immaculate set up.

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The modern decor speaks a sophisticated ambience with a bold Spanish accent. Some people would just call them ordinary glasses but I believe that everything tastes so much better out of their stemless wine glasses.

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Coffee by day and Tempranillo by night some might say, however we only live once so why play by the rules? A great selection of Spanish beer and wine are available as well as good spirits for the good spirits.

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I went for a nice cold Estrella Galicia, a Spanish style pale lager. Easy to drink – but I find anything alcaholic easy to drink. Malty notes with flavours of sticky hops and a smooth finish.

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Smoky Bay oysters in jamón vinaigrette garnished with micro-mint beautifully presented on a bed of sea pebbles. Oysters are one of my favourite foods and it only tastes better when presented like this. Lime juice optional.

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Patatas bravas delicious spiced roast potatoes topped with grated parmesan, chives and romenesco aioli. The perfect snack, great value and deliciously filling.

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Charred brussel sprout croquette with lemon preserve aioli – bursting with flavour combined with perfectly balanced textures. 


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Bar Nacional definitely spices up and kicks Docklands trendiness level up a couple of notches. 

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Bar Nacional
727 Collins Street
Docklands

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  1. kimbyfollows said: I always enjoy their logo every time I’ve walked past
  2. forksake posted this
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