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Nini's Hawthorn

302 Burwood Rd, 3122 Hawthorn (VIC)See map

Average price $59

30% off set menu - Banquet $59.50pp

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Meet the Chef

Bita Lowry has developed Nini’s Hawthorn into one of Melbourne’s most loved restaurant’s and event centre. Bita grew up in Persia and developed her passion for food in the kitchen of her mother and Grandma. She learned to love and use traditional herbs, spices and seasonings. The resulting family dinners were filled with flavor, joy and happiness. For many years Bita worked in the corporate environment, but her love for food and hospitality drove her to open Ninis. Nini’s rooftop bar, restaurant and event centre seats 265 guests in a stunning environment for indoor and outdoor dining in Melbourne. The hallmark of Ninis is warm hospitality which is born of Bita’s Persian upbringing. It blends the best of Middle eastern and Mediterranean styles to provide a unique experience. The cooking secrets of Greece, Turkey, Italy, Iran, and Lebanon bring you generous portions of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean heaven, matched with a bar full of cocktails and wine. Signature small dishes like Filo wrapped feta with pomegranate chili marmalade, zucchini fritters and saganaki with wild Iranian fig purée, lead into large plates of delightful slow-roasted lamb shoulder served with smashed potatoes and Moroccan-spiced pork skewers with pickled cabbage. The dishes meld fresh produce and age-old techniques, with a nod to the region’s cross- pollination of flavours and styles. The bar serves up exotic cocktails like the Turkish Delight, a highly Instagrammable number made with pink gin and garnished with fairy floss, through to the classic and summery Mojito. At Nini’s you’ll be sure to experience where the Mediterranean meets the Middle East.

Restaurant menu

Chef Marco Vitale
  • Average price $59
Osso Bucco Ragu W Pappadelle
$32.5
Slow Roasted Greek Lamb Shoulder W Smashed Lemon & Herb Baby Potatoes
$38.5
Moroccan Spiced Pork Skewers (2)w brown lentil Salad,tzatziki&homemade pita
$29.9
Banquet Menu $85
This preset menu includes: To Start + Main + Sides + Dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal,

Popular dishes

Soup of The Day with House Made Pita

$17

Filo Wrapped Fetta W Pomegranate Chilli Marmalade, Red Onion, Mint & Crushed Walnut

$18.5

Saganaki Pan Fried W Wild Iranian Fig Puree

$15.5

Pastitsio Croquettes W Beef Napoli, & Graviera Cheese

$16

Loukoumades Drizzled with Star Anise, Dutch Cinnamon, Maple Syrup Served W Ice Cream

$15

Baklava Ice Cream Topped W Chocolate Dipped Roasted Walnuts

$15

Rosewater and Cardamom Brulee

$15

Slow Roasted Greek Lamb Shoulder W Smashed Lemon & Herb Baby Potatoes

$38.5

Meatplatter for Two Chicken Gyro,lambgyro, Soujouk,pork& Chicken Skewers, Soutzoukakia, Slow Cooked Lamb W Chips&greek Salad

$80

Veg Pide, Mushrooms, Chargrilled Veggies, Cheese & Fresh Herbs

$21.5

octopus

$25

Zucchini & fetta fritters w srirachia aioli & tzatziki

$16.5

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

302 Burwood Rd, 3122, Hawthorn (VIC), Australia

Public transport

72-Manningtree Rd/Glenferrie Rd Tram stop

Directions to get there

Hawthorn, Melbourne East

About the restaurant

Nini’s is Melbourne’s newest rooftop bar and restaurant which seats 265 guests in the best environment for indoor and outdoor dining in Melbourne, with the Middle eastern and Mediterranean menu to match. The team behind this hidden gem draw their inspiration from the herbs, spices and cooking secrets of Greece, Turkey, Italy, Iran, and Lebanon to bring you generous portions of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean heaven, matched with a bar full of cocktails and wine.

You may have been forced to put your European and Middle Eastern holidays on hold, but the tastes and flavours are all there at Nini’s. The sharing plates are executed by an amazing team and a superb venue with views of Hawthorn’s historic rooftops that has a very European feel about it. Signature small dishes like char-grilled octopus, zucchini fritters and saganaki with wild Iranian fig purée, lead into large plates of delightful slow-roasted lamb shoulder served with smashed potatoes and Moroccan-spiced pork skewers with pickled cabbage. The dishes meld fresh produce and age-old techniques, with a nod to the region’s cross- pollination of flavours and styles. The bar serves up exotic cocktails like the Turkish Delight, a highly Instagrammable number made with pink gin and garnished with fairy floss, through to the classic and summery Mojito.

At Nini’s you’ll be sure to experience where the Mediterranean meets the Middle East.

Features

Brunch, , Family Friendly, Good for groups, Good wine list,

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