Mary Fortune

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Mary Fortune, Melbourne's first female crime-fiction author is the inspiration behind Papa Goose head chef Neale White's new wine and cocktail bar.

Much mystery surrounds the life of Ms Fortune-one of the first women in the world to write detective fiction. Many of the titles of her work inspire the names of the cocktails.

The food is a range of offerings from individual bite sized pieces, sharing plates, hearty meals and a delicious range of cheeses and charcuterie. The ever-evolving wine list of quirky nature features many interesting varietals and styles.

A classically designed space with marble and chandeliers allows our guests the comfort and warmth of a writer's den in the heart of Melbourne's cobblestone laneways.

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Mary Fortune's Chefs Tablesittingup to 20
Papa Goose Dining RoomSittingup to 100
Papa Goose Private RoomSittingup to 16
Entire VenueStandingup to 300
Mary Fortune Private RoomSittingup to 30
Mary Fortune BarStandingup to 130



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