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Epocha Expat Brit, Guy Holder has a similarly impressive background

Epocha

49 Rathdowne Street Carlton
  • Cards Accepted
  • Alcohol License
  • Gratis parkering er muligt
  • Access to Disabled
  • Avg. Price: Kr70
  • Public Transport: 1200M Away
  • Website: epocha.com.au
  • Phone: (03) 9036 4949
  • Opening Hours: Tue to Wed 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm Thu to Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Cuisine: French, Greek
  • Features: Notable Chef, Notable Wine List, Private Room, Sharing Menu, Sunday Roast

Respected equally for her impressive knowledge of Greek and old world wines as for her legendary hospitality – Angie Giannakodakis (co-owner of Hellenic Republic) is one of a now-rare breed of old school professionals, whose warmth and authenticity is undeniable and instantly felt. Expat Brit, Guy Holder has a similarly impressive background in high-end dining, coming to Epocha after stints at The Press ClubRockpool, Greg Malouf’s MoMo. The pair invokes the spirit of real-deal service – that elusive combination of charming informality, razor-sharp attention to detail and impeccable timing.

Under the direction of head chef Mick Bolam (ex-Sanctuary, Hunter Valley) the broadly European menu at Epocha focuses on shared dishes with humble origins, with Greek and English influences, as well as a fair representation of classic French fare (think charcuterie and serious cheeses). Wines too, are a focus and the list is kept brief and Euro-centric with an eye on biodynamic and lesser-known boutique producers.

The double-storied terrace – originally built in 1884 – has been beautifully restored, and retains the typically high ceilings, tall windows and large proportions of the Victorian era. Downstairs, the dining room manages to feel at once grand, moody and comfortingly rustic. Upstairs, Hannah’s Bar welcomes casual drinks and languid conversation over games of backgammon.

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