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The Noble Experiment


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The Noble Experiment


A Noble Experiment, to tantalise and tease.

Named for the 1920's ban on drinking liquor, and fashioned on the idea of an early 20th century drinking house, The Noble Experiment provides our guests an experience that is thoroughly modern with a strong nod to history.

The building has been a wood shop, grocer and tea merchant, and has a rich history of hospitality, like the people who operate it.

At the top is a bar, fashioned in the style of a New York Club Bar, where you can enjoy a bottle or barrel aged cocktail. The barrel has been kicking around since the Celts, long before mutton chopped, trilby-ed mixologists and pre-Prohibition cocktails. We have fine aged whiskeys and champagnes, all served at your lounge.

Our restaurant floor is influenced by the United States. Whether you are a solo diner or love to share, the philosophy behind our menu is simple - its heart and soul on a plate. 

Under the ground floor of The Noble Experiment sits a mythical, constantly evolving experimental bar space the likes of which Melbourne has never seen. Periodically, the space will completely transform into a new incarnation, adopting cutting edge global trends from bars across the world. Like Alice going down the rabbit hole, let your curiosity guide you downstairs where you will experience something truly magical – our Underground Experiment.

 

Eat

Whether you like to share the love or go it alone, our menu is designed with the chef's philosophy in mind - heart and soul on the plate, with a nod to provenance, local and regional influence.

Drink

Regardless of your choice of tipple, we can take care of it for you. Whatever your choice of dirty juice, from fine wines, frisky whiskey or the smartest of cocktails, you can enjoy it upstairs or in our Underground Experiment.

Be Merry

The Noble Experiment is all about having a good time. We have regular live music events, some saucy burlesque, dj's and everything in between to take your fancy. Join our Noble Experimenters and stay up to date with all that's going on.

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Beat your gums on some snouts


From snacks to share plates, chefs menu to the whole hog - we have a dish to suit every taste.

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Beat your gums on some snouts


From snacks to share plates, chefs menu to the whole hog - we have a dish to suit every taste.

Meet our chef -

Cameron Bell

Cameron Bell has an insatiable desire to unravel the culinary mysteries of the world, having perfected his craft in Michelin starred haunts across North America and Europe. His unique culinary signature has been instrumental in shaping the culture of The Noble Experiment, and his developed style is embedded in the heart and soul of every dish. Melding influences from across the US, France and the UK, the complex culinary enigma constructed by Cameron leaves patrons with an unforgettable experience. 

 

Why we cook what we do

A Nod to Provenance

As global trends emerge and fads come and go, the focus of our food is simple. We put heart and soul on the plate. With a focus on global trends, with a regional and local shopping list, we have crafted a menu that features the best of what is seasonal.

Whether you like to share or go solo, we have something for everyone. Check out our menu below and find something to tantalise your tastebuds.

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The Team


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The Team


Linus Schaxmann

Barmy Barkeep

 

The Boy from Birmingham, Linus Schaxmann, is recognized as one of the leading influencers in the Australian bar scene. From martinis in Monte Carlo with the rich and famous, to opening new venues across Australia, there is not much that Linus hasn’t done on or behind a bar. With a vast knowledge of beverage trends across the globe, Linus loves nothing more than twisting classic recipes and ingredients into modern mixes for discerning drinkers. 

 

Daniel Lemura

Manager of most things

 

Dan Lemura loves to build stuff – he started his working life as a builder before founding his true love – hospitality. Daniel has been at the helm of some of Melbourne’s finest venues and brings a wealth of experience to The Noble Experiment. Building great venues with terrific teams is his specialty. He knows how to make you feel at home, and cares mostly that you have a great time, with terrific food, great service and something delicious to wash it all down with. His mantra – the simplest things in life are often the best.

Kristin Lemura

Mistress of the domain

 

Kristin Lemura cut her teeth slinging drinks in some high class bars across Melbourne.  Her skills as a leader were recognized and she has since managed large teams in high end bars and venues. Kristin has been a thought leader in venue management, and has a terrific skill set in building venues and maintaining high standards. Her philosophy is simple – it all starts and finishes with service.

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The Underground Experiment


Under the ground floor of The Noble Experiment sits a mythical, constantly evolving experimental bar space the likes of which Melbourne has never seen. 

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The Underground Experiment


Under the ground floor of The Noble Experiment sits a mythical, constantly evolving experimental bar space the likes of which Melbourne has never seen. 

The whispers you have heard are true... Under the ground floor of The Noble Experiment sits a mythical, constantly evolving experimental bar space the likes of which Melbourne has never seen. Periodically, the space will completely transform into a new incarnation, adopting cutting edge global trends from bars across the world. Like Alice going down the rabbit hole, let your curiosity guide you downstairs where you will experience something truly magical – our Underground Experiment.

In its first incarnation, The Underground Experiment embodies the spirit of colourful cocktail bars from the 80’s and early 90’s, showcasing modern takes on old favourites. Featured cocktails include a Sex on the Beach, with edible sand and Chambord caviar, and a Blue Lagoon complete with a swimming fish.

 

The Underground Experiment can be booked for events and functions, and the booths can be reserved for between one to three hours at an hourly rate. Cocktail and whisky packages can be tailored to your event! To enquire about reservations phone us on 03 9416 0058.

 

Travel Back to the Future with us to experience The Underground Experiment on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm to 3am.