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Launch of The Commons at Ormond Collective

Melbourne’s events and hospitality industry reopened with the launch of The Commons at Ormond Collective, 557 St Kilda Rd Melbourne, the city’s largest and most beautiful outdoor dining garden. The World Loves Melbourne attended the launch and we were highly impressed and captivated by the sprawling estate surrounded by topiary and burgeoning florals featuring four micro-hubs: The Conservatory; The Beer Garden; The Kitchen Garden and The Garden Café. This is the "place to be" over the Spring Racing and the festive summer season.

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A product of hospitality heavyweight and The Big Group Founder, Bruce Keebaugh, The Commons brings together the quintessential Melbourne experience for every man, woman and their dog. Each area is specifically designed to create individual Covid-safe havens for social distancing including lily-pad seating spaced 1.5m apart, Covid concierge for patron check-ins and sanitiser stations, leading the way for the new norm in hospitality.

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Already famous Pretty Garden Flatbread.

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Whether guests want to Rosé the day away or enjoy spritz filled long lunches, The Commons menu reflects its surroundings, comfortable yet exciting, classic flavours we all love but with extra magic using seasonal produce from local providores.

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Its a rosé spring/summer.

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Standing side-by-side with industry and creative folk as an unbreakable community bringing colour and excitement back to Melburnians lives, The Commons at Ormond Collective is an alfresco sanctuary spearheading the resurrection of events and hospitality in Melbourne.

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The launch was a great day in hospitality in Melbourne! An epic speech by Bruce Keebaugh launched us into the vibrant Melbourne hospitality season as we know it after a challenging time in recent months.

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In a nod to the launch of Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival, Bruce Keebaugh marked the momentous industry milestone with a sabrage twist.

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Everything about The Commons is alive and vibrant including the food. Definitely the place to be during the Spring/Summer season.

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Fresh produce from local providores.

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The Commons’ talented chefs harvesting fresh produce straight from the gardens to serve up for guests was a highlight.

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Sexy bikes amid a beautiful garden setting.

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 The Commons boasts its own outdoor produce garden.

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Group photo - kudos to Bruce Keebaugh and his team.

Quirky design elements scattered throughout the unique space was another feature.

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Attractive views and spaces.

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Stealing the show.

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A touch of class everywhere you look.

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Artistic senses were overloaded with florals, gingham, ticking and stripes, oversized cushions, park benches and French café chairs, baskets bursting with spring blooms, and wicker accents. Check out @ormondcollective

Highly recommended for your next catch up and the place to be over Spring carnival and summer.