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Food, Lifestyle

Cinema Nova Bar & Kitchen Re-Opens

For the first time since July, Melbourne's iconic Cinema Nova is welcoming patrons back to Carlton to serve delicious chef-prepared dishes in the Nova Bar & Kitchen.

As Victoria eases restrictions including many indoor venues, sadly cinemas will remain closed with no opening date yet provided by the Victorian government. With indoor dining permitted for up to twenty patrons, Cinema Nova is using this opportunity to open our Bar & Kitchen and Candy Bar nightly from 5.00pm. This will allow the Nova community to enjoy fine food and wine in the company of fellow Melbournians as well as the chance to stock up on their favourite movie snacks for home movie nights until Nova is able to welcome them back to the big screen.

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Prepared by in-house chefs, Nova Bar & Kitchen will be serving from a menu featuring Spiced Calamari, deconstructed Eggplant Parmigiana, Cauliflower Arancini, Slow Cooked Braised Beef and much more. Classic cocktails will be poured along with fine wines and our exceptional offering of boutique beers - many brewed locally. Nova's Candy Bar will be also be open, offering our famous house-made choctops, popcorn, drinks and snacks, as well as gift cards and our custom tote bags.
Cinema Nova will be operating the Bar & Kitchen and Candy Bar with a fully comprehensive and strict government COVID-19 safe plan. This includes online bookings, socially-distanced seating, capacity limitations, constant cleaning, contact-tracing, cashless payments, staff temperature checks, masked staff and hand sanitiser available. Cinema Nova's CEO Kristian Connelly says “Cinema Nova audiences are understandably disappointed they cannot return to the movies just yet. Opening the Kitchen and Candy Bar not only allows our customers to once again come together in Carlton, it means our staff can return to work and finesse and improve our COVID-safe practices. We know that cinemas will reopen again soon, but until then Melbourne can enjoy great food and wine as well as the delightful spring weather from our balcony overlooking Lygon Street.”
Nova Bar & Kitchen and Candy Bar 
Open from Friday October 30, seven days a week, from 5.00pm. 
Reservations recommended for dining, online bookings available via