Standing out from the concrete jungle with pink neon lights, Neo Lemonade is a bold contender putting the Docklands’ food scene back on the map. The restaurant and cocktail bar brings modern Australian dining to a whole new level, with an inventive cocktail list to match.
Named after owner Steven Velkovski’s children Leo and Lennon (nicknamed Neo and Lemon), the modern joint dares to be different with geometric artwork, clean lines and touches of greenery. The relaxed ambience and curated cocktail and wine lists make it a choice watering hole for locals and visitors. With a neo-twist on old world flavours, the expert bar staff whip up delightful concoctions, like the refreshing Barbados cocktail, blended with grapefruit juice, Irish whisky, lemon, ginger syrup, egg white and cinnamon.
The food menu offers seasonal, locally-sourced produce featuring Australian native herbs. Head Chef, Francisco Arbelo, prides himself on mastering the complexity and elegance of unique flavour combinations, including the popular Poached Snapper cooked in a smoked broth, shallots, peas and chorizo. Smart, clean tasters and share plates contrast with the richer, large dishes, creating perfect balance for all tastes and appetites. The Squid Ink Fettucine is a striking vision, complete with fired roasted capsicum, octopus and lemon pangrattato. The distinctive flavours of the Passionfruit and Kaffir Lime Crémeux, with raspberry, sable and cardamom mascarpone, are particularly intriguing – a must-try dish for the truly daring.
As featured on Onya Magazine