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Mary Fortune, the wine and cocktail bar above Papa Goose on Flinders Lane, pairs an impressive drink menu with a view overlooking the CBD's buzzing cobblestone laneway. Climb the stairway to find an intimate space filled with share tables popular among the after-work crowd.
Speciality cocktails are playfully inspired by the mystery of Mary Fortune, the first woman to write detective fiction. The ever-evolving wine list features interesting Australian and European styles to be enjoyed with a charcuterie plate or cheese selection. Other food offerings range from individual bites to sharing plates to heavy meals.
The classic design with chandeliers and floor to ceiling wine racks provide the comfort and warmth of a writer's den. The long, white marble bar counter offer a perfect ambiance for a date or small group. The venue is also available to book for celebrations and larger functions.