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Hannah’s Bar at Epocha – The Age

“…Downstairs is the handsome, dark-hued dining room, while up on the first floor is Hannah’s Bar, with an excellent balcony, complete with fancy iron lacework, views over the gardens and an overwhelming feeling that it’s going to take some sharp footwork to secure a seat during summer.

Inside, it’s all timber floors, rush-seated chairs and custom-built tables that double as backgammon boards. The tables aren’t quirky design puffers: there are as many backgammon sets available as there are tables, and the idea of people sitting in this room, under its dark ceiling decorated with a hand-painted map of 1890s Carlton and a constellation chart, playing a few games, gives some indication of the kind of laid-back European vibe that permeates the place.

The location of Epocha (and Hannah’s BAr), just off the city grid, does mean it may take a little more planning than the regular laneway/basement hang-outs. But the sight and scent of the park, the warmth of the welcome, the backgammon sets and that excellent balcony make it worth taking a few steps off the beaten track…”

– Michael Harden, The Age; 20th November 2012
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2012.11.20


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Tuesday – Saturday

Sunday Roast Lunch


Closed Mondays and Public Holidays
Lunch from 12pm
Dinner from 5.30pm
12 – 4pm

HANNAH’S BAR

Tuesday – Saturday

Closed Mondays and Public Holidays
12pm until late

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