The eye-catching Seasons Heritage Hotel along Melbourne’s St Kilda Road blends colonial Australian and modern architecture, and this confluence is echoed in the hotel’s resident restaurant, Citro Heritage. Here, classic Australian and Asian influences come together in inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Open to the public as well as hotel guests, Citro Heritage is something of a surprise in Middle Park, an area frequented more by diplomats and businessmen than foodies on the hunt. Book a table at Citro Heritage’s St Kilda Road address and experience Asian-Australian fusion at its understated best.
Citro Heritage’s breakfast buffet is typical of the world’s hotels, but it’s the a la carte menu that gets Seasons Heritage Hotel guests and members of the public wandering Middle Park in search of a feed really going. Eggs Florentine, Benedict, and Atlantic, omelettes with pepper jam and chorizo, big veggie breakfasts and so on. Come lunchtime, Melbourne workers in this southern extension of the central city head to Citro for the restaurant’s more representative offering of Australian and Asian fare: steak sandwiches or Shanghai dumplings, linguine casalinga or chicken curries.
Come the evening, Citro Heritage continues this pattern, with satay, spring rolls, nasi goreng, Hainanese chicken meeting risotto, fish and chips, quinoa burgers and Scotch fillet steaks at the dinner table on the ground-floor of the lovingly preserved and heritage-listed Seasons Heritage Hotel in Melbourne’s Middle Park. It’s slightly off the beaten track for Melbourne diners used to seeking out restaurants in the central city or inner suburbs, but within easy reach down St Kilda Road it’s well worth a try.