Melbourne’s iconic Astor Theatre has launched Overlook, a café come bar that takes its name from the hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s movie based on Steven King’s novel, The Shining.

Located adjacent to the Astor with entrances via both the foyer and the street, Overlook provides a hub for local professionals and freelancers.

Open in the morning for coffee and late into the evenings for movie-goers, the venue offers a full bar and tightly curated menu of food celebrating Melbourne-based producers and suppliers. Featured are pastries by Ned’s bake in nearby South Yarra, which are delivered every morning together with Doughboy doughnuts and vegan cupcakes by Baking Bad.

The nighttime crowd will be treated to DOC charcuterie, Milk The Cow cheese, and pies by Harrow and Eaton. For more substantial eats, diners can order in from nearby sustainable pizzeria Small Print.

The drinks list features wine, craft beers and bottled cocktails from The Everleigh Bottling Co.

“In terms of the food and beverage offering we’ve gone for quality over quantity,” says Astor Theatre general manager Zak Hepburn. “The menu is small but we’ve made sure that we are serving the best we can source. We want to be a place where both cinema-goers and non-cinema-goers love to hang out.”

Located just south of Windsor-end of Chapel Street, Overlook’s fit-out is reminiscent of the grandiose, art deco styling seen in Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining.

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