Melbourne Restaurateur and Chef Scott Pickett has continued to expand his portfolio in 2020 with the launch of Chancery Lane.

The European bistro is located in the Normanby Chambers on 430 Little Collins Street and will open its doors on 16 December.

“I realise it’s a bold move in the current climate, but I truly believe that Melbourne is a hospitality city that will continue to flourish and thrive,” says Pickett

“It is an amazing opportunity to continue the legacy of Normanby Chambers that has been home to some of Melbourne’s most iconic restaurants.”

Former Lekker and Quay talent Rob Kabboord has been appointed head chef with Alex Mouzos (Vue Group) taking on the role of venue manager and Stuart Neil (Ezard, Estelle by Scott Pickett) named creative director.

“The menu at Chancery Lane is classic European dishes with a twist, and is both generous and approachable, offering everything from a simple dry-aged duck burger to an indulgent seafood platter and caviar bumps,” says Pickett.

Menu items include jellied egg with smoked eel consommé, King George whiting with ratatouille and Cape Grim porterhouse on the bone.

Beverage Manager Clint Fox and Sommelier and Beverage Manager Hannah Talent have curated a wine list that encompasses everything from Grand Cru Burgundies to local wines.

Image credit: Tania Bahr-Vollrath