Bakery by day and bar by night, Chester Street has become the inner city pit-stop for gourmet baked goods and espresso martinis.
Newstead’s Chester Street Bakery has unveiled a new evening menu, cementing its position as a popular spot for boozy weekend brunches and dinners in the competitive Valley area.
It’s the fourth addition to the Griffiths’ group, formed by hotelier Damian Griffiths, which includes Alfred & Constance, Alfredo’s Pizzeria and Limes Hotel.
The venue originally opened in October 2012, but underwent months of refurbishment over this summer to prepare for its autumn menu.
Chester’s outdoor area has been adapted into an alfresco courtyard, decorated with hanging flower pots, both intimate and communal tables, and fairy lights illuminating the space in the evening.
Beyond Chester’s white picket fence, its wood fire oven pumps out fresh loaves of sourdough throughout the day, and savoury, Roman-style pizzas from 5pm.
It shares a similar dinner menu to Alfredo’s Pizzeria, but served in a more casual atmosphere.
There are also gluten-free meal options, and condiments available for purchase.
Chester Street’s bar serves wine, ales and cocktails daily to compliment the bakery goods.
The Elderflower Fizz, a stand-out on the cocktail list, combines gin, fresh green grapes, jasmine, lemon and Elderflower liqueur.
For the more adventurous – and hungover – try the Bloody Mary, made using a speciality house spice mix.
Chester Street Bakery and Bar can be found off Ann Street in the heart of Newstead; about a five-minute drive from the CBD.