Destination / In Residence

The Ugly Duckling, Melbourne

Taking up residence in a heritage listed building in Richmond’s Swan Street, designed to be a natural extension of the owners’ home, The Ugly Duckling is a venue entirely for the locals. And with an emphasis on local and internationally sourced wines, curated cocktail selections and seasonal bar snacks including pork and sage terrine and rotating salumi boards, the bar has truly found it’s place in the neighbourhood. The space is quintessential Melbourne; sleek but atmospheric with a moody entrance leading to a light-filled rear seating area complete with a glass atrium – remnants of the building’s original incarnation. Open seven days a week with friendly staff who make you feel right at home: welcome to your new go-to watering hole.