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Experienced team behind Geelong restaurant Alma open up ‘Felix’

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Everybody loves Alma… and soon everybody will love Felix.

Known for its perfectly prepared South American dishes, romantic atmosphere and exceptional service, Alma Restaurant has been somewhat of an institution since it opened in 2017. So much so that booking a table can be a bit of a challenge. How to fix such an issue? Open another brilliant restaurant.

Cue Felix, the contemporary restaurant and bar which swung open its doors (softly) on Saturday, May 1st. Headed up by restauranteur Jesse Hughes, the wizard behind Alma, Felix boasts the same exceptional dining experience with a few twists.

Instead of focusing on South American cuisine, Felix is free to roam. Working closely with his experienced Head Chef to design a creative, modern menu, Jesse says Felix will use only the freshest, local ingredients to create a variety of high-quality dishes. Though he’s wary to pigeonhole what guests can expect to see on the menu, he does offer a glimpse into its influences.

We’re opening with a focus on seafood and vegetarian dishes to offer a point of difference to Alma and to fill a niche in Geelong… If you had to put a cuisine on it, it would be with a Modern-European spin.

As for the interior, the team have followed suit with modern European finishes. Stone, timber and aged brass finishes feature throughout the restaurant to create a timeless atmosphere. We think leaving might just be a little tricky.

After signing onto their new lease in January 2020, right before the pandemic hit and decimated the hospitality industry, these guys are keen as mustard to get serving some quality dishes to some hungry Geelongites. Our guess is they’ll get booked out fast.

WHAT: Felix Restaurant
WHERE: 9 Downes Ln, Geelong, VIC 3220
WHEN: Soft opening 1st May 2021

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