Here’s what’s changed and what’s the same under Embeya’s new executive chef Mike Sheerin’s direction.
Lee Ho Fook, a contemporary Chinese diner, is the latest to join the throng of eateries lining Melbourne’s Flinders Lane. A narrow site occupying both floors of a late 19th century brick warehouse, Fook is the latest venture from Peter Bartholomew and David Mackintosh – the astute backers behind some of the most famous chefs in town. In the kitchen, partner and head chef Victor Liong creates Chinese cuisine that’s refined (raw kingfish with with radish, burnt garlic and ginger) and rich (Xinjiang lamb shoulder with fragrant chill) in equal and complementary measures.
Capitalising on the attractive red brick, timber floors and attic ceilings, the handsome dining rooms benefit from restrained touches of ornamentation in the form of custom brass light fixtures, landscape photographic prints and Chinese porcelain table settings.
Lee Ho Fook
11-15 Duckboard Place