01 Jul 2016

South Press Wine House

Once, it was hard to get a good glass of wine on the stretch of Toorak Road that leads from Chapel Street to Punt Road. Adam North, David Maconochie and Marty McCaig changed that when they opened South Press Wine House in 2015. Inside a former furniture store, the stylish wine bar is decked out […]

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10 Feb 2016

Toorak Road lifts its game with a new wine bar and great snacks.

It arrives on a board, as simple as a dish can come. A cheek of lemon to one side, a delicate mound of salt to the other. Between the purple-tinged suckers on a long curling tentacle, a bone-handled Lagoile knife. Its simple listing on the menu as “smoked octopus” does little justice to the most dramatic bar snack […]

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20 Oct 2015

Wine bar South Press to open in South Yarra

The stretch of Toorak Road between Punt Road and Caroline Street is gaining culinary momentum. Chef Dennis Hagger opened 25 Toorak Road in June, a few doors down from 29-year veterans France-Soir, and next month Hopkins River Beef business partners Adam North and David Maconochie, along with front-of-house pro Marty McCaig, hope to open South Press at No. […]

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