Papa Goose Restaurant & Bar (The Loose Goose)

This new bar was featured in Bartender Magazine’s November issue.
91-93 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
03 9663 2800

Inspired by a children’s nursery rhyme, Papa Goose is a new offering on the already jam packed Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Chef and Owner Neale White and his designer brother Lance White have created a stylish new venue with an industrial core based around steel beams, heavy wood and exposed air conditioning units. Visible fire stairs along with other trendy fit out features have people thinking it’s their own little piece of New York. Alison Hulm (General Manager) describes the new venture as; “A stylish, up-market venue in a superb location. It is great for an after work drink or a complete night out.”

“Papa Goose is attracting young professionals, foodies, Gen X and those who are in the know.” Hulm states.

The drinks selection is wide ranging with a large selection of premium spirits and 18 wines by the glass. The cocktails are suited for a dining experience, as well as just lounging about – and there is Grolsch beer on tap. Andrew Knox (previously from Oyster and Hairy Canary) and Mark Walton (former Emerald Peacock bar keep) have sussed out the crowd and put together a tight little cocktail selection – the favourite at the moment is the Papa Pedro; a sure fire digestive mix of Pedro Ximenez, Chilli Chocolate, Toussaint and Noilly Prat.


There is contemporary French/ modern Australian food on offer with White bringing his extensive experience to the fore making food best described as “Food that you just want to eat.” The Loose Goose bar offers a small but still serious selection of tapas style plates, giving you some grazing opportunities if you want to settle in for a few drinks and listen to the featured vinyl albums on play.

Head down for some pre-dinner cocktails.

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