Rombe is Melbourne’s new culinary space at Burwood Brickworks

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Wednesday, 3rd April 2024 marks a significant milestone for Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre as it opens its doors to Rombe, an enchanting all-day dining and event space that promises an unparalleled modern-Australian culinary experience. Nestled amidst the verdant rooftop garden, only 14km from the heart of Melbourne, Rombe stands as a testament to the centre’s vision of blending community with unique dining experiences. This rustic rooftop haven is specifically designed to foster connections and memorable dining encounters against the backdrop of Burwood Brickworks’ bustling environment.

Rombe’s introduction to the centre is part of a broader initiative by Burwood Brickworks to redefine the traditional shopping centre experience. “Our goal has always been to create a space that is more than just a destination for shopping but a vibrant community hub where individuals can gather, dine, and celebrate,” articulates Robert Breda, the Centre Manager. Rombe’s existence on the rooftop is a bold step towards fulfilling this vision, offering locals and visitors a remarkable dining setting surrounded by a community garden.

The design of Rombe exudes a romantic charm, featuring a light-filled dining room with windowed vistas offering panoramic views of the rooftop garden and the Dandenong Ranges. With both indoor and alfresco dining options, Rombe caters to various dining experiences, from serene morning breakfasts to lively weekend brunches. The menu, curated by Head Chef Jerry Yi, a veteran with experience at Shihuishi and Red Spice Road, showcases the richness of locally sourced, seasonal produce, married with inventive Australian cooking. Whether it’s the ricotta hotcakes for breakfast, yellow fin tuna spaghetti for lunch, or the signature jasmine and orange blossom cake, each dish promises a unique taste adventure.

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Rombe isn’t just about food; it’s about creating experiences. The venue, with a seating capacity of 120 and standing capacity of 300, can be transformed to accommodate private events, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. Right beside Rombe, The Glass House offers a spectacular setting for events with its breathtaking views of the Dandenong Ranges, acting as a blank canvas for personalised event styling.

Now open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, with dinner services set to commence in late April, Rombe invites the community to indulge in exquisite food amidst stunning surroundings. Whether it’s a quick coffee, a leisurely lunch, or a special celebration, Rombe and The Glass House presents a canvas for unforgettable memories. Access to this rooftop sanctuary is made easy via the elevator directly from Burwood Brickworks’ car park or the centre stairs, guiding visitors through a fragrant canopy of jasmine to a world of culinary delight.

Rombe, Burwood Brickworks, 70 Middleborough Road, Burwood East, 3151

Monday – Sunday: 8am – 4pm

Instagram: @rombe_rooftop