Nestled right in the heart of High Street Northcote, between boutique coffee houses, vintage stores and some of the most talked about bars and restaurants in Melbourne is the awe-inspiring Regal Ballroom.
Almost a century ago, The Regal Ballroom was Melbourne’s most prominent picture theatre. Masses of theatre enthusiasts crammed the halls in bowties and bowler hats to celebrate the wonders of the moving picture.
Today, the outfits may have changed, but the sentiment of celebration is the same. Whether you’re holding a friendly gathering, a milestone birthday, an Annual Awards night or the celebration of two lives in joining,
We also don't do multiple events so at The Regal Ballroom our ornate foyer and beautiful main room is exclusively yours. And so is our attention.
CHEF & ADVISOR
“When I was first briefed on refining the menu for The Regal Ballroom, I knew the menu had to reflect the sheer magnificence of the space. I knew I had to carry the classicism, but wanted to add touches of modern cuisine as well. The result is an intricately constructed menu that leaves you asking for seconds.
From the roasted Barossa Valley chicken breast served with truffle potato puree, grilled asparagus and red wine jus to the strawberry and Grand Marnier crepes served with King Island double cream, you can be sure that your dining experience is filled with aesthetic charisma, leaving your guests with a more than satisfied palate.”
A TASTE OF OUR SEATED MENU
Smoked Atlantic Salmon served atop grilled ciabatta with shaved fennel, Spanish onion, baby capers and finished with crème fraiche.
Gippsland four-point rack of lamb Oven roasted Gippsland four-point rack of lamb served with a garden pea ragu, crisp pancetta and jus
Soft-centered chocolate pudding served with espresso ice cream and vanilla anglaise
A SAMPLE OF OUR COCKTAIL MENU
Tasmanian Oysters with Thai Vinaigrette
Pesto Arancini with Roasted Garlic Aioli
Smoked Ocean Trout Crouton with Mustard Crème Fraiche Roasted Chorizo Sausage with Chive & Almond Aioli
Lamb Cutlets with Garlic, Oregano and Lemon Sea Salt
Prawns wrapped in filo pastry, shallow fried & served with a sweet red pepper mayonnaise
Honey-sweetened ricotta & blueberry crepe dressed with a warm coulis
Once known as the Northcote Theatre, The Regal Ballroom is the oldest purpose-built cinema surviving in Victoria, and possibly the oldest surviving in the country. Built in 1912 by architect Edward Twentyman Jnr, it was nothing less than an impeccably composed theatre for all.
A perfectly restored example of Edwardian Baroque and a fifty-year association with cinema and entertainment (not to mention the first Melbourne building to be lit by electricity), the now Regal Ballroom has a historical significance to its home.
In its opening year, it became the venue for The Annual Northcote Mayoral Ball. And was later popularised for Vaudeville, Burlesque comedy, silent cinema and song and dance.
The theatre was the pinnacle of all of High St and Northcote for the next several decades, luring people from all over Melbourne to the up and coming area. Subsequently, The Northcote theatre became part of the chain of Hoyts cinemas and was even featured in the 1952 film ‘Night Club’ directed by A.R. Harwood and starred Joey Porter.
Everybody loves a good wedding and it’s fair to say that’s what we’re known for, featuring in the glossy centerfold of many a wedding magazine, but that’s not all we celebrate.
After all, we are in Northcote.
From the most intimate of affairs to the most extravagant and indulgent events you can imagine, we've done it all.
We’ve held the Fringe Festival's masquerade ball , Channel 31's Antenna Gala Awards, the Winter Solstice Ball, High Vibes festival, Battle of the Bands, the annual Darebin Mayoral Ball & our space has been used as a location for numerous commercials and music videos.
We are yet to be surprised to an event suggestion, so please, give us a call or send us an enquiry.
We wish we could add more days to the calendar year, but unfortunately that's out of our hands.
What we can do is recommend that you get in as early as possible so we can reserve your special day for you.
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