Enter off Smith Street and head up two flights of dimly lit stairs to find an awe-inspiring, loft conversion.
Set within an expansive warehouse space, this eclectic venue delivers the perfect balance between restaurant & bar.
‘The volume pumps at weekends but it’s a small price to pay for popularity. After all, there’s no place like Panama’ The Age Good Food Guide 2016
Fresh, seasonal, local produce is the driving force behind the European inspired cuisine of chef Ayhan Erkoc.
Bold, punchy flavours underpinned by Ayhan's unique style compliments our relaxed, causal approach to dining.
'The influence of mentors Noma to Marque was once evident in Ayhan Erkoc's best dishes, but now his self-assurance is booming' Gourmet Traveller Magazine
At Panama the drinks match the decor, with an eclectic mix of tipples on offer.
From single vineyard wines, craft beers & fine spirits; through to classic & custom cocktails, our drinks list is a mix of comfort & cool.
'Head up a nondescript stairwell and through scuffed, heavy doors and you'll find yourself in one of Fitzroy's most atmospheric bars' Broadsheet Melbourne
On top of our regular nightly trade, we take large casual bar bookings for groups between 10 - 150 guests, reserving you an area for the entire night.
Alternatively, we can accommodate large group reservations in our restaurant for groups between 10 - 150 guests.
We offer exclusive hire of the venue for weddings, corporate functions, private lunches, engagement parties & large events.
Panama Dining Room & Bar can offer you a selection of function & event packages which can be tailored to suit any occasion.
To discuss your next event please contact us on (03) 9417 7663 or submit the on-line enquiry form.
Level 3 / 231 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Phone: (03) 9417 7663
Bar: Sunday to Thursday from 5pm until late
Bar: Friday & Saturday from 3pm until late
Restaurant: Monday to Sunday from 6pm until late
Tram stop 18, route 86. Paid parking available on Smith St.