Crown Melbourne redevelopment underway with riverside bar opening in late 2024

by Ruth Hogan

Crown Melbourne will introduce a new riverwalk bar in late 2024 – the first venue under the initial stage of its broader redevelopment.

Designed by Melbourne interior architecture and design studio, Mitchell and Eades, The Henley at Crown Melbourne is inspired by the origins of the Henley-on-Yarra Regattas, an annual high point of colour and activity where people gathered in masses along the riverbank.

“Our vision for The Henley at Crown Melbourne was to create a venue that opens directly onto the Riverwalk – a unique and previously underutilised asset – allowing for greater catchment as people seek out a riverside drink or meal,” said Crown Melbourne CEO, Mike Volkert.

“The announcement of The Henley at Crown Melbourne signifies the start of what is to come for Crown. We are looking to create a portfolio of restaurants and bars that bring together the best culinary and bartender talent from across the world combined with the best local talent and inimitable Melbourne flavour to create the city’s most sought-after hospitality destination.”

A dramatic u-shaped marble bar will take centre stage in the new venue, with multiple areas throughout, including a leafy outdoor setting, the bar, high table options for large groups, and more intimate dining spaces set into alcoves.

The Henley at Crown Melbourne will be located at the eastern end of the resort opening onto the Riverwalk and occupy the current Rosetta space, which closes on May 18.