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Passion on the Plate

Welcome to Friends of Fire, where passion takes centre stage, and every dish is a testament to our commitment to culinary excellence. Ignite your senses and embark on a journey through the diverse spices and tastes that crisscross Australian cultures. At Friends of Fire, we are not just a restaurant; we are a culinary haven that sets a new standard in Australian dining.

At Friends of Fire, we believe in the transformative power of fire grills. Each dish is a masterpiece, meticulously crafted to tantalise your taste buds and elevate your dining experience. Our menu is a fusion of vibrant Australian flavours, creating a symphony of taste that reflects our dedication to culinary innovation.

Friends of Fire isn’t just a restaurant; it’s an experience. The air is infused with the captivating aroma of fire-kissed delights, creating an atmosphere where every moment is alive with the sizzle of excitement. Whether you’re here for a casual meal or a celebration, our vibrant and energetic vibe enhances every dining experience.

Meet Our Chef

Aaron Rodrigues

Chef Aaron Rodrigues, renowned for his precision and speed at Friends of Fire, brings extensive Australian hospitality expertise to The George on Collins as our Executive Chef. With collaborations including industry giants like Hyatt, Accor, and Sam Prince Hospitality Group, Aaron’s culinary journey reflects a dedication honed alongside luminaries such as Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, and Matt Moran.

Join us at Friends of Fire, where Chef Aaron elevates every dining experience with a wealth of experience and a passion for culinary excellence.

Aaron Rodrigues

Chef Aaron Rodrigues, renowned for his precision and speed at Friends of Fire, brings extensive Australian hospitality expertise to The George on Collins as our Executive Chef. With collaborations including industry giants like Hyatt, Accor, and Sam Prince Hospitality Group, Aaron’s culinary journey reflects a dedication honed alongside luminaries such as Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, and Matt Moran.

Join us at Friends of Fire, where Chef Aaron elevates every dining experience with a wealth of experience and a passion for culinary excellence.

Eduardo Schlichting

Brazilian, born on an island in the south of Brazil, Eduardo grew up amongst great cooks. His father and grandmother are his main inspirations, he still keeps her recipe book. Weekends were very often spent with family meals being prepared over the fire, the traditional South American BBQ, where his passion for working with fire began.

Eduardo has over 15 years of experience working as a chef. His journey includes elaborating and executing menus in diverse cuisines, such as Mediterranean and Brazilian regional cuisine. He has worked in different establishments, ranging from fine dining to international culinary resorts, including a Michelin Star-awarded restaurant.

Shannon Martinez

Meet Shannon Martinez, a culinary virtuoso and former meat eater turned plant-based chef. With over 20 years of experience, she has revolutionized the culinary landscape by introducing plant-based options in meat-focused kitchens. Shannon is the proud owner of Australia’s famed Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli, establishments that have redefined plant-based dining.

Her cookbooks serve as an inspiration, offering a glimpse into her innovative approach to flavours and plant-based cuisine. At OVOLO’s Lona Misa Restaurant, Shannon continues to reshape the culinary landscape, bringing her expertise and passion to every dish.

Experience the magic of fire-grilled masterpieces and the warmth of our culinary haven. Visit Friends of Fire in Melbourne and discover the passion we bring to every plate.

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(03) 8376 8008

Email

info@friendsoffire.com.au

Location

Marvel Stadium
740 Bourke st Docklands
Stadium Square Gate 3 Ground Level

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday

12:00 PM - late

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