The Ugly Duckling is located in the heart of Richmond Melbourne and just launched last month, we were lucky enough to be in town for the launch and couldn't help but share.
Its extensive wine list and phenomenal interior design make this one of my favourite wine bars I have visited to date. The space was designed by Hecker Guthrie and for those who haven't seen his work before imagine an A.P.C or Apple interior; simple and minimal with a splash of freshness evoked by the green plant life throughout.
The three friends, David Abela (Founder 3 Degrees Marketing) Andrew Ryan (Mitchelton Wines) & Daniel Vid (Circa, Newmarket Hotel & Middle Park Hotel) love entertaining and that's part of the reason they have created such a beautiful, European-style space to share with friends and allow customers to socialise over great wine and tasty share platters in an almost over-relaxed environment.
If you're looking to impress your partner or just for a couple of casual post-work drinks, The Ugly Duckling is certainly worth checking out.
You can head to 238 Swan St, Richmond, Victoria or head here for more information.