The bohemian St Kilda dining establishment originally founded by iconic Melbourne artist Mirka Mora has (re)opened as Tolarno Eating House & Bar.

A reinvigorated dining space and bar –  with Mirka Mora’s famous original wall murals still the centerpiece – plus a modern-Australian menu by Chef Sam Parslow will reinstate Tolarno as a place to gather, feast and commune over small and large plates and a smart wine and cocktail list.

Working side by side with the new custodians, Q helped prepare for the (re)opening. Our activity check list included a new brand identity for the restaurant and bar (thanks to our designer in residence, Pauline Mosley); a photo shoot of the interiors and menu offering with esteemed lifestyle photographer, Greg Elms; create a website and build Tolarno Eating House’s social media platforms.

A media launch ensured reviews by Melbourne’s key food and lifestyle media in print and digital publications and Q also secured a selection of the city’s top digital influencers to wine and dine at Tolarno to share the news of the (re)opening.