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As much as we try to keep the focus on our kitchen, we can’t ignore the fact that Australia’s Best Bartender works within our ranks.
We stole him from Heston a few years ago and for good reason. Orlando shares our commitment to fearless creativity; a place where rules, standards and best practices are irrelevant. It’s no wonder he was recently awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the business; Diageo’s Australian World Class Bartender of the Year 2028.
Backed by a unique selection of spirits, sake and wine, Orlando leads the bar team at Lûmé with his precise but playful approach to cocktails. Most recently, you’ll find him working on our non-alcoholic beverage pairings, which are created with such care and complexity that they’d tempt the most diehard cocktail enthusiast.
Its a semi-secret that the Lûmé bar is open to walk-ins and late night bites. Try your luck on the night, or make a booking for the Lûmé Looking Glass cocktail flight—a wildly unique experience featuring four of Orlando’s favourite recipes, with snacks from our kitchen.
The Lûmé bar also offers pre-bottled cocktails, beverage consulting and recipe development to our hospitality and wholesale customers. Please contact veronica for further information.