Neptune Food and Wine

Windsor, VIC
Simon Blacher & David Parker

A humble two storey shop in High Street Windsor has been transformed into an elegant Mediterranean wine bar and seafood eatery.

Ewert Leaf have been able to create a variety of functions and moods within a limited space. The entrance is via an external seating area designed for an intimate wine; which in summer fully opens to the street. Through to the elongated bar perched on a skirt of pressed metal and accentuated by low hanging pendants reflected from charcoal ceilings. Behind the bar two copper alcoves showcase the polished spirits, while opposite the extensive wine racks allow patrons to choose their own wine with lunch or dinner.

The dining area featuring leather upholstered booths is discreet beneath an open metal frame. An open fireplace and couch beckons after the meal.

A sign out front gestures upstairs to the cocktail bar. Here patrons relax in leather couches and look upon the timber framed doors, covered in copper mesh, behind which are the exotic secrets of the whisky cabinet.

Project Timeline

Town Planning
Interior Design


2017 Melbourne Design Awards Gold Winner – Hospitality Category

Venue Size M²


No. Staff


Seating Breakdown

Outdoor Seating: 10
Indoor Seating: 173

Construction Cost