CoburG's new local.

A focus on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients ensures our selection is always fresh and aligned with the season. Our team draw inspiration from diverse backgrounds to create unique and flavourful dishes to surprise and delight. Each season expect new and exciting selections alongside classical favourites year-round. Our emphasis on quality and providence provides an entirely new dining experience in the heart of Coburg in Melbourne’s North.

With an exceptionally varied and deep wine selection available, our team are here to help you find just the right beverage to celebrate any occasion (or day of the week). We are honoured to have been awarded a hat in the official The Age Good Food Guide 2024.

The team

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Mark Glenn

EXECUTIVE CHEF

A renowned chef with a wealth of experience in the culinary world. Mark returns home to Melbourne after three years as the Executive Chef at Pialligo Estate, where he led a team to build a reputation as a paddock-to-plate expert. Prior to that, he held the position of Head Chef at Cumulus Inc/Cumulus UP, and before that, he spent three years at Dinner by Heston.

Mark's impressive achievements in the industry include receiving one hat in the Good Food Guide since 2018, as well as being named Restaurant & Catering's Chef of the Year in 2022. He has also received numerous other accolades, including being awarded Best Restaurant in a Winery in both 2021 and 2022, and Best Tourism Restaurant in 2022. In 2016, he was even honored with the Gault Millau Potentialist Award.

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Mark Glenn

EXECUTIVE CHEF

A renowned chef with a wealth of experience in the culinary world. Mark returns home to Melbourne after three years as the Executive Chef at Pialligo Estate, where he led a team to build a reputation as a paddock-to-plate expert. Prior to that, he held the position of Head Chef at Cumulus Inc/Cumulus UP, and before that, he spent three years at Dinner by Heston.

Mark's impressive achievements in the industry include receiving one hat in the Good Food Guide since 2018, as well as being named Restaurant & Catering's Chef of the Year in 2022. He has also received numerous other accolades, including being awarded Best Restaurant in a Winery in both 2021 and 2022, and Best Tourism Restaurant in 2022. In 2016, he was even honored with the Gault Millau Potentialist Award.

Olivine Wine Bar

Award winning wine list 

Pentridge’s former heritage cells have been transformed into an elegant and refined space with a walk-in cellar door, intimate booths, grazing menu and stellar wine list. Modern and sophisticated, Olivine Wine Bar features a wine list, known as the Book of Wine, with more than 500 labels from local and international producers which has been carefully curated by our team of sommeliers. The Book of Wine has been broken up into chapters to allow guests to go on a journey and add context to the wines, beginning each chapter with a synopsis and ending with an epilogue. With a plates menu equally as impressive emphasising creativity, local produce, and seasonal influence, Olivine offers a tantalising experience.  

Olivine was awarded Australia’s Best New Wine List at the 2023 Wine List of the Year Awards alongside a Three Glass Rating (the highest rating), mere months after the venue’s opening in April 2023, recognising the venue’s outstanding wine list, meeting and exceeding criteria in content, balance, suitability, presentation and pricing. 

Olivine Wine Bar

Award winning wine list 

Pentridge’s former heritage cells have been transformed into an elegant and refined space with a walk-in cellar door, intimate booths, grazing menu and stellar wine list. Modern and sophisticated, Olivine Wine Bar features a wine list, known as the Book of Wine, with more than 500 labels from local and international producers which has been carefully curated by our team of sommeliers. The Book of Wine has been broken up into chapters to allow guests to go on a journey and add context to the wines, beginning each chapter with a synopsis and ending with an epilogue. With a plates menu equally as impressive emphasising creativity, local produce, and seasonal influence, Olivine offers a tantalising experience.  

Olivine was awarded Australia’s Best New Wine List at the 2023 Wine List of the Year Awards alongside a Three Glass Rating (the highest rating), mere months after the venue’s opening in April 2023, recognising the venue’s outstanding wine list, meeting and exceeding criteria in content, balance, suitability, presentation and pricing. 

Our heritage

The historic building that houses North & Common has a past that saw it previously used as the cafeteria for those detained inside. The former Pentridge Prison, was established in the mid-1800s and served as a prison for more than 160 years.

By repurposing the building as a restaurant, North & Common has breathed new life into this iconic landmark. We’ve taken great care to preserve the building's unique architecture and heritage, including 10-meter-high ceilings, complete with the restored cross timbers. This innovative approach to space highlights the restaurant's commitment to showcasing the building's rich history as part of its unique character. North & Common's adaptive reuse of this site will see its history preserved for generations to come and is a testament to the enduring appeal of repurposing historic sites for contemporary use.