Celebrated Melbourne chef and restaurateur Andrew McConnell will open his first new venue in five years.

McConnell is behind some of Melbourne’s most acclaimed venues including Supernormal, Cumulus Inc and Cutler & Co.

The yet-to-be-named European-style restaurant and cocktail bar will be located on the ground floor of the 1920s era Cavendish House on Russell Street.

Sydney studio ACME has been commissioned to design the space, which will retain the original architectural features of the building.

The menu will focus on classic Italian and French staples, while the drinks list will feature classic cocktails.

The restaurant is expected to open in early 2020.

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