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A New Face at Mr McCracken!

If you haven’t already, meet our new (and wonderful) venue manager, Anders!

​Cutting his teeth in Adelaide nightclubs, Anders’ aptitude for hospitality quickly grew into a passion. Using his bartending skills as a vehicle for travel, Anders’ experience has taken him Australia-wide, from the warm waters of Queensland resorts to the snowy apres-ski adventures of Victoria’s high country.

Now, after years of refining his craft, Anders has found his stride at the helm of Essendon’s Mr McCracken.

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Essendon Airport Aerial 1954 Supplied By Civil Aviation Historical Society

100 Years of Essendon Fields Airport

On Wednesday, 11th August 2021, our very own Essendon Fields Airport turns 100!

We are so grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing community in Essendon Fields and even more to be in the midst of one of the world’s oldest airports! We may only have been a part of the community since 2017, but we have been so welcomed by everyone that it feels like it’s been a lifetime.

The Essendon Fields Airport was first approved by the Minister for Defence in 1921 which when the development of Melbourne’s Essendon Aerodrome begun!

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Mount Zero Hero – Adam Baughan

Each month Mount Zero Olives feature a new Victorian-based chef on their blog, Mount Zero Hero, where they discuss their passion for cooking in general, and how they love to incorporate Mount Zero Olives products into their resident kitchen. And lucky for us, this month our amazing head chef, Adam Baughan, was chosen!

Adam opened up about what he loves most about working at Mr McCracken:

“I really like to work in a team,” says Adam,

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Essendon Cocktails – Everyone’s Favourite Cocktail coming your way

If you’ve found your way to this Cocktail recipe, then it’s safe to say that your day is about to get that much better!

If you consider yourself a regular at our Essendon cocktail bar and restaurant, then you would understand the hype behind our customers favourite, the ‘White Chocolate & Passionfruit Martini’.

It’s basically like heaven in your mouth… if we do say so ourselves.

We have polled the best Essendon Cocktail and this is it,

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What Truly Matters is on the Inside​

We are making our Essendon Fields restaurant sparkling new and ready to re-open soon. As we get back to some type of normality, I am reflective of the time spent at home, when we were all unable to dine out.

A new challenge I found myself facing was how to cram all my groceries into the fridge. This might be a helpful tip but we do of course encourage you to support your local Essendon Fields Restaurants,

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Essendon Restaurant Lifts the Dessert Bar

It’s no secret that Essendon Restaurant and Bar, Mr McCracken strives to create a diverse and innovative menu to suit the amazing culture mix for our guests.

The Essendon dining culture is now well established and continues to be a great place for incredible food, drinks and socialising.

We love being in the ‘fast-paced’, vibrant and fun of one of Essendon’s favourite bars and restaurants. And in turn, we reflect this in our menu (and service).

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