Employment

We Want You

By King & Godfree Sunday August 26, 2018 See More —
Yes, it’s happening! We are so close to completing the much-anticipated transformation of King and Godfree and swinging open the doors to the Carlton neighbourhood! The King and Godfree precinct is set to open this October and will feature a deli and espresso bar, wine bar and bottle shop, basement cellar and rooftop bar. We… Read more See More —
Food

Well, Someone Had To Do It

By King & Godfree Friday March 9, 2018 See More —
While the renovation of King & Godfree races to the finish line, our Director of Food Operations Neil Rocke is currently eating his way around Italy with K&G’s Luca and Luisa. They’re calling it a fact-finding mission. We’re calling it just plain lucky. Now, Neil is a guy who knows his way around the Italian… Read more See More —
Development

Towards a February Opening

By King & Godfree Monday November 6, 2017 See More —
The biggest news this month is that we’ve completed all the major steel construction work for the rooftop bar which means we can not only finish the flooring work for the bar but that the whole building is now completely watertight. The fitout on the ground floor – all the plaster, studwork and services –… Read more See More —
History

Si Parla Italiano

By King & Godfree Wednesday November 1, 2017 See More —
In the 1950s and 1960s, Carlton became the first and best-known “Little Italy” in Australia. It was, in many ways, the Italians’ home away from home. The various groups of Italian migrants had formed a vibrant and close-knit community. It was a community that as well as tuna and tomatoes, wanted news from Italy and… Read more See More —
Development

Full Steam Ahead

By King & Godfree Monday August 21, 2017 See More —
The transformation of King & Godfree is picking up pace now that demolition works are complete and infill slabs and footings are in place. As with any major renovation of an old, heritage listed building we have experienced unforseen delays – the discovery of an unexpected underground fuel tank, the existence of an extra bluestone… Read more See More —
History

A Brief History of King & Godfree

By King & Godfree Tuesday July 18, 2017 See More —
There are changes afoot at King & Godfree right now, but the building on the corner of Lygon and Faraday Streets in Carlton has never been a stranger to change. Built in 1870 by architect Leonard Terry (who also designed the Melbourne Club in Collins Street), the building began its life first as a grocery… Read more See More —
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Well, someone had to do it. While the renovation of King & Godfree races to the finish line, our ...
Brick by brick
Hand painted like they used to in 1884
Getting started on the acoustic ceiling treatment so we can make some noise down here
Excited to announce two new staff appointments. Welcome Neil Rocke (left) and Anthony Musarra to ...
We're looking for leaders with exceptional talent, drive and a genuine passion for hospitality to ...
Established in 1884 by George Godfree and Edwin King
The restored heritage listed Sirena Tuna sign will be back soon as the backdrop to our new rooftop ...
Better than a desk job. Unless it's a desk job at the new King & Godfree offices
Towards a February opening. Hit the link in profile for a full construction update 📷 @tomross.xyz
Can't wait to peel these off very soon
Way back when the King & Godfree office building was first constructed
New office stairs coming along. And we're leaving the exposed concrete aggregate walls of course
Original terazzo office steps being repurposed as stools for the rooftop bar
The view from below
The view from above
The things you find on site
Construction team out for their lunch break post prep for hard plaster walls