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Immersive group

Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love


The Immersive Group provide innovative, effective and enduring hospitality solutions in Bars & Restaurants, In-House Corporate Catering and Event Catering.


Welcome to the Immersive Group - a boutique Melbourne based hospitality provider founded by John Isherwood and Lachlan McKenzie-McHarg in 2017.

Combining 35 years of experience in hospitality across a wide range of business segments including, restaurants, cafes & bars, major events, catering and arts cultural institution management, this passionate duo are determined to challenge the status quo and lead the industry by delivering a unique hospitality experience to clients in high street venue operations, catering and in-house corporate delivery.

Customer service and client relationships are our top priority, with a commitment to quality and accessible products. With a strong focus on style and design, attention to detail is the key for us in creating the Immersive impact.

Our mantra is to create hybrid hospitality solutions with locally sourced produce and craft our product with love.

Get in contact today.........

Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.
— Anthony Bourdain
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Cafes, Bars & Restaurants

We are hospitality professionals who understand the retail and corporate markets. The difference with Immersive Group is that our business focus is based on creating hospitality solutions for the benefits of our clients, landlords and partnerships. We work with our clients as much or as little as needed throughout the concept creation, design, project management, mobilisation and operation of their project ensuring the desired outcome.

Check out our venture in Saint Kilda, the

Tolarno Eating House and Bar.

We always strive to be ahead of the rest with new ideas and concepts that create experiences for customers. No two of our venues will ever be the same. 

One thing will always be the same; quality produce and amazing service. These are the fundamentals of our business.

Recently joining the group is the Maroondah Kitchen, This proud Eastern side club boasts beautiful views over manicured ovals and parkland. The Club has a proud history and is home to East Ringwood Football Club, Cricket Club and Tennis Club.

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
— Mark Twain

Catering and Events

We organise great social parties, birthday events, corporate launches, corporate meetings, weddings or just about everything else you could imagine.

All our events are delivered under our MIRKA catering brand that is based solely on its bohemian roots of the great lady herself, Mirka Mora, who was renowned for creating unforgettable amazing parties. Mirka was the owner of our first restaurant and bar in Saint Kilda and we pay homage to her!

Our unique hertigage listed Art Deco rooms can cater for various sized events and we can work with you to design a bespoke menu to suit your requirements.

We also cater anywhere anytime at your home or let us help you find the perfect location.


In Your Workplace

Immersive Group provides in-house catering solutions to organisations that want to create independent operating models. We work in collaboration with our clients in understanding specific objectives, enabling us to create a tailored hospitality experience that will connect with our clents desired audience in creating posative customer-centric experiences.



We are very conscious of the needs of corporate workplaces and we have bespoked our catering offers to reflect this. In many cases the workplace cafe has become a destination in it's own right thus driving extra revenue for our clients.  

In every location, we create a space to eat, drink, meet and fit the culture of the environment.



We understand that onsite hospitality floors start for breakfast, works at pace through lunchtime to formal dinners and cocktail parties and everything in between. Working in collaboration with our clients we create destinations ensuring we create a unique corporate hospitality experience that fits our clients brief. 


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Simple, seamless, professional and the right impression.

Immersive Group mobilise high quality corporate barista hubs to hospitality floors to create unique workplace environments.


Our Innovation Hub

We know that the best hospitality provider is the provider that understands that no visit by any customer or client should be the same, it's about creating experiences and always being the source of change. That's why with all of our staff we have created our innovation hub to ensure that we are always looking outside the square, creating new products and new ways to deliver our unique hospitality brand.


Immersive group

42 Fitzroy Street
Saint Kilda, VIC


Phone: 03 9042 8573

CEO: John Isherwood

(e) 0459 244 136

CFO: Lachlan McKenzie-McHarg

(e) 0431 904 121


Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed... I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself.

Contact Us

We love people!

Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs, wants & desires.

Please call us on:

03 9042 8573

or email

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