The ‘Party PM’ Anthony Albanese steps out with old mate Dan Andrews at one of Melbourne’s top night spots

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was spotted hitting one of Melbourne’s top night spots on Thursday with former Victorian Premier Dan Andrews.

The two old friends seen enjoying a meal at the famed Flower Drum restaurant known for its A-list clientele, dazzling menu and ritzy prices.

And according to witnesses the staff were thrilled to be at the service of Mr. Albanese, 59, who has be dubbed by some as Australia’s ‘Party PM’, after his frequent high profile appearances on the red carpet and at concerts.

However, according to sources close to the Herald Sun, Mr. Andrews, 51, was not recognised by staffers at the posh venue, even though he was Premier in Victoria for a whopping nine years, from 2013 to 2023.

Mr. Andrews was known to attract much criticism, before his retirement last year, especially for the way his government handled the COVID crisis, which included lengthy lock downs through out Victoria. 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (pictured, left) was spotted hitting one of Melbourne ‘s top night spots on Thursday with former Victorian Premier Dan Andrews (at right). Mr. Andrews, 51, was not recognised by staffers at the posh venue, even though he was Premier in Victoria

A sample of the menu on offer at the Melbourne institution, which has been established for 50-years, include a full roasting suckling pig for $1100 and and a Black Angus Eye Fillet for $55.

Meanwhile a Braised Lamb Claypot will set diners a whopping $70 a serve.

No details have emerged about what meals were served to Mr. Albanese and Mr. Andrews. 

Mr Albanese was branded as Australia’s ‘Party PM’, accused of walking red carpets and travelling the globe instead of ‘looking after the country’ as workers struggle to keep up with the rising cost of living. 

Pictured: Mr. Albanese and his fiancée Jodie Haydon

Pictured: Mr. Albanese and his fiancée Jodie Haydon

The Flower Drum restaurant is known for its A-list clientele, dazzling menu and ritzy prices

The Flower Drum restaurant is known for its A-list clientele, dazzling menu and ritzy prices

The Prime Minister has been pictured ‘big nights’ including a Nick Cave concert, and later gushing over the Australian musician on Instagram.

Mr Albanese has been known to receive criticism after attending the exclusive GQ Man of the Year awards with his partner Jodie Haydon back in 2022.

The PM has attended other high profile events such as the Prime Minister’s XI cricket match and Midnight Oil’s final gig ever at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion in 2022.

And earlier this he came under fire for attending a Taylor  Swift concert in Sydney.

Mr Albanese defended his attendance at the Swift show in Sydney, telling Weekend Sunrise on Sunday that ‘at a time where there’s so much turmoil in the world, one of the reasons why Taylor Swift’s tour has been such a success is it’s so positive’.

‘It’s so uplifting, and that is her message … And she’s a very welcome visitor here. And her message of female empowerment is, I think, a positive one,’ he said.

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