Bringing together the best of east and west, Grand Lafayette is an unashamed celebration of food. With an approach that sees everyone’s most popular brunch dishes get a grand makeover, each dish takes its inspirations from Asian flavours and ingredients. Housed over two shop fronts in Prahran and seating for over 100 people, the new café dining destination offers two distinct services catering for the brunch coffee crowd during the day and then Japanese all-you-can-eat restaurant during the evening.
Take a holiday to the Caribbean via this buzzy new casual eatery serving fun dishes with a Jamaican influence - there’s a smoked jerk chicken jaffle, jalapeno mac and cheese and a rich oxtail stew dotted with runner beans and carrots. Many of the dishes can be veganised, and a robust cocktail menu makes it the perfect place to start a night out – a jug of Vee’s punch, which features light and dark rum, brown sugar, mint, lime and ...
A place to gather and enjoy simple tasty traditional food, this local favourite serves up wholesome Chinese cuisine inspired by their rich family heritage. Boasting a warm yet contemporary setting, David’s Restaurant is loved for their unlimited weekend yum cha and generous menu of authentic dishes to share.
As an in-house café to Prahran’s Love Tree Interiors, it’s no surprise that this Australiana-themed cafe’s décor is beautiful – a serene, light-filled space kitted out with dusty pinks, fresh greenery, and dreamy art. The menu’s equally soothing, with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options across wholesome bowls and oozy toasties. To drink, there’s coffee with every alternative milk under the sun plus kombucha, hunger-busting smoothies and fresh juices.
Getting a table at Red Sparrow’s original Collingwood location is a bonafide sport – don’t even think about turning up without a reservation towards the end of the week. Now, a new Prahran offshoot means that Southsiders are also getting their fix of Melbourne’s best vegan pizza. Napoli-inspired corkers made with 70-hour cold-fermented dough and topped with not just one choice of dairy-free cheese but four: mozzarella, fior di latte, parmesan and feta. It won’t be long before those cosy ...
A modern Italian eatery and bar renowned for their mouth-watering plates, bottomless ‘Pizza Tuesdays’ and top-notch vegan options. Authentic fare created with high-quality local and imported ingredients, the team at Ladro Tap are sustainable to the core, recycling all of their organic waste and offering a generous range of their beers, wine and fizz on tap.
Young gun chef Charlie Carrington, best known for his globetrotting fine diner Atlas, is bringing the vibrant street food of Israel to Prahran via a casual new eatery on Commercial Road. Lomah, which stands for ‘Land of Milk and Honey’, serves a simple menu of pitas and trays centred around a main. Gippsland lamb, smoked river trout and roasted eggplant are just some of the options. Accompanied by a colourful array of hummus, zucchini and cauliflower slaw, chickpea salad, tabouli ...
Rejoice! Star pastry chef Pierrick Boyer has blessed Prahran with a sleek café-pâtisserie, which means only one thing: a Sunday morning pilates class so you can dig into his sweet treats with abandon. Sure, there’s a simple and tasty brunch menu featuring croque-madames and salmon blinis, but what we’re really here for are the pastries – delicate mille-feuilles, glossy lemon tartes and perfect little madeleines
A one-stop shop for your next girls’ night out, The Greville has a restaurant, Champagne room and nightclub that’s open for dancing till late. There’s nothing lowkey about the glamourous new venue – everywhere you turn you’ll be faced with pink, emerald, marble, velvet and gold, while the menu does Japanese-Euro fusion, with Kobe beef carpaccio and kingfish sashimi accompanying summery cocktails.
Prahran welcomes Nudge Nudge, a lively new spot for modern Thai and inventive cocktails. Tropical drinks like the Bangkok Sour with gin, muskmelon, kaffir and matcha green tea, or the Thai Thai bubbles with citron vodka, fresh basil, lemongrass and coconut will get the party started before snacks and shareplates hit the table. All your favourite noodles and stir fries are on the menu, plus fresh additions like zingy pomelo salad and crispy mussel omelettes topped with salmon tartare.
Mezcal, that other drink distilled from the agave plant, is getting its well overdue time in the sun with a new Prahran bar devoted to championing it. Casa N.O.M offers a dedicated menu of mezcals that will open your eyes to smoky spirit’s endless potential, along with South American wines and punchy house cocktails like the Scorpion Reef, which blends mezcal with rum, fresh pineapple, lemon, orgeat, mole chocolate and bitters. The bar menu is similarly Latin-leaning, featuring dishes like ...
A striking art deco icon of the Armadale community, the Orrong Hotel is a local pub oozing a traditional charm. While the bistro serves up classic pub fare on a daily basis, the true action is in the front bar, which is known to be a hive of excitable sports-lovers come game day.
Bringing authentic Naples-inspired creations to the Melbourne foodie scene, +39 Pizzeria is committed to traditional Italian fare created with love. Showcasing longstanding family recipes, genuine ingredients and high quality local produce, a must try is their signature wood-fired pizzas.
Renowned for being one of Melbourne’s best French eateries, it’s a place to experience authentic Parisian dishes within a warm and rich ambience. Elegant by nature, the service is first rate, with the beautifully curated plates being created with high-quality locally sourced produce.
Living and breathing craft beers and top-notch wines, this laidback drinking house is all about quenching your thirst. Self-proclaimed foodies, their a la carte dining is designed to cater for a drink in one hand, making sure their guests can immerse themselves in the flavours of their first-rate beverage menu.
Light and spacious with a lovely neighbourhood charm, it’s not hard to see how this local haunt has found its place in the Armadale foodie scene. Serving up unique brunch creations designed to intrigue your tastebuds, Mammoth is loved for its top feeds and highly-rated coffee varieties.
Contemporary and sleek, Toorak Cellars isn’t your run of the mill bottle shop. It’s an ideal combination of a store and boutique wine bar, showcasing a rotating selection of their favourite drops. Alternatively, grab a bottle from the shelf to enjoy then and there with a ploughman’s board to match.
Zia Rina’s Cucina is much loved for its honest homestyle Italian cuisine with a modern flare. A la carte dining paired with a selection of handpicked Italian wines, the kitchen likes to keep their guests on their toes with their popular 3-course set menu changing nightly.
Colour and indulgent doughnuts with syringes full of delicious fillers, Bistro Morgan is a sweet tooth’s heaven of milkshakes, frozen desserts and of course, their signature doughnuts. With a combination of the classics and innovative flavour creations, these insta-worthy treats are made fresh daily, with high-quality and natural ingredients.
A local institution oozing an eccentric bohemian flare, Borsch Vodka and Tears are specialists in Polish Vodka, Wormwood absinthe and Eastern European brews. Drinks aside, the kitchen serves up modern plates inspired by traditional Polish cuisine, from wholesome brekkies and brunch dishes to belly-filling plates designed to share.
If there’s one thing Melburnians love, it’s a good, honest pizza place. One where the dough is hand rolled, the ingredients are market fresh and the vibe is lovingly rustic. Enter the hottest, newest thing to hit Chapel St: Stoned Pizza. The menu is simple yet high impact, offering plenty of flavoursome options for our vego and vegan friends, alongside much loved meatier classics.
Light classics, guilty pleasures and wholesome bowls; the Coin Laundry offers a diverse range of seasonal brunch delights, proudly prepared with locally sourced produce. With a nod to the building's origins of a laundromat, this eccentric coffee house and eatery keeps the locals loyal with its laidback nature and top-notch coffee.
Faithfully recreating the jazz bars of 1930s Manhattan, Windsor’s newest spot channels strong Great Gatsby vibes, from the art deco wallpapers and sparkling chandeliers to the plush velvet chairs and chrome detailing. With winter now upon us High Bar makes a strong play for Melbourne’s cosying needs, offering classic cocktails by candlelight and live cabaret and jazz on the weekends. They have a strong wine and spirits list too, accompanied by a bar menu of cheese, snacks and woodfired pizza.