Grabbing dinner on Chapel Street is filled with possibilities.
Need some help narrowing down the mouthwatering options? Try something off this list!
We’ve broken it down into two categories – casual dining and fine dining – enjoy.
Lasagne Lab (Windsor)
Locally sourced produce, outside of the box recipes and classic flavours are what make Lasagne Lab special. Created by friends Chef Mattia Aloisio and hospo expert Alessio Davidde with a mission to create a dining experience to replenish the planet and the soul. For the classics lovers, the Sher Wagyu Bolognese with slow-cooked Sher Wagyu Beef in a classic bolognese sauce w. Fior di Latte cheese and Béchamel sauce is sure to please. And those with a more adventurous pallet will enjoy the Duck Taleggio Macadamia with Braised Gippsland Duck w. Taleggio cheese + Macadamia nuts and Fresh Oregano from our veggie garden. Oh, and did we mention there’s GF available?
The vibe of the place resembles that of an authentic South East Asian food hall, and there’s a good reason for that. Chris, the owner, spent three years trekking through Asia ‘researching’ to capture the vibe and bring it back to Melbourne, and he’s nailed it. Amazing shareable meals, great beer and wine along with a casual but cool vibe makes it the perfect first date dinner.
Brought to you by the Welch Brothers (White Oaks Saloon & Silverlake Social). Welcome to Casa NOM Bar & Dining, a local Mezcaleria for the agave and Latin American Enthusiast. Located amongst the cultural boutiques of Greville St, Prahran. Casa NOM champions all spirits of Latin America – with an emphasis and celebration on the integrity of Mezcal. Featuring a food menu of classic and traditional dishes inspired by the culture and flavours of the Americas and sounds of 1970’s Latin America.
This one’s a keeper for when it’s time to impress a first date. Like your Mama once said, the way to the heart is through their…. stomach. Ines is the name of a beautiful little lady who lives in Asti, Northern Italy. She is the inspiration behind Ines Wine Bar, whose focus is high quality ingredients and exceptional service.
The Smith is a locally-loved restaurant, bar and function space on High Street in Prahran. Home of Melbourne’s favourite boozy Gospel Brunch and Drag Sundays! Popping up this summer, step into their Midsummer Night’s Garden Atrium.
Lover first opened their doors to this little corner of love in 2017, with a desire to bring a laid back neighbourhood restaurant and bar to the streets of Windsor. Since then, their menu has continued to evolve, with progressive, playful cuisine, contemporary cocktails, and their famous Gnocchi Wednesday’s. There’s nothing not to love, at lover. Go and be seduced.
Pizza, cocktails and tacos. Makes sense, right? There are countless great traditional pizza spots in Melb, but Chacho’s is NOT one of them. They’ve allowed themselves the freedom to roam a little further from tradition to craft pizzas that are exiting, and lean towards Melbourne’s diverse palate.
You’ll still find crispy thin bases and puffy light crusts – but the toppings are a little more exotic. Plus, have we mentioned the tacos already? Because they go down so good with one of Chacho’s spicy margs.
Not only is the Speakeasy courtyard a terrrrrrific place for a rosé on a sunny arvo, they’re under new management serving up a Mediterranean inspired menu on an open wood smoke fired grill. If that hasn’t already sold you, Speakeasy will even let you bring your doggo with you on your vino date. Enter through the street art covered walkway off Commercial Road and you’re sorted.
Pizza, wine, beer and a seat at one of the best spots on Greville Street. Sound like the perfect drinking spot? It’s exactly what you’ll get from Ladro TAP Prahran. Stop by with a big group, or a cute date, either way you’re sure to have a great time before you head off for your evening adventures on Chaps.
What makes Fonda one of the hottest spots on Chapel to enjoy a drink, is the rooftop. The sunshine pours in, the pretty colourful decor sets the perfect tone, and if there’s still a bit of chill in the air, the covers keep it nice and warm. The tacos and tequila are divine but you can’t go past the margaritas.
If you’re the type to rock Air Max 90s, Yellow Bird is the place for you. There’s great music, an affordable menu and an outdoor area that’s great for people watching on a warmer night. Most importantly there’s an all day breakfast menu for you late comers. A medley of the usual suspects, as well as the not-so-usual: billion $$$ strawberry pancakes, Scandanavian and ave amarilla corn fritters being a few to command attention.
Drop by Temperance Hotel, your local pub, open every day from 12pm for lunch, dinner or just drinks. With curbside seating and a beer garden out back as well as indoor dining and a private function room upstairs. Enjoy a menu of great pub food and shared items plus the usual suspects including Steak and Burger night and you can’t go past Parma night. Kick back for Happy Hour Monday to Friday 4 to 7 pm and enjoy live music and DJs from Thursday to Sunday. Get your crew together and hit Temperance to eat, drink and dance!
New to Greville Street, the beloved Entrecôte (previously on Domain Road, South Yarra) is one of the best french restaurants in Melbourne. They take a nod from the very original Le Relais De L’entrecôte – the famous one-dish steakhouse that opened in 1959 in Porte-Maillot, Paris.
Here, you can sit street side, with waiters in whites, drink champagne and enjoy classics like Tartare de Bœuf au Couteau and Steak Frites, followed by delectable Tarte au Citron.
The roaring flames in the kitchen set the mood at Firebird. It’s the smoke, flame and intense flavours that make the Vietnamese-style fare at this Prahran hotspot special.
The dining room is dim, with textured glass and mosaic tiles that give this former warehouse the feeling of being somewhere else – despite sitting just off the bustling High Street. You’ll find a mix or remade classics, like beef carpaccio, duck l’orange and scotch quail eggs – but all with a surprising and flavourful twist. And we can’t go past the drinks menu, which is **chef’s kiss**. A must visit.
Located at the base of the luxurious Capitol Grand building, Omnia is a comfortable and elegant neighbourhood bistro and bar with interiors that will take you breath away. Award-winning chef Stephen Nairn has created a European inspired menu which changes seasonally, supporting Australian growers, producers and farmers. From legacy giants to rockstar growers and producers, their wine list is not one to walk past. Not to mention, their cocktails are crafted by 2018 World Class Global Bartender of the Year, Orlando Marzo.
A Chapel Street classic that exudes charm. Caffe e Cucina has withstood the test of time with classic attentive service, old school appeal and waiters with that Italian flare we all love so much. Yes, the food is a knockout, but it’s the charm that’ll win you over. This place has seen celebrities like Natalie Imbruglia, Eric Bana, Kylie Minogue, David Beckham, Novac Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Beyoncé walk through it’s doors!
Atlas knows no boundaries. Chef and owner 27-year-old Charlie Carrington changes the menu to this fine establishment every four months to explore the cuisine of a new country. Starting in Vietnam, then through to The Middle East. Now, given recent border closures, Atlas has been forced to come full circle and land back in Australia, where it all began. Enjoy menu items like snags and potato cakes, done the Atlas way. It won’t be there for long, on June 24, they’ll be mixing it all up again.
The beautiful heritage Prahran Post Office building now houses a 1940’s New York style steakhouse. Enjoy red carpet treatment while you sip on craft beers or pair their extensive range of whisky and wine with a fillet that just melts in your mouth. Graze from shared dishes with premium cold meats, or nibble on pork croquettes or confit lamb ribs. Sweet tooth? Indulge in their dark chocolate mousse with caramelized hazelnuts, truly the best ending to the best steak. There’s also various menu items vegetarian and pescatarian friendly and a cocktail list to boot.
A fresh take on traditional Japanese food – with an inspired menu featuring gems like the famous Nori Taco – Mr Miyagi will leave you wanting more. Waiting for a table has never been more fun, with a vibrant atmosphere and impressive bar setting at the back of the restaurant. Certainly what #MRMSAYS goes…
Once a furniture store, Morris Jones still holds its 1887 heritage appeal, encapsulated by its wood and brick interior. Sophistication is added through its wine list, fantastic cocktails and a beer garden plus outdoor roadside dining. If that doesn’t excite you, the unique Californian Japanese cuisine will!
Maha East is the sister venue to Shane Delia’s award-winning Maha Restaurant. Head to Windsor for an easy-going restaurant and bar, where you can experience everything you love about Shane’s food but with a more relaxed and carefree attitude. Enjoy a delicious set menu for $75 per person or take your pick from the extensive à la carte menu.
Steak, wine and mood lighting? Heelllllooooo romance. Steer Dining Room is an elegant dining house that’s perfect for date night, group catch-ups and even business dinners. Plus, the slightly hidden away location will make you look like a person in the know! Their autumn menu has landed with so many delicious dishes to try, either side of your perfectly cooked steak of course. Open Tuesday to Saturday.