Had a big night? Mouth as dry as the Sahara desert and stomach shouting ‘f*ck you!’? It’s okay, we understand that on Chapel Street one wine can often turn into many and a couple of beers can find you sending that 8th unanswered text to your crush. Lucky for you, as well as having a plethora of bars, Chapel Street also has an abundance of cafes and restaurants conducive to curing hangovers. It’s time to give that hangover a piece of your mind, or what’s left of it at least. Depending on what you’re into, we’ve provided a range of options for said ails – everything from high calorie eateries to juice detoxes and why not a cheeky ‘hair of the dog’? Bonus points for a mean Bloody Mary!
Here are 11 ways to conquer and 10/10 hangover in Chapel Precinct.
Burgers & loaded fries? The hangover cure of all cures! Sitting at the very top of Chapel Street is Hello Sam, a hot spot serving up burgers that are part gourmet, part masterpiece. We recommend the BBQ Boss – single, double or triple patty with American cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, streaky bacon, egg, bbq sauce and the famous hello sam sauce – the perfect headache antidote.
760 Chapel St, South Yarra | @hellosamburgers
No one has ever rejected a juicy piece of fried chicken whilst their head is pounding. Fortunately, Leonard’s House of Love serves up tenders so good you’ll beat the headache and want to go again (maybe). We recommend the original tenders with pickles and chipotle mayo. They also serve up the Proudest Bloody Mary your lips have ever touched. Spice level up to you!
3 Wilson St, South Yarra | @leonardshouseoflove
Don’t let a hangover ruin your day. Let creamy, milky, sweet goodness provide moisture to that dry mouth, Apple Crumble is our Winter fave. Be sure to add hot nutella and enjoy your comfort food proudly.
85 Chapel St, Windsor | @pidapipo_gelateria
All you need to know is Soda Rock Diner specialises in American style hot dogs, burgers and milkshakes. Need we say more? You may think you fell in love on the dancefloor last night, but no lover will compare to Soda Rock’s spiders and ultimate sundaes. Staff in roller skates will have your aching head questioning how/why anyone is moving that fast. Pick a song on the jukebox and don’t forget to give Elvis a kiss on your way out.
10/500 Chapel St, South Yarra | @sodarockdiner
Middle South East is the headache hot spot, here to fuel your recovery. A menu stacked with hangover meals, our pick? The Middle Parma; panko crumbed chicken fillet, topped with Napoli and smoked eggplant salsa, grilled halloumi cheese, served with hand-cut chips and greens. Top it off with a Middle Mary, $10 all day on a Sunday, and feel like yourself again.
670 Chapel St, South Yarra | @middlesoutheast
Green Cup has a magical way of turning organic greens into delicious. Don’t go past their Charcoal Cleanser Smoothie. Bringing all the benefits of a detox to your body and skin. Did you know? (We didn’t either), activated charcoal helps alleviate bloating, cleanse your digestive system, flush toxins and chemicals and aids in anti-aging. Could this be anymore necessary?!
593 Chapel St, South Yarra | @green.cup
Ah dumplings, always there for you when you’re at your lowest. The ideal hangover cure, you can never stop at just one helping. Just imagining these steamy balls of goodness swimming in soy sauce and entering your mouth is enough to bring you back to life.
1/162 Commercial Rd, Prahran | @hutongdumplings
This Melbourne institution has been providing the cure and the hangover for many years now. Dig into a juicy Polish meal, but remember to steer clear of the Green Fairy. Unsurpassed in the Bloody Mary category, we’re talking homemade garlic and chilli infused vodka with tomato juice, fresh lemon, worcestershire, tabasco and enough veg to skip breakfast. Be sure to flee before the bar gets dark and rowdy again.
173 Chapel St, Windsor | @borschvodkaandtears
Hair of the dog is commonly known and widely supported, mainly because it means we can, um, drink more. The Uncommon Espresso Martini from Lover is one you don’t want to miss; vodka, coffee liqueur, pineapple syrup, choc bitters, vanilla and lavender foam. And if that’s not your thing, Lover serves up the meanest gnocchi in town. You’ll eat one serving and want three more.
60 Chapel St, Windsor | @lover3181
Yellow Bird Cafe seems like it opened with the sole purpose to blast hangovers on Chapel Street. Don’t go past their South of the Border menu options, or if you’re watching your waistline, there’s the Swingin’ Salads. This crew are huge fans of the Bloody Mary, happy hour is from 4 – 6 if you think you can handle it.
1/122 Chapel St, Windsor | @yellowbirdcafe
So you like fries? What would you like on those fries? This is a simple menu that won’t require much thinking. Super-sized sausages from Massive Wieners are basically a hangover cure wrapped in…we’re not entirely sure, but top one off with some Disco Fries and you’re good to go. Service is quick, so you won’t have to be in public any longer than necessary in your sad state.
226 Chapel St, Prahran | @massivewieners
We’re lucky restrictions are easing!! BUT, you still gotta keep an over-sized tutu (1.5 metre) level of distance from your fellow street homies. Consider yourself an unsung hero, keeping our community safe. Your Mum will be proud. There’s more than one way of making social distancing fun! Have a look how we’re doing it…
Imagine multiple world-class restaurants in one Drive-Thru!? “Insane… You spoil me!…This is too much!” …you yell at your screen from your food-less, barren kitchen after a long-day working from your all-but-too-familiar living room. Order direct and collect your bag of yummies from Chaps. Plus, you’ll be supporting local! Need more inspo? Watch the silly ways this guy has gone and done it…
Burn off that Iso Banana Bread! We promise your couch won’t miss you. Chapel Street Precinct’s gyms and fitness studios officially reopened on June 22 for up to 20 people.
Say ‘hello’ to sanitiser stations and single-use menus. On June 1, we joined the rest of Australia by being able to eat & drink inside our famous restaurants, cafes & pubs again (hooray)! See if your local fave has reopened for in-house dining!
Chapel Street Precinct recently unveiled ‘Chapel Innovation’, a hub for opportunity and initiatives for business owners to take part in, plus expert tidbits. This initiative explores the future of Chapel and also highlights some who bravely pivoted over COVID. This campaign is coinciding with the easing of lockdown restrictions to arm businesses with inspo.
Locations of FREE on-street parking and nearly 5500 inexpensive off-street parks in South Yarra, Windsor and Prahran, Chapel Street Precinct.
Bye-bye hairy legs and nasty nails … The world of lash extensions, hair removal, tattoos, tanning and plucking and plumping is back.
Rapid access COVID-19 testing is now available at Prahran Town Hall on Chapel Street. This means our community can be assessed by a health worker quickly & easily. You only need to visit the clinic if you meet the criteria. Drawing by @thatsnotfor.