Greek donuts, Greville Street goodies and glute-busting workout spots. Here’s what’s new to Chapel Street!
Taking inspiration from the unique city of Shinjuku in Tokyo, a popular city district famed for its narrow, winding alleys and numerous snug taverns, Golden Gai is topping our must visit list this month. They don’t have much of a presence online, but head chef Yomo has worked in Michelin star restaurants, so you know it’s gonna be a banger. Paying ode to old Tokyo, the energy of this place is like no other. A large mural plastered on the left wall and coloured light boxes hanging above patrons are just the beginning of what makes this Japanese fusion tapas bar and restaurant so unique.
147 Chapel St, Windsor
180 High St, Windsor
Where was once Boutique nightclub now lives The Greville which will be open every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to 3am. The Greville is a place to drink, dine then dance with three connected areas – on entry you have the Champagne Bar where patrons can enjoy curated cocktails, top-shelf spirits and fine wines selected by Bar Manager and Mixologist Alan Coop amongst the pink velvet walls, follow the emerald green and brass surroundings to the Restaurant and Dining Hall to enjoy modern Australian shared plates by Head Chef Casey Norman (ex- Cumulus Inc and Baby) then make your way upstairs to boogie the night away.
132-134 Greville St, Prahran
Tantalize your taste buds with St. Gerry’s amaze-ball made-to-order desserts that will one hundo have you coming back for more. We don’t know who Gerry is but he sure is a Saint. A roaming food cart that has set up camp at the famous Chapel Lane Huts. Get yourself a Fudge Puppy (waffle on a stick) and taste for yourself what all the fuss is about.
Chapel Lane Huts, 430 Chapel St, South Yarra
If you’re wandering down Commercial Road and you’re deathly in a need of a cold brew, you’ll probably want to stop into Talk to Me. A cool bar by the boys of Peking Duck that just popped up shop in South Yarra. This is somewhere you can sip on a fruity cocktail with edamame or enjoy a pint with a side of kimchi fried chicken. Think of it as a little bit of Windsor, that’s escaped and crossed ‘The Wall’ between Northside and Southside on Chapel Street.
153 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
Owner Taiba Ash has opened her first brick & mortar pop up, after years of establishing her brand online, and boy is it something to celebrate. Each individual piece is handmade in Melbourne with ultimate TLC. We don’t know how long this beauty will be around, so stop in soon for expertly crafted handmade Jewellery that’s affordable, minimal and tarnish free!
500 Chapel St, South Yarra
Alexa Delsa is a French hairdresser and makeup artist with over 10 years of international experience in the beauty industry. This Windsor-based salon offers a wide choice of hairdressing services that include cuts, blow-dries, colouring and wedding packages. Alexa gets her inspiration from everyday street fashion, magazines, Vidal Sassoon and her family in France.
45 Chapel St, Windsor
Save money and save lives at the Save The Children Op Shop in Windsor. More than just retail therapy, not only will you pick yourself up an array of recycled fashion pieces, books and some vintage and modern day gems, your purchases will help to create better lives for children in Australia and overseas. Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children in Australia and around the world. They work hard to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services.
59-61 Chapel St, Windsor
The science behind the sweat has come to South Yarra! Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a-kind science-based group training workout. Using heart-rate monitors and the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), members work to stay in a target zone. If that went over your head, here’s the result – The Orange Effect – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout. Works for us!
1 / 8-12 Garden St, South Yarra
Grab a kudos deal at Chapel’s newest duck-in Japanese lunch spot. Spend no more than $30 on lunch for you and a friend and enjoy quality fresh meals and speedy service. There’s enoki mushroom fries, lotus chips and all your favourite rolls. Get down there and check out the hype!
328 Chapel St, Prahran
Prahran has a new local gym and we’re pumped about it. Sip, Lift, Love are focused on creating happy, social and healthy people through physical training and more importantly Melburnians love of coffee. Head in for a trial and experience it for yourself.
11-13 Regent St, Prahran
If the caffeine competition on Greville Street wasn’t strong enough, Neville on Greville is upping the ante! Serving up your fave basics – gourmet toasties and locally roasted coffee. What more do you need? Neville is a cheeky Armadillo, in charge of all thing’s coffee. Go and say ‘hey’ and sip to good times.
99 Greville St, Prahran
Blackhearts & Sparrows are sibling-owned purveyors of unique wine, beer & cider from Australia & abroad. You’ll find a wide range of hand-selected products here with everything tasted by the team before it hits the shelves. The Blackhearts & Sparrows team have built strong relationships with winemakers and brewers; they champion the small and unique, the weird and wonderful, and the downright delicious from wine regions the world over, including our own backyard. Psst… They’ve extended out of Prahran Market’s trading hours and are open on Mondays and Wednesdays!
Shop 813-814, Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
If you’re not heading to The G this year and you’re on the hunt for a spot to watch the game with your crew, check out where the beverages will be bottomless, the food will be top notch and the screens will be airing the greatest sport in the world (to some…).
Culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico, The Middle East and Jane Doe’s older brother have joined the Chapel Street Precinct.
Thankfully the team at Grand Lafayette are masters at Aizuchi: the Japanese art of listening, and as customers have requested more all-you-can-eat, they have delivered. From this month onward, you’re able to indulge in all your Grand Lafayette all-you-can-eat Japanese favourites and $1 beer, from as early as 11am every Saturday and Sunday.
In Search of the Truth at this year’s Melbourne Fringe.
2019 feels like it’s flying by but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get into shape. Whether you’re getting a late start on your new years resolution or looking for new ways to up your fitness game for Summer, meeting those health and fitness targets has never been easier thanks to Pran Central.
As a Chapel Street resident of a number of years, I’ve noticed a few changes in our community. But I’ve also observed a few things that are iconically Chapel Street that only residents can truly relate to. When you know, you know.
If you’ve never taken a trip to Greville Street, you’re seriously missing out. This petite Prahran street leads you gently from the hustle of Chapel Street, into a warm village of boutique makers, retailers & artists.
The Prahran Square car park is now open for business! 500 undercover parks and electric car charging stations right in the heart of the Chapel Street Precinct. Plus, it’s only $1 for 2 hours!