Spring is shining a light on the new additions to our already eclectic Chapel Street Precinct eat and drink scene. We’ve seen culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico and The Middle East flourish into the precinct, just to name a few. Get the low down on the new neighbours below.
22-inch pies, a boozy vending machine, Oreo-sprinkled frozen Irish Coffee (served in a paper cup) in a completely refurbed Ramblr site. Leo’s by the Slice (by the team behind Leonard’s House of Love and Leonardo’s Pizza Palace) is serving up all your New York style toppings but with a twist, including a vegan version of Ramblr’s Chinese bolognese. Half the pizzas are vegan or vegetarian – such as the pineapple and jalapeño and classics like the pepperoni. In the front you’ll be greeted by an array of ready to heat slices in a dimly lit space with a very NYC pizza shop vibe (counter tops and red and white tiles included). Out the back, you’ll find a pool table, forest green walls and patrons way cooler than you and I will ever be. Slices are slingin’ until 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
363 Chapel St, South Yarra
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 Street, 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 1970s Latin America.
110 Greville St, Prahran
There is no chalk outline and no trench-coated G-men trying to solve this mystery, we know exactly who John Doe is. He’s Jane Doe’s older brother – he stays up later and has a sense of luxe that comes from a true enjoyment of the finer things; velvet furnishings, lavish lighting and a cocktail list that is the epitome of indulgence. He likes his music loud, his courtyards hidden and his drinks top-shelf. Situated in the heartland of the night-owl, you’ll find John Doe waiting for you, cocktail in hand, until 3 am, seven days a week. He’s a veteran of nightlife shenanigans and can provide for and anticipate your needs. Brought to you by the team at Jane Doe, you can rest assured they’ve taken everything they’ve learned over the past 4 years and incorporated it into one amazing space.
17 Chapel St, Windsor
Your new neighbourhood eatery with Middle Eastern(ish) food and booze. Maha East is the sister venue to Shane Delia’s (Biggie Smalls) award-winning, Maha Restaurant. Adding to the already flourishing Windsor eats arena, Maha East is 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. “I’m thrilled to be able to open a sister restaurant to Maha in one of my favourite locations, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.” Shane Delia, Owner, Maha East & Ambassador, Anchor & Cecil.
36 Chapel Street, Windsor
The Black Toro has been a crowd favourite serving Modern Mexican food to happy diners since 2012. Opening its doors in Windsor just recently, brothers Aret & Sasoon Arzadian and Kalian Group Executive Chef, Garen Maskal, are serving up a higher level of Mexican bites in a cosy atmosphere. This place is also available for smaller size functions, with a maximum capacity of 35 people and an insanely delicious menu.
104 Chapel St, Windsor
Pran Central welcomes Route 45, a roadhouse American diner concept with the most drool-worthy menu you’ll ever set eyes on. We’ve got our eye on the fire wings – chilli rating sits at a five so enjoy at your own risk. Then there’s the usual contenders; burgers, loaded fries, parmas, ribs and hot dogs. Plus beers, milkshakes and cocktails. Enter from Wattle Street.
Jump on their $10 lunch special. Grab a NY Classic Burger, Grilled Chicken Burger, Veggie Burger, Hot Dog 10-inch, Calamari Salad, Fish & Chips, plus all meals come with fries and a soft drink!
Pran Central Shopping Centre, 325 Chapel St, Prahran
The name ‘Mr. Hoddle’ was chosen as tribute to surveyor general Robert Hoddle, who designed Melbourne’s grid layout and christened the suburb of Prahran in 1840. A homage to the local area, it’s also a tribute to Hoddle’s great vision for a city that brings people together. Capturing this spirit, Mr. Hoddle is the perfect hangout destination for life’s uninterrupted moments, celebrating delicious food, excellent drinks and good vibes. So go on, be apart of it.
163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
Lomah, short for the ‘land of milk and honey’ is serving up healthy and delicious Med street food made for Prahran. Located at the old Colours site on Commercial Rd, Atlas chef Charlie Carrington has changed a few things and kept a few things the same. Enjoy your meal on a tray or in a pita, with fillings like grilled chicken, shaved lamb, smoked fish and falafel up for grabs. Throw in a side of fries for just $3 and you’ve got healthy, nutritious and bloody yum in your gob.
202 Commercial Rd, Prahran
Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on! Bright, bold & beautiful. A farm to fork mantra sets the tone for the brunch menu, which has everything from fruit filled bircher to scrambled eggs & seaweed.
We’ve got the lowdown on the some of the best bars to check out, and we would know because we’re #AllBoutIt. Here’s some of our favourite bars in Chapel Precinct.
Just when you thought living or working in or near Chapel Precinct couldn’t provide any more perks… Grab your housemates and check out these awesome local deals you can nab just for living or working around these parts.
If you’ve been throwing a potential change in diet fast into the ‘too hard’, ‘too inconvenient’ or ‘too expensive’ basket, let us help you change that around. Chapel Street has an extensive list of options for the plant-eating folk and the food is absolutely delicious.
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.
With the warmer months fast approaching, Melburnians will soon turn their attention to the best places to keep cool over summer. But for some lucky South-siders, they won’t need to move further than Chapel Street Precinct, with a swathe of ingenious pool concepts putting the tired old 25-metre lap pool to shame.
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