Chapel Street is an ultimate in world-class fashion, beauty, business services, bubbles and bites! So can I get a ‘hell yeah!’? ‘Cause we’ve got some new friends in town and boy are they delivering the goods.
What’s new to Chapel Street you ask? …
A fab new bar/bottle-o has landed on the Windsor end of Chapel Street. Named after the bird who, if followed in the desert, will lead you to the nearest watering hole. Galah is championing local produce and low intervention natural wines.
Grab a small batch bottle from the shelves, scurry upstairs and take a sip (or ten) in a high-ceiling warehouse setting. This joint used to be a panel beater’s storage space, but you’d never guess looking at the leather and velvet upholstered booths or the sultry cocktail menu. Sip on an Aussie inspired aperitif – maybe the Outback Sheila (finger lime and saltbush margarita) – then tuck into a cheese platter followed by kangaroo loin for something larger. Plus, there’s resident DJs on the one’s and two’s throughout the week. Get on it guys.
216 High St, Windsor @galahmelbourne
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 pescartarian friendly and a cocktail list to boot. Bottomless brunch is from 12 to 3 pm and will only set you back $49.
With a name that pays homage to Greville Street’s rocking 1970’s scene, in particular, AC/DC (Angus & Bon refers to the band’s guitarist, Angus Young, and singer Bon Scott), these guys are ticking all the right boxes!
168 Greville St, Prahran @angusandbon
Our old friends at 670 Chapel host a new hot spot for discovering unique wine and aged whisky. Liquid HQ have just opened their doors and they’re looking crisp! Pouring excitement into your taste buds with a range of incredible local and international frothys, vinos and spirits. Pop in if you’re looking to try something new!
670 Chapel Street, South Yarra @liquid_hq
Stroll into what looks like a cosy, well-lit cafe and follow the clues – the ‘Staff Only’ sign or the neon blue Japanese traffic light – as you traverse into the shadows of a tiny speakeasy bar. This Prohibition-themed secret is full of mystery. No official drinks menu. Instead, ‘Pick your Promise’ cards. Choose from ‘adventurous’, ‘careful’ or ‘conservative’ and your new bartender friend will curate a drink just for you. This sounds promising.
173 High St, Prahran @promise_bar
This beauty’s hard to miss, if the bright pink shop front doesn’t stop you in your tracks it’s the incredible window displays that will. Next time you need to brighten up someone’s day – pick them up a bunch of Bloom Florist’s best. You’re guaranteed success. Heck, who needs a partner to give you flowers? Send them to yourself! These guys are on a mission – to create the most beautiful posies for your next celebration, home or workspace. Mission accomplished.
457 Chapel Street, South Yarra @_bloomflorist_
Australia’s fave confidence boosters have opened their doors in Pran Central. Here to help you own it, Laser Clinics Australia promise quality skin treatments and smooth sailing ahead! Specialising in laser hair removal, skin treatments and cosmetic injectables, this crew will have you feeling sexier than ever, all without breaking the bank.
Pran Central, 325 Chapel Street, Prahran @laserclinics
Think confidence, elegance and determination. It’s what every woman wants in a man. Made in Melbourne with 100% Italian sourced fabrics, Pino Ciano and Marijo Roza are the duo fusing tradition and innovation to bring you uniquely tailored creations that hang perfectly to your bodies contours. Their precise Made to Measure process will ensure that the suit has only one fit: Yours.
While we’re not short of amazing menswear on Chapel, Ciano & Rozza, bring their own take on sexy streetwear that is bridging the gap between on-trend and quality. Check ‘em out.
542 Chapel Street, South Yarra @cianorozza
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Doors to the freshly refurbed Grill’d Windsor restaurant re-open on 14 May 2019 and there’s one very distinct difference. During its refurb downtime, Australian contemporary artist Anthony Lister came and went, leaving behind an exclusive artwork for burger eaters to enjoy.
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The unassuming entrance to this space will leave you delighted once you step inside and discover a beautifully transformed, open plan warehouse. A blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your posse’s needs.
A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.