“Hey, we should catch up before Christmas.”
Tanya Simpson of Crazy Tan answers the age old question. Where to go? And more importantly, who to take where?
Here’s how to nail your silly season social life on Chapel Street.
It’s a crazily busy time for everyone so if you’re struggling to fit another night out into your jam packed calendar – or just having an alcohol free day – head to Lucky Penny for brunch or lunch. Everyone in your posse will find something delicious to eat while you swap stories on the crap Kris Kringle gift you got at work. Not only do they have some of the best coffee on Chapel Street, their range of breakfasts, salads and bowls will feed your soul AND your belly. Vegetarians and Vegans will be super happy too. Don’t worry, if you’re up for a few bubbles, they have a full drinks menu.
481 Chapel Street, South Yarra
A relative newbie in High Street, Neptune will become a favourite if you’re looking for a great atmosphere and modern Mediterranean food … not to mention a long list of signature cocktails and classics for you and your bestie to work your way through, whether you like your drinks sweet, sticky or crisp. If cocktails aren’t your thing, they have a great wine and beer list too.
212 High Street, Windsor
If you and your work buddies decide seeing each other daily isn’t enough (or the boss won’t spring for a Christmas party) invite them out for a night of drinks and fun at Two Wrongs. Or maybe try one of their flavoured sodas if you’re looking for a ‘dry’ option. This cool bar has a brilliant atmosphere and if you get bored chatting to Betty the receptionist, you can spend the night people watching – and that’s just the bar staff. Peckish? They have burgers, hotdogs and sides to keep you going all night, thanks to Easey’s. Did someone say Mac’n’Cheese?
637 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Blue lights, blue cocktails, blue everything! This Windsor newcomer is serving Greek dishes with a twist. Keeping true to tradition and keeping up with the ever changing diets of today, Rebel Blue has all the lamb, moussaka and saganaki you’ve ever dreamt of, only the portion sizes won’t knock you out. Neighbours to fusion food supremes, Hawker Hall and Mr Miyagi, this rebel even has Greek san choy bau on the menu. A cheeky tapas style menu with a little something for everyone. P.s. The homemade baklava is a must-try!
127 Chapel Street, Windsor
We all have them. The friend you only catch up because you ‘really should see them”. You hang out a few times a year because you’re both so busy, and although you’re growing apart, it’s still really nice to see them (when you get a chance). Start with a drink and a few nibbles at Roc’s Bar before catching a movie. You can find out what’s happening in their life over an espresso martini, then you you get a little break from talking for the next two hours.
500 Chapel Street, Prahran
We wanted to unearth the precinct’s most memorable and unique burgers for the ultimate Chapel Precinct burger crawl. Warning: salivation guaranteed.
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.
Say ‘hello!’ to the new kids on the block. Here’s what’s new to the Chapel Street Precinct.
Looking to break free into the world of freelance, but worried about the cabin fever? Don’t fret. We’ve got you covered, well, Chapel Precinct does. Throw out that uncomfortable suit or the blister inflicting heels and slip into something comfy. A world where fast WIFI, pool tables and cool as hell creatives reign supreme…
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…
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.
Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something a little different. So next time you’re heading to Chapel Street, why not explore a little further and take a stroll down to Forrest Hill Precinct?