Not just a fashion destination, Chapel Street is home to some of the best restaurants in Melbourne.
The long strip is filled with an abundance of eclectic restaurants, catering to every taste and appetite, from contemporary Japanese at Mr. Miyagi to the wood-fired pizzas at Ladro. We’ve eaten our way from South Yarra and Windsor to Prahran and St Kilda, compiling a list of some of the best restaurants on Chapel Street, as well as a few just a short stroll away. Happy eating!
Chapel Street Eats
The owners of Hanoi Hannah and Saigon Sally have taken a slightly different turn with their youngest family member Tokyo Tina. Here, you’ll find a fusion of Japanese, Korean and Contemporary Australian cuisine that will leave you wanting more.
Read more about Tokyo Tina.
Address: 66A Chapel St, Windsor 3181
In the bustling Windsor end of Chapel Street sits Morris Jones Bar and Restaurant. It’s a sophisticated venue, with a menu influenced by modern French cuisine and an extensive range of cocktails.
Address: 163 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181
Chris Lucas has brought his culinary prowess to Chapel Street, delivering yet another exceptional restaurant. Like Chin Chin and Kong, Hawker Hall has an Asian-inspired menu with dishes like Malay coconut beef rendang and an array of dumplings to indulge in.
Read more about Hawker Hall
Address: 98 Chapel St, Windsor VIC
With modern street-food mixed with authentic Japanese flavours, Mr Miyagi has captivated Melbourne foodies. Each night, this bustling restaurant fills out with customers wanting to get a taste of Mr Miyagi’s flavors, particularly the legendary nori taco.
Read more about Mr Miyagi
Address: 99 Chapel St, Windsor, Vic
When it comes to South East Asian cuisine, Cambodian isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Amok, located at the Windsor end of Chapel Street, is changing this, one dish at a time. Stop by to taste share plates like cured salmon with betel leaf, pomegranate and young coconut dressing.
Read more about Amok
119 Chapel St, Windsor, Vic
After travelling to Monterey Bay on the Californian coast, Mark Catsburg and Kelly Dunn were inspired to create a restaurant reminiscent of the area. The bayside theme appears throughout the design and food, with blue-washed walls and delicious seafood options.
Read more about Montereys
Address: 218 Chapel Street, Prahran
In the heart of urban Melbourne, you’ll now find a little piece of urban France. Resto Bobo has moved into Chapel Street, serving up contemporary French fare that strays far from the stereotype of pretentious traditional French dining to rather bring you a relaxed approach to French cuisine that holds sharing among friends at its core.
Read more about Resto Bobo.
Address: 110 Chapel Street, Windsor
Just off Chapel
Walking into Thirty Eight Chairs is like stepping inside a traditional Italian cucina. An authentic interior of wooden tables and chairs is the first indication of what’s to come – dishes filled with flavours of Sicily and Campania.
Read more about Thirty Eight Chairs
Address: 4A Bond St, South Yarra VIC
It’s not just Chapel Street that has the good stuff. Just off the main drag, on Greville Street, you’ll find Ladro TAP. An Italian style of family feasting is encouraged here, with handmade pasta, traditional wood-fired pizza and 18 taps, serving all your favourite beer, wine and soft drinks.
Read more about Ladro Tap
Address: 162 Greville Steet, Prahran, VIC
You may know Bistro Gitan, but have you met her sister restaurant L’Hotel Gitan? Opened in 2013 by the Reymond family, this bistro-pub brings French fare to the fore, with exotic dishes like duck liver parfait, three-pepper duck magret, and an extensive wine list to match your dish.
Read more about L’Hotel Gitan
Address: 32 Commercial Rd, Prahran VIC
A cutting edge venue located just off Chapel Street, The Smith is a destination for foodies and cocktail enthusiasts. With a seasonal menu, inspired by European, South American and Asian cuisines, and a fantastic cocktail list, it’s the ultimate dining destination for any time of the day.
Read more about The Smith
Address: 213 High Street, Prahran
Inspired by the rural town of Zhouzhuang in Shanghai, David’s pays homage to the region through its menu and atmosphere. Stop by for yum cha to see what all the fuss is about – you’ll be organising your next trip before the first is finished.
Address: 4 Cecil Pl, Prahran Vic
Saigon Sally is Hanoi Hannah’s mature older sister, with a more refined take on the Vietnamese cuisine. Here, dishes are modern and sophisticated yet still affordable, with plates like charred octopus, sticky pork neck and rice paper rolls.
Read about Saigon Sally’s Head Chef Adrian Li