A Michelin-star chicken dinner for less than a tenner is the latest queue-worthy addition to Melbourne’s dining scene. Singapore’s Hawker Chan has opened its first overseas outpost in Lonsdale Street, offering its famous chopped-to-order crispy-skin soya chicken and rice for just $6.80.
Huxtaburger has moved into Melbourne’s 3011 postcode. After conquering the CBD, Hawthorn, Collingwood, Prahran and Eastland, the cult-burger brand is ready to take on its next target, with the doors opening to the Footscray restaurant on 2 December. The fit-out, designed by Studio-Y, has taken inspiration from its edgy inner-west surroundings, with a nod to the area’s skate culture.
Hailing all the way from Richmond, Long Story Short has opened another cafe in Brunswick, settling in for a second chapter that will be serving up the same immaculate dishes that you'll find at its sibling venues – food that is so good, you'll have to restrain yourself from eating before Instagramming.
Come in close, we’ve got a secret to spill. Down the back of Smith Street’s Beermash, up a simple staircase, sits Above Board: a new cocktail bar headed by former Australian Bartender of the Year, Hayden Lambert. He tried to keep it a secret, but now it’s all above board – much like its name suggests.