For my birthday last Saturday we got together with some friends and celebrated with dinner + a few drinks. We met in one of my all-time favorite restaurants as it is so quintessential Melbourne that I just have to love it - Colonel Tans's on Chapel Street.
It is actually part of a multi-purpose venue called Revolver Upstairs which also has a nightclub, live concert venue and bar on offer. After climbing a dangerously steep staircase, you find yourself left in a hallway with different doors and small passageways - take the one on your left, continue to walk to the back and then turn right - welcome to Colonel Tan's.
I love the decor of the rather large, open space with high ceilings, a quirky mix of furniture, lights and colourful street art on the walls. They actually have five original Banksy's up on the walls (now protected with perspex) - unfortunately I only found out after taking the pictures. Bummer. If you check the third picture below, on the far right side you see parts of a policemen? Thats by Banksy.
They serve Thai food and its really good!!! I had the stir fried basil beef with cashnew nuts - spicy, but delicious. For desert we had the pannacotta with black sesame candy and sticky rice with coconut icecream. Yum! Already feeling hungry just by writing about it!
Find it here:
229 Chapel Street, Prahran, VIC 3181, Australia
Such a perfect end to a lovely birthday!
Happy weekend!! *K