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Longrain Melbourne

Address
Address:
44 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 3 9671 3151
Cuisine
Cuisine: Thai, Wine Bar
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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Awarded One Chef Hat - The Age Good Food Guide 2012-2014

Top-notch Thai food that is made to share amid bustling, vibrant surroundings continues to be a winning formula for Melbourne’s Longrain restaurant. The shine hasn’t worn off since its eagerly anticipated arrival in 2005 – its buzzing atmosphere and relaxed informality still make it a great place to enjoy the freshness of Martin Boetz’s Thai flavours.

This restaurant does not take bookings for groups smaller than 6 people.

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The shine hasn’t worn off Longrain since its eagerly anticipated arrival in late 2005 – its buzzing atmosphere and relaxed informality still make it a great place to enjoy the freshness of Martin Boetz’s Thai flavours. For the uninitiated, Longrain encourages shared dining at broad, communal tables, and bookings are not taken for small groups for dinner. The ideal scenario is to rock up at the bar early to sample some truly excellent cocktails and gaze at the energy in the big, open kitchen as you wait for a place to become free. The dishes, similarly, are designed to share, with the exception of the betel leaf appetisers – topped with smoked trout, spices and trout roe, or with prawns, peanut, mint and chilli – which you will undoubtedly want to keep all to yourself.

The dishes are generous and the staff are adept at recommending a selection that will let you experience that mix of salty, sweet, hot and sour flavours that makes Thai food such a pleasurable experience. They also have an uncanny knack of knowing when you are due for another lychee martini. Lighter dishes, such as the signature eggnet filled with pork, prawns, peanuts and bean sprouts, or the salt and pepper silken tofu with stir-fried Chinese broccoli and snow peas make a terrific start to your journey through the menu. The caramelised pork hock served with a side of sweet and sour sauce (palm sugar sauce and chilli vinegar) and the kingfish wrapped in banana leaf are a great follow-up. There are also vegetarian options available. Those who want to top up on the sweet end of the spectrum can opt for the sample dessert plate, which offers a stunning variety of the menu’s best, or finish simply with a cleansing scoop of coconut sorbet.

Angela Costanzo
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Restaurant's Awards | de Groots Best Restaurants of Australia
 One Chef` Hat
The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2007-2013

 Winner Best Thai Restaurant
National Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence 2013

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Longrain Melbourne - User Reviews

Sophia:

Unpleasant service, especially to children. We have gone to long grain several times, both in Sydeny and Melbourne, and loved the food and service. We took our daughter there this evening and will never go back. One waiter acknowledged her which was lovely, but on 3 separate occasions another waiter told us to stop her doing something with an irritated tone (I.e picking up the cutlery at the setting next to us). While we understand hygiene, a polite request would have been appreciated. We ate quickly and left due to feeling so unwelcome.review  15/02/2013

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Restaurant Features
Award Winning/Hatted
Bar / Wine Bar
Late Night Dining
Private Dining Area
Romantic/Intimate
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10


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