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Polēpolē Kitchen

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria

Price: $$$$ - $$$$
African, Bar snacks


Inspired by their travels through East Africa, Dean and Jeanelle Mariani ‘s bar polepole (pronounce pol-eh-pol-eh) is bringing Sub-Saharan beer and food to Melbourne CBD. The name is a Swahili expression that means ‘go slowly’ and is used by locals to remind people to relax and live in the moment. It captures the laid-back essence of the bar, which offers imported African beers and a shared food menu with a rib focus.


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  • Late Night Dining
  • Something Different
Fully Licensed (no BYO)

Cuisines African, Bar snacks

Price Mains under $20, Mains $20 - $30

Type Restaurant