Tonight (Monday January 16), celebrated Australian-born Chef David Thompson will open his first Melbourne restaurant and bar on the Crown Riverwalk. This is his third Long Chim restaurant in Australia, following recent and successful openings in Perth and Sydney.
Image: Motorbike Taxi riders, painted by Sandro Thomas and hangs as a signature artwork piece in Long Chim Melbourne.
Long Chim means to ‘come and try,' and with this happy invitation, David invites you to taste Long Chim’s food, honest to the streets and markets of Bangkok. Charred rice noodles with beef and basil and Sriracha sauce, prawn laksa, chive cakes, green papaya salads, grilled pork and banana roti – Long Chim’s menu offer’s something for everyone.
The cocktail list includes signature drinks such as the rum-based Bangkok Painkiller and gin-based 555, created by Long Chim’s head of beverages, James Connolly. His uniquely named Or Tor Kor Mule, a combination of ginger beer, vodka infused with kaffir lime zest and Thai bitters is one for the ginger lovers.
"I am delighted to be in Melbourne, at last,” Thompson says, "and to now be a part of the city’s fantastic restaurant scene. So come and try, have something to eat and drink at Long Chim.”
Peter Crinis, Chief Operating Officer of Crown Hotels and Food and Beverage stated that "Crown Melbourne continues to attract both international and national captains of industry with Thompson joining the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Nobu Matsuhisa, Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi. The addition of Thompson's cuisine will take the premium dining offering at Crown to yet another level, further confirming Melbourne’s position as the food capital of Australia.”
Image: Maa Long Chim menu, a mix of Long Chim Perth's favourite mains and desserts. Food to expect at Long Chim Melbourne.
Long Chim is now taking reservations. Dinner service commences from 16 January 2017 and will be extended to include lunch bookings from early February. For more information and to book please call: 03 8582 3082.