Longrain
Thai
  • 44 Little Bourke St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9671 3151,
    www.longrain.com
  • Lunch Fri noon-3pm;

    Dinner Mon-Thu 6pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 5.30pm-11pm, Sun 5.30pm-10pm 

Longrain
-37.810647,144.97121

Can it really be more than a decade since the timber doors opened on this saucy warehouse? The signatures still pack a sultry South East Asian punch, as with the ma hor, a chewy, salty-sweet mouthful of pork, prawns, peanuts and pineapple, or the betel leaves balancing flakes of smoked trout, green mango and the saline pop of fish roe. You'll spy the wispy egg net on almost every table; so too the kapitan curry, a robust Nonya-style dish melding Cape Grim beef, coconut, peanuts, kipflers and curry leaves. If the menu seems familiar after repeat visits, there's plenty of vitality in the drinks list, which offers a globetrotting line-up of aromatic whites, low-tannin reds and fragrant cocktails laced with lemongrass, ginger and chilli. It's a dependable, satisfying experience that continues to pack in the punters. As we go to press, plans are afoot for a new first-floor grill from Franklin chef David Moyle. Expect big flavours and natural wines aplenty.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $5-$28

    M $30-$42

    D $14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings lunch only

    Bookings for groups of 5 or more only
  • Chef:
  • Aiven Lee

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