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

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

Longrain
-37.81059,144.971183

Why mess with a good thing? This surely is the mantra of this mod Thai diner, which comfortably rests on its laurels, or its kaffir lime leaves, as the case may be. The darkly seductive warehouse fills most nights, drawing crowds for an alluring mix of chilli-spiked cocktails, boisterous communal dining and a sharp wine list of spice-friendly drops. The signature dishes created by Martin Boetz are still handled with aplomb, whether it's the flavour bomb of betel leaves topped with crab and ginger, or juicy hunks of caramelised pork hock with roasted chilli. There are strokes of fresh genius to be found, too, perhaps braised lamb neck sticky with black vinegar and quince, or rustic duck-neck sausage with duck, banana blossom and eschalot relish. Gluttony is rewarded come dessert, when the tasting platter of ho-hum tapioca, banana pudding and sticky rice features a Longrain legend - the duck-egg and palm sugar custard.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $5-$23

    M $23-$40

    D $15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Booking:
  • Bookings for groups of 6 or more only
  • Chef:
  • Matthew Dunbar

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