Melbourne, welcome to your new rooftop karaoke joint. It’s called Heroes and comes to us from the legends behind barbecue restaurant Fancy Hank’s. This new venue, which was announced late last year, will be a multi-level south-east Asian charcoal wood-fired barbecue bar.
The venture comes from Kent Bell, Mike Patrick, Daragh Kan and Myles Munro – the pros behind Fancy Hank’s and Good Heavens. For Heroes, they've joined forces with Alicia Cheong, who will be doing flame-grilled meats and hawker-inspired snacks. The menu takes inspiration from the street food and hawker centres you find in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. So you can expect plenty of barbecue on sticks (like chicken satay, beef rendang, duck heart, and shiitake and eggplant for the vegos) and bigger plates of barbecue wings, smoked beef tongue, sambal seafood and Szechuan brisket.
Split across four levels, there will be underground private dining rooms and a rooftop terrace that’ll be reminiscent of the beer gardens of south-east Asia. You'll also find four private karaoke rooms downstairs, ready for you to belt out your best Bowie renditions until the wee hours.
Picked your karaoke song? Good. Heroes opens this weekend at 188 Bourke Street, Melbourne.