In the last few years, the stretch of Chapel Street between Princes Highway and High Street has blossomed into a dining and nightlife destination. Arguably, the boom started with Vietnamese diner Hanoi Hannah in 2012, and these days, some of the city’s most high-profile restauranteurs have set up shop on the strip. From Hawker Hall’s sought-after tables to late night cocktails at Thundercat, there’s plenty to keep you coming back.
Come early to Chin Chin’s southside sister to avoid disappointment and you’ll be rewarded with a great beer list and a killer Malaysian hawker-style menu. Make sure you order the roti canai and economy noodle, they're the perfect fuel for dancing late into night elsewhere on Chapel Street.
Top tip to picking a flavour at Pidapipo: don’t be afraid to choose one of Lisa Valmorbida’s unusual flavours like safron-risotto and avocado and lime (yes, really), and definitely don't skip on the Nutella tap. Got a special occasion on? The Pidapipo team now makes gelato cakes you can order and take home.
Mr Miyagi nails the whole dinner-with-cocktails thing with its Japanese-inspired grazing plates that fit the bill next to the restaurant's cocktails. After a quick snack before you go on your merry way? Visit the adjoining Yukie’s Snack Bar next door for drinks and bar snacks like the signature Nori taco.
A dinner date at Tokyo Tina easily turns into three cocktails, so it’s a good thing you have their sister cocktail bar Thundercat next door pumping drinks from Thursday to Saturday. During the week, tuck into a delicious ramen or pick out a spread of delicious Japanese dishes at this funky restaurant and you'll soon see why they're so popular on Chapel Street.
The vest-clad bartenders at Woods of Windsor do classic cocktails damn well. Throw back a couple of dirty Martinis and pretend you're one of the Mad Men characters (the beautiful glasses work), but leave room for a sip of the signature Woods Blazer cocktail and pay close attention to the bartenders making it – it sure is a fiery sight.
If you’ve spent the previous trawling through Windsor’s drinking spots or if you'd spent a good chunk of the previous night throwing shapes at Revolver, revive yourself with a breakfast salad, smoothie and coffee from this super zen café. You can thank us later.
Order a spread of tacos, ensaladas and quesadillas to share with the crew at this laid-back Mexican restaurant before you start along Chapel St for a night out. The menu is made for sharing and the aguas frescas in jars will make you feel like you're on a summer holiday no matter the time of year.
It can be hard to find a place without a queue in Windsor, so it’s good to know that this Scandi-cool pub and cocktail bar has enough room for everyone. Come to this all-occasions venue for a knock-off cocktail, weekend pint or weeknight pub meal.