30 Aug What’s Good Wednesday: Charlie Carrington
Melbourne’s Best Restaurants Right Now, According to Melbourne’s Best Chefs and Pros, Every Wednesday.
He started his own restaurant at 22. He’s been nominated for Best New Talent by all the right people. Now he’s telling you where to chow down. This week, you’re Oracle for best Melbourne restaurants is Chef Charlie Carrington, the 23-year-old chef and owner of Atlas Dining – the South Yarra restaurant changing the menu more often than you change the bed sheets…
Every. Four. Months. That’s ridiculous. What does it say to us, though?
- He knows a cuisine or seven.
- You can bet your best bok choy he knows the best versions of each cuisine in Melbourne
- Having him on What’s Good Wednesday is a no brainer.
Too skint to go overseas? Check Charlie’s list or just get into Atlas Dining three times a year; his menu “will forever evolve to reflect multicultural Australia.” He’s the man.
Check Chef Charlie Carrington’s five best Melbourne restaurants right now in his What’s Good Wednesday List.
1. Armadale – AMARU (Contemporary Australian)
PERFECT FOR: Date Night / Impressing Out Of Towners / $pecial Occa$ion$
WHY: “Amaru is an ‘experience’ venue you tell people about. Excellent food in an intimate space with flawless service.”
GO-TO DISH: “Wild caught Ocean King Prawn, Davidson Plum.”
2. Clayton – ANSHUMANN DA DHABA (Indian)
Perfect For: Cheap Eats / Midnight Munchies / Dining Solo
WHY: “There’s two Anshumann’s opposite each other in Clayton – I prefer the one opposite the train station. This is one of those neighbourhood secrets only locals know about. Unassuming but incredible Northern Indian dishes that are cheap, quick, and even better on your own.”
GO-TO DISH: “Butter Chicken Tikka Masala.”
3. Brighton – ST MARTIN’S CAFE
PERFECT FOR: Breakfast / Brunch
WHY: “St Martin’s is a great addition to Gardenvale (technically Brighton). If you want extremely good food and coffee, go here.”
GO-TO DISH: “Pesto Scrambled Eggs.“
4. Melbourne CBD – LING NAN (Chinese)
PERFECT FOR: Big Group Catch Up / Cheap Eats
WHY: “Ling Nan is one of those unassuming venues that’s become an institution. After so many years, they’re still so consistently good – what all venues and chefs aim for. For dining – it’s delicious, it’s quick, and who doesn’t like loads of delicious Chinese food for a big group catch up.“
GO-TO DISH: “XO Prawns.“
5. Melbourne CBD – TULUM (Turkish)
Perfect For: Date Night / Casual Dinner
WHY: “Simply put, it’s just extremely tasty food.“
GO-TO DISH: “Celeriac, Orange, and Olive Oil.”
That’s Chef Charlie Carrington of Atlas Dining, and this is What’s Good!
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