What’s Good Wednesday: Charlie Carrington

Melbourne Chef Charlie Carrington of Atlas Dining for Hood Food Guide's What's Good Wednesdays

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?

  1. He knows a cuisine or seven.
  2. You can bet your best bok choy he knows the best versions of each cuisine in Melbourne
  3. 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)

1121 High St, Armadale, VIC

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.”

Melbourne Chef Charlie Carrington of Atlas Dining says Amaru is the best restaurant for date night in Melbourne for Hood Food Guide's What's Good Wednesdays


2. Clayton – ANSHUMANN DA DHABA (Indian)

290 Clayton Rd, Clayton, VIC

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.”

Melbourne Chef Charlie Carrington of Atlas Dining says Ansumann Da Dhaba is the best restaurant for date night in Melbourne for Hood Food Guide's What's Good Wednesdays


3. Brighton – ST MARTIN’S CAFE 

116 Martin St, Brighton, VIC

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.

Melbourne Chef Charlie Carrington of Atlas Dining says St Martin's Cafe is the best restaurant for breakfast in Melbourne for Hood Food Guide's What's Good Wednesdays


4. Melbourne CBD – LING NAN (Chinese)

204 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC

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.

Ling Nan is Melbourne's best midnight munchies restaurant says Charlie Carrington of Atlas Dining for Hood Food Guide's What's Good Wednesdays


5. Melbourne CBD – TULUM (Turkish) 

217 Carlisle St, Balaclava, VIC

Perfect For: Date Night / Casual Dinner

WHY: “Simply put, it’s just extremely tasty food.

GO-TO DISH: “Celeriac, Orange, and Olive Oil.”

Tulum is Melbourne's best midnight munchies restaurant says Charlie Carrington of Atlas Dining for Hood Food Guide's What's Good Wednesdays


 That’s Chef Charlie Carrington of Atlas Dining, and this is What’s Good!

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