Lunch at Three Monkeys

Lunch at Three Monkeys

Chapel Street is arguably one of Melbourne's most visited leisure hubs; housing a vibrant collection of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars running from South Yarra all the way to St Kilda East, the chances of you not stumbling into your next favourite haunt would be pretty slim. From classy to casual, modern to rustic or specialised to just down right quirky - there is literally something for just about everyone.

Discovering Three Monkeys amongst Prahran's myriad of eateries was not an easy task. What attracted us the most during our research, was it's offering of Creole, Cajun and Caribbean food in a fun and casual setting.

Beer Degustation at Orient East featuring Brew Cult and Wolf of the Willows

Beer Degustation at Orient East featuring Brew Cult and Wolf of the Willows

You know, JoJo and LiLi may never have stumbled across Orient East if it weren't for the extended invitation to join them for an eight course beer degustation - and how grateful they were for having found them this way.

Cocktail Degustation at Eau De Vie

Cocktail Degustation at Eau De Vie

It’s a shame that some of these outings take place on a weeknight after work. Sometimes, we’re rushed for time and have to compromise between ghetto-corporate or confused-librarian outfits. On other days, we’ve made poor lunch decisions that have seen us slumped on our chairs up until 4pm, wrecking our chances of truly appreciating the finer details at dinner.

Thankfully, today was neither, and on a night like this - a five course cocktail degustation was bang on what we needed after a hard day at the office; especially for Jo. She'd just come back from a too-short vacation in the Philippines and was going through some serious travel withdrawals.