Speakeasy Kitchen Bar
359 Chapel Street
The Escort and Thief dined courtesy of Speakeasy Kitchen Bar
Speakeasy bars were set up as secret illegal drinking dens during America’s prohibition era around the 1920s and has now, this one come back as a completely legal drinking and dining option in South Yarra.
The shopfront entrance is easy to miss, being a narrow and without any distinctive signage, but that adds to the whole fun in the exclusivity of it.
Walking through the narrow entry, it leads to a generously sized indoor dining area as well a more casual outdoor (but undercover) patio section.
Speakeasy Kitchen Bar serves up food all day long from early breakfast, throughout the day and till late into the evening. We came to try out their dinner and was very impressed.
The drink menu is extensive and the knowledge of the bar tenders even more so. Food is amazing and some of the best I’ve had. Would highly recommend.
Smooth and strong, so great for sipping at. 8/10
A beautiful refreshing cocktail. Generous with the amount of lime. 6/10
Loved the crispiness of the taco which contrasts perfectly with the bean puree. Good flavour. The slaw was very tasty and refreshing. 7.5/10
The hoisin pulled beef was deliciously sweet and tender, but the actual waffle sandwich was a bit average. The fig jam was a bit too sweet for my liking. 6/10
One of the best duck dishes I’ve had. It was cooked perfectly and the sauce just added a nice sweetness to it. Mushrooms and spuds were delicious too. Would recommend! 9/10
So much flavour in the lamb. It was super tender and just melts in your mouth. It was fun to do the DIY and make the wraps yourself. 8.5/10
Beautiful dessert. The rhubarb added a tangy flavour to the tart. Went well with the sweet fairy floss. 7/10
Delicious dessert! Perfect for those who like to end a meal with coffee and cake. The cake itself was very moist and it had just the right amount of cream. 8.5/10
Menu for your perusal: