Comfort Inn Dandenong
124 Princes Highway
Dandenong, VI 3175
Phone: (61) 3 97068611
Fax: (61) 3 97067595
It is rare to find food of this quality in a shopping center. The funky feel and great location draw hungry shoppers. Indulge in great authentic sushi, light and healthy to let you shop some more. Finish off with green tea.
The Chelsea Height Hotel is of the prime venues in Melbourne. To making your wedding momentous or organizing a rock concert, corporate meetings the hotel has all facilities in store. It is spread across a very large area. The Sports Bar, Night Club, all are top class. The Bistro is truly spectacular as it offers a wide range of cocktail and various cuisines. The atmosphere here is both casual and fun. It's an excellent venue where even families can have a gala time. Several events are organized for kids here. In fact every Friday night there is free entertainment for children of all ages. Come along with your family for a whole range of fun and frolic accompanied by excellent food and wine.
For almost 60 years, landlady Kath Byer has presided over this cool suburb soon to be registered by the National Trust. She has witnessed the neighborhood evolve from factory and farming district to suburban sprawl influenced by nearby Monash University. Despite its size, patrons feel immediately at home in The Nott. There are several dining rooms, lounges and a beer garden, complete with wandering chickens, picnic benches and a towering peppercorn tree. Good, old-fashioned pub food such as French onion soup, calamari and steak cater to a range of tastes. House beer and wine and basic spirits will quench your thirst.
Yokohama is popular both with local discerning patrons and those who travel further to sample the delicious, traditional cuisine. Simple and stylish surrounds with a hint of Japanese influence. Opt for a table or perch around to watch your meal being prepared. The Teppanyaki Banquet offers a selection of the menu items. Whether you select an entree, main or special serves, you will enjoy tender, delicious seafood of the highest quality.
The Mexican Wave may literally be a metaphor for the menu selection rather than a reference to the gesture. Most dishes are generic European-based foods with only a touch of Mexican. Menu items include burritos, nachos and enchiladas as well as a few Tex-Mex combinations such as Tijuana t-bone, chili chicken Caesar salad, Mexican lasagna and the burger and fries "Mexican style". A large variety of seafood is also featured, including calamari rings and oysters. The seafood platter is quite popular.
Airstream Cafe is big, casual and convenient. It is a great spot for before and after movie meals, a respite from shopping or a leisurely catch-up. Ample meal choices and delicious cakes are available. Service is pretty average but they are working on it, as they seek out feedback in short surveys. The atmosphere is noisy and happening, as the big outdoor terrace overlooks a busy road. Their open concept kitchen, where you can watch and hear the chefs at work also adds to the action. The decor is young and modern with fun colors like orange, red and blue dominating. Check website for their operation hours.
Situated on a major intersection, this second story restaurant is hard to miss. It’s very popular, and the large Asian crowds that frequent the place is a sure sign the food is authentic and good. Serving traditional Cantonese fare and yum cha during lunch, it is always busy and bookings are advisable. The service is mostly efficient but in a rushed, no nonsense way. The decor is worn and the restaurant looks a little tired, but it is a place you go to purely for the food. Portions are big, and reasonably priced. The famous Cantonese delicacy, shark’s fin soup is definitely worth recommending.
PJ Malaysian Cuisine restaurant successfully combines Malaysian fare with jazz. Decked out with posters of famous jazz musicians, jazz tunes playing in the background, and a Louis Armstrong statue greeting customers at the entrance, this restaurant really provides for a great themed ambiance. They even have the occasional live jazz performance for their diners. The food here is delicious, though some dishes can be a little disappointing. The Spiced Calamari, Butter Prawns and Sultan's Chicken are definite winners. The service is generally prompt and courteous. Overall, a dining experience not to be missed. Call ahead for more details.
Chon Thong is a well-kept secret in outer suburbia. A small restaurant cozily sitting about 40 people, this place is popular with local residents as well as those in search of authentic Thai food. With Thai music playing in the background, polite and attentive staff, and genuinely tasty food, this restaurant is worth traveling for. Take note of the chili symbol because when they say spicy, they mean spicy. Leave some room for dessert. They sometimes have interesting ones like apple spring roll as well as their regular banana in pajamas.
Saigon Orchid has been tantalizing taste buds in Melbourne since 1987. Like most Vietnamese restaurants, the choice is endless with an extensive menu. If you’re undecided, attentive waitresses, dressed in traditional ao dai, are always ready to help. The food is very tasty and reasonably priced. Garlic rice (A$5), lemon grass and chilly chicken (A$15), and the simple yet flavorful vegetables in oyster sauce (A$10.50) are definite winners. The decor is fairly basic, but the scrumptious food and excellent service more than make up for it. The menu also comes with interesting snippets on the history of Vietnam, of the restaurant and Vietnamese cooking.
While the decor may be nothing to rave about, the food is something else. Serving up the flavorful tastes of Nonya cuisine, their Char Kuay Teow and Laksa dishes are reputed among local Malaysians to taste as authentic as those back home. There is also otak otak, belacan kangkong, Assam curries and rendangs. A must-try is their kuihs- little steamed pieces of traditional Nonya cakes made mainly of coconut and glutinous rice. Have it with their Teh Tarik, a Malaysian hot tea drink, for a truly Nonya cuisine experience. With friendly staff and delicious food, the Lim’s Nonya Hut is a winner if you can look past the cheap furnishings and worn-out walls.
Located in the outer suburbs, Schokolade Boutique Chocolate Café is a great place for a decadent treat. An array of bite-sized Belgian chocolate creations sits temptingly from behind the display shelf. There are milk marble butterflies and teddy bears, liquor-filled and fruit-flavored truffles, mud balls and much more. Beside chocolates, there are creative gift sets for every occasion. They also do beautiful hampers for corporate and personal needs. A must-try here is their hot Belgian waffles and European hot chocolate drink. Call ahead or check website to know more.