Leongatha’s got it made thanks to Chao Phraya, a cosy Thai restaurant that’s become the talk of the town. Found on Smith Street right in the heart of town, Chao Phraya quickly earned a reputation for excellence that has made it famous throughout the area. Open seven days a week, you can count on this cosy Thai restaurant to be around when you need it most, whether it’s for lunch, dinner or a quick snack. Favourites on the menu at Chao Phraya’s Leongatha branch – there’s another located in Kyneton – include the mussaman curry with beef, sweet and sour stir-fried king prawns, larb gai salad, and the chao phraya special stir fry with vegetables. Known to get busy throughout its opening hours, it’s a good idea to book ahead when planning to dine at this Thai gem.