Short time or long time, it’s always a good time – this is the mantra behind iconic Melbourne spot, House of Lulu White. While the space has undergone some serious transformations over the years – from house of disrepute, Paradise Girls, to Sth Central Social & Dining – House of Lulu White’s rich and colourful history has made it what it is today. This is one of Melbourne’s most chic and stylish places to eat and drink, with a blend of Australian and Asian influences gracing its enticing menu. So, whether you’re naughty or nice (as the menu suggests) you’ll be in for a wild ride at this South Yarra spot. Open for brunch, lunch and cocktails, House of Lulu White on Yarra Street is an experience you won’t forget! Just ensure you book ahead, because reservations are essential.
The story goes, that sitting atop the South Yarra train station, young schoolboys would applaud the gentlemen leaving the rooms of the Paradise Girls, a house of disrepute. And, while a lot has changed over the years, the fascination with this iconic Melbourne space has remained the same. Nowadays however, this red brick factory has taken the name of the former madame, and it has been transformed into one of Melbourne’s best and brightest foodie spots. Splashed with powder pink paint, neon signs of plump lips and distressed leather banquette seating, House of Lulu White is taking interior design to a whole new level.
But what about the menu? While it's definitely got an Australian twist to it, you won’t find any run of the mill smashed avo or scrambled eggs at the House of Lulu White. Instead, if you’re feeling naughty for brunch, sample the buttermilk chicken and waffles with maple nahm prik and coriander or smoky bacon breakfast ramen with an egg, crispy pork belly, soba noodles and wasabi oil. For later in the day, we can’t get enough of House of Lulu White’s pan-fried gnocchi with smoked salmon tartare, pickled beetroot, lemon and poached egg, or the flat iron steak baguette with roast onion, cavelo nero and whited smoked cheddar. Whether it’s for coffee and brunch or for a night of revelry with endless espresso martini’s, House of Lulu White is one spot that definitely requires a visit. Located on Yarra Street in South Yarra, this is one Melbourne spot where discretion is (not) required.
Had a great time at House of Lulu, we did the bottomless brunch and the staff ensured that we were never with an empty glass. Great value for money, will definitely be coming back.
Outstanding smashed avo and scrambled eggs. The owner is super friendly and there's a great buzzy atmosphere inside the cafe. Interested to try the bottomless brunch
We booked bottomless boozy brunch for a friend’s going away party. And Lulu White were really amazing to have take care of our food and drinks. The staff were wonderful and laid back, all while having fantastic service. And the food was very delicious, (especially the waffles). Thank you for such a great experience