With a focus on royal Thai cuisine, Lemongrass offers locals a dining experience that’s hard to surpass in Melbourne. Founded in 1989 by four chefs from Bangkok – thanks to the support of Royal Cuisine High Priestess Boonchoo – the restaurant was the first of its kind on Carlton’s Lygon Street. As winner of the Best Thai award in the Good Food Guide for seven years now, it’s clear that Lemongrass is committed to excellence, whether it’s service, hygiene or quality. Order yourself a Lemongrass Vodkatini, then indulge in an order of fish patties, fried sweet corn cakes or calamari before your main course. The curries at this Thai restaurant are renowned, with options such as roasted lamb shanks in Massaman sauce, chee chee prawn or red Panang curry. Lemongrass also offers some great street-food dishes like curry laksa, grilled pork neck and pahd pug ruam moo krob – wok-fried Chinese greens served with rice and crispy pork. No matter what, make sure to book ahead!
The food was devine, fresh and delicious. The service was outstanding. If I were to live in Melbourne I would certainly return to eat at Lemongrass.