Whether you’re looking for a suave, intimate bar for a casual tipple or a hearty, memorable meal calling on flavours from across the globe, Lulo is there to sort you out on Glenferrie Rd, right in the thick of the action in Hawthorn. South American flavours and Spanish staples are in greedy abundance, so the hardest part is choosing what you can fit in during a visit to this Latin jewel in the beating heart of one of Melbourne’s culinary hotspots. That just means you’ll have to come back.
Lulo is the place to go in Hawthorn when enticed by the Latin groove. Starting at the bar (a great idea if this Glenferrie Rd joint is buzzing as usual and tables are hot property), browse the impressive selection of Spanish and South American brews, or indulge in an authentic Brazilian Caprinha cocktail on par with any you’ll find in Melbourne. If you’re not staying for a meal, you can still get a taste of Lulo’s phenomenal food with an array of tasty small plates including Peruvian olives, smoked eggplant empanadas, house-made prawn crackers with succulent chicharron pork, or a slice of Lulo’s own quinoa and farro sourdough bread.
Apologies to anybody who takes off before dinner - but now things get truly exciting in east Melbourne. Amazing South American specialties sizzle on the Lulo grill, from ox tongue and octopus to Scotch fillet and lamb cutlets, all accompanied by mouthwatering Latin condiments. In the unlikely event you need extra sustenance there is grilled corn cob, crispy golden cassava chips, or papas andinas baby roast potatoes to help you along. Not to mention a trio of gorgeous ceviches for a lighter meal, entree, or to refresh your palate before finishing off with coffee and dessert. You won’t believe you’re still in Hawthorn.
Amazing food and service. The slow cooked lamb was just divine! The cocktails/mocktails are incredibly delicious! Would definitely go back to try out more things on the menu.
We invited 3 colleagues from Columbia to Lulo and they were very impressed with both the quality and authenticity of the food. They were also able to spot the dishes that were typically Columbian and those from Peru and other parts of South America. The hostess and chef were very hospitable making it a great evening overall.
Unbelievable food, wine and service. The beef was out of this world. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine available. Highly recommend!!