I don’t often get the red carpet treatment, but Greville Street’s token new steakhouse – Angus & Bon’s launch party was a welcome exception.
If anyone knows how to throw a five-star launch party, it’s these guys! After making my debut down the red carpet (which was also accompanied by a live jazz band), my plus one and I were greeted with a Fraise Fizz – fruity, bubbly cocktail, and a fresh oyster bar.
The evening continued in a similar manner with a series of 17 small dishes paired with various drinks. Snapper ceviche and prosecco, grilled swordfish and Castro Martin Albarino, confit lamb ribs and Arfion Spring pinot noir, wagyu chuck with shiraz…the list goes on!
There was one particular cocktail that caught my taste – the Black Velvet; prosecco and porter beer, crisp and fizzy with a good amount of body from the beer, paired deliciously with Smokey Bay Oysters. An unexpected combination that seemed to work perfectly.
Owner Liam Ganley (Freddy Wimpoles, Lemon Middle and Orange, and Fifth Province) has transformed the old Prahran Post Office (previously Mrs. Parma’s) into a chic classy New York style steakhouse with exposed brick walls, solid wood panelling, feature lights, and loungy circular leather booth seating. Homely, sophisticated, and inspiring, it’s the kind of place you would visit to discuss international affairs or business plans, whilst sipping on whisky and enjoying a fine piece of wagyu.
The house specialises in all things meaty goodness, with head chef Declan Carroll (ex Rockpool) grilling up aged grass-fed beef and dried-aged Wagyu to perfection over a custom built woodfire grill.
Come around on a Sunday morning and you will have a totally different experience! $39 gets you a two-hour bottomless brunch with all the Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Bellinis your little liver can tolerate.
Angus & Bon is a welcome new addition to the assortment of Asian Fusion and European restaurants on Greville Street. Forgo your local for an evening, and pop in for an after-work drink or steak dinner. You won’t regret it, we promise!
– Ember Mitchell
Ember is an American turned Aussie. Her love affair with Melbourne goes back five years, and she still can’t get enough of this city! Discovering new hideouts and hidden gems around Melbourne is her hobby. Marketing Strategist by day, spontaneous adventurer, brekky enthusiast, and aerial acrobat by night.
Angus & Bon
168 Greville St
Prahran, VIC 3181
Angus & Bon has taken Greville Street by storm serving up woodfired aged steak and bottomless brunch in a chic and sophisticated venue.