David Thompson has turned a love for Thai food into a global career. Long Chim is his gift to his home country of Australia, presenting authentic South-East Asian cuisine at an accessible price.
Right on the edge of the Yarra River in the Crown Melbourne complex, Long Chim is fun, boisterous and bright, and great for a casual lunch or a catch-up with friends. The drinks list is a delight, with creative cocktails, an extensive wine selection, and a curated Asian beer offering.
Long Chim strives to bring authenticity to its menu, with traditional approaches, hard-to-source ingredients and some choices that will appeal to those who have travelled to the region. Dried prawns with ginger and toasted coconut, wrapped in betel leaves, is a great place to start and is a complex entree with a well-balanced combination of sweet and sour. The popular red curry of roast duck has a curious spice and tartness to it, with pops of Thai vegetables offsetting the indulgent slices of duck.
PSST! Long Chim offers affordable set menus for lunch and dinner.