At this bright lighted flashy restaurant, the culinary team delivers exciting and dazzling Thai food that ignites the senses. Longrain’s Thai food with a modern twist has been a favourite with Melbourne diners for several years and doesn’t fail to please.
Longrain’s interior is large and spacey with several shared tables perfect for walk-ins, and also has round tables for those who book ahead. There is music, bright lights and colourful paintings, which give the place a buzz.
Start with a betel leaf of poached prawn and coconut and wrap the aromatics in a package. Follow with melt-in-the-mouth salmon fillet marinated in a delectable red curry and served in a banana leaf. Or, try the lamb neck curry. This rich, heavy and aromatic dish features tender meat that melts in the mouth. For a lighter option, coconut chicken salad is refreshing and coconut driven, with hints of clean Vietnamese mint. Wash it down with a wine or inventive Thai cocktail to break the heat.
PSST! If you can’t get a table, head upstairs to the newest bar Longsong while you wait.