Whether you have ventured to Melbourne for a holiday and over excited yourself and bank account with the city's amazing shopping, bars and restaurants. Or perhaps you reside here and it has once again hit that inevitable time of the week, where your rent and bills are withdrawn from your already shallow account. At some stage you are going to realise two things; you're hungry and poor. Never fear however, as that's why Lucky Coq exists!
Head down to the corner of Chapel St & High St, Windsor, to the yellow building stamped with red roosters and you won't be disappointed. The strange exterior is nothing compared to the quirky/eccentric interior with random lounge suits, lamps, light fixtures, band posters and all the rooster plates/ornaments you can imagine. That combined with the convenient private courtyard is exiting in it's self, but nothing of excitement once you taste the pizza.
Imagine any gourmet pizza you can think of and Lucky Coq will have it - for only $4! (Insane, I know!) Smoked salmon, roast pumpkin, nachos on a pizza, caesar salad on a pizza, calamari on a pizza even curry on a pizza. From the wide range of vegetarian to a variety of pizza's stacked roof-high with seafood and all the meat you can desire. You're surely going to fall in food love with more than one.
Afterwards, why not tempt your taste buds with a desert "sweet pizza" pizza which consists of ingredients like dark Belgian chocolate, mascapone, berries, banana, maple syrup and coconut - just to name a few. Might sound a little odd but once you try one for that amazing price of $4, you'll regret filling up your hunger stabbing stomach on the savoury choices.
Lucky Coq does have more to offer than just it's amazing menu, why not venture down on a weekend for an after party or local DJ set where you can listen to such music like jazz, bass, rock, funk, soul and house or even come for the free pool, movie nights and the occasional free BBQ. This all wouldn't be as sweet if you weren't sipping on one of their many cocktails made with the array of flavoured vodkas they have on offer as well as cider on tap and many international and local beers such as their own "blonde" and "Black Coq".
What type of crowd comes to Lucky Coq you ask? Well there is such a wide variety which is why this place is such a hit and their website sums it up nicely "mixed crowd ranging from locals to legends, hippies to hipsters, Bogans to beauties, ravers to reverends."
If you are on the North side of town, don't worry about venturing across city as Lucky Coq's sister Bimbos, resides on the corner of Brunswick St & Rose St Fitzroy and also holds home to the $4 menu and entertaining events.
All details of cheap pizza times, menus and up coming events are all available on both the Lucky Coq and Bimbo's websites.