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Melbourne Restaurants Open on Good Friday 2017

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by Melissa May (subscribe)
Freelance writer and blogger from Sydney (ex-Melbourne). Avid foodie and traveller. Loves dogs.
Published March 23rd 2017
Good food can be found on Good Friday
Akin to searching for a needle in a haystack, a decent restaurant that is open on Good Friday can be hard to find. If you want to avoid going down the road that leads you to the Golden Arches, we're here to help. Here are five places that are most definitely opening their doors on Friday April 14th:

1. Zaatar: This busy family-run Middle Eastern bakery, café and catering generally remains open on most public holidays – but on Good Friday each year, they go one step up from their normal day-to-day operations. Owners Charlie and Jeff Elrahi are passionate about giving back to the community so every year on Good Friday, they hold a special family day onsite. Expect to see lots of games, prizes, live music and activities in addition to, of course, mouth-watering food. All proceeds on the day will go towards the Royal Children's Hospital.
Address: 365 Sydney Road, Coburg
Phone: 03 9939 9494
Good Friday opening hours: 7am to 8pm
Website: zaatar.com.au/


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Zaatar Coburg will be hosting a family fun day on Friday April 14


2. Secret Kitchen: If you feel like a Good Friday yum cha session, Secret Kitchen will sort it out for you. Yum cha sessions at Secret Kitchen's flagship restaurant in Chinatown are extremely popular during the Easter long weekend are extremely popular so be sure to book your table at least a week in advance. Once you're in, expect to indulge in all the dim sum classics you love along with some new additions to the yum cha menu such as steamers filled with truffle siu mai, steamed mixed nuts buns and rice noodle rolls filled with truffles and scallops.
Address: 222 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9988 7778
Good Friday opening hours: 11am to 3pm; 5:30pm to 11pm
Website: www.secret-kitchen.com.au/


3. Tank Fish and Chippery: Ah, fish and chips… the classic Good Friday dinner staple. For a bit of nostalgia, drop into Tank's Lygon Street store where they'll crank up the fryers and grills for punters wanting battered flake and lightly seasoned chips. Want something healthier? No problem, Tank do an excellent take on the traditional fish and chip meal with their seasoned brown rice or salad options to go with your grilled barramundi or mulloway.
Address: 149-151 Lygon Street, Carlton
Phone: 03 9040 2124
Good Friday opening hours: 11am to late
Website: www.tankfishandchips.com.au/


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Head to Tank in Carlton for a classic Good Friday meal of fish and chips


4. Fat Penguin: If a Good Friday brunch is what you're after, then Fat Penguin in Kew East is your answer. They'll have coffees ready from 7:30am as well as mod Oz breakfast options featuring a delicious black chia pudding with mango puree, poached rhubarb and pistachio. This child-friendly café also welcomes furry four-legged friends, making it an excellent place to bring the whole family in for a delicious start to the day.
Phone: 03 9859 3252
Good Friday opening hours: 7:30am to 2:30pm
Website: www.fatpenguincafe.com.au


5. Ramen Bankara: If ramen is what you're craving for over the Easter break, then head to Ramen Bankara. Known around the world as the kings of Tokyo-style ramen, the Swanston Street restaurant is Melbourne's flagship serving steaming hot bowls of soy-infused pork bone ramen that's been gently cooked over low heat for many hours. As a result, the broth is rich, dense and full of fatty goodness. Best enjoyed with a plate of pan-fried gyoza on the side.
Address: 305 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9663 8862
Good Friday opening hours: 11am to 10pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ramenbankaraaustralia/

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