Thursday 25th April
This coming Thursday, we unfortunately won't be able to offer our 3181 Local's discount. We will return to normal the following week. The food however, will remain as delicious as always! Sorry for any inconvenience and see you all at Colonel Tan's soon!
Saturday 22nd December
Well, the silly season is really here and all of our patrons have been (relatively) well behaved! It's been a pleasure having all our lovely diners in- some old faces and some new. So now we will be taking a few days off to put our feet up also. Phew!
Our operating hours over Christmas and the New Year are as follows:
Monday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve): CLOSED
Tuesday 25th Dec (Christmas Day): CLOSED
Wednesday 26th Dec (Boxing Day): CLOSED
Thursday 27th Dec: Trading as normal
Friday 28th Dec: Trading as normal
Saturday 29th Dec: Trading as normal
Monday 31st Dec (New Year's Eve): CLOSED
Tuesday 1st Jan (New Year's Day) : CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd Jan: Resume trading as normal
From all of us at Colonel Tan's, we wish you happy holidays and we'll see you in the New Year!
Saturday 8th December
In conjuction with our resident Saturday DJs "The Late Show" , Colonel Tan's presents Our DJs are a Dish!
Only available on Saturday night's (as are our raddest and baddest DJs), first cab off the rank is DJ Ransom with his delicious offering of
The Big Red Kanga Curry -you just can't 'Thai' that one down... sport!
With a different DJ designing their own dish (with help from our excellent Kitchen of course!) every month, December and the New Year has never sounded or tasted sooo delicious.
Friday 30th November
With Christmas just around the corner, we are happy to bring to you Christmas with the Colonel! For family, friends or work functions, our Banquet menu is available and can cater for all kinds of groups and dietary requirements. Starting from groups of 8, contact our office for more details how we can tailor a Banquet for your needs!
Thursday 21st June
It's that time of year again and when the weather drops to icy, we like to help warm up as many folks as we can!
Our Head chef Karen Batson has created a Bangkok Minestrone –a peppery soup of vegetables, bean curd & chicken, to sit alongside soup creations from Chin Chin, The Meat & Wine Co, PM 24, Bistrot d'Orsay, Mamasita, Maha, Groove Train, Atlantic Group, Rockpool and many, many more as part of Feed Melbourne- Help fight Hunger in Melbourne! gourmet soup lunches to raise money for local food charities.
The Soup Kitchen
Date: Thursday 21 June 2012
Location: Queensbridge Square, South Bank. (Along the promenade at the end of the Old Sandridge Rail Bridge.)
Time: 11.30am onwards
Date: Tuesday 26 June 2012
Location: NAB Forecourt, Docklands. (Corner Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade.)
Time: 11:30 onwards
All soups available will be available at $5 with all proceeds going to Melbourne food charities. Each cup of soup sold will provide 10 meals to men, women and children struggling to afford food.
Tuesday 1 May
A new addition to the menu at Colonel Tan's- Green Bean and Corn Fishcakes with Cucumber Relish- house made and absolutely delicious!
Friday 13 April
Great blog post last week on The Chommery site! Glad you enjoyed your dinner!
Monday 28 June
This week we're taking part in the Feed Melbourne soup kitchen event.
On Wednesday the 29th of June, a selection of Melbourne’s leading chefs will showcase a pot of their signature Winter soup on the banks of the Yarra. For a donation of $5, Melburnians will be able to taste a cup of soup from their favourite chef, with 100% of the proceeds going back to the Feed Melbourne charity.
Colonel Tan's offering is a Chicken & Banana Blossom Soup, which is a Tom Kar style soup flavoured with coconut, lemongrass & chilli.
The Soup Kitchen
Date: Wednesday 29 June 2011
Location: Queensbridge Square, South Bank
Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm
Chef’s currently involved include: Adam D’Sylva (Coda), Frank Comorra (MoVida), Karen Batson (Cookie, Colonal Tan’s, Choo Choo’s), Guillaume Brahimi (Bistro Guillaume), Ian Curley (The European), Jason Jones (Mamasita), Lisa Oxenbould & Andrew Gimber (Pearl, Chin Chin), Oliver Gould (Stokehouse), Geoff Lindsay (Dandelion), Joseph Vitale (Bottega) and Orazio Cutuli (Trunk).
What is Feed Melbourne?
Feed Melbourne is a campaign aimed to raise funds to help local food charities collect, store and distribute food to Victorians who are doing it tough.
• For every $50 Feed Melbourne receives, 100 meals can be distributed.
• 700,000 tonnes of food is thrown into landfill in Victoria every year. That is the equivalent of 28,000 fully-stocked supermarkets.
•370,000 Victorians are expected to run out of food at some point this year and be unable to afford their next meal.
10% of Australian population is living at or below the poverty line.
Monday 21 June
We're back! Come down for all your old favourites or to try one (or more) of the great new dishes. Check out the full expanded menu on the menus page of our website.
Monday 13 June
Our latest review comes from the great folks at Broadsheet. Take a look at the Broadsheet website to read the review and see the photos!
Wed 8 June
We're announcing a new dish a day til our new kitchen opens. To see what is coming and for chances to win each of the new dishes check the Facebook page! for info!
Tuesday 31 May
It's all on!! Our sweet little kitchen has been demolished and a brand new woks and the framework is going in to hold our brand new wok burners and grills. Stay tuned for updates!
Thursday 19 May
We're finally biting the bullet and expanding our tiny kitchen at Colonel Tan's! We'll be adding some exciting new dishes to the menu for you to sample! The restaurant will be closed from Tue 31st May for a fortnight. Stay tuned for an exact re-open date!
The Band Room will remain open through this period. The Back Room will be closed weeknights to accomodate the renovation but will be open for business Friday 3rd June, Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June sans restaurant
Thursday 24 March
Colonel Tan's is offering a $5 meal as part of the Cheap Eats dining deal! Buy The Saturday Age this weekend and get your voucher for the one off special running next week only - chicken sticks with sticky rice and green papaya salad. Check out their Facebook page for info!
Sat 26 February
We're excited about being included in the Tastes of Chapel Progressive dinners as part of Good Food & Wine Festival for 2011! The dinners are on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th March and our partner restaurants are the great Pan Asian and David's. Visit the Chapel St website to book!
Tue 22 February
We're back in The Age Cheap Eats book, out today! Colonel Tan's received three out of three stars again, placing us as 'best in its class'. Read our review on the reviews section our website, or buy the book!
Fri 14 January
Great photos on a new blog post up this week....
I'm so hungree.
Tue 11 January
Kicking off this week we have The Colonel’s Lunch Time Meal Deal
Every Friday we have your lunch sorted for just $15
Chicken Salad with Smoked Eggplant & Banana Chilli
+ Stir Fried Pickled Cabbage with Egg & Bean Shoots
Penang Lamb Curry with Rice & Eggplant Salad
+ Roti Bread
Cashew Salad with Tomato, Cucumber & Coriander
+ Pad Thai with Tomato & Greens
Plus your choice of a glass of house wine, a pot of beer or a soft drink
Tue 4 January
We're back for 2011!
Thu 23 December
Colonel Tan's is closing for Christmas / New Years! Tonight is our last night of trade til 4th Jan so come in and get your fill!
Fri 1 October
Check out our latest review on Citysearch.
Wed 28th April
Our latest review is in the debut issue of The Weekend Review magazine, out today in bayside and eastern suburbs.
Sat 17th April
Simon Plant reviews Colonel Tan’s today in The Herald Sun Weekend section.
Sun 11th April
We came across a wonderful review by 8 year old Orla! Check out her review of Colonel Tan’s on her blog Big V.
Thu 8th April
We have a brand new selection of Dessert Cocktails kicking off from tonight! Be warned they are highly addictive.
Sat 3rd April
Check out Coxy’s Big Break on Channel 7 at 5.30pm today. Colonel Tan’s is lucky letter ‘T’ in the A-Z of Melbourne. Our head chef Karen Batson speaks to presenter Melissa Hetherington about the food.
Monday 29th March
Colonel Tan’s gets a mention in Australian Gourmet Traveller this month. Check out the April edition on news stands now!
Fri 19th March
Our sister restaurant Cookie will have a tent at the Thai Cultural Festival this weekend, with live cooking demonstrations. See http://www.thaifestvic.com for all the details.