"Colonel Tans meets and Exceeds all expectations"- Melbourne Reporter
LocationLocated inside Revolver Upstairs multi-arts complex.229 Chapel Street, Prahran, 3181
+61 (0) 3 9521 5985
Colonel Tan’s was created by Karen Batson, head chef of renowned inner city gastro-bars Cookie and The Toff In Town. The affordable menu combines traditional Thai cuisine with a cheeky American diner aesthetic.
The name is a tribute to Revolver co-owner and legendary Thai pop star Tan Punturaumporn. Years ago, Tan’s kitchen staff took to calling him the Colonel when they started serving a Five Spice Chicken that brought to mind a certain chicken-loving colonel from America’s deep south. With fantastic menu illustrations from local graffiti artist Itch, Tan can now be seen not only as a southern colonel, but transformed into John Lennon, David Bowie, a skinny-jeaned Ramone, an Amy Winehouse Tan and a new addition- Dolly Par-Tan. The new décor, appropriately enough, is all 70s oranges and browns, with a stylised Colonel Tan beaming down from the kitchen awning. To complete the diner experience, Burgers are served in stamped paper wrap and the 5 Spice Fried Chicken comes in a classic wicker basket.
“It’s tongue in cheek,” says chef Karen Batson. “We wanted to reflect the Revolver club environment with something a little kitsch and playful. It’s the American diner hits Bangkok.”Make a Booking >>
Colonel Tan's was awarded the letter 'T' in Coxy's Big Break's A-Z guide to Melbourne.
Host Melissa Hetherington met with our head chef Karen Batson to taste the menu.
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