Tom Phat

184 Sydney Road Brunswick, Victoria 3056

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Opening hours Mon & Wed-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat-Sun 8am-10pm
Features Vegetarian friendly, Gluten-free options, Licensed
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments Diner's Club, eftpos, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 03 9381 2374

Covering the gamut from breakfast and coffees to curries and cocktails, the ambitiously wide-ranging Asian-fusion menu at Tom Phat is a base-covering feat. Plus, it’s uber-cool with its hawker-esque distressed wood panelling and neon-pink lighting. Begin with crunchy deep-fried Sichuan chilli-salt calamari, a gentler interpretation of the fiery regional standard. The goat in massaman curry melts off the bone, and the sweet flavours of peanut, star anise and cassia are played to full effect by pineapple slices. Tone it down with smoky barbecue tiger prawns made with green chilli and creamy coconut, served on Goan chorizo pulao.