Atlas Dining chef Charlie Carrington to open second restaurant Colours by Atlas

Steamed chicken with pickled green chilli dressing, cabbage, Vietnamese mint and peanuts.
Steamed chicken with pickled green chilli dressing, cabbage, Vietnamese mint and peanuts. Photo: Susanna Dansie

It's a whirlwind 18 months since Charlie Carrington, then 23, opened his first restaurant, Atlas Dining, with a menu that switched cuisines every four months.

Yet having gained a hat in the first national Good Food Guide, he's backing it up with a fine-casual spin-off, Colours by Atlas. 

The unlicensed 20-seater, which opens in Prahran on February 13, adapts some of the best dishes from the five cuisines he's explored so far, and plates them to eat in or take away.

Charoset lamb, hummus, Moroccan carrots, Israeli salad and pickles at Colours by Atlas.
Charoset lamb, hummus, Moroccan carrots, Israeli salad and pickles at Colours by Atlas. Photo: Susanna Dansie

Among the opening mains are lamb with hummus, Israeli salad and pickles, and Vietnamese-style steamed chicken with pickled green chilli dressing, cabbage and Vietnamese mint ($14.50-$17). They're joined by five street food side dishes (around $4.50 each) and five matching non-alcoholic drinks ($4).

Like Atlas, the Colours menu will evolve every four months, subbing in dishes from the cuisine Atlas has just explored. 

Open Tue-Sat 11am-9pm.

202 Commercial Road, Prahran, eatcolours.com.au