Atlas Dining owner Charlie Carrington to open spin-off chain Colours by Atlas

Pho met tartare on Atlas Dining's Vietnamese menu.
Pho met tartare on Atlas Dining's Vietnamese menu. Photo: Supplied

Melbourne chef Charlie Carrington has already made you question your life choices by opening the impressively slick Atlas Dining in South Yarra at the age of 22.

There, tasting menus change focus every four months – first it was Vietnamese, then Israeli and now Korean has taken centre plate. As if that wasn't enough, he's doubling down with a casual concept he hopes to eventually roll out as a chain.

Colours by Atlas will be a day-night canteen serving simplified versions of some of the restaurant's greatest hits alongside a range of fermented juices (lightly carbonated in-bottle) and kombucha. The focus is green, so there will be no booze and, they're hoping, very little waste.

Atlas Dining in South Yarra.
Atlas Dining in South Yarra. Photo: Bonnie Savage

Carrington is currently seeking the first site around South Yarra so he can serve the likes of the Vietnamese chicken parfait, Israeli hummus with flatbreads and zhug, and their take on Korean bibimbap, prepared at the main restaurant. He hopes to open the first Colours in the next three months.