Melbourne suburb of Chirnside Park welcomes Eastridge Entertainment Precinct (EEP), the first premium culinary hub for the outer north-east area, as it officially throws open the doors to three new venues – Carne Grill, The Precinct Bar at Eastridge, and The Bosses Boots Café.
Located just off the Maroondah Highway, EEP is perfectly positioned not only to cater to local residents but service the visitors who travel to and from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley each year.
The three EEP venues will add an estimated 500 seats to Chirnside Parks’ food offering, catering to the suburbs’ growing population of close to 10,500 permanent residents.
Carne Grill, seating up to 240 guests, is the jewel in the precinct crown, where stylish dining meets rambunctious feasting. The premium feasting style menu focuses on the finest local pork, beef, lamb, poultry and seafood, flame and charcoal grilled to perfection. The hero ‘Let Us Create the Feast’ set menus are available for four people or more, from $25 per person, and include carnivore and seafood options. ‘The Big Board’ allows guests to choose from three of 11 main options, and comes with two sauces and hand cut chips. If sharing isn’t your thing, try the pasture fed dry aged rib eye, 1kg T-bone, whole crayfish, or a pasta dish, with sides of course.
The wine list is proudly 7/8 Australian, with a third of the varietals sourced from the local Yarra Valley region.
The interiors are warm, welcoming and festive, with large bench tables and communal seating arrangements encouraging shared-space vibes. Alfresco all-year-round dining is also available, with 100 protected seats on the terrace overlooking the lagoon, the area heated throughout winter.
The Precinct Bar is an oasis for drinks, no matter what the time of day, with an extensive list of cocktails, local craft beer, and wine, served with a side of bar snacks for those who are peckish. The bar beckons with plush leather couches, a large hardwood topped bar surrounded by leather upholstered stools, and views of the lagoon. The outdoor area has a range of small and large high bar tables, creating a relaxed beer garden atmosphere. With multiple diverse spaces, The Precinct Bar is the perfect location for a private function of any size.
At The Bosses Boots Café, open for breakfast and lunch seven days per week, home baked breads are hero, sandwiching gourmet ingredients like miso glazed pork belly, pickled cucumber, shaved carrot, and watercress; and New York deli ciabatta with mortadella, sopressa, smoked ham, cheddar and green pickle. For breakfast think wild mushrooms on brioche, wilted kale, smoked ricotta, and fried eggs. Salads, burgers and grazing platters are also available, plus cold spun juices and smoothies. A rustic picnic pack is also available to grab and go.