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Chef David

Born out of Melbourne’s strict stage 4 lockdown in 2020, Chef David’s new menu was a swift delivery-friendly alternative to their famed steamy and swirly hot pot. Focusing on staple elements and cooking methods of Sichuan food, the new menu balances 7 traditional flavours to creatively combine all the fantastic piquant platitudes of Chinese cuisine…

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Chef David – Elizabeth Street’s upmarket eatery specialising in authentic Sichuan Cuisine will have your tastebuds tingling for more!

We’re so excited to share, Chef David the upmarket eatery has reopened, not as a hotpot restaurant, but specialising in authentic Sichuan Cuisine. The decision to shift from swirly and spicy hot pot to barbecue grill came about during Melbourne’s intense stage 4 lockdown in 2020, as soupy broth was difficult to transport. The new..

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Best Chinese Restaurants in Melbourne

Chinese is one of the most ancient and varied cuisines in the world, yet it often gets oversimplified in Australia. Cantonese and Sichuan may be the most prominently represented of China’s regional cuisines in Melbourne, but they’re just two of “the eight great cuisines” (the others are Jiangsu, Zhejian, Fujian, Hunan, Anhui and Shandong). It’s..

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Chef David

The Chef David menu has a focus on grilled seafood and the fiery flavours of Chengdu. They combine traditional Chinese flavours and fresh seafood, with Sichuan’s famed spicy and numbing peppercorns. Experience the opportunity to grill your food at the table, just the way you like it. More than just food, the experience of Chef..

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Chef David Launch Brand New Sichuan Grill Menu In Melbourne

If anyone knows authentic Sichuan cuisine, it’s Chef David! Chef David opened its first restaurant under the name David’s Hotpot, with the goal of sharing Sichuan flavours with the people of Melbourne. Now they are firing up the barbecue and tempting the tastebuds of the CBD with a brand new Sichuan Barbecue grill menu. With over 20..

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Chef David

Chef David is impressive, regardless of when you visit. During the day, natural light spills through the floor-to-ceiling windows and shines off patent-leather seats, polished concrete walls and brass finishes. After sunset, new life is breathed into the mammoth 160-seater space – neon signs glow, strobe lights swirl in patterns across every surface and TV..

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Chef David Reignites with a New Sichuan Menu

Everyone’s favourite technicolored restaurant, Chef David, are firing up the barbecue and tempting the tastebuds of the CBD with their NEW AUTHENTIC SICHUAN FUSION MENU.   Borne out of the COVID-19 crisis, Chef David’s new menu was a swift delivery-friendly alternative to their famed steamy and swirly hot pot.   Focusing on staple elements and..

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Chef David Is Melbourne’s New Multimillion-Dollar Hot Pot Destination with a 4am Licence

On the off-chance you’ve already slurped your way through Melbourne’s recent boom of new hot pot restaurants (think Panda Hot Pot and Jiyu Thai), here’s yet another one to check off your hit-list. The boldly executed Chef David has landed on Elizabeth Street in a vision of marble, metallics and neon blue.   Sibling to Melbourne’s two David’s..

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Chef David

Chef David

If anyone knows authentic Sichuan cuisine, it’s Chef David Li. Chef David has been experimenting with Sichuan flavours since he was 14 years old. Now the executive chef at his titular restaurant, he creates recipes and trains the talented chefs in the kitchen.

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