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Celebrate NYE with free-flowing sparkling and a nine course yum cha feast at David’s Prahran

Celebrate NYE with free-flowing sparkling and a nine course yum cha feast at David’s Prahran 150 150 David's
Bid farewell to 2021 with an indulgent yum cha feast paired with free-flowing sparkling at David’s Prahran. The famous yum cha and sparkling dinner event returns for one night for New Year’s Eve, featuring two sittings – 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm for $115 per person.

Restaurateur David Zhou says: Melburnians have shown great resilience the past two years and we hope people can really enjoy their festive season together over good food and a few glasses of sparkling.”

The menu will showcase a flavourful nine-course yum cha banquet curated for the festive season and unlimited sparkling to wash down each bite. Guests will be treated to a selection of one-off dishes that will add a special taste to the indulgent spread.

The yum cha feast will begin with Pacific Oysters with fresh mint and plum sauce followed by a Vegetarian San Choi Bao, pan-fried BBQ Pork Buns, a Steamed Dumpling Medley, David’s Famous Peking Duck, pan-fried Patagonian Toothfish, Dong Po Pork Belly in a ginger soy glaze, Vegetarian Fried Rice, and for dessert, White Chocolate Dumplings with coconut praline.

Offering one of the best yum cha experiences in Melbourne, David’s signature NYE yum cha and sparkling event showcase the best of Shanghainese cuisine matched with the perfect drop of sparkling, NV Domaine de La Grande Cote ‘Cremant De Bourgogne’, Burgundy France.

NYE Yum Cha and Sparkling at David’s

  • 4 Cecil Place, Prahran VIC, 3181
  • Friday 31 December 2021 only
  • 6.00pm and 8.00pm sittings
  • $115pp (all inclusive)
  • Bookings essential, here.

Father’s Day Yum Cha at David’s

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Father’s Day is around the corner and lockdown or not, we think it’s worth celebrating! Whether it’s Dad or someone else you think deserves some love we have the perfect feast for them!

This year we have 2 plans to help you celebrate Dad,

If restrictions ease we will be serving up our Unlimited Yum Cha with favourites such as our most signature dumplings, peking duck wraps finished off with our white chocolate dumplings with coconut & peanut praline. We will have 5 seatings at 10:30am, 12:30pm , 2:30pm , 6:00pm & 8:00pm. 

If we are still stuck at home or away from mum and dad we have a specially curated Father’s Day Yum Cha box available for home delivery with @providoor. We will take our Yum Cha and have it delivered to you and Dad to enjoy your Yum cha tradition in the comfort of your home.

We hope to see you either in person or brighten up your Dad’s special day with our home-delivered Yum Cha!

Father’s Day Yum Cha At David’s 
  • Sunday 5th September 2021
  • 4 Cecil Place, Prahran –  (03) 9529 5199
  • Yum Cha Seatings: 10:30am / 12:30pm / 2:30pm / 6:00pm / 8:00pm
David’s Yum Cha Delivered  $126
Signature Mixed Dumplings 8pc
Pan Fried Beef Dumplings 8pc
Chilli Pork Dumplings 8pc
Peking Duck 6pc
Special Fried Rice
Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
White Chocolate Dumplings 4pc


  • ONLY AVAILABLE 3rd – 5th Sep
  • Delivery & Collection Available
  • Serves 2 people ($63pp)

Good Food Month – Pinot with Shanghai Pork & Roast Duck

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On four Wednesdays of June, enjoy a five-course dinner celebrating Shanghai-style duck and pork dishes which represents the traditional Chinese roast style of cooking.

This menu includes Tea smoked Duck Leg, which is roasted and then smoked with David’s sister restaurant Oriental Teahouse’s Iron Buddha Tea giving a delightful range of flavour that you won’t want to pass up.

Another dish to be served during the event is Braised Pork Belly (Dong Po Rou). This is an iconic traditional Chinese braised pork belly recipe of Hangzhou. This dish requires you to soak up the savory marinade of the pork belly with the mini-fried sweet buns.

This event will run  Wednesday nights on 9, 16, 23 & 30 June for just $50pp.

Add the special Pinot Noir beverage package for just $28 to have each dish matched with a half-glass of Pinot Noir – making this the perfect winter dining experience.


4 Cecil Place, Prahran VIC 3181

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Yum Cha at David’s

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Our Mother’s are arguably the most important people in our lives. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we have the perfect way to show her how much you really care.

For Mother’s Day this year at David’s we are offering a one off Mother’s Day Unlimited Yum Cha Menu with all of your yum cha favourites and some dishes just for mum.

Our Mother’s day Unlimted Yum Cha will be flowing through out David’s all day and for just $60 per person.

David’s Seating Times:

10:30am / 12:30pm / 2:30pm / 6:00pm / 8:00pm

If you are treating Mum to a feast at home we have a range of options available via Providoor.

Mother’s Day May 9th

Mother’s Day Unlimited Yum Cha $60pp
Bookings Required
$40 Children under 12
Kids under 3 are free

Click Here to Book

Order Cook at Home meals via Providoor: providoor.com.au/promo/davids

Or visit our website: davidsrestaurant.com.au

Valentine’s Day Yum Cha

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We are opening David’s for one Sunday night seating on Valentine’s Day to make sure that you and your loved one get to enjoy each other and our famous Yum Cha on your special night.

We are offering our most popular unlimted Yum Cha dishes for you and your loved one for 60pp.

Our Traditional sliced Sticky Pork Belly Bao with Chinese pickle & Handmade Pork Dumplings steamed in a Chinese Ham Broth are just some of the dishes we are offering on the night.

Our unlimited Vegan Yum Cha is also available on the night.

David’s Restaurant

  • Sunday 14th February 2021 
  • 6pm Seating (only)
  • $60pp – Pre-ticketed event
  • Vegan Menu Available

Chinese New Year at David’s

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with David’s this year!

We have put together an extra special event on Friday night February 12th 2021 with live Lion Dance shows in each of our dinner seatings!

We are offering our unlimited Yum Cha Menu on the night for $60 pp with a selection of dishes perfect for the occasion.

Fri 12th Feb – 6pm + 8:15pm

$60 per person set menu

Pan-fried BBQ Pork Buns

Handmade Pork Dumplings steamed in a Chinese Ham Broth

Panfry Beef Dumplings

Authentic Prawn Dumplings

Prawn and Pork Shu Mai

Traditional sliced Sticky Pork Belly Bao & Chinese pickle

Ginger & Scallion Crab Noodles

Peking Duck Wraps

And more!

Vegan Dietaries Available -$60pp
Family friendly event
1-12yrs $30pp
12yrs + $60pp

Enjoy an indulgent yum cha feast matched with sparkling at David’s Prahran

Enjoy an indulgent yum cha feast matched with sparkling at David’s Prahran 150 150 David's
Celebrate the end of 2020 with an indulgent yum cha feast at David’s Prahran with their famous unlimited yum cha and sparkling dinner event returning for  New Year’s Eve. There will be two seatings – 6.00pm and 8.00pm for $110 per person each for food & sparkling or $75 per person for food only. Bookings are essential via our website.
The menu will showcase a flavourful menu curated for the festive season and free-flowing Domaine De La Grande Cote, NV Burgundy, France to wash down each bite. Guests will be treated with a selection of one-off dishes to share with loved ones that will add a special taste to the indulgent spread.

Our owner David Zhou says: “We want to give our lovely customers an enjoyable experience to ring in the new year after a very challenging year for everyone. By coming together over yum cha, our team want to give comfort to those who decide to dine with us during the festive season. We know that Melburnians have shown resilience this year, so we want people to really enjoy themselves over good food and a glass of sparkling.”


The yum cha feast will feature the likes of homemade rice crackers with a Shanghainese dip, pan-fried BBQ pork bunshandmade pork dumplings steamed in a Chinese ham brothauthentic prawn dumplingsblack truffle prawn and pork shu mai, and Domain De La Grande Cote, NV Burgundy, France — all available for top ups served straight to your table upon request.

One-off dishes to grace the menu includes DIY Peking duck leg, pan-fried Patagonian tooth fish in a ginger soy glaze with asparagus, Chinese broccoliShanghainese spring onion noodles, and mango pudding with mango popping pearls to end the feast on a sweet note.

Unlimited yum-cha and sparkling

4 Cecil Place, Prahran VIC, 3181   

Incredible Mother’s Day Yum Cha Takeaway Boxes!

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Our mothers are important and we still need to celebrate their efforts this Mother’s Day!

After 20 years of helping our guests celebrate this family occasion on one of our biggest days of the year, we’re not going to let you down in 2020!

This year we have made sure our Mother’s Day Yum Cha will be back in the form of our Mother’s Day Yum Cha Takeaway Box!

Our beautifully crafted Yum Cha Platters are perfect for a Lunch and Dinner and up to your Mum’s highest standards without all the slaving away in the kitchen.

Get your usual Yum Cha spread for Mum in the comfort of your own home.

This feeds two hungry people and showcases our delicious selection of Yum Cha favourites. At $56, its great value too!

In our scrumptious boxes, we have all your favourites!

BBQ pork buns, Ginger prawn dumplings, Pork & prawn shumai, Prawn dumplings, Pan-fried pork dumplings, Veggie spring rolls, Crispy chicken ribs, Sweet chunky eggplant, Gai Lan and bean shoots and Special veggie fried rice!

We are delivering to the local suburbs of Prahran for free with orders above $100!

Pre-order is recommended!

Pre-order on our site at https://www.mryum.com/davids-ta.

Order on Deliveroo at https://deliveroo.com.au/menu/melbourne/prahran/davids?day=today&geohash=r1r0emt2w7zq&time=1845 

Call us to order at (03) 9529 5199

Valentine’s Day at Davids

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Treat your lover right and join us on Valentine’s Day! With a 5 course delight featuring dishes such as our Drunken Oysters, Crispy Quail and Wagyu Beef w black bean Salsa, plus our Panna Cotta w lychee sorbet. For love at first sip, we will have complementary cocktails ready for you on arrival, we got you covered.


Oysters – Drunken marinaded, goji berry, cucumber

Marron – Pan roasted Shanghainese pickled cabbage, lotus root leaf rice

Quail – Crispy breast, Shaoxing wine, anise soy, mustard greens

Wagyu Beef – Wagyu beef karubi plate, Chinese celery, black bean salsa

Panna Cotta – Soy bean milk, strawberry, lychee sorbet


Valentine’s Day @ David’s

Friday 14th February 2020

$88 per person

4, Cecil Place, Prahran, 3181


2019 NYE Bottomless Yum-Cha & Sparkling

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Join us to celebrate everything that was 2019 and close the decade in style. Feast on Melbournes best Chinese with our famous unlimited Yum-Cha and bottomless sparkling.

Two seatings are available at 6:00pm and 8:00pm. Places are strictly limited, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Davids NYE Unlimited Yum-Cha and sparkling
$78 per person
6:00pm and 8:00pm seatings
Includes 2 hours of unlimited Yum-Cha and bottomless sparkling wine
Featuring two new dishes exclusive to this event:
Hot Longjing green tea smoked salmon
Shanghai style Beef Wellington
4 Cecil Place, Prahran, 3181

To book your place, call: (03) 9529 5199 or book online HERE

Winemaker David Jones pouring wine

David at David’s Dalwhinnie Wine Maker Dinner

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David at David’s Dalwhinnie Wine Maker Dinner


Date: Thurs 11th July

Location: David’s Restaurant 4 Cecil Place Prahran, Vic 3181

Time: 6:30pm – approx. 10:30pm

Price: $150 plus GST (includes matched wines)

Description: Dalwhinnie is one of Victoria’s oldest, family-run vineyards that has built an outstanding reputation for its premium shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay wines.

Hailed by critics and wine lovers alike, Dalwhinnie has been growing grapes for 37 years and is now a fully mature vineyard, producing wines that are distinctive, elegant and full of complex fruit flavours.

Join us as we dine on canapés and 5 courses with matched wines that will truly excite your senses.

About the winemaker: David Jones has taken the reigns of Dalwhinnie; a family legacy. David and his partner Jenny Jones are making wines with tremendous depth of flavour, reflecting the relatively low-yielding but well maintained vineyards.

Click here to book: Book now

Dalwhinnie and David's menu


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NYE sorted with unlimited yum cha & French sparkling at David’s
Ring in the new year at David’s and let an unlimited supply of yum cha and French sparkling end 2018 on an indulgent note. For $78 per person, experience a memorable
dinner with two sittings available – 6 pm for early birds, and 8 pm for a later affair ensuring no shortage of wine as the night goes on.

Feast and toast the new year with friends, family or your significant other, dinner at David’s can help kickstart the festivities before a walk down to the Yarra to watch the
fireworks – or as the banquet of choice before your countdown party. Roving around on trays will be an abundance of xiao long baos, roast duck dumplings, David’s signature sticky pork
belly, and more in-house favourites. Offering one of the best yum cha experiences in Melbourne, there will be over 30 varieties to feast upon – all made with authentic Shanghainese flavours with fresh, local ingredients.

No NYE celebration is complete without bubbles. The venue will be offering up a bottomless supply of Domaine De Le Grande Cote and NV Burgundy from France – a truly sparkling match to yum cha items like David’s Peking duck pancakes. Zhou’s philosophy is simple, to create food that shares his journey from Shanghai to Melbourne showing his story on a plate. NYE at David’s is the ideal place to be before entering into 2019, bookings can now be made here.

We are a contemporary Shanghainese restaurant inspired by Zhou’s hometown Zhouzhang, a water village in which our family’s recipes originated. Loved by locals for
over 20 years, come to celebrate and be an extension of own family.

Unlimited Yum Cha and French Sparkling
4 Cecil Place, Prahran VIC 3181
6pm & 8 pm sittings
$78pp (all inclusive)

Book now




Unlimited yum cha is right on your doorstep every Saturday and Sunday at David’s.

Offering the best yum cha in Melbourne, you’ll enjoy 30 varieties of dishes, including mains of dumplings, spring rolls, signature stir-fries, san choi bao and Peking duck pancakes. After you’ve polished off your mains, satisfy your sweet tooth with a choice of melt-in-your-mouth molten white chocolate & cranberry dumplings or chocolate sesame balls.

Everything at David’s is made fresh: all you have to do is order a drink and start eating.

David’s yum cha in Prahran runs at 11.30am or 13.30 every Saturday and Sunday. Arrive on time to ensure you don’t miss any sensational dishes coming fresh out the kitchen.

  • Saturday: $45 per person (Saturdays are BYO. $10 per corkage, corkage wines only)
  • Sunday: $48 per person

Taking Your Spring to the Next Level

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Spring is a glorious time of year, particularly in Prahran. The market fills up with bright blooms, local shops launch colourful collections and people flood the sidewalks, freshly-emerged from winter hibernation. At David’s Restaurant, we love cooking fresh spring dishes that make the most of seasonal produce. We love serving our Shanghai country dishes in a dining room flooded with sunlight. We love stepping out onto our Cecil Place doorstep to smell the spring air. We love spring so much, in fact, that we want to help you have the best spring ever. Read on for our top tips on taking your spring to the next level!

1. Be all like this in the streets of Prahran
‘Tis the season for public displays of dancing!


2. Work florals into your wardrobe
To help you out with this one, we’ve selected four of our favourite spring looks – the Enormous Rose Hat Look, the White-Gloved Petunia Look, the Blossoming Pink Lily Look and the Daisy for Hair Look.

3. Borrow a lamb to take for a walk
Lambs are basically the season’s mascot. When planning your walking route, take care to avoid the dog park! And if you can’t source a lamb, just force your dog into a lamb costume.
Source: Topsy Farms

4. Stay above ground
Spring is not the time to visit dungeons or other underground venues. Spend your time in bright, sun-soaked spots like the David’s dining room!
Source: Jeremy Statton

5. Call everything Spring Break

This includes your lunch break, bathroom break or even a colleague’s broken coffee mug.

6. Drink colourful cocktails while you plot a beach bod game plan
We can help you with that! The David’s bar staff make a divine Lychee Martini, David’s Sour, Shanghai Summer and more. Or you can visit our mates at Zhou Zhou bar above Oriental Teahouse on Chapel Street – they’re cocktail geniuses!

The Curious Tale of our Country Comfort Pork Belly

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David Zhou’s culinary journey began as a when he was just a boy. Raised on Nanjing Road, one of the busiest streets in Shanghai, he would wake up well before dawn lured out the door by the smell of freshly prepared wonton soup. He would tiptoe past his sleeping mother and ride her bike into the heart of Shanghai to visit the street vendors for breakfast. Although David grew up in the city, he regularly traveled to the Chinese countryside with his mother, a renowned opera actress at the time. These trips took him to Zhouzhuang, a 1600-year old heritage water village. David instantly felt at home, enchanted by the humble people and wholesome food.

The David’s menu is an extension of David Zhou. It’s a beautifully personal compilation of his childhood, Shanghainese pride, inherited culinary skills and life travels. Today we’re shining the spotlight on one of the most popular items on the menu at David’s Restaurant; it’s country comfort in a bowl and a dish that our guests never seem to tire of.

The dish down low
David describes this dish as his go-to comfort dish based on his mother’s recipe. Shanghainese people just can’t get enough of this sticky, sweet, savoury melt-in-your-mouth pork belly recipe.

What makes it special?
“The traditional way is to cook it with boiled eggs, but we gave it an Aussie twist and cook it with chat potatoes instead,” says David. “Potatoes are a staple of the Australian diet, but they work really well with the other elements of the dish.”

A connection to culture
According to David, this dish is one of the most beloved dishes in Shanghainese cuisine and culture. You’ll find a version of this dish on dining tables of all Shanghainese families almost daily.

So why put it on the menu?
“Easy. It’s synonymous with Shanghainese cuisine, so as a Chinese restaurant celebrating and serving Shanghainese cuisine, the menu wouldn’t be complete without it,” says David.

The tricky bit
“The difficulty in cooking this dish is the careful balance and timing of the light and dark soy sauces in the dish,” says David. “Also, it’s a beautifully thick dish, but we don’t take shortcuts and use corn starch to thicken it. Instead, we let the slow caramelisation of sugar crystals thicken the sauce. This process also adds a pretty special depth of flavour.”

Did you know…
“When we cook this dish, we blanch the pork belly first so that it loses a fair bit of its fat. The result is a beautifully tender and juicy pork without the amount of excess fat you sometimes find with pork belly,” says David.

David’s hot tip
“Use your chopsticks or fork to break the potato up and it will soak up all the sweet and savoury sauce of this flavour-packed Shanghainese stew.”

China’s Fashion History and Modern Street Style

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Photo: Laia Magazie

Elaborate embroidery, fine silks, vibrant dying and meticulous weaving – these are all traits associated with traditional Chinese fashion. Through thousands of years of dynasties, the people of China have placed great importance on garment aesthetics. Quality and presentation have always been crucial, but no more crucial than the overall appearance of the wearer. Particular attention has been paid to hair, with men and women styling their locks into the fashionable ‘look’ of each era.

Chinese society has placed so much importance on appearance because fine clothing, along with cuisine and written language, is a way to set their culture apart from others. In fact they shunned certain fabrics, like wool, because it was the material of choice for ‘uncivilised’ animal-herding nomads.

Today, the fashion of China falls somewhere between the traditional and the mass-produced modern. Scrolling through photos of Chinese street style, it’s easy to see that China has maintained its fondness for detail, with prints, unique cuts and accessorising common threads across a variety of looks.

Mouth-watering photos of Chinese food are generally our favourite, but street-style photography comes a close second. We wanted to give you a taste of style from China’s city streets, so we’ve plucked a few of our favourite snaps from Chinese fashion blogs, interweb-wide.

Photo: Fashion-Streetstyle Tumblr

Photo: All the Pretty Birds

Photo: Thomas-Jordan Tumblr

Photo: How To Survive as a Fashionable Teenager

Photo: Style Fan

Photo: Style By Asia

Photo: Timeout Shanghai

Photo: The Best Fashion Blog

Photo: Icon House

11 Reasons Why Mums Are Incredible Human Beings

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Giving Thanks to Mothers

Truthfully, we should celebrate our mothers every day – but it’s not always possible to call for a chat or drop by for a visit during our busy lives. Luckily, there is a day dedicated to appreciating the first woman we ever met. We thought we could remind you of a few reasons why mothers are so special and important when it comes to our identity, regardless of what day it is.

1. Mothers are inherently patient.

2. They make sure you always have the best view.

3. Mums know the difference between food you want and nutrients you need.

4. They know exactly how to cheer you up after a terrible day (and give the best hugs).

5. And they’ll always come to your rescue should you run into trouble.

6. A mum will always laugh at your jokes.

7. And when you are with her, you instantly feel at home.

8. Mums only have your best interests at heart.

9. She’s the only person who cares more about your appearance than you do.

10. Mums are almost always willing to share their meal with you, or give you leftovers – even when they’re not finished.

11. And most importantly, mums know how to gently reminder you how to do life properly.

Chinese New Year at David’s

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February 8th marks Chinese New Year and as always, we’re celebrating.

These are the two dates you need to mark in your diary:

Saturday February 6th at 7pm — celebratory dinner featuring 5 courses with matched drinks, $80pp all-inclusive.
Sunday February 7th at 6.30pm — a la carte menu, Chinese New Year specials and a free lion dance show.

Twenty sixteen is the Year of the Monkey and if you’re curious to know more about what those born within this Chinese zodiac, head to Oriental Teahouse’s blog and read up on personality traits, lucky numbers and more.

For now, we want to give you a sneak peek of our special Chinese New Year menu. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Soy smoked fish with shredded veg (matched with Scott Fiano, Adelaide Hills SA, 2013)
  2. Monks 10 veg (mached with Pizzini Verduzzo, King Valley VIC, 2013)
  3. Braised sticky Shanghai sweet sour pork ribs (matched with Pacha Mama Shiraz, Heathcote VIC, 2012)
  4. Tender beef in a roasted spring onion sauce (matched with Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon, Margret River WA, 2011)
  5. A sweet twist on a bean (matched with sake)

We don’t want to give too much away, but the dessert is truly unlike anything else available in Melbourne!

To book, call David’s on (03) 9529 5199

Top 10 Food Songs

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Food is the best. Why? Because not only can you eat it, but because you can sing about it! You don’t have to be a pop star to bust out a ballad about what’s in your bowl, but if you were, you’d be in good company. We’ve been jamming out to food-related songs and these are the best of the bunch. Add them to your Christmas playlist and don’t be ashamed of second helpings.

  1. Reverend Horton Heat – Eat Steak

  1. Galantis – Peanut Butter Jelly

  1. Harry Nilsson – Coconut

  1. Muscles – Ice Cream

  1. Tin Tin – Toast and Marmalade for Tea

  1. Weird Al Yankovich – Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch

  1. President of the United States of America – Peaches

  1. Joe Liggins and the Honey Drippers – Pink Champagne

  1. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Sandwiches

  1. Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

Your Prahran Christmas Shopping Guide

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The Christmas whirlwind is sweeping across Melbourne and if you don’t have a game plan, you’re probably going to get swept up along with it. And who knows where it’ll drop you!

David’s Restaurant is nestled right in the heart of Prahran, surrounded by some of the best shopping spots in town. But rather than leaving you to wander the streets of Stonnington and discover them on your own, we’ve put together a quick guide. Think of it as your ultimate time-saving Prahran Christmas shopping gift guide!

And it goes without saying that we’d love to have you in for a feed before, after or during your shopping day.

  1. Essential Ingredient – Foodie Gifts

Food! And food-related items! That’s what this luxe warehouse-style shop is all about. If you’re shopping for a foodie friend or family member, this is your (exquisite rose petal) jam. Champagne vinegar, biodynamic wholegrain farro, truffled peaches and pomegranate syrup are just a few of the gourmet goods on offer.

Prahran Market, Elizabeth Street, Prahran VIC 3141

  1. Milk & Sugar – Homeware Gifts

This bright and cheery shop is stocked with stacks and stacks of the sort of simple, gorgeous homewares that make a home look like it’s in a magazine. They make bowls, plates, lamps, stools, throws and more. Plus, they believe in making gorgeous things affordable, so you might get the good kind of shock when you check the price tag.

207 Chapel Street, Prahran VIC 3181

  1. Urban Attitude – Crazy Gifts

These guys are up the road in South Yarra, but well within the bounds of our neighbourly love. Urban Attitude is bright, colourful and crazy, which probably suits a few names on your list perfectly. They stock dinosaur planters, loud socks, cool paper wallets, unique greeting cards and wrap, Kanye West pins and HEAPS more.

Shop 1/478 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

  1. Ivy Muse – Plant Gifts

Stylish gardening is very popular this year and you’ve probably noticed a few of your friends getting into the trend. Ivy Muse designs one-of-a-kind plant stands that transform regular pot plants into dynamic, elegant décor elements. The stands are made with steel and powder-coated in stunning colours – your heart will probably skip a beat when you walk in and see the display!

153 Greville Street, Prahran VIC 3181 (enter through Signed & Numbered)

  1. Chapel Street Bazaar – Eclectic/Vintage Gifts

This place is hard to categorise because they have SO MUCH STUFF. It has a flea market vibe, home to over 80 individual stallholders that stock strange, shiny, bizarre and wonderful wares that range from vintage jewellery to vinyls to tin signs. You can almost always find the perfect thing for that hard-to-shop-for person here!

217 Chapel Street, Prahran VIC 3181