$$ Colonel Tans, Revolver Upstairs, 229 Chapel Street, Prahran





Colonel Tans is a Thai inspired restaurant open Tuesday – Saturday at Chapel Streets famous late night club Revolver. The grungy retro interior remains throughout the week and the place is lit up with additional soft lighting to disguise the sins of late night clubbers. Busy most nights of the week, especially Thursday nights due to their 50% off discount if you live in the Prahran postcode!








#5 – Deep Fried Chilli Squid & Sweet Chilli Sauce


We both love squid, but this dish didn’t stand out above the crowd, the crispy batter was fresh and not too oily and we certainly finished off the plate but you can get deep fried squid rings at most menus around Melbourne and it was pretty on par with those.


          Usually             Score         Order

          Order?              /10          Again?


E         Yes                  6               No

B         Yes                  6               No



#9 – Chicken & Bean Curd Chiko Roll


We were not happy we rolled this dish, it didn’t sound great! We had no idea what to expect but our taste buds were blown away! It was very unique and surprising tasty, the little side sauce added an extra kick and some moisture which bought it up to the next level. We would defiantly recommend!


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          Order?              /10          Again?


E          No                 9                Yes

B          No                9.5              Yes






#12 – Bangkok Bolognaise


This dish will not win any culinary beauty contests! Its fair to say that it does not look appetizing! It was however full of flavour, it was on the spicy side but not overbearing. It was very tasty but we do also eat with our eyes and for that reason probably not a dish we would order again.


          Usually             Score         Order

          Order?              /10          Again?


E          No                 6.5             No

B          No                 7                No



#17 – Marinated Chicken Maryland, Tumeric & Salted Duck Egg Salad


The marinated chicken maryland combination with the salad and salted duck egg was delicious, it worked really well all together, the sauce had a bit of a kick, especially if you put the full chilli seeds over the dish! It was something different that neither of us would usually order and a surprising change from other heavier Thai dishes.


          Usually             Score         Order

          Order?              /10          Again?


E          No                 8                Yes

B          No                 7                No



Roti Bread & Satay Sauce


The roti was crispy and hot and the satay sauce was fantastic, a great combination of flavours! Elaine particularly loved the satay sauce and said it was up there with one of the best she has had! A winning combination all round!


          Usually             Score         Order

          Order?              /10          Again?


E         Yes                  9                Yes

B         Yes                  8                Yes



Who would have thought you could turn a dark dingy nightclub into a fabulous retro restaurant by evening! The ambiance is fun with a variety of different activities throughout the week.


Aside from the cool vibe, the food is very tasty and great value but what makes this place is the fantastic staff, they were all so helpful and lovely. Refreshing change to have staff that actually look like they really enjoy their jobs! We would definitely recommend for a visit and feed!



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          Score /10               Soon?


Elaine        8                     Yes!

Bez           7                     Yes!



Price: Three Entrees & Two Main


Total – $71 (Two People)


Squid- $12.50
Chiko Roll- $9.00
Roti & Satay- $5.50
Coconut rice- $3.00
Chicken Maryland- $24.50
Bangkok Bolognaise- $16.50



E & B xx
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