Angus & Bon
Angus & Bon is a steakhouse that references its neighbourhood’s punk-rock history.
AC/DC played one of its first Melbourne shows at Greville Street’s now-closed Station Hotel in January 1975. In tribute, Angus & Bon is named after the band’s guitarist Angus Young and late lead singer Bon Scott.
It occupies the old 1928 Prahran Post Office building. It’s the fourth Melbourne business for Liam Ganley, after Fifth Province and Freddie Wimpoles in St Kilda, and Collingwood’s Lemon Middle and Orange.
The menu is focused around a custom-built woodfired grill. Cuts of O’Connor’s grass-fed beef are aged for 30 to 50 days, as is the 9+ score dried-aged Wagyu from David Blackmore. Pork belly, lamb, seafood and vegetables also get a lick of fire. Classic sauce options accompanying the different cuts of beef include peppercorn, Café de Paris butter and a fresh take on béarnaise.
A daytime menu offers steak sandwiches and burgers and on weekends the bottomless brunch ($39) gives you two hours to knock back Mimosas, White Peach Bellinis and Bloody Marys. And cocktails are matched to the red meat. There’s a gin Old Fashioned using Jensen’s Old Tom Gin, oloroso sherry and Amaro Montenegro.
The original wood panelling has been restored; any new timber has been carefully stained to match the old. The building’s original brickwork, sash windows and brass railings have all been preserved.
A dropped-ceiling bar separates two main dining areas. The front is casual with high seats and a lounge bar where walk-ins are welcome. A more refined area at the back of the restaurant features tan-leather clam-shaped booths.
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