Find a Refined Street Food Dining Experience at Brass Monkey
Name: Adam Pritchard
Business address: 149 Eighth Street, Mildura
Open since: May, 2016, before moving to Mildura City Heart in March, 2021
A love of quirky Melbourne laneway dining, along with inspiration from travels throughout Southeast Asia and America combine to create the unique Brass Monkey dining experience.
Brass Monkey owner Adam says the team wants to translate their love of those hidden dining gems to a restaurant and cafe in Mildura.
When Brass Monkey first opened in 2016, Adam felt there was an uninhabited space in Mildura for a vibrant and fun “refined street food” dining experience, with attention to detail on food, beers, wine and cocktails.
After an energetic five years of evening service – and several core team members adding new young members to their families – a change was on the horizon.
Brass Monkey moved to Mildura City Heart in March, 2021, transitioning to day-time dining and transforming a heritage-listed building into a warm and inviting dining destination, all while staying true to the original Brass Monkey style.
“We felt moving forward, as an expansion of us and to our customers, it was a perfect opportunity to reinvent Brass Monkey to a cafe, or perhaps more like an all-day restaurant with great coffee, long wine lunches and swanky beers,” Adam says.
He says the move was inevitable for the people and the evolving culture of Brass Monkey.
“We feel the new building and design really captures that inner city atmosphere that we love, but in Mildura,” he says.
Brass Monkey offers eat-in and takeaway meal options.
Other than your own store, what is your favourite shop within Mildura City Heart?
“Antisocial Clothing and SIP bar.”
What is Mildura/Mildura City Heart’s best kept secret?
“Other than our wing sauce? Get Damo from SIP to make you an Amaretto sour, you’ll be back for more.”
What does shopping local mean to you?
“It’s extremely important to me. It keeps the local economy growing, and we’re lucky to have such a diverse range of niche shops and food establishments to choose from.”