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Discover some of our best kept food secrets in small neighbourhood shopping centres

HIDDEN GEMS


There are two types of travellers – the ones who return to the same destination time and time again and those who are keen to explore somewhere new... With our city undergoing a significant transformation in recent years now is the ideal time to step off the beaten track and discover some of Greater Dandenong’s hidden gems. Great Bites Hidden Gems is the latest culinary offering from the City of Greater Dandenong which challenges you to step outside your comfort zone and start exploring. All of the ground work has been done for you. We have compiled a list of some of our city’s lesser known haunts where you can experience some diverse food offerings from across the globe. Cuisine from Turkey, the Balkans, Persia, Samoa, Argentina, Northern India, Malaysia, China and the Middle East – just to name a few – are all here. We encourage you to take a detour and discover some of Greater Dandenong’s hidden food gems. We promise it will be an adventure you will never forget. FOOD EXPERIENCE LOCAL FOOD

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SMALL NEIGHBOURHOOD SHOPPING CENTRES

Cleeland Street, Dandenong

Gladstone Road, Dandenong

1. Cleeland Pizza House

5. Roma Deli Continental Food Store

Pizza

Italian

Pizza, pasta, BBQ chicken wings and ribs. Home delivery available.

155B Cleeland Street T 9792 9242

Tue–Thu: 9.30am–10pm Fri: 9.30am–10.30pm Sat: 2.30pm–10.30pm Sun: 2.30pm–10pm

The best of market fresh food used to create daily specials, roasts, pasta, super food salads, sandwiches and all day breakfast. Corporate catering, buffet catering and party platters available. Mon–Fri: 8.30am–5pm 32 Gladstone Road Sat: 8.30am–3pm T 9794 9692 romadeli.com.au

2. Raja Tasty Food

Hemmings Street, Dandenong

Indian and Sri Lankan

Rice and curry, dosha, kotuthu and Indian specialities. 155C Cleeland Street T 9792 4817

Tue: 9am–9pm Wed–Sun: 9am–10pm

3. David Street Milk Bar and Takeaway Takeaway

Selling kebabs, hot chips and milk bar goods. Mon–Sun: 8am–8pm

4. Tony’s Fish and Grill Fish and Chips

Fish and chips, croquettes, chiko rolls South Melbourne dim sims and more. 40 David Street T 9792 1613

Fish and Chips

Fish and chips, burgers, souvlaki, seafood snacks and more. Mon–Thu: 11am–8pm 108 Hemmings Street T 9792 2493

David Street, Dandenong

34 David Street T 9792 4929

6. Dandy West Fish and Chips

Mon–Sat: 11am–8.30pm

Fri: 11am–8.30pm Sat: 11am–8pm

7. Amalia Europe Cheese Deli

A specialist cheese store with imported and local cheeses, small goods and specialty chilli sauce. Also serve breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee and tea. Mon–Fri: 7am–5.30pm 72A Hemmings Street Sat: 9am–3pm T 9793 5754 amaliaeuropecheese.com Ingrid Street, Dandenong

8. Apollo Pizza Italian

A small, friendly family run business who serve only the freshest food. Traditional Italian style pizzas, pastas and side dishes and now selling fish and chips and hamburgers. Home delivery available.

6 Ingrid Street T 9792 3344

Tue–Thu: 5pm–10pm Fri–Sat: 5pm–11pm Sun: 5pm–10pm

apollopizza.com.au

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SMALL NEIGHBOURHOOD SHOPPING CENTRES

Stud Road, Dandenong

Brady Road, Dandenong North

9. Dandy Naan

12. Baladi H

Persian Bakery

Dandy Naan is a little bakery and food takeaway who make special kinds of flat breads including their famous bread ‘sangak’, a traditional wholemeal flat bread from Persia. 4/30 Stud Road T 8712 8489

dandynaan.com.au

34A Brady Road T 9790 5307

Mon–Sun: 6am–6pm

13. Bambi Deli European

Balkans

Restaurant serving Balkans food such as burek, cevapi, burgers, sausage and pork loin. Tue–Thu: 10am–7pm Fri–Sat: 10am–8pm Sun: 10am–5pm

Birch Avenue, Dandenong North

11. Paifala Joe’s Samoa/Pacific Island

Pacific Island food including steam buns (keke puaa), halfmoon pie (paifala), pagi popo, taro, banna etc as well as chop-suey, curry and chowmein. 18 Birch Avenue T 9790 0997

A range of middle eastern treats and imported middle eastern groceries.

Tue–Sun: 8am–7pm

10. JB Charcoal Grill

5/30 Stud Road T 9794 0909

Middle Eastern

Tue–Fri: 6am–6pm Sat: 6am–5pm Sun: 5.30am–3pm

Selling smallgoods, continental cheeses, olives, continental BBQ sausages, chevaps and European products. Cold platters are available for entertaining. 46C Brady Road T 9795 4847

Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm Sat: 8am–4pm

14. Brady Road Fish Shop Fish and Chips

Featuring mostly Australian products they serve fresh and tasty seafood. Recommended by neighbours as the “best fish and chip shop in Dandenong”. 34B Brady Road T 9795 5554

Tue–Thu: 11.30am–8pm Fri: 11.30am–8.30pm Sat–Sun: 11.30am–8pm

15. Brady Road Pizza Pizza

Offer a wide range of pizzas to suit all tastes both traditional and contemporary using only the freshest of ingredients. Delivery available. 46A Brady Road T 9795 0080

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Mon–Sun: 4pm–10pm

bradyroadpizza.com.au


19. Menzies Bakery

Carlton Road, Dandenong North

Bakery

16. P and D Foods Sri Lankan and Western

Featuring traditional Sri Lankan cuisine including a wide variety of delicious hoppers and curries.

112 Carlton Road T 9708 5162

Thu: 11am–8pm Fri–Sun: 11am–10pm

panddfoods.com.au

Dunearn Road, Dandenong North

Chinese

Chef Jacky was the owner of two restaurants in Beijing and brings all the great Asian flavours together with his years of experience. Mandarin and Cantonese cuisines are specialities including an excellent Chinese buffet. 5 Dunearn Road Mon–Sat: 12pm–3pm, 5pm–9pm T 8752 2236 annjeechineserestaurant.com.au

Mon–Fri: 7.30am–6pm Sat: 8am–4pm Sun: 8am–3pm

66 Menzies Avenue T 9792 1741

20. Menzies Fish and Chips Build your own burger or enjoy a range of fish, seafood and snacks. Includes hot jam donuts and Mars Bars in batter for dessert. 60 Menzies Avenue T 9791 3173

Tue–Sun: 12pm–8pm

Outlook Drive, Dandenong North

21. Rotti Chennai Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan and Malaysian cuisine including a huge range of chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian dishes, Sri Lankan rice and Malaysian murtabak.

Menzies Avenue, Dandenong North

18. Chick ‘N’ Bar H

Freshly cooked fried and charcoal chicken daily. Variety of salads made fresh daily with chips cooked to order in cholesterol free oil. Deals available. 48 Menzies Avenue T 9792 4022

Fish and Chips

17. Annjee Chinese Restaurant

Chicken

A local bakery including good old Aussie pies and sausage rolls, pasties and their famous vanilla slices, éclairs and custard tarts.

Mon–Sat: 11am–8pm

4/52 Outlook Drive T 9701 0143

Wed–Fri: 11am–2pm, 5pm–7pm Sat–Sun: 8am–8pm

Glynda Street, Dandenong South

22. Alamdar Bakery Bakery

Speciality cakes, pastries, cookies and more. Celebrate birthdays, weddings, engagements and more with our cakes. 14 Glynda Street T 0449 205 505

Mon–Sun: 9am–8pm

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4. Zingara’s Kitchen

Chandler Road, Keysborough

1. MKK Fish and Chips

Italian Mediterranean

Fish and Chips

Proudly serving freshly cooked fish and chips and hamburgers to the community for over 9 years.

381 Chandler Road T 9798 1245

Mon–Thu: 4pm–9pm Fri: 1pm–9pm Sat–Sun: 11.30am–9pm

With a changing seasonal menu, there is something for everyone. A great place for a family dinner or your next party or function.

Sun–Wed: 11.30am–9pm

332 Cheltenham Road Thu–Sat: 11.30am–9.30pm T 9769 1999 zingaraskitchen.com.au Kingsclere Avenue, Keysborough

Cheltenham Road, Keysborough

5. Kingsclere Fish and Chips

2. Fish to Go

Seafood

Seafood

Fresh fish and chips cooked in 100% cholesterol free vegetable oil. All the usual favourites along with range of burgers for all tastes and great value packs.

Fish and chips, souvlakis, steak sandwiches and hamburgers.

3/320–326 Cheltenham Road T 9769 1424 Tue–Sun: 11am–8.30pm

Tue–Wed: 4pm–8.30pm Thu: 11am–8.30pm Fri: 11am–9pm 7/12–18 Kingsclere Avenue Sat: 11am–8.30pm T 9798 1935 Sun: 4pm–8.30pm

3. Johnny Boys Pizza Keysborough

6. Kingsclere Hot Bread H

Italian Pizza

They use the freshest ingredients to make you perfect pizza and also have a great range of entrées, pasta, ribs and wings and deserts including gluten free options. Pick up or delivery available.

6/320 Cheltenham Road T 9798 2999

Sun–Thu: 11.30am–11pm Fri–Sat: 11.30am–12am

Bakery

People come from all over for the continental breads, ciabatta and sour dough. They also specialise in cakes and pastries.

Mon–Wed: 6am–5pm

8A/12–18 Kingsclere Avenue Thu–Fri: 6am–4.30pm T 9798 1905 Sat–Sun: 7am–mid afternoon

johnnyboys.com.au

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5. Noble Calzones

Buckley Street, Noble Park

Italian Halal

1. Buckley Street Fish and Chips

Featuring pizzas, traditional and gourmet, handmade fresh pasta, mains, burgers, salad and dessert calzones, all halal ingredients.

Fish and Chips

Freshly cooked fish and chips while you wait.

171 Buckley Street T 9798 2704

Mon: 11am–8.30pm Wed–Thu: 11am–8.30pm Fri: 11am–9pm Sat–Sun: 11am–8.30pm

Heatherton Road, Noble Park

calzones.net.au

A variety of Turkish breads available. 232 Railway Parade T 9793 5104

Sri Lankan bread, takeaway and groceries available. Tue–Fri: 9am–6pm Sat–Sun: 10am–6pm

Princes Highway, Noble Park

Mon–Sun: 4am–2am

Elonera Road, Noble Park North

7. Elonera Takeaway Fish and Chips

Quality fish and chips, steak sandwiches, souvlaki and hamburgers. Family and lunch packs available.

3. P.J. Hot Bread and Cakes Bakery

Specialising in all kinds of bread, homemade pies and pastries. Desserts are homemade. Mon–Fri: 6am–4pm Sat–Sun: 6am–3pm

Railway Parade, Noble Park

5 Elonera Road T 9791 4013

Tue–Sun: 11am–8.30pm

Heyington Crescent, Noble Park North

8. The Blue Wave Fish and Chips Fish and Chips

4. Little Bad Wolf Turkish, Balkan

238 Railway Parade T 9791 2699

Turkish Bakery

Sri Lankan

3/497–501 Princes Highway T 9546 5987

Tue–Thu: 4.30pm–9.30 Fri–Sat: 4.30pm–10.30pm Sun: 4.30pm–9.30pm

6. Sen Bakery

2. Royal Bakers and Takeaway

1274 Heatherton Road T 9548 5222

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Specialising in Turkish and Balkan cuisine nestled in Noble Park. 234 Railway Parade Tue–Sun: 12pm–9pm T 9793 6670 littlebadwolf.com.au

Fish and chips as well as asian dumplings and dim sims. 18 Heyington Crescent Mon: 12pm–9pm T 9791 3752 Tue–Sun: 11am–9pm Jacksons Road, Noble Park North

9. Silverton Fish and Chips Fish and Chips

Fresh fish cooked to order and more.

2/129 Jacksons Road T 9795 0591

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Tue–Thu: 11.30am–8.30pm Fri: 11.30am–9pm Sat–Sun: 11.30am–8.30pm


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SMALL NEIGHBOURHOOD SHOPPING CENTRES

Springvale Road, Springvale

Windsor Avenue, Springvale

1. Café Bonfire

5. Nam Son H

Pakistani Restaurant

Authentic Pakistani cuisine, established in 2009. Famous for our BBQs and karahi dishes. 1/27–31 Springvale Road T 9546 8445

Mon–Sun: 12pm–12am

bonfirecafe.com.au

2. Crust Pizza – Springvale

Sun–Thu: 9am–9pm Fri–Sat: 9am–10pm

Seafood

Mon–Thu and Sun: 11.30am–1.45pm 4.45pm–9.30pm Fri–Sat: 11.30am–1.45pm 4/27–31 Springvale Road 4.45pm–10pm crust.com.au

3. Indo Oz Bharawan Da Dhaba

Fish and chips accompanied by all your favourites including delicious wood smoked charcoal lamb or chicken souvlaki. 1 Nullawil Street T 9558 4400

Tue–Sun: 11am–9pm

Police Road, Springvale North

7. Akida Sushi Noodle H

Northern Indian Restaurant

Food from India’s north. Great for takeaway or dine in, and don’t miss our $10 dine-in deal. We also have a function space seating 250 or we can cater for your next function. 2/27–31 Springvale Road T 9547 8632 Mon–Thu: 11.30am–11.30pm Fri–Sun: 11.30am–12am

4. Indo Oz Indian Restaurant

Japanese and Chinese

An extensive menu of Japanese and Chinese dishes for take away or eat-in. A range of Japanese specials including Bento boxes. 128 Police Road T 9540 8886

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5/27–31 Springvale Road Mon–Thu: 11.30am–11.30pm T 8555 4015 Fri–Sun: 11.30am–12am

Mon–Fri: 11am–9pm Sat–Sun: 4.30pm–9pm Public holidays: 4.30pm–9pm

8. Flake Shack Seafood

Beautiful Indian cuisine in relaxed dining area with an extensive a la carte menu and banquets. Take away and catering also available.

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1/51D Windsor Avenue T 9548 3382

6. Captain Mako’s Fish and Chips

Crust wants to make everyday moments more delightful, or A Crust Above Moment. Pizzas made with spelt and wholemeal flour and locally sourced produce.

Indian Restaurant

Specialising in broken rice, pho, noodles, special crab noodles and traditional Vietnamese foods. Delivery available.

Nullawil Street, Springvale North

Italian

T 9558 5544

Vietnamese and Chinese

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Serving up amazing fish and chips from the same location since 1989. With the best batter in the district and homemade potato cakes, along with all your usual favourites, you’ll be coming back again and again. 126 Police Road T 9540 3350

Tue–Thu and Sat–Sun: 11am–8pm Fri: 11am–8.30pm

flakeshack.com.au


9. Flamed and Grilled

Hosken Street, Springvale South H

Chargrill

Since 1995, renowned for their chargrilled chicken and steak. They also do great burgers with an extensive range of delicious fresh salads and vegetarian options. 122 Police Road T 9574 2790

Mon–Sat: 11am–8pm

Argentinian

An authentic Argentinian bakery, creating croissants, petit fours, shortbreads and cakes for 24 years. They also make sandwiches, de miga and empanadas. 14 Hosken Street T 9562 4699

10. Tailor Made Cafe Gourmet CBD style coffee, homemade fresh healthy food including sandwiches, wraps, focaccias, and salads. There are breakfast toasties and daily lunch specials. Mon–Fri: 6am–2.30pm

tailormadecafe.com.au

Heatherton Road, Springvale South

Tue–Sat: 8am–5pm

monicascakes.com.au

Cnr Springvale Road and Athol Road, Springvale South

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Cafe

118 Police Road T 9562 3828

13. Monica’s Cake Shop

14. KV Charcoal Chicken Chicken

Charcoal chicken, fish and chips and souvlakis. 577 Springvale Road T 8510 6239

Mon–Sun: 10am–8.30pm

15. Spring Hot Bread

11. Jeany In a Cup

Bakery

Cafe

Serving Vietnamese rolls, fried chicken rolls, buns and vanilla slices. Quick, speedy service.

With a focus on coffee, this business offers a friendly, inviting service with a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Vietnamese coffee, fresh fruit juices and bubble teas to compliment light snacks.

Shop 9/162–170 Athol Road T 9558 5734

7/792–806 Heatherton Road T 8782 4825

16. Thuan Kieu

Mon–Sun: 8am–7pm

12. Pete’s Seafood Fish and Chips

Our fish and chips are always crunchy and crispy. A variety of fresh fish cooked on the spot.

Tue–Wed: 10.30am–8pm Thu: 10.30am–8.30pm 12/792–806 Heatherton Road Fri: 10.30am–9pm T 9562 4442 Sat–Sun: 10.30am–8.30pm

Mon–Sun: 6am–6pm

Vietnamese and Chinese

A wonderful assortment of authentic Chinese and Vietnamese style dishes prepared traditionally and cooked with market fresh ingredients and exotic spices.

579C Springvale Road T 9548 2783

Mon–Tue: 10am–9.30pm Wed: 10am–3pm Thu–Sun: 10am–9.30pm

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Great Bites Hidden Gems  

Wanting an experience off the beaten track? Then get discover some of the best kept food secrets in the small neighbourhood shopping centres...

Great Bites Hidden Gems  

Wanting an experience off the beaten track? Then get discover some of the best kept food secrets in the small neighbourhood shopping centres...