Hairy Canary, Melbourne, Australia

I’d planned to head off to the Melbourne Comedy Festival this evening, but me being lazy I didn’t bother to try to book tickets until yesterday, at which time I found out that there are many, many people out there who aren’t lazy as I am, and that they’d already snapped up all the tickets to the shows I was interested in… Time to switch to “Plan B”.

Plan B was a couple of drinks and a quick dinner, but where? The shortlist was

  • Cookie
  • Hairy canary
  • Somewhere in Chinatown

We’d decided that we wouldn’t be able to get a table at Cookie, so decided to see if we could get into Hairy Canary on Little Collins Street.

Center map

The place was buzzing when we arrived and no tables were available, it was 6pm on a Friday afterall, so this was understandable. We staked our claim to the next table to be freed up, waited about 10 minutes while we had a look at the menu, and then we had our table.

The menu has a decidedly Spanish feel to it. If you like Tapas, you’ll find a good selection here, but we decided to try a couple of pizzas. Prawn, Chorizo & Chilli, and Ham & Roasted Garlic were the choices and enough for 2 to share. We think we made a good selection as we scoffed them down and felt satiated at the end.

I washed my pizza down with a Knappstein Reserve Lager, and my friend had a glass of, apparently, very nice white.

We were probably in and out in 45 minutes, but we weren’t rushed.

Nice relaxed place with a good food and drink menu.