Harley House Kitchen

Modern Latin American fare, grilled meats & drinks in a huge basement with leather booths & a bar.

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Harley House Kitchen - Peruvian restaurant in Melbourne, Australia

Industrial-chic space for Peruvian food

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108 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181, Australia


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4.50 (456 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 5PM to 1AM
  • Wednesday: 5PM to 1AM
  • Thursday: 5PM to 1AM
  • Friday: 12PM to 1AM
  • Saturday: 12PM to 1AM
  • Sunday: 12PM to 1AM
  • Monday: 5PM to 1AM


  • 5Simon L. 1 year ago
    I've spent about 3 weeks in and around Melbourne whilst travelling and this is by far and away the best meal I've had here. We went for the 'Chef's Hands Menu' option where they bring out an array of different dishes to share, and everything was exceptional. The flavours were authentic, vibrant and complex, yet not too heavy, and we finished feeling satisfied but not weighed down. My wife is a vegetarian and they catered wonderfully for her, bringing out dishes that were creative and delicious in their own right, not simply standard dishes with the meat removed. Many of their dishes were gluten and dairy free too, making it a great venue for those with dietary requirements. As well as the food we also tried the Pisco Sour cocktail, having never tried Pisco before, and instantly became fans! If you come here I'd definitely recommend the Chef's Hands Menu option, you won't be disappointed. At the very least try the cerviche, scallop and steak dishes and thank me later. Throughout the meal the staff were attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable. They really made you feel relaxed and at home. The basement setting with low light and creative decor really added to the ambience too. If I was living in this city I would be here every month!

  • 5Heidi F. 1 year ago
    What a lovely unexpected discovery! When our first option didn’t work out, Google steered us here & very glad it did. Funky fit out, friendly & attentive staff. We now have an appreciation for their pisco sours. Tasty food & a great atmosphere for a rainy arvo. Thanks guys

  • 5Crystal C. 1 year ago
    Amazing ceviche. Amazing pisco sour. Very authentic food.

  • 5Jason C. 1 year ago
    Great bar hidden away from the busy cbd noise. A very welcoming venue with a good selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Looking forward to our next visit to try the food which looked great.

  • 5Martin R. 1 year ago
    Honestly the best place for atmosphere, drink, food and service I've been to for a long time

  • 5DS 8. 1 year ago
    So fresh and delicious. Hands down the best South American eatery in Melbourne.

  • 5Fanny D. 1 year ago
    Loved it

  • 5Francisco ROMERO H. 1 year ago
    Hi, this place is just great. We turned up yesterday a party of 7 without a booking. Their amazing staff made room for us and guided us through what it was going to be the best peruvian food experience I've had other than in Peru (yes, better than Pastuso if you were wondering it). Price to value, this place is clearly a must.

  • 5Daryl K. 1 year ago
    Dropped in for after theatre drinks... excellent

  • 5Mark M. 1 year ago
    Great service, amazing sours and cool venue.

  • 5Ben M. 1 year ago
    Great service, friendly staff, hot Argentinian bartender. Recommend the pisco sour!

  • 5Ozzy K. 1 year ago
    When one talks about Peruvian Cuisine the two most fascinating things that come to our minds were the Piscos and Ceviche, and then, as you are walking towards the restaurant, it's difficult to miss their claim of Pisco consumption. We werent too sure about those claims but we had already forgotten about it as a very warm smile greets us, and this lady is charming. And then another charmer takes our order, and then a wonderful gentleman..... In short, from the time we are greeted at the reception until we left, not a single dull moment spent at this vibrant and loud (in a good way). Of course, in between, when we were not too busy enjoying life, laughing and wondering how extensive their bar menu is , we were served our favoured booze and food, and the same goes for it. Barring one minus, everything was just beautifully done. Ordered a Pisco based Cocktail (Sorry, we were too busy celebrating our moments spent here) a gin based drink and a passion fruit based Mocktail. They all were LOVELY. Ordered a Traditional Ceviche, 2 Chicken Skewers, 1 Lamb Skewers and Papa Renella (Slow cooked Beef served with rice). Barring the Lamb Skewer, which was slightly chewy and overdone, everything else was beautiful. It was crowded, and attendants were so occupied but we wouldn't even care if they would arrive few minutes later than usual as we were just having a gala time. This place and people working here are Full of Life, and adding to that the Delish serves they serve made every moment cherished worth every penny spent. Vegans and Vegetarians would not have too many options to choose from but what the heck if you do not come here to experience another side of happiness. Looking forward to coming back.

  • 5B. 1 year ago
    Awesome restaurant with the cool spirit of hidden places that you only know by a friend recommendation. Pisco sour is definitely mandatory :)

  • 5Nick G. 1 year ago
    Food is absolutely incredible, the chef is a master of his craft

  • 5Kelly W. 1 year ago
    We started with the Spanish beer and local Australian Prosecco, one of the best I had before. As routing having Peruvian food, Ceviche Traditional is a good start! The white fish is very fresh and the onion is just right. Our favorite are the Pollo ala Brasa and Lomo Saltado that both chicken legs and beef is super juicy and tender. We took time to order rounds of dishes that we shared among our friends. The waiter and the manager are quite friendly, and we feel cozy with the setting and music. The desserts are amazing to conclude our wonderful dinner outing with good friends. Highly recommend choice when you are in this area.

  • 5Grace O. 1 year ago
    This is a place where dreams come true. While they might appear to be a regular bar don't be fooled. On a cold and stormy night you'll find friends you didn't know you needed and love you didn't realise you needed in your life. its a amazing experience with friends in this place.This bar is magical and the magic is the palpable kind where you walk away feeling better for having been tricked. I cannot recommend this place enough and if I could I'd worry about the star rating system.

  • 5Robbo K. 1 year ago
    Everything on the menu was fantastic!!!

  • 5Silvia T. 1 year ago
    I loved the pisco sour. It reminded me of Peru. Besos

  • 5CJ W. 1 year ago
    This is a place where dreams come true. While they might appear to be a regular bar don't be fooled. On a cold and stormy night you'll find friends you didn't know you needed and love you didn't realise you needed in your life. This bar is magical and the magic is the palpable kind where you walk away feeling better for having been tricked. I cannot recommend this place enough and if I could I'd worry about the star rating system.

  • 5Sampath D. 1 year ago
    This is looks like a dingy bar in a basement from the outside but looks are deceiving. It’s a hip bar and you should definitely their Pisco Sour. I sat at the bar and the bar tenders are a treat to watch. And they are super friendly.

  • 5Pauline S. 1 year ago
    Great food. Great super service. Amazing cocktails.

  • 5Vasco E. 1 year ago
    In one word, “Buenaso”. My girlfriend and I came for my birthday and had an outstanding time! Staff went above and beyond to me lovely and welcoming, explaining menus and recommending dishes. Lots of love for this restaurant, we’ll definitely be back if we’re in Melbourne again!!! Pisco, Ceviche Mexicano and Lomo Saltado are a must. ?

  • 5S. 2 years ago
    Great food and professional staff. Had the wagyu scotch fillet and the chicken special. Don't know much at all about South American food at all so was good too have professional and informative staff. Will definitely be returning here.

  • 5Jessica V. 10 months ago
    First visit to their new location on Chapel st and the food was incredible. Such a great experience and the staff from Harley house were so lovely. Thank you to the chef who gave my parter and I complimentary picarones. We will definitely be back! Viva el Peru ❤️ - Jessica

  • 5Andrew F. 1 year ago
    Amazing cocktail and food menu! Absolutely delicious! Almost like a speakeasy atmosphere, but with a modern artistic vibe. Truly unique and worth visiting. The staff make the place, they keep a steady rotation of Spanish speakers if that's your thing, but no worries if it's not. It's around the back with an alley entrance across from an amazing wall painting of a bearded long haired man. (In case you found this on Google maps and are confused.) Honestly, seemed like a great place for a meal or simply cocktails on a night out, but the food was upscale and authentic. (In case you are looking for a little South American cuisine.) The chef is friendly and loves a compliment if you request to speak with him. It's not a simple bar food/pub like place, but it won't break your wallet either. It's not so upscale that you would feel out of place in casual clothes, but I wouldn't go in sandals and a t-shirt either. Oh, and least I forget, you have to try one of their pisco sours if you haven't yet! Truly an exceptional experience for your taste buds and your mood. :)

  • 5Harry L. 2 years ago
    Very vibrant and fun venue. Been looking for a South American restaurant since coming back from Peru. Staff were friendly and food was on point. Definitely worth a visit. Don't forget to try the pisco sour!

  • 5Claudia G. 1 year ago
    Superior than Ceviche London. Best ceviche outside PERU, without a doubt! In terms of Ceviche (traditional) it’s definitely the best one I had outside Peru. I’ve eaten ceviche in places such as Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Chengdu, Madrid, etc. And this ceviche is deft the best. The experience took me back to “Mercado de Miraflores o Jesus Maria”. I also had pisco sour with Peruvian pisco, very good! The selection of alcoholic drinks is good if you don’t want to go down the pisco route. For food we also had lomo saltado (proper Barranco District Lomo saltado or Abuelita lomo saltado like) and it was superb! And of course, we wanted to try more, so we had Jalea Mixta and Arroz con mariscos. Super good and tasty. Unfortunately I was so full already, as the portions are so generous generous (at least for me) and was unable to finish everything. For desert we had tres leches and it was great. We had to share it as it was quite sweet (expected from tres leches), but still delicious. The service is amazing, everyone is so kind and welcoming, we felt like home in all fairness. The place looks trendy but people that work here are so friendly that you don’t feel it at all. Whilst writing my review, I’m sat here again waiting for my ceviche as a second visit to this restaurant before I head back to London.

  • 5R. 1 year ago
    One of my favourite bars / restaurants. The best Pisco Sours and the food is delicious.

  • 5K. 1 year ago
    Cool underground bar. Great drinks menu and very friendly staff.

  • 5Juan S. 1 year ago
    By walking into to the alley that takes you to Harley House you'd never tell how cool this place is. The food is incredible (I've had the vegan ceviche, mushrooms and a delicious quinoa risotto). Drinks are also super yummy! Not to mention the 5 ? staff! 100% recommended!

  • 5christian a. 1 year ago
    The service was amazing, they have a huge offer of beers, wine, gin....

  • 5Simon G. 11 months ago
    Cocktails delivered. How good is that?!...the perfect touch for our iso-gathering of 5 celebrating a birthday. On time, beautifully chilled in pimped up jam jars...goddam delicious. Thanks guys. Support our restaurants and all the good people behind them!

  • 5Daniel T. 1 year ago
    This place serves amazing food! Rustic Peruvian interpretations and the piscos and cocktails are delicious. Very relaxed atmosphere and the staff make sure you aren't left wanting for anything. Will definitely be back!

  • 5Robin Makino S. 1 year ago
    I have gone to Harley house for the last two birthday night outs now, and I have to say, this place never disappoints! It has amazing friendly staff, a great atmosphere and my favorite cocktails! Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a nice cocktail bar ?

  • 5Kathy H. 1 year ago
    Pisco sours. Wow

  • 5Lachlan M. 1 year ago
    Fantastic cocktails (come for the pisco, stay for Jonnys Negroni or Carolyns Old Fashioned) and excellent food. Makes you wish for a larger stomach.

  • 5Samuel H. 1 year ago
    Amazing food, charismatic staff, funky vibes and perfect pisco sours. Recommend highly.

  • 5Paul S. 1 year ago
    What a great find - the food, the drinks, the staff and the atmosphere of this place all combine to create one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets!! This Peruvian restaurant in a typical melbourne basement is the perfect spot for the special night out as well a casual dining or drinks. The staff are exceptionally engaging and help guide you through the wonderful menu and the amazing drinks list Do make sure you read carefully any marketing - do they actually serve guinea pig ? Are the golden tickets actually up for grabs tonight? Some of the best pisco sours I have ever had!

  • 5Turbo 3. 1 year ago
    A great underground venue with delicious creations in both food and drink. The hospitality of all staff is friendly and welcoming. I had the unfortunate mistake of leaving my sunglasses at the table when we left, and the team were quick on the phone to let me know they had them safely aside awaiting collection. Thank you for not only a great venue, but a great service to match. Will be back, 100%!

  • 4oxis o. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Top service cuisine (Original) Cuisine au top service au top

  • 4Erik Jason Luis C. 1 year ago
    Nice place

  • 4Thiru S. 1 year ago
    Great atmosphere. Met some great people. Drinks are reasonably priced.

  • 4Helen T. 1 year ago
    Fantastic atmosphere cocktails

  • 3G N. 1 year ago
    Fantastic Piscos, the food was ok, but not great. Service fantastic !!

  • 2Robby M. 1 year ago
    Face control when a bar from mr mordo!

Last updated: 2020-08-25