Ministry of Crab

Scuttle on down to Crown Towers to try some of the world's greatest crab dishes during the month-long residency.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on March 22, 2024


The Australian mud crab will soon be getting all the glory at Crown Towers thanks to the international fine-diner Ministry of Crab. Following a sold-out run in 2022, the global seafood legends are returning to Crown's Evergreen events space overlooking the Yarra to serve up an exclusive five-course set menu for one month only.

This is a rare opportunity for Aussies to try some of the best crab dishes in the world, made by Dharshan Munidasa, one of Sri Lanka's most celebrated chefs. He opened Ministry of Crab over a decade ago in Colombo and now has outposts in Bangkok, the Maldives, Shanghai, Mumbai and Chengdu. His spots also regularly rank in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, so it's fair to say he cooks a mean crustacean.

Ministry of Crab at Crown Towers melbourne

From Thursday, March 28–Saturday, April 27, sustainably sourced Northern Australian Mud Crab (flown in live) will be used in the recreation of some of Munidasa's signature dishes: his pepper crab, garlic chilli crab and crab avocado salad. Mooloolaba king prawns will also feature in the set menu, which ends with a coconut creme brûlée.

You'll be paying $155 for your feast — and for Melbourne seafood stans this is a meal that's not to be missed.

Ministry of Crab at Crown Towers melbourne


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