St Kilda's Lau's Family Kitchen Is Closing Down After 15 Years of Service
The Acland Street mainstay will stop serving its signature Cantonese dishes at the end of March.
Since opening in 2006, Lau's Family Kitchen has been a mainstay of St Kilda's culinary community. Located just off Fitzroy Street, next to Black Star Pastry St Kilda, Lau's has built a loyal following with its simple but flavoursome Cantonese menu. The restaurant has received praise from the likes of Marco Pierre White, while the restaurant's recipes have been featured in Gourmet Traveller.
Now after 15 years of service, a global pandemic and multiple lockdowns, the Melbourne stalwart is closing shop. On Tuesday, March 2, Lau's Family Kitchen posted to Instagram to announce the move. "Dear friends, we regret to inform you that we have decided to close the restaurant at the end of March due to end of lease," it stated in the post.
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The St Kilda spot is the latest long-running venue to close following what has been an insurmountably tough year for the hospitality industry. In the past six months, we've seen Melbourne favourite Hardware Societe close it's original CBD cafe after over ten years, Sydney mainstays like Freda's, Cafe Lounge and A1 Canteen close their doors and Sizzler close down nation wide.
Lau's Family Kitchen will continue service for the rest of the month if you want to make the most of your last chance to enjoy the crispy chicken wontons or sweet vinegar pork loin. It's currently open for both dine-in and takeaway. Reservations are not available online so you can either take your chances with a walk-in or contact Lau's Family Kitchen at (03) 8598 9880.
Lau's Family Kitchen is located at 4 Acland St, St Kilda. The long-running Melbourne restaurant will be closing at the end of March.
Published on March 04, 2021 by Ben Hansen