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Hawker Hall

A roomy interior lit by neon signage, a menu packed with hawker-style delights and a standout offering of beers on tap.
By Alec Jones
November 28, 2023
By Alec Jones
November 28, 2023

A venue's atmosphere sets the tone. So the kind of atmosphere generated by a spacious interior, booming sound system, bright neon signage and the energy of 100-plus diners is powerful. That's what you get at Hawker Hall.

This addition to the shining portfolio of restaurateur Chris Lucas (Chin Chin, Kisumé, Society and more) is a bustling, scaled-up establishment that pays homage to the intimate and grounded experiences of hawker-style Malaysian and Singaporean street food.

The menu is extensive, starting with shared bites like san choy bao with chicken and shiitake; salt and pepper tofu with chilli and coriander; roti; dumplings and buns — like crispy prawn and pork wontons, mushroom and cabbage dumplings or bbq char siu pork buns. There are also salads, seafood and meat mains, noodles and rice, curries, sides and desserts.

Beyond the choose-your-own-adventure menu, there are set menu banquets to speed up the delivery of food to your mouth. The main two are the 'Hawker Feed Me' and the 'Chef's Banquet', built around Hawker specialties like roast duck, char siu pork or coconut roast chicken.

We could go on and on about the food, but we also need to mention the other pride of Hawker Hall: the drinks menu. Hawker Hall has a truly excellent selection of beers on tap, all independent brewers selected by the team. Plus, there's a cocktail happy hour every Thursday 4–6pm and a bottomless boozy yum-cha, where $66pp gets you a huge spread of reimagined dim sum classics and 90 minutes of free-flowing bevs.

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