Charlie Carrington's casual Commercial Road eatery Colours has closed and been reborn as the acclaimed young gun chef's latest venture: Lomah (Land of Milk and Honey). While the new iteration is built around the same Israeli flavours, the menu is no longer restricted to five dishes. And, now, it includes meat.
Split in food 'on a tray' and 'in a pita', the menu is affordable with nothing over $16. All trays come loaded with house-made hummus, chickpea salad, tabbouli, tahini, and a zucchini and cauliflower slaw — and your choice of protein: Gippsland Southdown lamb ($16), smoked river trout ($15.50), eggplant ($14), falafel ($13.50) and Nichols chicken ($15.5).
You can have the same flavours stuffed into fresh pita ($10.50–14) matched, perhaps, to a side of za'atar salt-dusted fries ($3) or a bag of falafel ($4)
Meanwhile, the drinks list (called 'in a cup') is short and simple: canned kombucha ($4), Furphy ($6) and a range of Airlie Bank wines ($7).
Lomah's Prahran opening follows the launch of Lomah at the CBD's huge new food precinct Ella.
Images two and three: Julia Sansone