The concept is from Sydney but the space has a distinctive Melbourne edge to it – due to the heritage building, hip atmosphere and welcoming, friendly service. Since opening in November 2005 in an old stable building near Punch Lane, Melburnians have been streaming through the doors to see what all of the fuss is about. John Van Haandel and his successful team at The Prince along with Martin Boetz, internationally acclaimed chef and author, and Sam Christie, an award winning sommelier, have joined forces to create this unique venue.The bar is the focal point of the space and cleverly divides the restaurant space from the relaxed cocktail lounge. Longrain takes lunch bookings but not dinner bookings so the best way to ensure a table is to arrive early, place your name on the waiting list, enjoy a 'Bloody Longrain'cocktail or two in the lounge and then make your way to a communal table to enjoy Martin Boetz's exceptional modern Thai / Asian influenced cuisine. Dishes are designed to share and are generous in size with the perfect balance of hot, sour, salty and sweet flavours that Thai food is renowned for. Function enquiries are welcome and if you don’t have the time to wait for a table why not order from the tempting bar menu – available all afternoon until late – the perfect solution for pre or post theatre dining.