New Culinary Hub for Melbourne’s Outer North East

Eastridge Entertainment Precinct opens new gateway to the Yarra Valley

Eastridge Entertainment Precinct (EEP) is the first premium culinary hub in the outer-north east area, with the precinct housing three new venues – Carne Grill, The Precinct Bar and The Bosses Boots Café.

Located at the door to the Yarra Valley, the precinct as a whole will act as a gateway to the area, not only for local residents, but for the millions who travel to and from the Yarra Valley annually. 

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Carne Grill, seating up to 240 guests, is the jewel in the precinct crown, where stylish dining meets rambunctious feasting. The premium feasting style menu focuses on the finest local pork, beef, lamb, poultry and seafood, flame and charcoal grilled to perfection. The hero ‘Let Us Create the Feast’ set menus are available for four people or more, from $25 per person, and include carnivore and seafood options. ‘The Big Board’ allows guests to choose from three of 11 main options, and comes with two sauces and hand cut chips. If sharing isn’t your thing, try the pasture fed dry aged rib eye, 1kg T-bone, whole crayfish, or a pasta dish, with sides of course. The wine list is proudly 7/8 Australian, with a third of the varietals sourced from the local Yarra Valley region.


The Precinct Bar is an oasis for drinks, no matter what the time of day, with an extensive list of cocktails, local craft beer, and wine, served with a side of bar snacks for those who are peckish.

At The Bosses Boots Café, open for breakfast and lunch seven days per week, home baked breads are hero, sandwiching gourmet ingredients like miso glazed pork belly, pickled cucumber, shaved carrot, and watercress; and New York deli ciabatta with mortadella, sopressa, smoked ham, cheddar and green pickle. For breakfast think wild mushrooms on brioche, wilted kale, smoked ricotta, and fried eggs. Salads, burgers and grazing platters are also available, plus cold spun juices and smoothies. A rustic picnic pack is also available to grab and go.

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Eastridge Entertainment Precinct 1 East Ridge Drive
Chirnside Park VIC 3116

Information & Images Courtesy Eastridge Entertainment Precinct/Carne Grill/Kayla Baggio – Kate & Co

Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times Gourmet News – Food/Wine/Hospitality/Events

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Eastridge Entertainment Precinct opens new gateway to the Yarra Valley

The Melbourne suburb of Chirnside Park recently welcomed Eastridge Entertainment Precinct (EEP), the first premium culinary hub for the outer north-east area, with the opening of three new venues – Carne Grill, The Precinct Bar at Eastridge, and The Bosses Boots Café.

Located just off the Maroondah Highway, EEP is perfectly positioned not only to cater to local residents but service the millions who travel to and from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley each year.

The three EEP venues have added an estimated 500 seats to Chirnside Parks’ food offering, catering to the suburbs’ growing population of close to 10,500 permanent residents.

EEP co-founder Steve Kepper says the restaurant, bar and café precinct will fill two important gaps in the market.

“We designed EEP with the intention that it would become the culinary gateway between Melbourne and the Yarra Valley; a relaxed meeting point for those travelling to the vineyard region, cyclist groups and motorists in particular, or a post-winery wind down.

“We’re also striving to create a new community hub and haven for local residents, a classy but approachable offering with high quality food, coffee, and drinks, showcasing the best Yarra Valley produce – seven days per week. We want to ensure locals don’t have to travel to the CBD to get a great meal, no matter what the time of day,” said Kepper.

Carne Grill – The interiors are warm, welcoming and festive, with large bench tables and communal seating arrangements encouraging shared-space vibes. Alfresco all-year-round dining is also available, with 100 protected seats on the terrace overlooking the lagoon, the area heated throughout winter.

The Precinct Bar – The bar beckons with plush leather couches, a large hardwood topped bar surrounded by leather upholstered stools, and views of the lagoon. The outdoor area has a range of small and large high bar tables, creating a relaxed beer garden atmosphere. With multiple diverse spaces, The Precinct Bar is the perfect location for a private function of any size.

The Bosses Boots Café tag-line is cheeky, earmarked as the last decent coffee in 40 kilometres!

The opening of Carne Grill, The Bosses Boots Café and The Precinct Bar at Eastridge, marks phase one of the Eastridge Estate development, a 22 hectare mixed use infill site which will incorporate more than 800 residences, a Dan Murphy’s, an office complex, a medical centre, an entertainment and wellbeing precinct (bars, cafes, restaurants and a lifestyle centre including a gym, and yoga and Pilates studios) and a retail precinct. The project is a significant investment for the community and will create hundreds of new employment opportunities.

Eastridge Entertainment Precinct 1 East Ridge Drive
Chirnside Park VIC 3116

Carne Grill

Tue to Sun: 12pm to 10pm (kitchen)
PH: (03) 8727 0600 @carnegrill

The Precinct Bar at Eastridge

Wed – Fri: 4pm till late
Sat & Sun: 12pm till late
PH: (03) 8727 0660 @the_precinct_bar_eastridge

The Bosses Boots Cafe

Mon to Fri: 7am till 3pm
Sat & Sun: 8am till 3pm
PH: (03) 8727 0630 @thebossesbootscafe

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