When you get that craving for crunchy cripsy pata or Filipino style BBQ skewers and you don’t have a Filipino friend to visit for dinner, you can now get your Filipino fix right next to the Vic Market. Sheila and Len’s new venture GJ’s Grill, is a Filipino restaurant right in Melbourne’s CBD. Homemade atchara (Filipino pickled relish) and marinated meaty goodness served with flavorsome garlic rice are the main offerings that will get your tastebuds in a frenzy. Friendly service by passionate owners, we enjoyed our beef tapa and lechon dishes. Make sure you keep an eye out for the restaurant’s sign as the place is found down at the end of a walkway opposite the market.
Along with pork and chicken, you can also choose from grilled milkfish, salmon or squid. If you’re new to Filipino cuisine then GJ’s Grill is a nice introduction to the soy and garlic flavors of Filipino cooking.