Simply Spanish – Bourke Street CBD

Recipe 1184

From humble beginnings at South Melbourne Market, Simply Spanish are taking on Melbourne’s CBD, offering corporate food enthusiasts a gourmet holiday to Spain on their lunch break.

The official launch of Simply Spanish showcased the best in Spanish cuisine, with a paella cooking demonstration and competition to kick off the night, delicious tapas and, my favourite part of the night, the Iberica Jamón station complete with chef to carve up as much thinly sliced Spanish ham as my arteries could handle.

The big pan paella is definitely their specialty, but they also have a selection of gourmet paellas with a bit of Simply Spanish attitude included.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with indoor and outdoor seating, the vibrant and charming new addition to the business district will be welcomed with open arms because let’s be honest, no one can resist a alluring aromas of big pan paella.

Ilyas, Leno, John and the team at Simply Spanish will be opening at The Queen Victoria Market soon so stay tuned!


What would I order?

Definitely the kind of menu you should enjoy with a few friends. The gourmet seafood paella is a must but start with a few tapas and a glass of wine. Croquetas, chorizo and empanadas are my pick. This should leave just enough room to share a dessert. Churros anyone?


Photos by Gemma Lattarulo

Mon: 07:30 – 16:00
Tue: 07:30 – 16:00
Wed: 07:30 – 16:00
Thur: 07:30 – til late
Fri: 07:30 – til late
Sat: Available for venue Hire
Sun: Available for venue Hire