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Harry and Meghan visit Charcoal Lane!

On their recent visit to Melbourne, Harry and Meghan chose Charcoal Lane as their restaurant of choice. Oceania Tours is proud to support the restaurant on its Aboriginal Melbourne Tour

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On Thursday 18th October, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Melbourne and paid a special visit to Charcoal Lane.

This is a social enterprise restaurant that provides opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in hospitality.

What a treat for these young staff to serve royalty!


So what did they eat?

The royal couple indulged in a mushroom and quinoa nest, chargrilled kangaroo as well as wild boar, saffron risotto and barramundi.

The chef had to of course cater to Meghan’s dietary requirements, now that she has officially announced her pregnancy.

The restaurant is now a local favourite, connecting both international visitors and locals to culture through the native food.


How can you visit Charcoal Lane?

Book your spot on Oceania Tours’ Aboriginal Melbourne Tour (currently unavailable) that includes a two course lunch at Charcoal Lane on every tour.

Just like the guests on our tour, Harry and Meghan enjoyed the touch, taste, smell experience of native ingredients before sitting down for their unique lunch.

Where is Charcoal Lane?

Charcoal Lane is situated on Gertrude St in the inner-city suburb of Fitzroy in Melbourne. It is surrounded by hip restaurants, local designer boutiques and some great nightlife. You can jump on the 86 tram from Bourke St in the city centre, or otherwise it is an easy 20 minute walk.