Diverse and delicious food at Ash & Monties.

From fine dining to a more casual fare, award-winning chef and owner Lorenzo Nobilio, is loving the change of pace at his new hole-in-the-wall cafe Ash & Monties in West End.

Open for about ten weeks, Ash & Monties has a friendly, laid-back feel and is focused on serving up food that is packed with flavour.

Lorenzo, with his best mate Richard Mastro, decided to open a cafe in an area they both loved – West End. Lorenzo actually grew up in the area and used to ride his bike around the streets so for him, this has been a nostalgic experience. He only left the area a few years ago to be closer to Bistro Alegria where he is head chef. But eventually, the pull was too strong and he returned to his roots.

Juggling both roles at Ash & Monties and over at Bistro Alegria means Lorenzi is a very busy man but he is loving it. At Alegria – the fine dining menu requires different skills and approach and so at Ash & Monties, Lorenzo has embraced a more relaxed attitude – with a menu that changes fortnightly and is largely built around the food he personally loves to eat.