GAME ON! CLUB CHIN CHIN is now open in Geelong.

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GAME ON! CLUB CHIN CHIN is now open in Geelong.

Word by Chloe Cicero

Restaurateur Chris Lucas’ famous Southeast Asian diner has made a new home at GMHBA Stadium.

Opening the door for a one-year pop-up, the restaurant is set to bring Chin Chin’s signature bold, vibrant flavours and high-energy approach to dining to its brand-new home within GMHBA Stadium. 

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“From growing up in Belmont to now opening my first venue in Geelong, I couldn’t be prouder,” says Chris Lucas. “Launching a third Chin Chin outpost in my own hometown is a dream come true. And doing it in collaboration with my beloved football team, the mighty Cats — well, it doesn’t get any better than that.” 


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The space itself is undeniably Chin Chin, accented in the restaurant’s signature hot pink hues, with an aesthetic that radiates the same vibrant energy. A neon ‘Chin Chin’ sign greets diners at the entrance, giant bunny figures beam boldly from the windows and vintage-style Chin Chin posters grace the walls, while at night the whole venue is bathed in a pink neon glow. The restaurant also opens onto a terrace overlooking the oval, offering the ultimate spot to soak up game-day vibes. 

Helming the kitchen, Executive Chef Benjamin Cooper has brought with him his famous Feed Me menus, as well as à la carte options aplenty, the menu celebrating familiar favourites alongside brand-new dishes exclusive to Geelong. 

Diners will find themselves digging into Chin Chin Classics – such as the much-loved kingfish sashimi or braised wagyu beef pad seuw – in addition to newcomers like crispy prawn spring rolls and a panang curry of twice-cooked lamb. Pouring alongside an all-new cocktail list, the taps are showcasing local beer from Blackman’s Brewery and the wine list features hometown heroes including Jack Rabbit, Yes Said The Seal, Leura Park, Mulline, Bannockburn, and Oakdene. 


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AFL game-goers can book a table before a match, while regular programming will see Club Chin Chin open to diners on Thursday evenings for dinner, Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sunday for lunch. 

WHERE: Joel Selwood Stand GMHBA Stadium, 

370 Moorabool St, South Geelong VIC 3220 (enter via Gate 14) 

OPEN: – Thursday – from 5pm till late, Friday and Saturday – from 12pm till late and Sunday from 12pm (lunch only)

Find out more here.