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About us

"When I was fifteen I told my parents I was leaving school to become a chef.

To my surprise they said “go for it” and so I did.


From Vue de monde in Melbourne, Marque and Firedoor in Sydney to some of the most iconic restaurants in London, Antwerp, San Francisco, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Bangkok, Singapore and even La Paz in Bolivia I have learnt from the best.


At twenty two I still have so much more to learn but the time feels right to open the doors of my first restaurant.


The Atlas Dining menu will forever evolve to reflect multicultural Australia. Every four months I will explore the cuisine of a different country that I have visited, adding my own special twist on what I have learnt during my travels.

Using the best, locally sourced ingredients, the majority of the dishes will be ‘touched by fire’ using a custom designed wood oven, hearth and grills, creating unique wood fired flavours. The beverage menu will also be inspired by the region and evolve as the menu changes.


I plan to push the boundaries as a chef and push the boundaries of your dining experience.


I look forward to welcoming you to Atlas Dining."


- Charlie Carrington, Head Chef and owner



Recent Press


Good Food Guide Awards 2018, awarded 1 hat


The 10 hottest new restaurants in Melbourne, Eater


Review, delicious.


Review, Australian Gourmet Traveller 


Best New Restaurant: Time Out Food Awards 2017, Time Out


After Service: Charlie Carrington, Broadsheet 


'Masterchef Australia' appearance, aired May 2017


Review, Australian Traveller


Atlas Dining embarks on its second culinary voyage, Smudge Eats


Atlas Dining owner Charlie Carrington to open spin-off chain Colours by Atlas,

 Good Food


South Yarra restaurant Atlas Dining brainchild of seasoned traveller Charlie Carrington, Herald Sun


Is This Melbourne's Most Ambitious Opening of 2016?, Broadsheet


Hot plates: Atlas Dining, Melbourne, Gourmet Traveller


72 hours in Melbourne, FlightNetwork