Hayden Dibb.

Chef Mischa Tropp will open South Indian restaurant and bar Toddy Shop by Marthanden Hotel this Friday in Melbourne’s Collingwood.

Located in the former Mono XO space, the venue is set to serve up South Indian cuisine including dosas and Keralan food.

There will be rotating daily specials at the venue, including pork pepper roast (heavily spiced pork curry); prawn moilee; beef fry; and fish nadan.

Drinks-wise, guests can expect cocktails alongside wine and spirits from South-Asian-Australian producers such as Avani Wines, Two Rupees Brewing, and Lethbridge and Dutch Rules Gin.

Hayden Dibb.

“This Toddy Shop is a replication of everything I love about the South of India, incredible food made by locals for locals at a great price,” says Tropp.

“I’m hoping the space will be like you’ve walked into an extension of my house; warm and with hospitality. A selection of vinyl including Indian disco records or the latest Indian electronic acts served with a great selection of booze and the best Indian drinking food you could ask for.”

The venue’s name comes from the traditional Toddy Shops and coffee bars of South India, and hotel which is a local word for restaurant.

Toddy Shop by Marthanden will open on Friday 1 December at 191 Smith Street, Collingwood.