Ginger Annie's specialising in Asian food and serving freshly prepared cocktails, Asian craft and local beers with a carefully sourced wine list to match our Asian flavours.

Opening Hours:

  • WED & THURS: 5pm - 10pm
  • FRI: 12pm - 1am
  • SAT: 3pm - 1am
  • SUN: 12pm - 10pm

New Menu and Live Music

We have great new dishes and old favourites combined. With Chicken san choy bow, Grilled eggplant & sweet potato salad, Seafood laksa and Scallop dumplings. There's Live Music this Friday night at Ginger Annie from 9pm so book your table in the restaurant or just come in for a drink and try from our list of Cocktail's in the front bar.

Book our Function Room for your next special event

Our spacious Function Room can hold 100+, with a fully stocked bar, seating & dancefloor areas and a large heated outdoor balcony overlooking the front of the building. We have tap beers/cider, spirits, stubbies and a wide range of wines to choose from. Call or email us and we can send you our Finger Food Menu on:

Call: 9372 0422 Email:

Winter chills

    • Ginger Annie will be closing on Tuesday's over the winter period.
  • We are available for group function bookings 7 days a week.

  • Email:
  • ph: 93720422
  • 914 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon

City comes to the suburbs

Modern Asia - come and join us to try our new menu items.

Enjoy a wine, cocktail, Asian or traditional beer.

Something Small

Roasted Chilli Peanuts (gf)(v) $6
House made prawn & pork dumplings, nam prik joi (4pcs) $12
Mushroom-green onion dumplings, green chilli soy, shiso, crispy shallot (6pcs)(v) $12
Scallop dumplings, green chilli soy, coriander, ginger $14
Sichuan pepper eggplant chips, chilli-cumin aioli, coriander (v) $12
Vietnamese pork & prawn spring rolls, lettuce cups, pickled carrot, nuoc cham (3pcs) $14
BBQ corn on the cob, red miso butter, chilli salt (v) (gf) $6
Salt & pepper calamari, chilli aioli, dried chilli, papaya mint, coriander, lime cheek $16
Popcorn chicken drummettes, sesame seeds, spiced honey , nam prik pla raa sauce $16
Soft shell crab bao, coriander, pickled vegetable, chilli aioli (2pcs) $12
Korean braised pork bao, cucumber, kimchi & slaw (2pcs) $12
Mini Banh Mi – pork belly, pickled cucumber, carrot, coriander, hot nam jim sap $6
Mini Tofu Banh Mi , pickled veg , coriander , tamarind sauce (v) $6
Lime cured barramundi, mandarin, crackers, radish, chilli, baby herbs, cucumber (gf) $17
Chicken san choy bow , bean shoots, coriander, lettuce cups, hoisin, crispy shallots $14


Marinated and grilled chicken and Vietnamese salad with noodles, mint and coriander (gf) $18
BBQ marinated prawns served with papaya salad, shredded coconut, ginger, cucumber and coriander (gf) $22
Grilled eggplant & sweet potato, bean shoots, pea shoots, tofu ,chilli bean dressing (gf) (v) $17
BBQ crying tiger beef (300 gms) with thai chilli sauce, sticky rice, coriander and tamarind jel $30
Chicken satay cooked penang-style with satay sauce, pickled cucumber, fresh herbs, served with roti bread $24
Cone bay barramundi, Asahi battered, lime mayo, fries $30
Chicken pad thai, bean shoots, garlic chives, egg, prawn, peanut, tamarind sauce $22
Prawn pad thai, bean shoots, garlic chives, egg, roasted peanut, tamarind sauce $26
Tofu pad thai, bean shoots, garlic chives, egg, roasted peanut, tamarind sauce $18
Crispy pork belly, black sticky rice, smashed cucumber salad & chilli lime caramel $28


Seafood laksa, squid, prawns, crab, egg noodles, bean shoot salad, lime cheek $30
Green curry chicken thigh, thai basil, baby corn, snake bean (gf) $24
Massaman curry of beef shin, young bamboo, snake bean, coriander, peanut (gf) $26
Tofu green curry with pumpkin, cauliflower, sugar snap and thai basil (gf) (v) $22
*All curries come with jasmine rice


Jasmine or sticky Rice (gf) $3
Asian Slaw (gf) $7
Roti Bread (2pcs) $8
Bowl of fries $8


Cinnamon sugar doughnuts, chocolate sauce, coconut ice cream $15
Mango parfait, pandan cream, shredded coconut, puffed rice $15
Coconut ice cream, house made ice magic, peanut-sesame salt (gf) $5
Ginger Annie sundae, vanilla ice cream, choc fudge sauce, honeycomb & oreo crumble $10
Affogato, served with a choice of frangelico, kahlua or baileys and espresso shot $14

Kids Menu

Beef slider, lettuce & tomato served with chips (2sliders for $14) $10
Vege spring rolls with chips (3pcs) $10
Popcorn chicken drummettes with toasted sesame seeds served with rice $10
Fish & Chips $10
Thai green chicken curry and jasmine rice $10


Beers on Tap

4Pines Pale Ale
Carlton Draught
Little Creatures Pale Ale
Two Birds Golden Ale
Brunswick Bitter
5Seeds Apple Cider

Bottled Beer

Asahi - Super Dry
Asahi - Light
Bintang - Indonesia
Tsing Tao - China
Crown Lager
Cascade Light
Vale IPA
Somersby Pear Cider
Monteiths Crush Pear Cider
Monteiths Crush Apple Cider


Classic Mojito $20 / $45
Pornstar Martini $21
Chilli Ginger Martini $18
Espresso Martini $16
Lychee Martini $18
Fairy Floss Martini $18
Cosmopolitan $18
Apple-Pear Bite $18 / $45
Japanese Slipper $16
Gin Punch $20 / $50
Long Island Ice Tea $22 / $50
Strawberry Daiquiri $18 / $45
Toblerone $18
Raspberry Collins $17 / $45
Negroni $20
Passion Fruit Caipiroska $18
Zombie $18
Annie’s Mocktail $9

Wine List

Sparkling Region Bottle Glass

NV St. Martin Champagne France 45 10

NV Willet Sparkling Tamar Valley, Tas 50 12

NV Azahara Sparkling Moscato Australia 45 10

NV Mumm Champagne France 80 15

NV Louis Roderer Champagne Rhone Valley, France 120

White Region Bottle Glass

2015 Summer Poppy, Sauv Blanc Marlborough, NZ 40 9

TBA Catalina Sounds, Sauv Blanc Marlborough, NZ 55

2014 Printhie MCC, Riesling Orange, NSW 50

2014 La Linda, Riesling Clare Valley, SA 45 10

2012 Fat Bastard, Chardonnay California, USA 40 9

2013 Steels Hill Wine, Chardonnay Yarra Valley, Vic 45 10

2014 Silver Palm, Chardonnay Napa, USA 65

2013 KUKU, Pinot Gris Malborough, NZ 40 9

2015 Dead Duck, Pinot Gris Yarra Valley, VIC 45 10

2015 Main & Cherry, Pinot Grigio Adelaide Hills, SA 45

2015 Red Claw, Pinot Gris Mornington Penn, Vic 60

2015 Mr Fox, Moscato Victoria, VIC 40 8

Red Region Bottle Glass

2015 Eldredge, Kitty Rose Clare Valley, SA 45 10

2015 Victoria Avenue, Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Vic 45 10

2013 Paringa Estate, Pinot Noir Mornington Penn, Vic 60

2011 Maddens Rise, Rosso Yarra Valley Vic 45 10

2012 Eldredge, Sangiovese Clare Valley SA 45 10

2014 Dragonfly, Cabernet Merlot Geographe WA 40

2012 Kurtz Family Vineyard, GSM Barrossa Vally SA 60

2013 Howard Park Miamup, Cab Sauv Margaret River WA 55

2013 Steels Hill, Cab Sauv Yarra Valley, Vic 45 10

2014 Endless, Shiraz Heathcote Vic 40 9

2014 Mollydooker The Boxer, Shiraz McLaren Vale SA 60

2015 Kurtz Seven Sleepers, Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA 55 12

2015 Pizzini Nonna Gisella, Sangiovese King Valley, VIC 55

Premium Wines Bottle

2012 Seresin Estate, Pinot Gris Marlborough NZ 90

2011 The Paringa, Chardonnay Reserve Yarra Valley Vic 110

2013 Pierro, Chardonnay Margaret River WA 130

2013 St Hallet 'Blackwell', Shiraz Barossa Valley SA 100

2011 Teusner ‘Eden Valley’, Cab Sauv Barossa Valley SA 110

2012 Bremerton ‘Old Adam’, Shiraz Langhorne Creek SA 115

2011 Torbreck 'The Steading', GSM Barossa Valley SA 120

2011 Leeuwin Estate ‘Art Series’ Cab Sauv Margaret River WA 130