Hi, we’re Anthony and Jason, and we’re the owners of Missing Gorilla!
We’re big on community engagement, and we wanted to bring something to Eltham that could bring people together in a fun and laid-back way. And what better way to kick back with friends and family than with great food, drinks, and entertainment?
Jason’s family is from Wangaratta, and Anthony grew up in Eltham. We love the beautiful country experience that Eltham has to offer while still providing all of the convenience of inner-city Melbourne. Building our business in Eltham was an easy choice. We had a vision for this awesome community, and we’re thrilled to see it come to life!
Four months ago, we got started on our dream to build a reputation in a community that already knew the Missing Gorilla name. We wanted to stay respectful to the origins of the name and the previous owner’s legacy. So, with honesty, consistency, and a bit of help from our loved ones, we think you’ll love what we have in store for you.
You name it, we’ve got it. Wine bar? Check. Beer garden? Got one! Family-friendly children’s area? Of course! Plus, with a big space and a simple layout, we’re all set to go with live music on Friday and Sunday nights, with our fingers crossed to welcome ticketed events in the future.
If any of that tickles your fancy, come on down to Missing Gorilla, a venue like no other that is neither fine dining nor the local pub, but a little in between. Ask to try one of our 25+ local Australian wines or our infamous Sticky Fried Chicken— you won’t regret it!