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The Village Social

Previously The Village Pantry and rebranded to the Village Social.

Whether its traditional Italian style pizza cooked on stone, or a delicious authentic Italian meal to enjoy, you can be assured that The Village Social care about food. Their kitchen is full of love, evident with every mouthful.
The Restaurant is open Wednesday - Sunday with bookings recommended. Dinner is served from 5 pm with the last dinner orders at 8 pm, currently closing at 9 pm during the week and later on Friday & Saturday.

The Village Social is now fully licensed with the bar open from 2pm on weekends, with a selection of bar meals all day. BYO Wednesday & Thursday.
Take-home dinners are available 7 days a week from 2.30 pm.

Mount Claremont Shopping Centre, 3/29 Asquith St, Mt Claremont, 6010

We spoke with owner, Glenn Chapman about his business:

How has COVID impacted your business? 
"The Village Social stayed open during the COVID period and offered take away food only. This included take home meals including our ever so popular pizzas. The take home meals have been such a success that we have not been able to stop them. The coffee machine was bought over from their other business in Mt Claremont, Deli Chicchi and all staff operated out of The Village Social."

What does your business provide for the community? 
"Everyone knows everyone! This is the first time that this community has had somewhere that they can go and sit down and have a meal in the evening.  
The Village Social is exactly what it says in the name, the social hub for Mt Claremont and surrounding suburbs. It is truly a place to meet and enjoy down time with family and friends old and new. We now open Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm and 2pm on weekends. Locals can have a bar or restaurant meal with a glass of wine, cold beer or fresh coffee in a relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere. The best thing is the place can be full and there are hardly any cars! Tables can be booked via our website."

How did you start your business, and how long have you had the business? 
Glenn and his wife, Denise created the Village Social (previously the Village Pantry) as a new space, and has been running for about 16 months now.