Review: Rustica, Hawthorn

Located on the corner of a busy intersection, Rustica is a popular choice for Hawthorn locals. Internally, it’s surprisingly light and has a modern yet homely feel, with light woods and clean edges. The floor to ceiling windows help to add to the bright atmosphere, and you definitely feel a million miles away from the…

Review: Attica, Ripponlea – Part 1: The Entrees

Recently we celebrated our 1 year in Melbourne Anniversary, and what better place to celebrate than in one of the top 50 restaurants in the world (32nd to be exact). Now, I won’t bore you with the drama of how we nearly didn’t get a table, the most important thing is – someone cancelled (God…

Review: Northern Perk, Brunswick

Northern Perk is situated near the top end of Brunswick’s Sydney Road shopping precinct. Tucked away in a row of shops and cafes it almost appears as a tiny little venue with a few tables, until you realise it opens out further back and also has both a cute upstairs and outdoor courtyard seating area….

Three one 2 one, Richmond

Three one 2 one exploded on to the Richmond food scene, and probably your insta feed too, with its crazy shakes and fully loaded burgers. The Melbourne Foodie Hub were invited down this week to try it out and see what all the hype is about. I must have walked past three one 2 one…

Review: Tinker, Northcote

I’m a huge fan of all things panna cotta, so imagine my delight when those little mischievous dreamers at Tinker invited my down to try some of their oh-so-instagrammable dishes. Situated on High Street, Tinker’s funky industrial feel is a perfect fit with trendy Northcote, and unsurprisingly, it was still packed when we arrived in…

Review: Chin Chin, Flinders Lane

I don’t think many people living in Melbourne haven’t heard of Chin Chin, but being new here, I was still yet to try it and so a fellow foodie and I went to check it out. Down Flinders Lane, with it’s many great eateries, Chin Chin was packed, even when we arrived at 5pm. Luckily…

Review: Starward Distillery, Port Melbourne

I was lucky enough to be invited to Starward Distillery’s Ten Year Anniversary Party and Bottling Launch a few week ago. The only whisky distilleries I’ve visited before have been much larger companies, on organised tours, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. My walk down what seemed like a deserted industrial estate didn’t fill…

Review: Resto Bobo, Windsor

It’s not often that days later I’m still dreaming about a meal I ate, but Resto Bobo managed to have me doing just that. Hidden away on Chapel Street in between the bars and Asian Street Food Eateries, you’d be forgiven for not knowing this new French restaurant exists, but you need to get it…

Review: Sideshow Coffee, Prahran

Last week we were invited to visit Sideshow, Prahran’s newest coffee shop. Now I know what you’re thinking, “does Prahran/Chapel Street really need another cafe?” But sideshow is a real gem. It’s not a cafe as such, it’s just coffee and bakery items. So there’s no fighting with the brunch crowd when you just want…

Review: Terror Twilight, Collingwood

Going to Collingwood always feels like an adventure as being slightly further from home (read, awkward to get to) we don’t go often, so I was delighted when Terror Twilight, one of Collingwood’s newest eateries offered to host us, as it means I get a sneaky half day out in the process. Now Terror Twilight…

Review: Gelocchio, Carlton

Gelocchio is a new addition to Carlton’s popular Lygon Street. Opening in an already crowded market, in the middle of winter is a big ask for an ice cream parlour, but if anyone is going to make a success of it, these guys will. Recently returning to Melbourne after 5 years setting up a successful…

Review: Abacus, Chapel Street

Abacus is hard to miss if you’ve been down Chapel Street, it’s a big unit on the corner and when they fold back the windows in summer, it dominates the block. Despite visiting on a cold winters day, it’s pleasing to see Abacus still has a spacious feel with its high ceilings, large windows and…