Where to eat and drink in Melbourne.
yokocho melbourne cbd

MELBOURNE | Yokocho is a Japanese restaurant in Melbourne that aims to capture some of the spirit of the izakayas and sushi bars of Japan. Yokocho translates as “food alleyway”, intimate spaces in Japan lined with small, busy food venues, filled with salarymen and women getting their after work yakitori,

MELBOURNE | The Rice Paper Sister is the newer, more “refined” version of Fitzroy and CBD favourite Rice Paper Scissors from owners Rahmie Clowes and Shane Stafford, and in the few months its been open has already impressed a lot of people. We’ve been meaning to check it out for

merah northcote

MELBOURNE | Merah is a new Malaysian restaurant in Northcote, and sees owners Aline Viravouth and Marcel Nantharath (Nasi Lemak House in Carlton) put a contemporary spin on classic Malaysian dishes. When you walk inside you find an interior that is in line with the ethos of the food. The

cafe latte toorak

MELBOURNE | Celebrating 25 years in the restaurant industry, Cafe Latte successfully embodies traditionalism merging with progressive modernism. Since its inception in 1991 as a casual café serving coffee, breakfast and lunch, it has continued to keep up with the constantly changing trends of the Melbourne hospitality scene, eventually becoming

new shanghai emporium melbourne cbd

MELBOURNE | For an authentic taste of modern Shanghai in Melbourne, look no further than New Shanghai. What started out as a humble family business whose desire was to showcase authentic Shanghainese cuisine, has flourished into a burgeoning restaurant empire that now has two Melbourne locations, adding to their numerous

calia melbourne cbd

MELBOURNE | Given the media hype surrounding Calia when they first opened, it’s a relief to know that they live up to their reputation, as we discovered when we were recently invited by Zomato to visit. An exciting restaurant and retail space located within Melbourne’s Emporium, their unique concept offers

mr union ascot vale

MELBOURNE | Mr Union is an Ascot Vale cafe and restaurant that’s all about simple food done well, with a mixture of Melbourne favourites and dishes influenced by owner-chef Gabor Pelikan’s Hungarian heritage. Housed in what was modern bistro Union Food & Wine, the former bank building feels a bit

holla food drink richmond

MELBOURNE | We know Victoria Street for its unbeatable pho and banh mi, further glorified by cheap prices and BYO standards. However, the busy street is nothing to look at. We come for the food, not for the aesthetic. Or so we thought. Nestled between the fruit markets and seafood

piccolina gelateria collingwood

MELBOURNE | Piccolina Gelateria have proven their recipe for success through deliciously creamy and authentic Italian gelato and sorbets, with a second store now open in Collingwood. Traditional in concept yet contemporary in creativity of flavour, you are guaranteed that all of their products are freshly-made, and don’t use any

cliveden bar and dining east melbourne

MELBOURNE | The Cliveden Bar & Dining is a restaurant and bar that sits on the ground floor of the hotel Pullman on the Park that is aiming to “reinvent the buffet”. While talk of buffets usually sends us running in the opposite direction, we took up an invitation to