Melbourne Food & Drink
MELBOURNE | The Elysian Whisky Bar is Melbourne’s latest whisky bar from Kelvin Low (ex Whisky and Alement) and Yao Wong (ex White Oak) and brings a Japanese-style whisky experience to this quiet section of Brunswick Road. By Japanese style, we don’t mean Japanese whisky (although there are lots of
MELBOURNE | Lamaro’s Hotel is the newest incarnation of this classic South Melbourne watering hole, which has adopted its former name after a short stint as the Spanish inspired Lamaro’s Bodgea. Architects Techne (Lee Ho Fook, Botherambo) spruced up the venue when the initial change occurred and thankfully that old
MELBOURNE | Ever since two time bartender of the year award winner Hayden Scott Lambert moved on from his position as head bartender at Bar Americano, we’ve been waiting to see what his next move would be. The answer has finally come in the form of Above Board in Collingwood.
MELBOURNE | The Burger Block is an Asian fusion café in Kew that specializes in unique burger flavours using Asian spices and sauces. Previously a regular café, the same family has owned this venue for 15 years. Being a family-run business, you can often see the owner Brenda or her
MELBOURNE | Hells Kitchen is one of those most Melbourne of venues. To find it you need to walk down a laneway (Centre Place) then up a flight of stairs. Those who make the effort to seek it out will be rewarded with a spot that’s been offering some of
MELBOURNE | Brewcult Bar is a bar brought to you by Brewcult Brewing’s Steve “Hendo” Henderson and business partner Troy Taylor. They originally planned to open a brewpub, but for various reasons, this Brunswick bar is what eventuated, with the brewing still occurring gypsy style at the shared Kaiju! and
MELBOURNE | The Royal Hotel is a Clifton Hill gem that has been operating since 1890, offering locals and visitors alike a welcoming experience along with quality drinks and food. The building is an attractive three storey structure built in the Italianate style which was popular in the late 1800s.
MELBOURNE | Burger Boys were relatively early entrants in Melbourne’s recent burger wave, and after popping up in a few kitchens around town since 2014, they’ve now taken over the kitchen at The Alehouse Project. Who are the Burger Boys though? It all started in 2014 when friends and burger
MELBOURNE | Sarawak Kitchen in Melbourne’s CBD is place that, unsurprisingly, focuses on the cuisine of Sarawak, a Malaysian state on Borneo. The space is simple and while it can get very busy at times, table turnover is high so there’s never more than a short wait. There’s an impressive
MELBOURNE | Biff Tannin’s opened recently without much fanfare. No press releases, no blogger events, no social media saturation – just a quiet opening in the first week of January down a side street off Sydney Road. Things don’t say secret for long in this town though and through word