o'connell's hotel south melbourne

MELBOURNE | Celebrating 141 years in the industry, O’Connell’s Hotel is one of Melbourne’s dining institutions. Upon approach, this gastropub conveys a simplistic white exterior fitted with black awnings, separated into ‘Bar’ and ‘Restaurant’ sections via different entrances. Once inside, an historical, old-world ambience transforms the diner’s expectation to anticipate

hopmonk tavern sebastopol

SEBASTOPOL | HopMonk Tavern have three locations in California’s wine country, with their Sonoma location housed in a heritage listed 1888 farmhouse. The farmhouse was renovated in 2010 which is when HopMonk moved in. The venue features the main tavern along with an outdoor dining deck and large beer garden.

coq d'argent bank

LONDON | Sumptuous, Quality and Fine. Three words that come to mind when looking back on my dining experience at Coq D’Argent in Bank. The restaurant is accessible through a private glass lift that swiftly delivers guests into the rooftop entrance and one of London’s most picturesque terrace gardens overlooking

dan o'connell hotel carlton

MELBOURNE | The Dan O’Connell Hotel is one of those old pubs that you see closing all over Melbourne, and are thankful still exists. It’s one of Carlton’s oldest local pubs, dating back to 1884, and has stayed relevant by updating the things that count while keeping old school the

jam tree clapham

LONDON | Following on from the success of the Chelsea site is The Jam Tree’s second site, nestled in Old Town, Clapham. On the outside it looks like any other gastropub but step through the fancy automatic doors and look a little closer – it offers much more. The spacious

preachers battery point

HOBART | Preachers bar is located in Battery Point, just a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle of Salamanca, and the vibe couldn’t be any different. It’s a relaxing, secluded feeling spot, housed in a converted sailmaker’s cottage dating back to 1849. It has a homely interior that resembles

the winston north hobart

HOBART | The Winston was your average old school pub for many years (it opened as the Eagle Hawk Inn in 1833), a place for locals who wanted a no fuss venue to hang out in at the northern end of North Hobart. All this changed in 2013, when Kris and Caroline

rochester hotel fitzroy rochey

MELBOURNE | The Rochester Hotel went from being a grungy dive, and not in a good way, to the kind of place you wanted to hang out in after receiving a much needed makeover in 2015. The makeover kept what was great about what was then called the Rochester Castle

fox hotel collingwood

MELBOURNE | The Fox Hotel appears from the outside to be an old school Collingwood pub, but it has a decidedly modern ethos to the way it operates. There are several rooms in which to enjoy a drink or a meal (including a small, dog-friendly outdoor courtyard), and live music

national hotel richmond

MELBOURNE | The National Hotel is a gastropub in Richmond that combines the usual modern pub offering with some Asian influences, fitting with the Vietnamese influences on the street in which it is located. The interior is modern and casual, with wood, concrete and high ceilings on the inside, and