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australian open 2018 lavazza

MELBOURNE | Whether it’s sitting on Henman Hill at Wimbledon or walking through the multi-sensory playground that’s the Australian Open, I’m always up for a spot of tennis. For the Australian Open 2018 The City Lane was lucky enough to be hosted by Lavazza, one of the Australian Open’s major

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

market neipa brunswick beer collective hop nation

MELBOURNE | First there was the ‘Not So Junior Mint‘ and next there was ‘Bruce‘. We’ve not wasted any time in sorting out our next collaboration beer, with our partner in crime this time around being Footscray-based brewery Hop Nation. The Market IPA is a beer borne out of the

farro fitzroy

MELBOURNE | Farro Pizzeria & Cucina Fitzroy is the new restaurant from the people behind popular Thornbury pizzeria Farro Pizza. We’ve been to the Thornbury restaurant before and love the food there so when we were invited to check out the new restaurant we didn’t hesitate to pop in and

redwood tasting room fitzroy north

MELBOURNE | Redwood Tasting Room is a bar that showcases the beers imported and distributed by husband and wife team Brian and Anika Labadie’s craft beer distribution company Redwood Distribution. It’s a small, unpretentious spot on St George’s Road in Fitzroy North with an assortment of second hand furniture and

dexter preston

MELBOURNE | Dexter surprised a few people when it opened in the middle of 2015, not so much for the on-trend food it was doing, but for its location in Preston. While there’s always been a great selection of food in Preston, along High Street closer to the Preston Market,

arlechin melbourne cbd

MELBOURNE | Arlechin is one of the new breed of Melbourne venues that opened in 2017 with the aim of providing quality food to those wanting something more than burgers and kebabs after midnight in the CBD. It’s owned by the Grossi family, and is hidden down a laneway, Mornane

buck mulligan's northcote

MELBOURNE | Buck Mulligan’s is a venue that fuses two of Dublin-born owner Eamonn Hennessy’s loves – whisky and books. It’s a bar and bookstore that’s named after the first character to appear in Irish novel Ulysses, and is a unique space in this part of town. The shelves around

afghan tasty food dandenong

MELBOURNE | Afghan Tasty Food has been open for almost a decade, and in that time has become an institution for those looking for authentic Afghan food in Melbourne. It was opened by Muheen Bahrami, who moved to Australia in 1991 after fleeing Kabul, and proudly explained to us when

burnley brewing richmond

MELBOURNE | Burnley Brewing is the newest brewery to hit Richmond and occupies the site formerly home to Italian restaurant Romulus & Remus. It’s owned by Renton Carlyle-Taylor (The Alps, Milton Wine Shop, Toorak Cellars), Neil Mills and Phil Gijsbers (Small Print Pizza Bar, Saint James Cafe) who bring a