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
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
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,
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
MELBOURNE | Remember the days when meal options in the early hours of the morning were limited to kebabs and McDonald’s? Well thankfully that’s no longer the case, with 2017 seeing a slew of openings in Melbourne catering to those who want to be able to eat great food at
MELBOURNE | Off the beaten track in the inner eastern suburb of Alphington, Benjamin’s Kitchen offers pan-Asian cuisine in a contemporary venue. Eliciting a sense of relaxation and serenity, the cloud-like ambience of their gentle hues and interior furnishings are further strengthened by natural sunlight streaming through the street-facing windows.
MELBOURNE | Inward Goods is a hole in the wall cafe in Richmond from the team behind one of our favourite Melbourne cafes and coffee roasters The Vertue of the Coffee Drink. It shares a space with indoor cycling group Cycle Collective, and is a great addition to the area.
MELBOURNE | Palermo is the newest restaurant by the team behind two our our favourite Melbourne restaurants, San Telmo and Pastuso. Named after the funky Buenos Aires suburb, which in turn was named after Saint Benedict of Palermo, Sicily, Palermo Melbourne sets out to capture the best of Argentinean food,
MELBOURNE | BKK is the reincarnation of the space formerly known as Saigon Sally. BKK takes its inspiration from Thailand (the name comes from the IATA airport code for Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport) and is a more refined take on things than it predecessor. We were recently invited in to try
MELBOURNE | The Shifty’s is the current incarnation of the venue formerly known as Shifty Chev. New owners were the reason behind the name change, and while the focus isn’t quite as cheesy as it used to be, cheese still plays a big part at the refreshed Shifty’s. It’s a