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TAZIO – MELBOURNE, VIC

A great place to entertain on Flinders Lane Melbourne is a city full of the food-obsessed and it caters for all types: the humble burger reigns supreme yet you won’t be hard pressed to find a dish featuring unrecognizable (and unpronounceable) ingredients covered in a whipped foam that the chef will proudly pronounce as his […]

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29TH APARTMENT – MELBOURNE, VIC

An American style diner in the heart of St Kilda Anyone keen for a competitive game of Battle Ships might just find their paradise at St Kilda’s 29th Apartment – the only difficult thing here is working out where they hide all the board games. Arriving on a sunny Friday afternoon with little-to-no idea of […]

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360Q BAR AND RESTAURANT – VIC

Queenscliff sleeps no more It takes just one great idea to wake up a sleepy little town. The nana nap ended the day celebrity chef Barry Iddles spotted the Q360 tower at Queenscliff Harbour. “It had everything,” he says. “Here was the perfect restaurant venue with relaxed seating alongside the harbour but also this incredible 40 […]

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THE MILL HOUSE – MELBOURNE

Fun and food with friends on Flinders Lane Flinders Lane is quintessentially Melbourne: what might first appear like a quiet, unassuming CBD lane, is in fact home to some of the best bars and eateries in Australia with an eclectic mix of styles and cultures that serve as a celebration of Melbourne’s multiculturalism. It’s entirely […]

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THE TIMBOON RAILWAY SHED DISTILLERY – VIC

Own your own 20-litre barrel of whisky Lots of people are into brewing beer without realising whisky distilling might be their next step-up. “Some of the ingredients and the process, up to the wash, are the same,” says Josh Walker who took the leap from home brewer to owner of the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery last year. […]

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LOS AMATES – MELBOURNE

Say “hola!” to Authentic Cocina Mexicana Over the past few years there’s been an obvious boom in franchise, fast-food style Mexican restaurants that have taken over the country. Hence stumbling upon the authentic Mexican home-style cooking and atmosphere of Los Amates was an even more delightful and surprising experience. The venue, located on Johnston St, […]

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SEAMSTRESS RESTAURANT & BAR – MELBOURNE

Oriental surprises in Melbourne’s tastiest sewing room   One really doesn’t expect to find such a bonanza of delights before you enter the small doorway of Seamstress Restaurant and Bar through Lonsdale St. It’s a modern Asian culinary jack-in-the box, and the delights appeal both to the eyes and taste buds. The adventure starts off upstairs, […]

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TRANSIT ROOFTOP BAR – MELBOURNE

Casual rooftop dining with a view to wow Transport Rooftop Bar is a chilled afterwork drinks and nibbles venue with views of the Yarra to blow your mind. The outside space is the perfect venue to blow the cobwebs away whilst enjoying some sharing platters with friends and sipping on some great wine. The balcony itself is […]

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THE ELEGANCE OF COCKTAIL CULTURE AT POLLY – FITZROY

Fitzroy’s Portal to the old world Polly Bar feels like an old English smoking room from the turn of the 19th century.  One might be initially intimidated by the onslaught of bottles that line the bar at eye level, but such an impression quickly dissipates. Whilst Dave, manager and barman-extraordinaire, knocks together a Bloody Mary, his […]

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THE SHAW DAVEY SLUM – MELBOURNE

A great bar and restaurant with an even better story In 1958, two housing commissioners, Shaw and Davey, declared large areas of housing in Carlton as slums and attempted to bring them down. So began the fight to preserve Carlton’s heritage. The Shaw Davey Slum in Carlton represents this era of Australian history and so […]

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