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RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE GRAHAM – PORT MELBOURNE

French-inspired food and a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere   Tucked down a side street in Port Melbourne is the surprising venue, The Graham. Its unassuming location and the pub-like exterior don’t immediately fill you with confidence, but a quick peek through the window into the busy dining room and you know you’re onto something.   Set […]

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: WATERFRONT – PORT MELBOURNE

Sunday lunch just got even more awesome   Let’s say it’s a Sunday. There’s a chance you might be feeling a little rough from Saturday’s proceedings, and as a result want some great food with no nasty surprises. There are plenty of places to enjoy a late Sunday lunch: all-day brekkie joints for one, perhaps a Sunday […]

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NUMBER 8 – MELBOURNE

 Oysters, slow-cooked pork and sparkling wine When nothing but the best will do, Number 8 hits the spot. Here, you get the kind of impeccable food and service that frequent diners of the premium establishments at Crown Casino in Melbourne have come to expect. Start with the oysters. They’re fresh-as-you-like and shucked to order. The […]

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REVIEW: ZENSATION TEA HOUSE – SYDNEY

A 1920s Shanghainese tea house in the heart of Surry Hills This is a place where Chinese history is alive and kicking. Walk into Zensation Tea House in Surry Hills, Sydney, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve gone back in time – to 1920s Shanghai to be precise. With a friendly atmosphere that could rival […]

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MELBOURNE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

We talk wine with wine legend, Jancis Robinson.     MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Melbourne has the foodie X factor. Always in the media for its thriving and ever-growing food and wine scene… this Aussie city is a food lover’s heaven. And a testament to this is the internationally acclaimed Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, taking […]

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BEHIND BINDI: THE LIFE OF A WINEMAKER

    “To live on a vineyard: It’s a far-fetched dream for many. But for Michael Dhillon of Bindi Wines, it’s just another day. His life and job revolve around wine, so it’s imperative that he remains passionate about it. But how could he not? We’re talking about wine after all. Bindi Winegrowers is a […]

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: A DATE AT DALMATINO, MELBOURNE

Set up by Croatian brothers Natko and Ino Kuvacic, Dalmatino in Port Melbourne is determined to put Croatian food on the Melbourne food map. Try the Dalmatian charcuterie platter, comprising prosciutto, Reggiano cheese, olives and gherkins. Or the splitska pasticada, which is a hearty dish of beef cheeks slow cooked with prune, apple and red […]

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