sixpenny

sixpenny, Stanmore

February 16, 2014

A fine dining restaurant in the ‘burbs that launched as degustation only. That is pretty much unheard of. But we have heard of the two men behind sixpenny – James Parry and Daniel Puskas. James’ CV includes Icebergs, Billy Kwong, Bird Cow Fish, Oscillate Wildly (where he won the 2009 Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of […]

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Chin Chin

Chin Chin, Melbourne

February 15, 2014

We had a few ideas of where to eat on our last day in Melbourne but after our night at Maha (which turned out to be quite a late one) we awoke closer to check out time than intended. We had to get ready, pack up, check out and reassess our plan. We wandered down […]

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Maha

Maha, Melbourne

February 14, 2014

Maha is Shane Delia’s Middle Eastern fine dining restaurant in Melbourne. I initially came across Shane on Twitter and thought his style of cooking sounded rather interesting. When he appeared on Masterchef I became even more curious. Then SBS Feast magazine were giving away Shane’s Spice Journey DVD with every subscription – sold. Dylan loves […]

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Roule Galette

Roule Galette, Melbourne

February 14, 2014

If you’ve ever had a crepe in Paris you’ll know they’re simply irresistible at any time of day. During our trip to Thailand last year I came across a lady with a crepe maker cart. She’d position her cart right outside our hotel and sit on her scooter all day, tempting guests on their return […]

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Manchester Press

Manchester Press, Melbourne

February 14, 2014

Let me preface this blog post by saying I don’t really eat bagels. And more to the point, prior to our visit to Manchester Press I had only ever eaten one half of a bagel (albeit from the amazing Russ and Daughters in NYC). Now that’s out of the way I would like to say […]

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Huxtaburger

Huxtaburger, Melbourne

February 13, 2014

A few months had passed since our first visit to Huxtaburger and I was keen to head back and see what I thought second time around. So after an afternoon drinking session which rolled on into the evening we headed out for a late night burger. Theo – double beef, cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, bbq […]

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Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina, Fitzroy

February 13, 2014

If you don’t know Gelato Messina you must have been living under a rock for quite some time. First opening their doors in 2002 Messina has become the king of gelato in Sydney. Their queues… in the middle of winter… at 11pm… are famous. Their bespoke gelato cakes have become even more renown since appearing […]

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Jimmy Grants

Jimmy Grants, Fitzroy

February 13, 2014

Keeping with our ethos for this Melbourne trip we walked the 2km from our hotel up to Fitzroy to check out George Calombaris and George Sykiotis’ souvlaki bar for a fitting lunch before an evening of drinking. Situated in a fairly nondescript building just off Smith Street in Fitzroy you could easily walk right by […]

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Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc., Melbourne

February 13, 2014

We arrived in Melbourne with a never ending list of cafes to check out for breakfast. But then we slept in and couldn’t really be bothered traipsing all over town to reach the places on said wish list. So we ended up at Cumulus Inc. around the corner from our hotel. Having eaten brekkie at […]

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Cutler & Co.

Cutler & Co., Fitzroy

February 12, 2014

Choosing restaurants to dine at during a relatively short stay in Melbourne is never an easy feat. The list is long, the recommendations endless. But with each trip we make we manage to tick off a few more (and add a few others). Cutler & Co. is Andrew McConnell’s flagship restaurant located in an old […]

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The Hotel Windsor

The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

February 12, 2014

Afternoon tea is one of my favourite pastimes. I’ve written about the Wentworth Afternoon Tea at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and high tea at The Tea Cosy. I’ve also experienced Lenôtre Afternoon Tea at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth (without a doubt my favourite afternoon tea to date), the buffet high tea at Swissôtel Sydney, and […]

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Madame Sousou

Madame Sousou, Fitzroy

February 12, 2014

Madame Sousou is a French bistro located on Brunswick Street in the north-east suburb of Fitzroy. Recommended to me by a girlfriend at work it was the first port of call on our four day eating extravaganza in Melbourne. Having flown in to Melbourne extremely early we dropped our bags at The Lindrum (a boutique […]

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Racine Restaurant

Racine Restaurant, Orange

January 26, 2014

Australia Day in Orange, what better way to spend it than with a special lunch at our favourite restaurant in Orange. Starting the day we had a lovely three course breakfast at Black Sheep Inn to line our stomachs before setting off for a quick little wine tour. After a few tastings and purchases we […]

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Lolli Redini

Lolli Redini, Orange

January 25, 2014

A return trip to Orange to celebrate Australia Day and my 31st birthday meant two things: Lolli Redini and Racine. Yes we would be reliving our previous trip to Orange but all for delicious reasons. Lolli Redini was opened by Simonn Hawke in 2001 and has been awarded one hat in the SMH Good Food […]

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