Melbourne

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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The Hardware Societe

The Hardware Societe, Melbourne

September 15, 2013

After two solid days of eating our plan to squeeze in breakfast AND lunch on our last day in Melbourne started to fall apart. We honestly didn’t think we could ingest two more meals. Realising we would have to combine the two we checked out of our hotel and headed in to the city centre […]

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Vue de Monde

Vue de Monde, Melbourne

September 14, 2013

Shannon Bennett opened Vue de Monde in 2000 at the grand old age of 24. The restaurant quickly attained a cult following and Shannon was awarded the Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Best New Talent in 2003. In 2005 the restaurant was relocated to the historic Normandy Chambers building, where it achieved higher accolades and was awarded […]

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Flower Drum

Flower Drum, Melbourne

September 14, 2013

If you are someone who grew up eating Chinese food that was recreated by your Austrian mother from the ‘Women’s Weekly Chinese Cooking Class Cookbook’ like I was then you may have found that something was missing all these years. It’s not that my mum was an inept cook (quite the contrary), but for the […]

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Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc., Melbourne

September 14, 2013

Opened in 2008, Cumulus Inc. is part of Andrew McConnell’s growing empire (think Cutler & Co, Golden Fields and Builders Arms Hotel). The restaurant and bar is open seven days a week from morning until late. Designed by acclaimed Melbourne architect Pascale Gomes-McNabb (who also designed Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Stokehouse) the […]

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MoVida Bar de Tapas

MoVida Bar de Tapas, Melbourne

September 13, 2013

When you fail to secure a table at a restaurant you desperately want to go that thought lingers in the back of your mind. When you finally land a table at a restaurant you’ve previously missed out on the anticipation runs high. Three years in the making, we were finally going to dine at the […]

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Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio

Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, South Yarra

September 13, 2013

After three very long years it was time Dylan and I visited Melbourne. Our last trip to Victoria was a two week road trip through the Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. A two week gastronomic adventure celebrating our fifth anniversary. We dined at Jacques Reymond, Attica, Loam, MoVida Next Door and many more. This time […]

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Shake Shack vs Huxtaburger

Shake Shack vs Huxtaburger

September 13, 2013

Let me preface this post by outlining I do not like condiments. I hate vinegar. I hate mustard. I hate mayo. All burgers I eat are ordered sans condiments and that’s the way I like it. What I am trying to say is, yes I am different to the majority (don’t judge!) but as all […]

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MoVida Next Door

MoVida Next Door, Melbourne

September 10, 2010

Planning for our trip to Melbourne we forgot to book MoVida. And naturally when I phoned up whilst in Melbourne I was informed the restaurant was booked out for 12 weeks! TWELVE WEEKS! Ahhhh I can’t say I was surprised but I was disappointed. And although we would have loved to hang around for twelve […]

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Der Raum

Der Raum, Richmond (Closed)

September 9, 2010

After finishing up our epic 5 hour lunch at Loam in Drysdale we headed back to our shortstay apartment in Southbank to cook up a storm with all the fresh produce we had bought that morning from Queen Victoria Markets. Sadly my Thai feast needed to be cut short mostly because we were still so […]

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Koko at Crown

Koko, Southbank

September 7, 2010

Seeing as though we were staying quite close to the Crown Complex during our Melbourne visit we decided to have a bit of a wander through the Casino and somehow ended up deciding to check Koko out. We arrived without a booking but were lucky enough to get the last free table. The interior by […]

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Ladro Fitzroy

Ladro, Fitzroy

September 5, 2010

Being a foodie the most difficult question to answer is “What is your favourite food?” I really struggle with it, toss and turn over various cuisines, individual dishes, cherished childhood memories, but when it comes down to it I just can’t choose, I feel it’s like asking a parent to pick their favourite child, how […]

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Jacques Reymond Cuisine du Temps

Jacques Reymond, Prahran (Closed)

September 2, 2010

We had not heard very much about Jacques Reymond before doing a little reading and planning for our Melbourne road trip. Looking over the menu and hearing of Jacques’ philosophies on food we knew we had to dine there. Being widely known as Melbourne’s best restaurant had us buzzing with anticipation to see if Melbourne’s […]

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