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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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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Esquire, Brisbane

December 27, 2013

Christmas was a low key affair and so we decided while we were in Brisbane we had to do something big. We decided to tick off the only other three hatted restaurant in Australia that we hadn’t been to (having previously ticked off all The SMH Good Food Guide and The Age Good Food Guide […]

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Yellow, Potts Point

November 23, 2013

Belated birthday celebrations for Mr O saw an invitation sent around to the usual crew. The invitation was an email that simply contained a link to a YouTube video of Coldplay’s hit song… yep, you guessed it… Yellow. Yellow is the latest offering from dynamic duo Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt. Sliding somewhere in between […]

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vincent, Woollahra

November 16, 2013

vin = wine. cent = 100. A restaurant with a wine list 100 bottles long. vincent is the latest offering from the crew behind buzo and Wine Library. Yes, that’s right, Traci Trinder, James Hird and Todd Garratt have a new baby. It’s French. They make their own cheese. Need I say more? Housed in […]

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UME Restaurant

UME Restaurant, Surry Hills

October 30, 2013

I am a massive fan of Japanese food. The only problem is I find it prohibitively expensive to enjoy on a frequent basis. To tell you the truth if you rewind 10 years Japanese was a cuisine I’d never experienced and sushi was something that made my skin crawl. A lot has changed since then […]

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momofuku seiōbo

momofuku seiōbo, Pyrmont

October 19, 2013

We booked our return visit to momofuku sei?bo on a whim. We couldn’t wait to get back and see what changes had been made to the menu and enjoy one of my favourite restaurants again. First time around Lex had sat out the beverage pairing as she had been cutting back on her alcohol intake. […]

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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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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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wd~50, New York, USA

August 20, 2013

Our New York plans were coming along nicely. The bride and groom seemed rather relaxed and had everything under control, we had a HUGE bucket list of restaurants, bars and sites to visit and we had reservations at Le Bernardin and Eleven Madison Park. But that wasn’t quite enough. Dylan and I realised that although […]

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momofuku ssäm bar

momofuku ssäm bar, New York, USA

August 14, 2013

One of the meals we didn’t book for our NY trip was dinner at momofuku ssäm bar. Organised by the man responsible for our NY trip, the groom-to-be and one of my best friends who I have known since the age of four. Naturally the bo ssäm was ordered upon booking meaning when we arrived […]

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buzo, Woollahra

August 3, 2013

buzo is one of my favourite restaurants of all time. Yes I know one of the owners through my friend Em but that doesn’t come into play here. With or without knowing one of the owners I love everything about buzo. From the cute converted terrace, knowledgeable waitstaff and great wine list through to the […]

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Bo.lan, Bangkok, Thailand

May 25, 2013

Our latest Thailand adventure needed to include dinner at Bo.lan. Lex, Em and I had attempted to dine at Bo.lan in 2009. Although we hadn’t made a booking, it was pouring with rain and our taxi driver had no idea where he was going, we decided to make our way to Bo.lan anyway. Little did […]

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nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

May 24, 2013

What was the first thing I did when Dylan’s brother announced he and his fiancé were getting married in Thailand? I emailed nahm to make a reservation for dinner. In fact I contacted them so far in advance they wouldn’t take the booking. I would just have to wait until reservations opened 12 weeks out. […]

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