Having recently been voted most liveable city in the world for the sixth year in a row, it’s no wonder Melbourne is constantly opening new culinary experiences for us to sink our teeth into. One of the latest examples: a dual offering from two new sister restaurants who have made their way from Sydney to Melbourne after considerable popularity in the harbour city, setting up in Melbourne’s new multi-level dining precinct.... Read More | Share it now!
As torrential rain fell heavily on the streets of Melbourne, and people sought cover from the wild weather, the inviting warmth and vibrancy of The Press Club was a very welcome sight. In celebration of the DVD launch of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 I was invited to enjoy a Greek style menu prepared by owner George Calombaris.... Read More | Share it now!
As someone who absolutely loves their Japanese cuisine, I was overjoyed to be invited to a private dinner at Saké’s new Flinders Lane location nestled in one of Melbourne’s most iconic gastronomical strips. Three-star Michelin chef Jean Paul Lourdes would be showcasing some of his mouth watering signature dishes, accompanied by an array of impressive Japanese style drinks. I’d heard the brand new venue was quite impressive, so I was excited to arrive at what would no doubt be Melbourne’s latest hot spot.... Read More | Share it now!
To put it simply: Australians are obsessed with their morning cup of coffee – and why wouldn’t they be with some of the best coffee in the world available down those many hidden alleyways in every city across the country. People are constantly looking for ways to navigate this rich coffee culture more efficiently and seamlessly, and the wonder of technology is pushing that desire along at a rapid pace. Case in point: new smartphone app Skip, an appropriately named service that allows customers to ‘skip the queue’ by ordering and pre-paying for their coffee (and/or food) from over 600 cafes across Australia. The AU Review’s Katelyn Rew went hands-on with the new free app; check out her thoughts below and head to Skip’s official website to download.... Read More | Share it now!
A warmly lit interior greeted us on Friday night as we arrived at The Academy Kitchen & Bar, highly anticipating their new Autumn menu. We were seated by our lovely waitress Krissy and informed that owner/chef extraordinaire Will Manning would be cooking us up a feast. It’s an instantly comforting feeling being part of the lively atmosphere at this popular Richmond hot spot, and having Manning at the helm was exciting.... Read More | Share it now!
Melbourne has come alive over the last few weeks with Moomba in full swing and Federation Square a brimming hub of excitement. Part of the excitement stemmed from one metre snowflakes floating through the city air, enamouring passersby. Curious onlookers were drawn to the Evian activation where snow machines were blowing snow in various directions, and kids were jumping up and down enjoying the faux winter atmosphere.... Read More | Share it now!
Nestled on a bustling corner in metropolitan Hawthorne lies Santoni, a pizzeria known for it’s beautiful dough and laid back atmosphere. Having just released a brand new breakfast menu equipped with a mouth watering breakfast pizza, I went down to see if this lunch/dinner restaurant could add ‘trendy brunch cafe’ to its long list of accomplishments. ... Read More | Share it now!
Italian restaurant 400 Gradi in East Brunswick is synonymous with delectable cuisine, impeccable service, and an atmosphere that always seems to be buzzing. Having previously visited esteemed chef Johnny Di Francesco’s restaurants twice before, I was sure that third time would certainly be just as charming, with even more to try.... Read More | Share it now!