Spotlight on Box Hill: Exploring the restaurants of Melbourne’s Box Hill Central

If you’re undoubtedly a fan of delicious Asian cuisine, there’s no better place to sample a bit of everything than at the heart of Box Hill Central. This busy shopping complex located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs is home to a diverse range of restaurants and cafes serving up some of the best traditional foods outside of Asia. There’s no need to worry if you’re a bit indecisive; we headed along recently to experience all that Box Hill Central could offer us on a plate and have compiled a list of the tastiest picks from some of our favourite establishments, all to make your next trip there a little bit easier.... Read More | Share it now!

Ananas Bar & Brasserie’s Halloween Champagne Brunch – The Rocks (Sydney)

French hotspot Ananas Bar & Brasserie has been hosting special Champagne Brunches once a month for awhile now, pulling on various themes from Willy Wonka to Winter Wonderland. The well-received concept is refreshing and playful, spinning the traditional champagne brunch into lively buffets with free-pour packages, and a DJ for background music (themed, of course), established now as one of the essential Sunday Sessions in Sydney for those that love their food and drink.... Read More | Share it now!

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café – The Rocks (Sydney)

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café in The Rocks has a prime location for foot traffic, whether it’s tourists from the many cruises that ship in and out of Circular Quay or regulars who recognise the area as a regular haunt. As a chocolate-cafe chain (they have two other locations in Sydney, both by the water), Guylian are relatively new to the scene, but the brand is just as well established as Lindt or Max Brenner and has been for a very long time in Australia, thanks to those magnificent chocolate sea shells you grew up with an addiction for.... Read More | Share it now!

Candelori’s (Spring 2015) – Smithfield (Sydney)

Candelori’s is a long-running, well-known restaurant in Western Sydney that more recently went through a major rework and now stands as, quite possibly, the best looking restaurant in the area. Step through that massive door and you’ll be met with an imposing space, designed to fit over 200 diners by stalwart design group DS17, who are responsible for the gorgeous fit-outs of CBD restaurants like Alpha and Lotus Galeries.... Read More | Share it now!

Munich Brauhaus’ Oktoberfest 2015 – South Wharf (Melbourne)

Munich Brauhaus has long had a formidable reputation for bringing the best of Bavarian beer, food and culture to our tiny corner of the world. With Oktoberfest currently in full swing, revellers have gathered every night this month alraedy at the revered bier-haus to show off their dirndls and lederhosen with glee. Exploding with German creativity and world-class beer, this is one bustling occasion that is not to be missed.... Read More | Share it now!

Yayoi Garden – CBD (Sydney)

Popular CBD Japanese restaurant Yayoi Sydney is now Yayoi Garden, and while the interior has the same casual elegance, the menu has slightly changed, with set tasting menus introduced to reflect the spring-summer season, while the sake list is even more extensive than before. My previous visit was a pleasant experience, delivering a Japanese dining experience which would rather stick to authenticity than water themselves down for the sake of accessibility; I was expecting no less when I walked through those big doors off Bridge St, greeted by the same meticulous service all good Japanese restaurants deliver.... Read More | Share it now!

A25 Pizzeria – South Yarra (Melbourne)

Owner of A25 South Yarra, Remo Nicolini, is no stranger to good Italian fare done well. Over the years, he has built a reputation for creating some of Australia’s best locations for pizza and could perhaps have been one of the major determinants in triggering the Melbourne pizza revolution. In fact, Remo has come a long way over the years since his humble beginnings at the celebrated Pizza Espresso in Templestowe. When he envisioned his A25 pizzeria, the concept was simple; he wanted to make great pizza at an affordable price. After all, as Remo says, “pizza is pizza”.... Read More | Share it now!