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!
Sitting on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, this stunning lower-Rathdowne terrace gives off an air of class, elegance and sophistication. Lined with polished dark wood, elegant crystal decanters, flickering candles, wicker chairs and imprinted silverware, this vintage setting may suggest old times, however Epocha exudes intimate, timeless class that is sure to stay.... 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!
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!
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!
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!
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in hibernation for the past decade, then you’ll be well aware that Melbourne is in the midst of a ramen revolution. All along Russell Street in the CBD, there are queues of people lining up come rain or shine, hoping for their next fix of this ubiquitous Japanese dish. Whilst deep in our ongoing search for the perfect bowl in the city, we stumbled across Mr Ramen San in Chinatown’s Mid City Arcade – a location that remains largely adventurous to those not already in the know.... Read More | Share it now!
As far as burgers go, Jimmy “The Burger Lord” Hurlston, also known as the man behind Jimmy’s Burgers, just may be the most experienced and well-traveled guy in history. He has spent years trekking all over the world tackling one of the most famous food creations of all time, attempting to eat, record, and review an outrageous amount of burgers. It then makes sense that after all these years of scoffing down burgers, cooking up his own creations for other venues, and even publishing a book on burgers, that Hurlston would become co-owner of an unprecedented burger restaurant and bar in Melbourne – one that is five stories high.... Read More | Share it now!