Chur Burger has opened its doors at Hoyts Chadstone (Melbourne)

Since October 2016, the newly renovated doors at Chadstone Shopping Centre have been open for shoppers and tourists alike, with hundreds of new stores, restaurants, and meticulously designed architectural elements to admire. For most, the opening of Hoyts Cinema after two years gone was a big step forward for the property, especially given that the movie-going hotspot is now playing host to Chur Burger.... Read More | Share it now!

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2017 have been announced, here’s the full list of winners

The anticipation was at an all time high this past Wednesday at a special ceremony held at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. With the highly authoritative World’s 50 Best Restaurants already announcing their 100-51 positions last week, with some very fine entries, discerning diners all across the world were speculating as to which destinations would make it into the prestigious top 50. Well, the results are out now, and they may be surprising for some as there’s been plenty of big changes as restaurant’s the world over have taken their menus in new, exciting directions. ... Read More | Share it now!

Modern Australian, Spain and North African cuisine come together at Abacus Bar & Kitchen (Melbourne)

Abacus Bar launch

“Every dish has a story”, offers chef Chris Connolly (ex-Top Paddock) who spearheads the attractive new Abacus Bar & Kitchen with owner Dylan Whitmore. The new venture, which is positioned on Chapel Street nearby Prahran Market, is promising something new and innovative for the area, touting modern Australian with flourishes from Spain and North Africa.... Read More | Share it now!

Sepia to close in December as Chef Martin Benn and Vicki Wild plan Melbourne restaurant

Three-hatted fine dining institution Sepia, one of Sydney’s most celebrated and popular dining hotspots, has made a big announcement. The team driving the restaurant, acclaimed chef Martin Benn and his partner Vicki Wild, will not only be departing the venue after eight incredibly successful years and numerous awards (they’ve maintained three hats every year since 2012), but will also be leaving Sydney to spearhead a new restaurant in Melbourne. ... Read More | Share it now!

OzHarvest branches into the UK with help from Jamie Oliver & the Duchess of Cornwall

OzHarvest, the charity dedicated to reducing food waste and eliminating hunger, has landed overseas to tackle this growing issue on a global scale. UKHarvest is now a thing, and has the full support of some pretty influential people – HRH the Duchess of Cornwall as patron, as well as Jamie Oliver and his foundation. The announcement comes after the very first UK CEO CookOff took place last week in London where they raised over £500,000, which will help kick-start UKHarvest’s efforts.... Read More | Share it now!

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017: positions 51-100 have been announced

In case you haven’t heard, the highly authoritative World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony is being held in Melbourne next week. Often referred to as the definitive ranking of culinary excellence across the globe, the anticipated list will be released on Wednesday 5th April after much deliberation by an anonymous panel made up of over 1,000 industry experts. But it doesn’t just stop at 50. A week out from the big reveal, the restaurants who made the cut from 51 to 100 have been revealed, featuring iconic dining destinations from 24 countries across six continents. ... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s getting an unofficial Studio Ghibli party in May

To celebrate 32 years of some of the best, most unique and heartfelt animation to ever grace our screens, the very discerning folk at Supersmall Club will be hosting a massive (unofficial) party dedicated to none other than Studio Ghibli. The iconic Japanese animation film studio has inspired a pop-culture soiree of the kind Melbourne rarely sees, with an homage to the likes of Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo in the form of cocktails, decor, costumes, and visuals.... Read More | Share it now!