World renowned macaron and tea house Ladurée is opening in Chadstone (Melbourne)

Luxury Parisian patisserie Ladurée, a business dating back to 1862, has finally unveiled their first expansion to the streets of Melbourne, bringing Chadstone one of its opulent tearooms. This is the third location for the renowned brand in Australia, following popular venues in Sydney’s Westfield and Woollahra, propping up as part of the huge Melbourne shopping destination’s $660 million redevelopment. ... Read More | Share it now!

Charlie Carrington opens “no rules” restaurant Atlas Dining in South Yarra (Melbourne)

22 year old Melbourne chef Charlie Carrington has taken inspiration from an eight month trip spanning 15 countries for his new – and very first – South Yarra restaurant Atlas Dining, hoping to channel vast influences from the likes of South American, North America, Europe, and Asia. A casual restaurant that constantly evolves with “no rules” is what Carrington has set out to achieve for Atlas, which is now just over a month into operation and gaining some huge traction on the scene, with the first iteration of the menu focusing on Vietnamese until the end of this year.... Read More | Share it now!

Juniperlooza: Melbourne’s riverside gin festival is back

After a successful outing last year, Melbourne’s premiere celebration of all things gin, Juniperlooza will head to Federation Wharf this November for its second time in Australia. Across two days, the weekend riverside festival will bring in a huge range of Australian and internationally crafted gins to champion one of the most loved and adaptable spirits in the world, with the help of a who’s who list of distilleries keen to top last year’s comprehensive showcase.... Read More | Share it now!

Paramount Pictures put an end to Melbourne’s Ron Burgundy bar before it even pops up

Heard about that Ron Burgundy themed pop-up bar taking over Melbourne next week? It was a kind of a big deal, that is until Paramount Pictures threw a trident right through those plans and split them in two. Turns out the film studio, which was behind both the original 2004 film and its sequel, required a high price for the rights to use actual Anchorman branding, something that made the planned temp-bar unfeasible for Bottoms Up Bartenders, the team behind it.... Read More | Share it now!

A slice of Tasmania is coming to Meat Market South Wharf this month (Melbourne)

Tasmania is one of those rites of passage for Australia’s food lovers that’s hard to forget. The produce found throughout the country powers some of the best parts of this country’s great food scene, so it’s always an exciting prospect when a showcase from the apple isle travels up to other states. In this case, a slice of Tasmania is coming to Melbourne’s popular produce driven Meat Market on South Wharf later this month, particularly Josef Chromy Wines from Launceston. ... Read More | Share it now!

QT Melbourne opens lush new rooftop bar

Simply titled The Rooftop one of QT Melbourne’s biggest draw cards is a stunning 11th floor bar mirroring the unique character the designer hotel has brought to Russell Street. The city’s skyline will play in the background of the split indoor-outdoor bar, which QT hope will become one of Melbourne’s biggest destinations as we edge into spring and look towards summer.... Read More | Share it now!

Ron Burgundy’s Rich Mahogany Bar to pop up in Melbourne

This one is kind of a big deal. Over two weeks starting from October 13th the Porcelain Tea Parlour in Carlton will be making the classy transition into a pop-up bar themed after one of the most glorious characters comedy cinema has ever given us: Ron Burgundy. The bar’s character will be drawn from San Diágo’s suave anchorman to create Ron Burgundy’s Rich Mahogany Bar, a place where you can (probably) grab a leather bound book, a scotchy scotch scotch and, we hope, whole wheels of cheese and very filling burritos for a limited time only.... Read More | Share it now!

Tim Ho Wan, Dragon Boat and more for free pop up dumpling festival (Melbourne)

Food festivals and collaborations are all the rage right now, so it was about time for a Dumpling Festival. Some of Melbourne’s best dumpling restaurants will be coming together for a five-hour dumpling face-off later this month, a free event that will bring the best out of participating restaurants Tim Ho Wan, China Red, China Chilli, and Dragon Boat. It’s being presented at 206 Bourke Street by Good Beer Week co-founder, and Brooklyn Brewery ambassador, Miro Bellini, all about pairing good beer with great dumplings in 30-minute sittings, right alongside dumpling making demos, Chinese Calligraphy workshops, live entertainment, and more. ... Read More | Share it now!