Four of Melbourne’s top bartenders plan to open new venue “Fancy Free” this year

Four bartenders who have been instrumental to the rise of Melbourne’s highly regarded Black Pearl will open a new venue in the CBD later this year. Rob Libecans, Chris Hysted-Adams, Matthew Stirling and Ryan Noreiks will lead the charge at Fancy Free, helping shape the bar as a neighbourhood watering hole in the middle of the CBD where cocktails, wine, beer and food will all be held to an equally high standard.... Read More | Share it now!

Australia’s first ever 24/7 Pho restaurant has opened in Melbourne

They are the anti soup nazis of our generation, three humble lads set on making Vietnamese Pho available 24/7 for Melbourne locals and visitors. Thai Ho, Midawell Phal and George Do are hoping to wow late night crowds with a magical bowl of Pho any time of day, any day of the week with this recently opened venture. Basically, instant gratification is at hand for any human in the vicinity of Melbourne’s CBD with a sudden hankering at 3am to slurp down on what the founders of Hochi Mama claim to be the best Pho the city has ever wrapped its chops around.  ... Read More | Share it now!

Charming new Italian restaurant Massi opens in Little Collins Street (Melbourne)

One of Kew’s quintessential restaurants, Mister Bianco, now has a little brother with the opening of Massi in Little Collins Street. Chef Joseph Vargetto has opened up the new 50-seated Italian restaurant in the CBD with an aim to bring the flavours of Italian region Piedmont to Melbourne with a casual approach, offering up morning coffee and cakes, lunch, and an aperitivo hour. ... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s award-winning Red Spice Road reopens following major redevelopment

Award winning South-East Asian restaurant Red Spice Road has reopened following stage one of their $1 million renovation, bringing some major changes to the look and feel of the restaurant with updated furnishings, new look interior and exterior, a new kitchen, and a brand new menu. The centrally located Melbourne dining experience recently picked up the People’s Choice Award from The Age Good Food Guide 2016, and are looking to maintain that reputation with their latest menu, which has retained signature dishes while introducing new flavours and styles.... Read More | Share it now!