Located on Toorak Road, Yagiz is a new modern Turkish restaurant from talented chef Murat Ovaz, who has moved on from Balaclava’s popular Tulum to head up his own venture. The restaurant, which features a stunning 22-seat brass communal table and is separated into both a casual walk-in bar and an expansive 60-seat dining space, has designs on becoming South Yarra’s new go-to with an assortment of Turkish and Middle Eastern influenced dishes including a whole roast of Bultarra saltbush lamb for ten people.... Read More | Share it now!
Renowned restaurateur Joe Mammone, who co-owns beloved CBD spots Il Bacaro and Sarti, has welcomed a third restaurant to his portfolio, opening Bar Carolina in South Yarra. Located on Toorak Road, Joe’s first venture outside of the city has been fashioned as a sophisticated and contemporary southside bar and restaurant, offering Italian bistro-style dining with modern accents.... Read More | Share it now!
South Yarra’s got a new all-day coffeehouse, bar and eatery with Harvest, a new venture from chef and owner Tim Martin that focuses on a refined menu of wine, aged meats and fermented products. Martin, who brings 16 years of experience to his debut solo restaurant, aims to channel plenty of European influence into local produce to help make Harvest a regular destination for locals and visitors alike.... Read More | Share it now!
Named after a notorious outlaw subculture in Japan, Bosozuku is South Yarra’s new Japanese burgers joint and sake den, a 200-seater located just off Chapel Street with designs on becoming one of the city’s new favourite destinations. It’s from the same team behind Bird Watching Society and St Kilda’s buzzing Lady Grange, taking on a Tokyo tinge with a multi-faceted approach that includes secret sake warmer stations, karaoke and Nintendo rooms, pool tables, motorcycle chandeliers, outdoor fire pits, Hitachi train seats, and a dry ice spa inspired by an Onsen at the base of Mt Fuji.... Read More | Share it now!
Lennox Hastie will be traveling down to Melbourne next week, bringing the city its very first taste of celebrated Surry Hills restaurant Firedoor. The occasion: Hastie’s former protégé, 22 year old chef Charlie Carrington, recently opened his very own restaurant in South Yarra, a globe-trotting conceptual dining experience called Atlas Dining.... Read More | Share it now!
Newly opened in Yarra Street is a contemporary social and dining venue titled Sth Central, operated by partners Tommy McIntosh and Ben Avramides (of Tommy Collins fame) who have brought in Chefs Daniel Southern (Est Est Est, Circa) and Simon Winfield to bolster the kitchen alongside Leroy Smith (Stokehouse). The solid lineup have brought together their love and knowledge of the industry to make for a laid-back, high quality venue to start Melbourne’s new venue openings for 2016 off right.... 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!