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    Mister Jennings

    Bridge Road has not usually been the hottest spot for evening dining, there are a couple of popular haunts (Osteria La Passione, Bouzy Rouge, Mazzitelli) but that might be changing with new openings like Romulus and Remus and…

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    Nieuw Amsterdam

    The rise of the American food trend in Melbourne has seen fried chicken, po’boys and smoked BBQ meats popping up all over the city. Yet the quality varies massively from amazing (Rockwell and Sons) to barely…

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    Prix Fixe

    Prix Fixe, a collaboration between Jason Jones (Friends of Mine, Porgie & Mrs Jones, Mazzitelli) and chef and pastry queen Philippa Sibley (last seen at Albert St Food & Wine), brings together two interesting concepts in…

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    Supernormal

    Supernormal may not be an entirely new concept, being a reinvention of Andrew McConnell’s Golden Fields in St Kilda, but it feels like the restaurant has grown and matured on its journey into Flinders Lane. This…

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    Piqueos

      North America has been dominating Melbourne dining for the past few years with burgers, fried chicken, smoky BBQ and the Mexican craze stealing all the limelight from the other Americas. Luckily there are a few…

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    Maha

    Wandering down an alley off Flinders lane, passing carparks and entrances to office buildings, you start wondering if you have taken a wrong turn somewhere. Yet when you pass through the doors of Maha and descend the stairs you…

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    Kong BBQ, a teaser

    From the people behind Asian phenomenon Chin Chin, which is still bringing in the crowds years after opening, comes Kong. Kong mixes Korean BBQ with the smoky wood and charcoal pit ovens of the Southern states of America with…

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    Jinda Thai

    Victoria street in Richmond has some delicious and authentic Vietnamese food (and some not so delicious and not so authentic Westernised Asian food), well now you can also find some of the best Thai food in…

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    IDES and The Commoner’s Chef Series Dinners

    If Melbourne was not spoilt enough for choice when it comes to restaurants, we are also increasingly spoilt when it comes to pop-up events, guest chef dinners, food festivals and the like. Three of the most…

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    Northern Light

    The concept of Northern Light, a recent opening on Smith Street from chef Adam Liston and Glen Bagnara (previously at Chester White), was to have a bar that serves “food that I wanted to eat” as…

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    The Press Club, reinvented

    2013 was the year where the battle between fine and casual dining came to a head, usually with cries about the ‘death’ of fine dining, especially in a year with so many restaurants closing only to reopen,…

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    Bar Nacional

    Collins Street past Southern Cross station has been a bit of a wasteland when it comes to choices for dining out, but that has changed recently with the opening of Bar Nacional, and more recently with…

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    Merricote, bringing a little Dutch to Melbourne

    Textural contrast, perfect seasoning and flavour combinations that work, rather than trying to be outside of the box for the sake of it, are what make dishes rises above the rest and sing. It is often…

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    10 Years of MoVida

    These days in Melbourne it is hard for a restaurant to stay open for a year, so it can be surprising when one hits the ten year milestone. 2003 was the year when two of my…

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    A week loving the King Valley

    One of my favourite things about living in Melbourne for the past few years has been uncovering the hidden (and not so hidden) gems around the city and the state of Victoria. Many of us take…

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    The Town Mouse

    It is all too easy for a city’s dining scene to get stuck in a loop of endless trends. Not that trends are bad per se, they are popular for a reason, but seeing Mexican eatery…

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    B’Stilla

    B’Stilla (Bas-tee-ya) is the new restaurant from Jason Jones, chef and co-owner of Mexican hot-spot Mamasita, and has recently burst into life just off Chapel Street in South Yarra. Wanting to try something new, Jason has turned his…

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    Vue de Monde

    Eating out can be many things, whether it is a simple act to satisfy our hunger, a raucous evening with family and friends, or an exquisite evening of dining where the food and service elevate the whole experience. Shannon…

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    Sydney’s rockstar: Momofuku Seiōbo

    Updated*: Momofuku Seiōbo is everything I love about modern fine dining. It cuts out of the fuss, doesn’t take itself too seriously, delivers something different than every other restaurant and, of course, has amazing food. Yes…

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Mister Jennings

Bridge Road has not usually been the hottest spot for evening dining, there are a couple of popular haunts (Osteria La Passione, Bouzy Rouge, Mazzitelli) but that might be changing with new openings like Romulus and Remus and…

niuewheader

Nieuw Amsterdam

The rise of the American food trend in Melbourne has seen fried chicken, po’boys and smoked BBQ meats popping up all over the city. Yet the quality varies massively from amazing (Rockwell and Sons) to barely…

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Prix Fixe

Prix Fixe, a collaboration between Jason Jones (Friends of Mine, Porgie & Mrs Jones, Mazzitelli) and chef and pastry queen Philippa Sibley (last seen at Albert St Food & Wine), brings together two interesting concepts in…

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Supernormal

Supernormal may not be an entirely new concept, being a reinvention of Andrew McConnell’s Golden Fields in St Kilda, but it feels like the restaurant has grown and matured on its journey into Flinders Lane. This…

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Piqueos

  North America has been dominating Melbourne dining for the past few years with burgers, fried chicken, smoky BBQ and the Mexican craze stealing all the limelight from the other Americas. Luckily there are a few…

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Maha

Wandering down an alley off Flinders lane, passing carparks and entrances to office buildings, you start wondering if you have taken a wrong turn somewhere. Yet when you pass through the doors of Maha and descend the stairs you…

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Kong BBQ, a teaser

From the people behind Asian phenomenon Chin Chin, which is still bringing in the crowds years after opening, comes Kong. Kong mixes Korean BBQ with the smoky wood and charcoal pit ovens of the Southern states of America with…