Not all lamb is created equally. To really experience this I was invited to attend a special dinner to try out Three Rivers Saltbush Lamb from the Echuca region along the Murray. This lamb is raised on a single property and the lamb grazes on native saltbush, long the “seasoning” in indigenous Australians diet.
Longstanding South Melbourne pub Lamaro’s has been given a Spanish makeover and is now Lamaro’s Bodega. The new emphasis on produce and pork in particular here is evident as soon as you walk in the door past the red neon pig sign and the charcuterie cabinet. Inside the pub is all polished dark timber with
One thing I miss about living in London is the pubs. London pubs have a great sense of history and often you can get a really good meal at them. Most Melbourne pubs have the emphasis firmly on the booze rather than the food but one pub which has consistently set itself apart as a
If you remember The Builders Arms back in the day you will be pretty surprised by its transformation. Its the most recent addition to Gertrude street by the prolific McConnell brothers, this time it is Andrew behind the new look pub. No longer a true boozer the place is all polished up although the bistro
Bushrangers are back! Captain Melville is the newest place in the city housed in Melbourne’s oldest pub. The old bluestone building was most recently called Mac’s hotel but has been reinvented as Captain Melville, named after one of Victoria’s most notorious bushrangers. Slow cooked lamb in brik pastry at Captain Melville I was invited to
Note: Soho – South Melbourne Hotel is now closed. I love getting tips about new restaurants so was happy when my friend JJ said a Gourmet Chick reader had a recommendation for a recently opened restaurant in South Melbourne. Soho is new enough that it doesn’t show up on Google Maps properly yet but
The Middle Park Hotel has really transformed itself from the days when I used to live just around the corner and it was a fairly standard pub with parmas on the menu. These days the place has a polished wooden bar, sports memorabilia on the walls and a modern British menu from chef Paul Wilson.
For a pub that used to host schnitz and tits nights* the Newmarket Hotel has come a long way. The venue has a touch of the trendys about it now with a modern but retro feeling fit out thanks to Six Degrees. Concrete arches span the ceiling and there is the same indoor/outdoor feel as
Head over to Melbourne: Hot or Not for my guest post on Melbourne gastro pub The Graham. The chargrilled prawn salad was amazing and this was a place with service that went well above and beyond what you would expect. Chargrilled prawns Essentials Details: 97 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, 3207, Australia (Ph +61 3