South Melbourne market institution Simply Spanish is in the city as well for when you need your tapas fix. I was invited there on a Friday night for an early dinner with Mr Meat-and-Three-Veg before we headed to see North by North West (which I highly recommend, go if you can get tickets). The
I tried not to like Bar Nacional. It’s nominally located in that cursed part of Melbourne, the Docklands, and celebrity chef Pete Evans is one of the backers. But I couldn’t help myself. It turn’s out Bar Nacional is actually located in that extension to Collins street which is in the no man’s land between
If you feel like sipping a sherry or snacking on some tortilla there’s a new tapas bar in town. The Aylesbury has been reinvented as the more casual Bomba. It’s cheaper and there’s vermouth on tap – what’s not to love?
Living in Melbourne a good air-conditioning system is not top of my wish list for restaurants but the past few weeks have made it an issue all of a sudden. On a normal night I would have loved eating at Gertrude tapas bar Anada. But on a stinking hot Saturday night in the midst of
My friend Anna visiting from Sydney for the weekend gave me the perfect excuse to book into Casa Ciuccio in Fitzroy for dinner. She used to live in Melbourne so I wanted to show her what she is missing out on. Admittedly, I had been wanting to check out the latest venture from Chef Matt
This restaurant has now closed and has been replaced by Bomba. I’m not anti share plates. I like getting to try other peoples food and I feel the pain of sacrificing some of the food off my own plate to my dining companions is compensated for by avoiding a case of food envy. However,
One of the most difficult questions you can ask a Melburnian who is passionate about food is which Movida is their favourite. The original Movida tapas bar has spawned Movida Next Door and now Movida Aqui, each with their own distinctive character, atmosphere and menu. I was a big fan of the first Movida when