Going for gold at AU79 in Abbotsford

Science nerds will know that AU79 is the chemical symbol for gold. I’ll admit the reference was lost on me but I’m still giving a gold for fitout to newly opened AU79 in Abbotsford.   The cafe is just off Victoria street next to the Hive Shopping centre and provides something quite different to the

Read more

Vietnamese fusion hits the CBD with Uncle Collins Street

There’s a new staircase to head on up at the top of Collins street beside Mamasita. St Kilda favourite Uncle now has a CBD location bringing its take on modern Vietnamese to the Paris end of town.  I was invited to the launch party but will be returning for well priced, vibrant food at a

Read more

David Thompson comes to Melbourne: Long Chim

It’s the opening I’ve been waiting years for. Finally David Thompson has come to Melbourne with a branch of Long Chim at Crown. I was invited to the dazzling opening party but also headed back the next week to check out the full menu myself with my friend Claire. Long Chim is located along the

Read more

Hello to the all new Stokehouse

Like many Melbournians I have happy memories of the “old” Stokehouse before it burnt down.  I feel somewhat affectionate towards the old white weatherboard building and in particular remember with fondness one very long boozy lunch there which lasted almost until night time.   So I was keen to check out the rebuilt Stokehouse even

Read more

Relax… Betty’s Burgers is in Melbourne now

After discovering the joys of Betty’s Burgers on holidays to Noosa I was pretty excited to hear Betty’s has opened up in Melbourne now.  Even in Melbourne’s (much!) colder climate Betty’s Melbourne store still retains a tropical holiday feel thanks to the colourful tiling in shades of blue, comfy aqua cushioned chairs and big glass

Read more

Scotch the eggs it’s New School Canteen

I’ve mentioned before how obsessed I am with Scotch Eggs. So I’m pleased to see them appearing on a handful of Melbourne cafe menus including new opening New School Canteen.   Let’s be clear though, New School Canteen is not really a cafe and it’s certainly not the sort of canteen I remember from school.

Read more

A very Danish steakhouse: A Hereford Beefstouw

You might not immediately think of the Danes when you think of steak but the opening of A Hereford Beefstouw in the CBD is set to change that. This steakhouse has achieved great success in Denmark serving up Australian beef and now is attempting to actually sell the ice to the eskimos by opening up

Read more