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

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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

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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

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The kids are alright at Stomping Ground

It’s the holy grail of anyone who is a parent.  Somewhere cool to eat, drink, socialise and also bring your rug rats along.  Which is why Stomping Ground opening up in Collingwood is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in Melbourne all year. Located in a series of converted warehouses in Collingwood’s back

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Believe the Higher Ground Hype

If you’re like me, you’ve probably walked past the building hundreds of time and haven’t paid it any attention. When I heard the newest cafe from the team behind Top Paddock and Kettle Black was opening in a converted power station right near Southern Cross Station, I just couldn’t picture where it could be. Sometimes

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Hello to Holla Food and Drink

From coffee in the morning to cocktails at night – newly opened Holla is looking to bridge the divide between cafe, restaurant and bar.   The converted warehouse space still has an industrial feel to it with exposed piping and an unfinished ceiling but a simple geometric mural and lots of greenery spruce things up.

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Ruyi puts the glam into Chinese

Many of Melbourne’s best Chinese restaurants aren’t very glamorous, but Ruyi goes against the grain.  In an alleyway just of Chinatown, there’s not a formica table in sight at this moodily lit restaurant with its Hecker Guthrie designed blonde wood interior highlighted with vintage tiles and custom made stone tableware.   I went there with

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