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.
It’s the summer of frosé. Almost every new restaurant or bar opening I’ve been to in the last month has been serving up this pink adult equivalent of an alcoholic slushie. I’m sure it won’t be long until I’ll be embarrassed to be seen drinking frosé but for now its sweet and chilled and really
After the depressing US election results a little comfort eating was in order. New opening Bedford Street in Collingwood fits the bill with the deep fryer on high rotation along with some classic US dishes. The restaurant on the corner of Bedford and Johnson street has a prime corner position with big windows letting in
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
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.
I increasingly feel overwhelmed by too much choice so what a relief to eat at Marion where the food menu is limited to a dozen dishes marked up on the white washed wall. Marion is first and foremost a wine bar so the wine list is much more extensive but it is also Andrew
High end restaurants in Australia are embracing native ingredients but Tasmanian pepper berry and kangaroo are harder to come by in local cafes, restaurants and pubs. The Crafty Squire which launched last week in the City (a revamp of the Portland Hotel) is showing that Attica isn’t the only place you can order wallaby.
The Noble Experiment is conducting its own little experiment on Smith Street as a bar/restaurant. It’s trying to do the slashie thing where it straddles both cocktails and food. I was invited to try it out last week when the rain was pelting down and The Noble Experiment was a welcome refuge with its warm
The team behind brilliant Fitzroy cafe Hammer & Tong seem to be hell bent on creating a mini empire. First they opened up food trucks and now they’re supplying the food for bar Less Than Zero in Prahran. The food side of the business is called “Tanked” in reference to the shape of the (tiny)