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
Everything’s a little bit bigger in Hawthorn. The houses, the schools and even the restaurants as exemplified in new opening Ate One Ate. This place is huge. It occupies three shop fronts and seats 180 people. I was invited to the opening so my review is a limited as I haven’t experienced the restaurant
It’s all happening in Richmond at the moment with the area shaping up to be a real culinary hot spot. One of the fairly recent new openings which has been overlooked is Academy Bar & Kitchen on Bridge Road. It’s run by chef and owner Will Manning with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced
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
Farewell to the pink and blue tiles and goodbye to the degustation only menu. Northcote’s much loved Estelle restaurant has been reinvented as the more casual Estelle Bistro. The restaurant looks slicker with polished glass along the back of the bar and brass accents and moody lighting giving the front room an intimate feel.
Goodbye St Ali North and hello Green Park. This new cafe/bar/restaurant (I’m tempted to use the awful word “eatery”) opened yesterday and I was invited to a preview night with other media and blogger types to check it out.
The owner of Albert St Food & Wine says superstar chef Philippa Sibley is “still involved” in the restaurant but she has officially left the building and set up shop at Prix Fixe Dining. In her place she’s left chef Jason Rodwell and I was invited along last night to try out his cooking.
It’s interesting seeing your home city through an outsiders perspective. The lovely Niamh, a friend from London and author of Eat Like a Girl, was in Melbourne last week for a press trip and the pressure was on to find the perfect spot for a dinner catch up. I settled on Saint Crispin in Smith
If a celebrity comes to Melbourne, chances are they stay at the Park Hyatt. Last time I was visiting a friend who was staying there Lady GaGa was also in residence. So when I was invited to review Radii Restaurant I was ready to keep my eyes peeled for celebrity spotting.