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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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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Three Rivers Saltbush Lamb at Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

Not all lamb is created equally. To really experience this I was invited to attend a special dinner to try out Three Rivers Saltbush Lamb from the Echuca region along the Murray.  This lamb is raised on a single property and the lamb grazes on native saltbush, long the “seasoning” in indigenous Australians diet.  

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Party out the back and indulge up front at Lady Carolina

Like that 80’s classic the mullet hairstyle, Lady Carolina in Brunswick is all serious up front and party out the back.  You enter a breezy, large room with lots of polished timber and almost a beach house feel. Keep wandering through to the outside courtyard and you hit the bar area with synthetic grass and

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Things that make you go mmmm: The Moor’s Head

I’ve just ticked off a major achievement as a new parent – out for dinner with the baby.  Even though she’s only seven weeks old my baby girl has already frequented lots of cafes for breakfast, lunch and coffees but I’m determined to get her used to hanging out in restaurants as well.  Of course

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Going Ga Ga over Gazi

George Calombaris is a clever man.  He’s jumped on board the move to more casual dining by reinventing Press Club (I wasn’t a fan) as the fun and fiesty Gazi serving up Greek food street style.  The menu has simple dips and breads and souvas with chips in them just like you get in Greece.  Plus

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