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.
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
Once travelling in Mexico Meat-and-Three-Veg lost his camera. He went to buy a new one and the sales assistant at the camera shop wore a badge bearing his name “Jesus”. Pronounced hey-zus the name is as common in Mexico as it’s rare here. Meat-and-Three-Veg bought the first camera Jesus suggested “I had to” he said
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
I make no secret of my love of a glass of bubbles and so was very excited to discover a new Italian restaurant opening in Carlton with prosecco on tap. Free flowing prosecco seems to me to be the equivalent of Willy Wonka’s river of chocolate for grown ups. Thirty Eight Chairs inhabits what
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
I’m not usually a fan of pop up restaurants and cafes. I think it’s a tag that’s overused and tend to avoid pop ups in favour of established venues. But I couldn’t help myself when I heard about Chotto on Smith Street. It’s a fine dining Japanese cafe from ex Golden fields Brendan Liew and
I’m no wine expert but I know what I like and I’m certainly an enthusiastic learner. After first really discovering Durif on my recent weekend in Rutherglen I jumped at an invitation to expand on my newfound knowledge at a lunch at Estelle Bistro hosted by the Winemakers of Rutherglen focused on all things Durif.
Could there be a more Melbourne place than The Vertue of the Coffee Drink? Hidden away down an alleyway that you get to through a petrol station off Lygon Street this is one cafe that certainly can’t rely on passing foot traffic. Once inside the door the cafe opens up into a cavernous light filled