Abacus Bar and Kitchen

After being a highly successful brunch cafe for many years, Abacus Bar and Kitchen has successfully expanded its culinary expertise in Modern Australian cuisine to offer up a similarly popular dinner menu. Sipping on happy hour cocktails in the beautiful alfresco dining terrace, with an interior decorated by green bushes, floor to ceiling open spaces … Continue reading Abacus Bar and Kitchen

Unabara Lobster and Oyster Bar

Unabara Lobster and Oyster Bar is a Japanese restaurant with 2 outlets in Melbourne Central and Emporium - with a specialty in Japanese seafood ramen (featuring lobsters... no surprises there!) We dined at the Melbourne Central store, and with an incredible seafood broth, a large casual dining area, this Japanese restaurant makes a splurge-worthy option … Continue reading Unabara Lobster and Oyster Bar

Whitehorse Chloe

WHITEHORSE CHLOE, BOX HILL: It's refreshing to find the number of new Asian fusion brunch cafes that are popping up today, and Box Hill is definitely one perfect suburb to target - the heart of China in Melbourne, mixed with an interest in exploring different aspects of Melbourne culinary culture. Whitehorse Chloe turns itself from a … Continue reading Whitehorse Chloe

Piatella Cafe Bar

PIATELLA CAFE BAR, GLEN WAVERLEY: Piatella Cafe Bar is a restaurant has the vibes and menu of a versatile all-day restaurant that seems to be packed with locals all day long, with people just having a cute dinner date, to those celebrating a special occasion, or just a nice catch up over some coffee and a … Continue reading Piatella Cafe Bar

Shinbashi Yakiniku

SHINBASHI YAKINIKU, CARLTON: Shinbashi Yakiniku is interesting - a unique, Japanese BBQ spot amidst the sprawling Italina restaurants that line Lygon Street. Yakiniku, by definition, means grilled meat, specialising in the art of Japanese barbeque. This Melbourne Japanese restaurant has just recently re-opened after an unfortunate consequence of being damaged by a neighbouring restaurant's fire - but … Continue reading Shinbashi Yakiniku

Speakeasy Kitchen Bar

SPEAKEASY KITCHEN BAR, SOUTH YARRA: A brunch place that now features an evening dinner and drinks menu, Speakeasy Kitchen Bar is nestled amongst a few other bars along Chapel Street - the brunch-dinner idea seems to be a trend starting to settle in. They have a nice spacious interior that was a bit chilly (heater could … Continue reading Speakeasy Kitchen Bar

Mansae Korean BBQ and Bar

MANSAE KOREAN BBQ AND BAR, MELBOURNE CBD: Korean BBQ is one of the highly sought after cuisines in the student-heavy, Melbourne city centre so it is no surprise that Mansae Korean BBQ has popped up along A'Beckett St, just recently keen to serve a new wave of customers. As Korean BBQ is our go-to choice when … Continue reading Mansae Korean BBQ and Bar

Dainty Sichuan

DAINTY SICHUAN, BOX HILL: Dainty Sichuan is a popular Melbourne Chinese restaurant specialising in Sichuan cuisine that has been quite the rage for some time! Having heard so much about it from everyone, it was so lovely to be invited in to try their hotpot. I went in with average expectations that were definitely exceeded - … Continue reading Dainty Sichuan

Spiked at Jasper

SPIKED AT JASPER, MELBOURNE CBD: Derived from the incredibly popular Melbourne cafe, 3121, Spiked is another project from the same managing team - hoping to undoubtedly create another Melbourne cult food spot, but this time in the CBD! With a stronger focus on pub-based food, Spiked is located in the Jasper Hotel, just 10 seconds away … Continue reading Spiked at Jasper

Jamu Dining

JAMU DINING, RICHMOND: In a quiet suburban area, is a beautiful and modernised Asian fusion restaurant from an ex-Masterchef contestant. We were so pleased with the relaxed vibes of the restaurant and the open spaciousness, with ability to accommodate for large groups or an intimate affair. The concept and style of the menu is slightly confusing … Continue reading Jamu Dining