Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Restaurant Review: Fu Long

Location: 942 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Phone: 03 9890 7388
Cuisine: Chinese
Overall Impression: 5/10 
Fu Long continues to draw in the crowds because of its value for money proposition. The yumcha carts are filled with generous serves of dumplings and other deep-fried favourites that are all very well priced. 

Friday, 22 February 2013

The Wise Tapas Bar & Restaurant Launch

Location: 173 High Street, Prahan
Phone: 03 9533 7791  
Cuisine: Spanish, Breakfast, Coffee, Tapas 
Located just off iconic Chapel Street, The Wise is Prahran’s newest tapas bar and café. 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Cafe Review: 2Pocket Fairtrade Espresso Bar

Location: 277 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Cuisine: Coffee, Bakery, Organic
Overall Impression: 6/10
2Pocket Fairtrade Espresso Bar and Store is one of Melbourne’s most exciting new cafes. With the aim of supporting disadvantaged producers improve their lives through business and commerce, this cosy little café has an ambience as lovely as its purpose.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Cafe Review: Snow Pony

Location: 95 Whitehorse Road,  Deepdene (Balwyn)
Phone: 03 9816 8911
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, Modern Australian, Organic
Overall Impression: 5.5/10
Snow Pony is a trendy little café in Balwyn.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Review: Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat & The Argus Dining Room

Location: 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs
Phone: 03 5348 4199
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat is located in and amongst scenic Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Restaurant Review: Gekkazan @ GPO

Location: 28g Postal Lane, 350 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9663 7767
Cuisine: Japanese, Vegetarian, Sushi
Overall Impression: 8/10
From the people that brought you Kenzan on Flinders Lane, Gekkazan @ GPO is a delight.

Monday, 11 February 2013


To celebrate Chadstone running Masterclasses from February 15 – 17, 2013, Gastrology and Chadstone are giving away one double pass to AROUND AUSTRALIA IN SIX WINES which will be presented By Ben Knight of benandwine & Boutique Le Vin. 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Restaurant Review: Chin Chin

Location: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Phone: 03 8663 2000
Cuisine: South East Asian, Thai
Overall Impression: 6/10
Chin Chin Restaurant needs no introduction. Its increasing popularity is clear for all to see. With their no booking policy (all groups of less than 10 people are on a walk in basis), avid fans are willing to wait for up to 2 hours to indulge in their delicious South-East Asian fare. 

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Foodie Masterclasses at Chadstone

Chadstone is running Masterclasses from February 15 – 17, 2013. This series of hands-on cooking classes allows participants to learn how to create restaurant quality dishes at home thanks to the help of Celebrity Chef Martin Boetz of Longrain, Chris Badenoch from Masterchef and Chadstone Fresh Food and Dining Chefs.