Thursday, 30 January 2014

Viva Brazil official launch party

Gastrology attended the launch of Melbourne’s newest Brazilian restaurant this week, Viva Brazil. Showcasing the best of Brazilian cuisine, Viva Brazil intends to focus on remaining true to traditional flavours and on the spirit that underpins Brazilian dining.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Restaurant Review: Syracuse

Location: 23 Bank Place, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9670 1777
Cuisine: International, Wine Bar
Overall Impression: 8/10
Conveniently located in one of Melbourne's famous laneways, Syracuse serves exquisitely prepared European and international inspired cuisine.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Review: The Odd Pod

Phone: 03 9973 0941
Link: http://www.theoddpod.com.au/
Service: Food delivery

The Odd Pod invites guests in Melbourne to discover healthy and delicious food from the comfort of their home or office via a convenient online ordering service (theoddpod.com.au). Currently offering 5 different menus for each of the 5 working days of the week, guests can enjoy an array of tempting salads. 

Friday, 24 January 2014

A sneak peek into the new Roll'd dinner menu

Roll’d will soon be launching a brand new dinner menu which will deliver fresh, healthy and delicious Vietnamese flavours we have all come to love Roll'd for.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Restaurant Review: Mr Carsisi

Location: 37C Piper Street, Kyneton
Phone: 03 5422 3769
Link: http://www.mrcarsisi.com/
Cuisine: Turkish, Middle Eastern
Overall Impression: 8/10
Turkish cuisine, in all its’ delightful glory has made a debut in Kyneton with the presence of Mr Carsisi on Piper Street.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Prix Fixe Dining Room - where dinner becomes the show

Gastrology bloggers attended the launch of Australia’s only ticketed dining room this week. Jason M Jones (Porgie & Mr Jones, Friends of Mine, Snow Pony, The Stables of Como) has dug beneath dude food, steered clear of superfood and bypassed barbeque to bring Prix Fixe, located in the Paris end of Melbourne Alfred Place which will open on 21 February 2014.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Restaurant Review: Miku Japanese Dining

Location: 298 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East
Phone: 03 9841 4822
Link: Facebook
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Overall Impression: 7/10
Miku Japanese Restaurant is a neighbourhood gem.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Restaurant Review: Non Solo Pasta | 11 Inch | Firechief | Pizza Religion | Pizza e birra | Pizza Espresso

Non Solo Pasta
Location: Shop 2/800 Collins St Docklands
Phone: 03 9620 1110
Link: http://www.nspitalia.com/
Cuisine: Italian, Coffee, Pizza
Overall Impression: 7/10
Remo Nicolini (from +39 Pizzera) has done it again with Non Solo Pasta - one of Docklands most popular pizzerias.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Review: Hot Star Taiwanese Fried Chicken | Gong Cha

 Hot Star Taiwanese Fried Chicken
Taiwanese fried chicken, Hot Star, is the latest trend in fried chicken which is sweeping through Asia. And now, it’s in Melbourne.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Restaurant Review: Annie Smithers Bistrot & Produce

Location: 72 Piper Street, Kyneton
Phone: 03 5422 2039
Link: www.anniesmithers.com.au
Cuisine: French, International, Modern European
Overall Impression: 9/10
Iconic Annie Smithers Bistrot was recently taken-over by passionate Tim and Michelle Foster, bringing about a brilliant modern twist to the menu whilst retaining the m├ętier and the spirit of the bistro, in one of Piper Street's most beautiful spaces. 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Discover Footscray

Gastrology bloggers were taken on a foodie tour of Footscray recently as part of the 'Your Footscray' campaign which brings together all aspects of life in Footscray including safety, transport, holidays and most importantly—food...

Monday, 6 January 2014

Restaurant Review: Joe's Bar and Dining Hall

Location: 64-66 Acland Street, St Kilda
Phone: 03 9525 3755
Link: http://www.joesbar.com.au/
Cuisine: American, Burgers, Barbecue
Overall Impression: 7.5/10
Acclaimed Melbourne chef Andrew Blake recently joined Joe's as executive chef, introducing a new menu that celebrates the tastes and techniques of traditional Texas barbecue, which Andrew predicts to be 'the next big food trend'. 

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Restaurant Review: BANOI

Location: 807 Bourke Street, Docklands
Phone: 03 8080 9699
Link: http://banoi.com.au/
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, Vietnamese
Overall Impression: 8/10
The newest Vietnamese eatery to grace Docklands, BANOI opened on the 21st of November last year and offers an interesting take on Vietnamese street style dishes.