Thursday, 30 July 2015

AnestasiA Vodka Wonderlust Launch party

Images courtesy of Anthony.
Gastrology recently attended the AnestasiA Vodka White Wonderlust Launch Party at the beautiful Mon Bijou where guests were treated to hand crafted AnestasiA Vodka cocktails, canapes and Om Nom desserts.

Snippet: Little Cupcakes

Serving some of the cutest cupcakes around, Little Cupcakes has become a bit of a frequent haunt for us when we're feeling like a sweet treat. 

Ex-Ramsay Chef creates new school British classics for Hooked Fish and Chipper

Raymond Good has been bringing sustainable and healthy options to Melbourne’s fish and chip scene since he opened up his first Hooked on Chapel St in 2006. Now he is bringing the classics.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Upcoming Event: MIFF Culinary Cinema - FOODIES (TASTING SESSION) this Saturday | Giveaway: Melbourne International Film Festival double pass!

At the Melbourne International Film Festival, experience the festival buzz, immerse yourself in the year’s most extraordinary contemporary cinema, and revel in rarely seen repertoire.

Snippet: Chilli India

Venturing out for a weekday lunch, Chilli India appeared to be just the place to escape the cold Melbourne winter. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Bababoi Kitchen & Bar

One of the few restaurants in Melbourne to serve Peranakan or Nyonya cuisine, Bababoi stands out from the crowd with offerings that really pack a flavour punch.

Snippet: Maxims Cakes and Pastry

A long time favourite of ours for around 15 years, this Asian cake store which is nestled away in Chinatown is definitely worth a visit.

Monday, 27 July 2015

SunPork's #PorkonParade dinner @ Eureka 89

Gastrology attended the Pork on Parade dinner at Eureka 89 last week.

Snippet: Bagelworks

Bagels are undergoing somewhat of a resurgence lately as Melbournians discover the delicious, affordable simplicity of fresh bagels.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Rae's Restaurant @ Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

4 ½ star Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa in the heart of Victoria’s Yarra Valley recently released its new winter menu for 2015 with a strong focus on local regional dishes.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Din Tai Fung

Finally. It’s here. Din Tai Fung, arguably the world’s most famous dumpling specialists, has opened their first venue outside of New South Wales and their biggest Australian restaurant yet at Emporium Melbourne.

OLDTOWN White Coffee

OLDTOWN White Coffee recently opened its first Australian outpost mid last month.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Veuve Clicquot Carnaval @ Ms Collins

Ms Collins brought the heat of Brazil and her love of champagne together as she presented Veuve Clicquot Carnaval in July 2015.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Snippet: Golden Monkey

Golden Monkey does a seriously bang for your buck $20 all you can eat lunch on Thursdays.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Giveaway: Melbourne International Film Festival double pass!

At the Melbourne International Film Festival, experience the festival buzz, immerse yourself in the year’s most extraordinary contemporary cinema, and revel in rarely seen repertoire.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


Might seem like too much effort to make your own yogurt but our recent experience with EasiYo has proven it’s really quite simple.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Bax Food Co

The brainchild of three passionate members of the Caribbean community, brothers Roderick and Dalton Grant, and friend Romain Grenville, Bax Food Co is a restaurant concept born from the trio’s desire to share their Caribbean culture.

Snippet: Wood 'n Chimney

Conveniently located in Melbourne Central, Wood 'n Chimney is a reliable lunch haunt for CBD workers.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Christmas in July Seafood Buffet Lunch @ Stamford Plaza

Winter is here and it's a perfect time to celebrate with family, friends and colleagues with Harry's Christmas in July Seafood Buffet Lunch.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Ayam Penyet Ria

First opened in 1998 by Madam Ruth from Surabaya who had just moved to Batam along with her five children, Ayam Penyet Ria began its life as a little road side stall often with crowds surrounding it waiting to devour the delicious menu prepared by Madam Ruth herself.

Friday, 17 July 2015

The Hot Plate launch @ Estelle

Gastrology recently attended the launch of Nine Network’s The Hotplate with Scott Pickett and Tom Parker Bowles.

Snippet: Saigon Square

A great addition to Menzies Alley, within Melbourne Central Saigon Square dishes up fresh Vietnamese favourites. 

Fox in the Corn

Fox in the Corn is the manifestation of Joshua Murnane and Josh Bayne’s dream. Being both from Millgrove Pasta (a small gourmet food company producing snap frozen and fresh cut pasta supplying some of the biggest pasta bars in Melbourne) it only seemed natural to open their very own.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Breakfast @ Magic Mountain Saloon

Magic Mountain Saloon brings the vibrancy of the Thai café culture to its breakfast offerings in Melbourne.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Special occasions with T. Cavallaro & Sons

Best known for making the best cannolis in town, T. Cavallaro & Sons is a Melbourne institution. We remember our first visit. It was truly love at first sight. 

Snippet: China Spice

We were pleasantly surprised by China Spice.

Waterslide Bar

An exciting new addition to the Southgate precinct, the Waterslide Bar is located in the precinct’s opening onto the spiral staircase overlooking the Princes Bridge and city skyline.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Eis is a Japanese restaurant in Albert Park which has been opened since August 2001.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Snippet: Hunters Roots

Hunters Roots is a welcome addition to The Archway. 


With a philosophy of ‘fresh casual’ and a focus on quality Italian fare prepared fast and in front of you, Vapiano is an innovative European concept.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Box of Scrolls - spreading love one box at a time

Box of Scrolls is an online retail service from Oregano Bakery which delivers legendary cinnamon scrolls. 

Adam North's steak tips | Giveaway: Win perfectly graded Pepperjack wine for your steak!

If you're looking to cook a good steak, there is no better person to provide you with some tips then Adam North of restaurant Entrecôte. A fresh and dynamic 29 year old chef, Adam has the amount of knowledge that most industry experts aged in their 60s have due to his extensive travelling, interest and business ventures in the meat industry.

Snippet: Fugazza

Go to Fugazza and order the eggplant parmigiana Fugazza. That's pretty much all you need to know.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Malaysian Recipes on Everyday Gourmet - first episode to air at 4pm today on Channel 10

Everyday Gourmet is a daily cooking show aimed squarely at the home cook and will inspire viewers to get more out of their kitchens.

Upcoming Events

Trailer Park @ The Village 
The Village (the old Belgium Beer Garden) are once again hosting Trailer Park which is where they invite a whole heap of food trucks down to the garden each Saturday and Sunday of August. This year there is a twist as each week patrons get to vote for their favourite truck to return for the State of Origin Best Of week! Find out more here

Thursday, 9 July 2015


Finding a home on Abbotsford’s Victoria Street, Arisoo exudes a casual and welcoming environment.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Snippet: Hakata Gensuke

Let's be clear. Not only is Hakata Gensuke the best ramen in Melbourne, it is also the most expensive.

Hotel Lincoln

MoVida Aqui’s ex-manager, Iain Ling has taken over historic Carlton pub, Hotel Lincoln. While the iconic pub’s architectural features have remained the same, the food offerings have been revamped. 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Southgate Moveable Feasts: Bluetrain | La Camera | The Deck [14 June – 3 August]

Southgate Moveable Feasts are back this winter with a program of Sunday lunches and Monday dinners that take diners on a delicious journey across a variety of global cuisines.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Snippet: Huxtable

While the buzz has died down, Huxtable certainly has not stopped producing Asian influenced modern Australian cuisine. 

Saigon Sally

Saigon Sally celebrates authentic family food designed for sharing. A leading player within the contemporary Asian restaurant industry in Melbourne the restaurant delights with its take on classic Vietnamese dishes.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Smith & Deli

Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse (the women behind Smith & Daughters) have broadened their footprints to location number two. 

[Stoke] Bar + Kitchen

Stokehouse City's downstairs offering has been relaunched as [Stoke] Bar + Kitchen. Offering a relaxed bar and eating experience where you can catch up for a quick drink, enjoy a few bar nibbles, or stay for a substantial meal. 

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Dear Liza

Dear Liza is a relatively new eatery on St Kilda Road demonstrating a unique dining experience that has left customers wanting more.