Monday, 30 November 2015

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Ramen Bankara

A generations-old family recipe for ramen inspired Naoki Kusano to open the first Ramen Bankara store in Japan. Fast forward 15 years and you can find more than 50 Ramen Bankara restaurants worldwide, including its very first Australian store in Westfield Doncaster Shoppingtown.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

South African Garden @ Taste Food Festival

Written by Simon Ly.
Returning to the grassy knolls of Albert Park Lake, the 2015 Taste festival hosted an illustrious line-up of Melbourne’s top dining destinations, showcased premium food and beverage exhibitors and interactive gourmet masterclasses.

Friday, 27 November 2015

The Bank on Collins

Melbourne hospitality industry husband and wife team, Stewart Koziora and Anna Carosa of  Retail SAVVY Group have added to their plethora of restaurant and bars with the opening  “The Bank on  Collins” in mid October.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

New summer menu @ Three One 2 One

Three One 2 One has released a delightful new summer menu perfect for the balmy weather. A café that pleases patrons with life’s simple pleasures done well, the new menu is extensive with a great variety of dishes to suit everyone.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Cochin Wine Bar & Restaurant

Cochin is a realisation of co‐owners Bruce Dowding and Jason Baker’s passion for French wine and Vietnamese cuisine and its connections with France.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

KIT KAT studio pops-up in Melbourne | KIT KAT Masterclass with Anna Polyviou

Gastrology joined the Punk Princess of Pastry last night to be one of the first to create our very own KIT KAT creation as part of the launch of the hugely successful KIT KAT Studio.

Monday, 23 November 2015

The Auburn Hotel

Set within a beautiful heritage-style building complete with ornate Victorian décor, The Auburn Hotel is an iconic pub, restaurant and function venue in Hawthorn.

Original Chai Co.

Despite the booming chai craze in Melbourne, many devotees don’t realise that the beverage is inspired by Indian masala chai, which is quite different to the sweet version served up in lattes. Melbourne based Gauri and Apoorv have introduced traditional chai to Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market where visitors can get a real taste of India at Original Chai Co.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

El Atino & Co

With so many budding restaurateurs jumping on the Latin American bandwagon, the prospect of one that is actually worth raving about is exciting. Far from being just another new Latino eatery serving average fare and cashing in on the trend, El Atino & Co is the real deal.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Win an ipad mini with Malaysia Kitchen's Pic & Puzz Contest

Malaysia Kitchen is having a special contest called ‘PIC & PUZZ’ to test your knowledge about Malaysian dishes based on jumbled portrayed visual and blurry images. All you have to do is name all the dishes provided and share your answers with Malaysia Kitchen!

Mercedes Benz Night Noodle Market Opening @ The Temporium

Written by Simon Ly.
The Mercedes Benz Temporium is a creative space that is a visual feature at Melbourne’s Night Noodle Market. The Temporium is well placed in Melbourne, complimenting the same design ethos as the nearby Federation Square with converging and crossing lines creating the dome structure.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Longrain Melbourne's 10th Birthday

10 years on this celebrated Melbourne eatery has continued to evolve Martin Boetz's original Longrain vision with a menu that brings together South East Asian influences with the best Victorian produce.

Giveaway: Win 2 x double passes to Sweetfest [November 28 - 29]

A two-day celebration of all things baked, fried, whipped, iced and colourful. Tour the city’s sweetest market and purchase delicious treats from a range of sweet superstars including Black Star Pastry, St Gerry's, N2 Extreme Gelato and Luxbite, and hit the bar for boozy spiders and sparkling cocktails from Redbank.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Star Hotel

The historic, corner-facing venue at 160 Clarendon St, South Melbourne recently re-launched in October as a modern Australian pub, dining and entertainment destination. 


Bocconcini encapsulates the Italian dining with home-style cooking and Mediterranean hospitality.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Lamaro’s Bodega

Iconic South Melbourne pub Lamaro’s recently reopened as Spanish-influenced restaurant and bar Lamaro’s Bodega, following a revamp to the venue after 10 years in the same skin.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Recipe: Tassal's Salmon Rashers with mushy peas | Salmon fritters

Aussies LOVE brunch. Sitting outside the local café, sipping on a coffee and tucking into a delicious brekkie of eggs benedict with smoked salmon & avocado is the perfect start to the weekend for many of us.

Nara Thai Street Food

With a menu that boasts common favourites and exotic dishes, Nara Thai is an exciting new addition to South Melbourne's dining scene.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Little Sunflower Cafe

Little Sunflower excites with a menu that features healthy but delicious food, great coffee and a relaxed vibe.

Celebrate the Victorian Cherry Season @ The Prahran Market [21 November 2015]

Prahran Market in partnership with the Victorian Cherry Association have recently announced its inaugural Cherry Festival.

Sunday, 15 November 2015


After launching in May 2015, WOODY.P  is revamping its Italian offerings with a new Executive Chef, Timothy Martin and a new seasonal menu. Most recently serving as Head Chef at acclaimed restaurant The European, Martin brings over fifteen years culinary experience to WOODY. P with a CV that is jammed with industry accolades.

Tipsy - The drinker's guide to wine, beer, whisky, gin, sake and more

Written by Melbourne booze-expert Clare Burder, Tipsy is an eye-catching, fun and accessible illustrated guide to finding your way around a 40-page wine list, bottle shop, cocktail bar, or craft brewery. 

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Lady Carolina

Boasting vibrancy and creative Latin gastronomy, Lady Carolina has been the talk of the town since its opening in September this year. The swarm of after work drink seekers ensures a buzzing atmosphere in this Latin influenced bar/restaurant. With high quality cuisine and a wide range of cocktails to match, Lady Carolina’s success is no surprise.

Upcoming Good Food Month Event: NOSE TO TAIL, PORK & ALE

As part of The Age’s 'Good Food Month', Belleville is taking a special moment to celebrate the fine things in this world we all love: pork and craft beer. 

Friday, 13 November 2015

Miyako Japanese Cuisine + Teppanyaki

Located in Southgate, Miyako is a restaurant dedicated first and foremost to the art of Japanese eating and drinking, offering a laid back environment for catching up with friends and family with a focus on quality food designed to share in stylish but comfortable surroundings.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

A Porky Christmas: Murray Valley Pork Rolled Loin

With Christmas only a month and a bit away, we thought we would share one of our Christmas dinner plans with you.

Blog Giveaway: Muffin Break prize packs

Muffin Break launched the 2015 Great Bake Sale on Monday 19 October 2015, encouraging schools across the nation to take part in its annual fundraising campaign. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Taxi Kitchen

Boasting some of the best views, food, wine and service that Melbourne has to offer, Taxi Kitchen has established itself as one of Melbourne’s prime dining destinations.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Jack Horner

Chef Matt Wilkinson has unveiled a new menu for Jack Horner – the Brunswick East canteen/kitchen/grocery store he opened with Pope Joan/Hams and Bacon business partner Ben Foster in May 2015.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Mr Ramen San

Mr Ramen San is a Japanese noodle house centrally located in the Mid City Arcade on Bourke Street. As the name suggests, the focal point of this café is ramen – Japanese wheat noodles. 

Day Of The Dead Warehouse Project Melbourne [31 October 2015]

Written by Simon Ly.
Day of the Dead, also known as Día de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday celebrating the lives of family and friends who have died. This was celebrated in Melbourne and Sydney on Halloween with a warehouse party across 2 levels in the city centre, aptly called Warehouse Project 3.1. 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Recipe: Mysore Dahl

Malaysia Kitchen has recently launched its cooking series on Seven Two on Saturdays at 3pm (Read more here). To whet your appetities, here is a recipe for the Mysore Dahl from Episode 3...

Son in Law

Son in Law embodies the vibrancy of Collingwood through its bright, bold and energetic food offerings and design.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Table for 12 @ Marriott

Table for 12 is an exclusive 4-course, dinner with matched wines available every Thursday night at Melbourne Marriott Hotel. 

Curry Delights

Curry Delights is a monthly kit which includes easy recipes and all dry ingredients for a delicious Indian feast at home. All you have to do is follow the steps to cook a memorable three course meal for four.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Recipe: Chicken and Prawn Wontons with dry-style noodles

Malaysia Kitchen has recently launched its cooking series on Seven Two on Saturdays at 3pm (Read more here). To whet your appetities, here is a recipe for the Chicken and Prawn Wontons with dry-style noodles from Episode 1...

George Calombaris 'Greek' Book Launch

Written by Simon Ly.
Out of all the restaurants in the Masterchef-driven empire of eateries, Hellenic Republic in Brunswick East was the chosen location to launch George Calombaris’s new book, Greek. In his latest book, Calombaris provides family recipes with a twist focusing exclusively on Greek food. The cookbook is beautifully presented, well-photographed and extensive in its list of recipes. If you don’t see yourself as much of a cook, it will at the very least be a wonderful addition to your coffee table.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The return of the much-loved Din Tai Fung lamb buns for spring

It’s Spring, the lambs are born and to celebrate the warmer weather, Din Tai Fung, arguably the world’s most famous dumpling specialist, has brought back its popular Sweet Lamb Buns.

Minor Figures Cold Brew Coffee comes home to Melbourne

Cold brew coffee brand, Minor Figures is coming home to Melbourne after a successful launch in London late last year and winning the ‘Most Innovative Product’ at the London Coffee Festival. 

Monday, 2 November 2015

The Chef Series Progressive Dinner @ Collins Square

Nestled within the heart of Melbourne's thriving Collins Street business district is Collins Square Hospitality Group's hub of award winning restaurant brands Chiara, Bar Nacional and Long Shot Café.  To complement the group's iconic restaurants comes Collins Square Catering and the Collins Square Cellar, outstanding hospitality services for discerning inner Melbourne foodies. From your morning coffee fix, to Spanish tapas and VIP sommelier experiences, Collins Square Hospitality Group offers a little something for every foodie.