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Saké, Melbourne Opening
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Saké, Melbourne Opening

I was fortunate enough to dine at Saké on its Opening Night. It was so lovely to be in a sparkly new venue, right on the banks of the Yarra, which looks ok in the dark! The staff made us feel very welcome and I only hope this incredible level […]

Chin Chin
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Chin Chin

After a standing ovation, I figured it best to take myself out to dinner as a little treat for the epic week that has been. I charged straight to Chin Chin on Flinders Lane as I have been hearing great things. The place is pulsing, but being a party of […]

The Merrywell
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The Merrywell

In between all of the fine dining of last weekend, there was a quick stop for lunch with the boys (not my boys, someone else’s) at The Merrywell, a new gastro-pub. Situated on the chocolate Yarra at Southbank, The Merrywell is a bright, clean bar and burger kind of place. […]

Coda
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Coda

After gearing up for a Mexican feast at Mamasita’s, we are shocked when we find the door locked and barred. They do not open Sunday. Sigh. Hmmm, where to? Coda comes to mind. I had dined there half a decade ago so I though it was high time I returned […]

Cumulus Inc.
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Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc. has been one of the hottest places in Melbourne town since its opening in 2008. Having been there once before it was lovely to revisit it last Sunday morning after a gorgeous, lazy morning where one does not leave bed until the afternoon starts creeping in. Alas though, […]

The European
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The European

The European is a Melbourne institution. Evoking the sophistication and old-world atmosphere of the bistros of the continent, with its bent wood chairs and round tables, The European serves wonderful food brimming with classical flavours and techniques. It’s a Saturday night, and the restaurant is packed by 6.30pm. We start […]