Five Plus Smoothie Café / Melbourne CBD
I’m guilty of having a naughty diet. When i’m after something quick and comforting in the CBD, I will most likely be queuing up at Hot Star Chicken. Luckily Melbourne’s latest opening offers a healthy alternative, just in time to help get the body in shape before summer. Five Plus Smoothies — nutritious smoothies that are quick, convenient and most importantly, delicious.
Shizuku Ramen / Abbotsford
Abbotsford’s latest ramen bar hits the nail on the head with the craft beer combination. I can hear the ever increasing population of hipsters scream at the sight of craft beer.
Wine: Baptism of Fire En Primeur
Hi guys! Some of you might be aware I am currently producing my own wine for a winemaking competition called Wine Baptism of Fire. Michael and I are one of six teams. We are up against some pretty big players and kind of need your support to win the competition!
Gazi / CBD Melbourne
With great power comes great responsibility, and with great publicity comes high expectations. It’s tough to be a big player in the food capital of Australia, Melbourne. This blog post is about Gazi Restaurant owned by George Calombaris, a judge on TV series Masterchef. The bar is set high and this time, i’m the judge.
Hortus X Seven Seeds / Docklands
Hortus may sound like a space ship vessel but in fact it’s Latin for garden. That all makes sense when you enter the glasshouse and spot the beautiful succulents, absorb the natural light and feel the wonderful blonde timber.
Masak Masak / Collingwood
I was skeptical at first when I saw the mediocre fit out and sleazy monkey mural at Masak Masak but now it’s my go-to place for great Malaysian food at a very affordable price.
De Mad Hatter / Docklands
Disclaimer: Hosted by Harvey Publicity & De Mad Hatter
De Mad Hatter from “Alice in Wonderland” has a seat for you at the tea party and you’re just in time. Just a hop down Collins St, you will be sure to find the decked out café as long as you don’t run in to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum along the way.
Soolzip Korean / Menulog
Disclaimer: Courtesy of Menulog
I love cooking at home and going out for dinner but sometimes I just can’t be bothered. Thank god for Menulog – No.1 for Online Takeaway.
"Fukuryu" sounds like something I would scream when playing Street Fighter (Capcom®) but Fukuryu Ramen is quite the opposite. Melbourne’s latest ramen bar providing a warm, calming ambience and flavoursome ramen.
Nieuw Amsterdam / CBD
New York was called Nieuw Amsterdam before the English forces took over in 1665. Luckily for Melbourne we have our own Nieuw Amsterdam and my golly it serves bloody great food.
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Disclaimer: Invited by Square One PR
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to dine in the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. I’ve also wondered what it’s like to eat a healthy breakfast. Thanks to the Australian Fitness & Health Expo, I got to cross these two things off my bucket list.
Paperboy Kitchen / CBD
Disclaimer: Invited by owner for review
Paperboy Kitchen has been doing the pop-up rounds recently, making wild appearances at temporary hot spots such as the the asian food Night Noodle Market and The People’s Market in St Kilda. Luckily for us, they’ve settled down and found a comfortable home in wonderful Little Lonsdale St.
Zhou Zhou / South Yarra
Chinese New Year may have come and gone, but Melbourne’s rise in Asian eateries seems to be on a steady increase. David Zhou, the wise man behind Oriental Teahouse and Chinese restaurant ‘David’s’ has just opened up a drinking den located just off Chapel St.
Story / Docklands
Once upon a time there was a man by the name of Peter Frangoulis. Peter was in love with coffee and had great taste. One day he decided to open up his very own café. He called it Duke’s, dressed it up nicely, and plonked it on Chapel St, Windsor. A few winter nights passed and the growing success of the café led him to open up another on Flinders lane, and soon after, a quaint new one in Docklands.
Northern Light / Collingwood
It’s hard keeping up with trends in Melbourne, but if you stick around Collingwood, you’re bound to get find the next big thing. That’s what I thought when I found Northern Light, a modern pan-asian bar and eatery serving up an eclectic mix of Japanese and Chinese dishes with a modern twist.