Top notch craft beer, delicious food, great vibes… Burnley Brewing ticks all the boxes. A collaboration between brewers Neil Mills and Phil Gijsbers (Saint James Cafe, Hard Pressed Coffee) and the owner of Renton Carlyle-Taylor (Romulus and Remus, Milton Wines, Toorak Cellars and The Alps), it’s no wonder the venue is running like a well-oiled machine.
Nong Tang Noodle House is the very definition of a hidden gem. Nestled between Chinatown Melbourne and Bourke St in the Mid City Arcade, the restaurant impresses with their 'Yang Chun' noodles, dumplings and sauces - all meticulously made in-house.
Located in Greensborough, Passage Thru Malaysia is a neighbourhood gem which channels the spirit of Malaysian hawker-style eating centres in Kuala Lumpur, where locals gather to catch up and share tasty hawker favourites.
The Bavarian recently launched at Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong. With the restaurant planning six weeks of festivities from Saturday, 22 September, it truly is the perfect place to celebrate Oktoberfest in Melbourne’s North West side of Melbourne.
The CBD’s relatively new Indian restaurant, Téjas (meaning amongst other things sharpness, brightness and brilliance,) is living up to its name with an enticing mix of flavours and spices to transport diners to the streets and homes of India.
Parkstone Café is the new kid on the Pascoe Vale South block. A venture by Paul Vernuccio whose resume includes being part owner of Augustus Gloop, former owner of Cheeky Monkey (Richmond), Rubber Duck Cafe (Clifton Hill) and George Jones Eatery (Pascoe Vale)), it is no wonder that this cosy eatery operates like a well-oiled machine.
While the brunch menu features fresh and modern cafe cuisine, we found that the night time menu was far more conservative. Think steak and chips, pasta and onion rings (although the starters do offer more “exciting” options).
Located at the ground floor of The Chen (The Art’s Series new boutique hotel), Whitehorse Chloe impresses with an Asian-inspired brunch menu that really sets it apart from the standard brunch offerings in Box Hill.
Coffee Hit Thornbury draws you in with its coffee. These guys take their coffee seriously and together with a solid brunch offering, have succeeded in crafting a convivial atmosphere in which to enjoy a lazy weekend brunch.
Torpe is a lovely little café located in leafy Armadale. Bright, airy and cosy, the café is the brainchild of Zachary Riggs (Two Wrongs in South Yarra) and boasts a delectable menu of interesting and moreish brunch options.
Hash is the perfect embodiment of a thriving Melbourne café, a weekend brunch mecca, drawing in the crowds week in week out with its consistently excellent food, fantastic coffee and cheerful wait staff.
Clubhouse Malvern is yet another stunning café by the folks behind Bentwood, Tinker and Penta (just to name a few). Owner Julien Moussi named the cafe after that feeling after a round of golf where you look forward to having celebratory drinks at the clubhouse.
Hiatus is a brilliant addition to Kew’s food scene. A café that challenges the status quo, you won’t find smashed avo on the menu but instead, patrons are rewarded with incredibly delicious and often plant-based dishes that would be right at home at a high end restaurant’s dinner table.
As the weather warms, there is nothing quite like having your favourite tipple at a terrace bar perched above the city streets. If that sounds like your kind of thing, then Friday BBQ Nights on the Terrace Bar at Sheraton Melbourne will hit the spot.
The Panagrotikos Farmers Union of Cyprus (who are visiting from Greece) and famous Restaurateur, Angie Giannakodakis, hosted a scrumptious four-course dinner at Epocha last night where attendees learnt about one of Australia’s newest Cypriot cheese brands, Christis Halloumi Cheese.
Short for Schokolade (the German word for Chocolate), Schoko Chocolates is an online chocolaterie – everything is handmade using European training, techniques, and finesse and blended with Melbourne's unique diversity and creativity.
The RACV Country Club is the ideal place to stay when visiting the Yarra Valley. With an array of wonderful accommodation rooms, recreational facilities (including an 18 hole golf course) and a good variety of dining options, your holiday begins the moment you arrive.
Boasting panoramic views over Sellicks Beach and Aldinga Bay, The Victory Hotel is a highly regarded gastropub that serves delicious, well-executed Modern Australian cuisine alongside an astounding wine list that you have to see to believe.