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Om Nom at The Adelphi Hotel

Om Nom at The Adelphi Hotel

The iconic Adelphi Hotel on Flinders Lane has reopened after a full renovation.   One of the most exciting features for all you foodies or should I say sweeties is the lobby bar Om Nom which features decadent desserts and a boutique list of bevies. It’s a must see addition to the Flinders Lane foodie scene. The […]

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Bar Ampére

Bar Ampére

Bar Ampére is one of my favourite cocktail bars in the city.  Located on one of Melbourne’s great lane-ways Russell Place.  Bar Ampére is unusual to say the least. Bar Ampére is an ode to modernism with several unusual decorations such as mannequin hands protruding from the walls, an art deco train engine inspired bar, […]

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Sarti

Sarti

Sarti has long been a favourite of mine and has recently undergone a refurbishment to make it even better.   Located on one of the best lane-ways in Melbourne, Russell Place, not to be confused with Russell Street.  Russell place is now bustling with excellent cafes, restaurants, bars and fashion stores.  This is one of […]

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Vue de monde

  One of the joys in life is discovering something extraordinary.   As a concierge nothing is better than meeting someone who is passionate about their chosen field.  Shannon Bennett is such a person.  He has taken his passion for the culinary arts and created one of Australia’s most celebrated restaurants. Vue de monde comprises […]

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Epocha & Hannah’s Bar

Epocha is the newest jewel in Melbourne’s culinary crown.  Housed in an elegant terraced Victorian home on Rathdowne Street, Carlton Epocha quintessentially defines Melbourne’s unique restaurant style.  The restaurant and bar perfectly capture the spirit of Melbourne hospitality and will impress locals and visitors alike. Epocha is owned by one of my all time favourite […]

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EDV

  You can’t get much more Melbourne than this even though the first EDV is in Sydney.  Tucked in a Malthouse Lane look for a wood door and brass handle, no sign, no hint, you just have to know. Eau de Vie is all about the cocktail.  The homemade ginger beer is awesome, just like […]

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Bar Americano

  From the guys who brought you Der Raum their newsiest venture is located in Presgrave Place; one of those you have to know where to look lane ways.  Don’t let the dumpsters deter.  Bar Americano is bound to be Melbourne’s newest in the know cocktail hot spot. Think Italian neighbourhood cocktail haven.  Beer is […]

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