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Hidden Secrets Progressive Degustation Walking Tour

Visiting Melbourne and want to try something a little different?  Fiona from Hidden Secrets has created a wonderful alternative to the usual Melbourne tour that combines her love of food, wine and all things Melbourne in a fun and easy going walking, wine and food tour.   The tour runs with two to eight guests […]

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Microflite Wine – Food – Fly Tour

One of the most exciting and special experiences I have had was a recent trip with Microflite to the Yarra Valley.  Microflite offers their Wine – Food – Fly heli tour to Yering Station in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Your journey starts at the city helipad on the Yarra river.  Melbourne is the only major […]

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Localing Night Life Tour of Fitzroy

The hottest new private tour company in Melbourne ‘Localing’ invited me out on night life a tour of Fitzroy and Collingwood.  The charming and in the know duo Daniel and Dean have created this genius venture.   The idea is for Daniel and Dean to help travellers experience Melbourne as they would if they were […]

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Hihou

Hihou is one of my absolute favourite cocktail bars in Melbourne.  This Japanese bar ticks all the boxes, excellent design, views over Treasury Garden, an intriguing cocktail list, superb Japanese cuisine and a Japanese service ethic that differentiates the bar from others in the city.   The service is some of the best I have […]

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Melbourne Private Tours – Yarra Valley and Dandenongs Tour

One of the biggest trends in travel now a days is ‘bespoke travel’, simply put individualised travel and tours custom tailored to your needs.  Melbourne Private Tours is one of the leaders in personalised day touring in and around Melbourne. Like all Melbourne Private Tours our day out was unplanned other than the destination and […]

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Bomba Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

One of my favourite restaurant bar combos in Melbourne is Bomba restaurant and rooftop bar.  This place is loaded with character and is an easy going fun place to hang out with friends while having great drinks and delicious food. The concept behind Bomba is a ‘Spanish workers bar’.  It’s fashioned after exactly what you […]

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Pure South

Pure South

Pure South is probably one of Melbourne’s best restaurant success stories.   It’s a favourite recommend for many of the hotel concierges in the city and our guests love this place.  The formula is perfect, an elegant restaurant with a garden terrace, city and river views and a perfect menu made up of ingredients sourced […]

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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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