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Messer

It’s not often you get a surprise when you dine out in Melbourne. Our dining scene is filled with such high quality restaurants that finding something unique is a bit of a special occasion. Enter Messer – German for knife. Run by the team from the well known Copper Pot in Seddon, Messer is a […]

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Ezard

Ezard

Ezard has been a long standing favourite of mine.  The restaurant has been a mainstay of the Melbourne dining scene for almost 20 years.  I think it is the consistency of the experience that has me as such a big fan. Ezard defines the Melbourne palate with continental cuisine blended perfectly with a fusion of Asian […]

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Minamishima

Minamishima

I have always admired Japanese style.  I appreciate Japanese minimalism in design and attention to detail along with the Japanese zen approach to life and their incredibly warm and generous hospitality. With this in mind and armed with a bucket full of recommendations from those I trust, I anticipated a very special experience at Minamishima. […]

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Top 10 Restaurants in Melbourne

Top 10 Restaurants in Melbourne

Here are my top 10 favourite restaurants in Melbourne Minamashima Vue de monde Cutler & Co Ezard  Saxe Ryne Ike Jime  Donovans Epocha Lupino Enjoyed my post?   Want to keep up with great things to do around Melbourne, Australia and the world?  Please feel free to subscribe to my blog by placing your email […]

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Melbourne’s Best Restaurants

Melbourne is renown around the world for being one of the world’s great foodie cities.  What’s special about Melbourne is that not only do we have great restaurants, Melburnians also have a passion for  dining out.  Restaurants are one of the main social outlets for our city and Melbourne’s culinary arts are showcased in kitchen […]

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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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Cutler & Co

Every once in a while there is a sublime moment in your life when everything comes together and you are at one with the universe.  Cutler & Co is the dining equivalent of this. Located on Über trendy Gertrude Street, Fiztroy Cutler & Co is without a doubt one of the best dining experiences you […]

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Rosetta

Rosetta

Neil Perry’s newest Melbourne venture is the Italian masterpiece Rosetta. Located in the Crown complex with a commanding position next to the Yarra River, the restaurant is first off the rank as you wander downriver from Queensbridge Street.  The restaurant harks back to a luxurious era of fine dining, while most new restaurants are pairing […]

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Donovans

Gail and Kevin Donovan met while working at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne back in the 1980’s and a match made in restaurant heaven was born.  Years later Gail and Kevin harnessed their passion for food, wine and hospitality and to the benefit of all Melburnians Donovans was born. Donovans has been at the top of […]

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Matteo’s

Tucked away at the Fitzroy North end of Brunswick Street away from the trendy shops, bars and cafes of Fitzroy is the sophisticated diners secret that is Matteo’s. Matteo opened his restaurant 18 years ago and has been a local northern favourite ever since.  For a very long time now Matteo’s has been my ace […]

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