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Gimlet at Cavendish House

Gimlet at Cavendish House

After a long covid-hiatus I am back and so is the super elegant Gimlet at Cavendish House by Andrew McConnell.  This is Andrew’s newest restaurant and bar on Flinders Lane at Russell Street.  Much like my return to the concierge world, Gimlet is a buzz with excitement.  The restaurant’s staff are clearly doing what they […]

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Umberto Espresso Bar

Ciao!  Make no mistake, this is my local.  I feel like family at Umberto’s, I am welcomed, made to feel at home and even taught a bit of basic Italian.  Bellissimo! This is the charm of this modern inner-urban cafe.  It has a bit of an old school/old country flair that makes it inviting and […]

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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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