Partnering with Guy Grossi, Committee Room by Grossi is a new initiative by MCG’s recently appointed hospitality partner Delaware North. Is Committee Room by Grossi Melbourne’s best kept secret? For the first time, non-Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC ) members are able to enjoy this inner sanctum experience at the MCG, and at the same time, a magnificent Melbourne culinary experience by Guy Grossi.
Fonda Mexican has become one of our favourite Mexican street food destinations in Melbourne, since we began visiting the original Richmond restaurant many years ago. We have visited several times since and it's great to see how thwy have evolved, providing more Mexican food lovers with the best and freshest Mexican fare.
Tartine, the brainchild of self-confessed Francophile and hatted Chef Andrew Beddoes, immerses diners in an authentic yet relaxed modern French bistro experience. It has opened with acclaim on Swan Street, Richmond at the former Meatball & Wine Bar venue. We were invited to experience some of the dishes, and we arrived at a packed Tartine restaurant on a Tuesday night.
Cambodia’s Kitchen is the first Cambodian restaurant in the CBD, and it's super impressive in every way including authentic tastes and affordability, bringing the best of Cambodia to Melbourne. We were invited along for the experience, and left satiated with mind blown.
Red Pepper Indian restaurant in Bourke St in Melbourne's CBD is a haven for vegan dining, as well as for vegeterian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Heroes, the energetic Karaoke and Rooftop bar, that sits over three levels and a basement on Bourke Street in the CBD, is expanding. New owners have made the whole building their own, taking on the ground floor and - with dynamic dumpling brand, Drumplings as their food supplier – have created a vertical laneway of dumplings, bao, cocktails and song. (We've sampled the Cheeseburger Drumplings offering as a great example of their fusion flavours).
We recently visited The Westin Melbourne's Lobby Lounge for their new High SocieTea. This fancy offering extends beyond the afternoon and into the evening. It’s a high tea experience of note, with a plethora of high class menu items around themes of Caviar, cheese and chocolate, along with a glass of iconic Rob Dolan wine.
The new CAPE restaurant at RACV Cape Schanck Resort is bringing a truckload of technique and finery to the dining scene on Mornington Peninsula. We visited this new restaurant to experience the degustation (choose either 5 or 8 courses, naturally we chose the 8 courses) amid stunning ocean views. RACV exceeds expectations (OK not everyone expects a world class dining offering at an RACV Resort) with CAPE restaurant part of a $135 million investment and Wood Marsh Design.
We enjoyed a Spanish affair at AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank starting with drinks at Bar Triana (including their exceptional Gin Bar) and dinner at Spanish-inspired Sorolla Restaurant.
World best melt in your mouth world's best Kobe Wagyu beef was the highlight at our 15+ course Omakase degustation at Yakikami restaurant in South Yarra. Melbourne is looking for great dining experiences and this was Kobe Wagyu beef heaven!
Surely one of Melbourne's premiere dining destinations is Eureka 89, with its high class dining offerings and breathtaking views. We were invited to experience the Winter 7 course Chef's Tasting Menu and matching wines, combined with the standout Caviar and Truffle experience. For those looking for something more elevated (excuse the pun) and unique, Eureke 89 is the place to be. I would also describe it as "quintessentially Melbourne".
Uni Boom Boom offers one of the most unique and rewarding luxe dining experiences in Melbourne with their sea urchin (gold of the sea) themed restaurant located in Glen Waverley. Having been to hundreds of restaurants in Melbourne this is certainly one of our most memorable experiences.
Most people love and know Butter Chicken, but have you ever tried popular Bhang Chicken, served at Melbourne Indian restaurant Red Pepper? Bhang Chicken is a super delicious curry dish that excites the palate, and has proved to be just as popular as Butter Chicken at Red Pepper as a signature dish.
When it comes to a premier BBQ experience in Melbourne and even Australia, The Que Club in Brunswick East (the space formerly occupied by Hellenic Republic) is right up there, featuring both a highly impressive restaurant and store, as well as running cooking classes. We were invited along on a weeknight to sample the best of The Que Club. Is The Que Club primarily a standout restaurant with a retail store or is it a fabulous BBQ retail space with a restaurant on the side? The truth is, The Que Club excels at both and that is why we think they are BBQ royalty in this city, and indeed the nation.
Yakikami is a game changer serving up premium Japanese BBQ on Josper Grills featuring Binchotan charcoal, and is a unique experience in Melbourne. We were invited to experience the joy of the best of Japanese BBQ at this new restaurant in South Yarra.
Backroom, a hidden gem tucked away on Melbourne’s famed Toorak Road, will launch on 1 July offering a space for a post dinner tipple, late-night snack, or cocktail. We were invited along for the preview launch and enjoyed high level cocktails and a great vibe.
With high tea a popular foodie option in Melbourne, we thoroughly enjoyed the Fancy Sparkling High Tea at Mary Eats Cake in Montrose.
Red Pepper Melbourne has a stunning array of authentic Indian vegetarian dishes on its menu. With Owner/Chef Jagjeet Kaur at the helm since 2006, Red Pepper has delighted diners of Melbourne with both its vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Red Pepper is all about traditional Indian flavours and you will discover many favourites from India at Red Pepper. It is as if Red Pepper is bringing the best of Indian dining to Melbourne.
For those looking for a luxe hotel staycation in the Melbourne CBD, Australia’s second-ever Mövenpick Hotel is the perfect tonic, and we enjoyed a stunning stay featuring a magnificent suite, world class dining at Miss Mi, and an epic chocolate fix. Located in the heart of Melbourne, across the road from Southern Cross Station, Mövenpick Hotel ticks all the boxes for the discerning traveller, adventurous local and the astute business person.
Ross Magnaye the mercurial rock star Filipino chef has launched fuel-fired Serai in Melbourne (near Hardware Lane), a celebration of Filipino cooking and fine food.
Renowned New Zealand restaurant Botswana Butchery has launched in Melbourne, and we attended a lavish launch event at this premium but approachable restaurant, where we sampled much of the impressive menu. Botswana Butchery offers guests the very best Australian and New Zealand produce in opulent surrounds at Collins Place on Flinders Lane.
If you're a seafood lover you will love the fresh seafood dishes at Red Pepper Indian Restaurant in Melbourne. Red Pepper is known for its authentic and affordable Indian dishes in the Melbourne CBD. While mains include signature dishes such as Butter chicken and Kashmiri Lamb Roganjosh, Red Pepper also shines with its seafood offerings.