Hell of the North

Quick Thoughts: So I have a confession. This is probably my favourite restaurant in Melbourne right now.  French inspired food that’s both creative yet satisfying, and so darn refined. On top of that, it’s such great value, whether you’re sharing a meal with a large group or having a romantic dinner, Hell’s versatile venue and…

Doughboys Doughnuts

Quick Thoughts: Move over Krispy Kreme and Donut King, this is the reinvention of the humble doughnut that Melbournians (and Australians) have been pining for, and the generic donut companies been fearing. An amazing array of ever changing doughnut toppings all freshly dipped on demand (at least at the Mercat), and can now be found at…

Mr Burger

Quick Thoughts: Mr Burger does burgers right. Presenting juicy patties with a number of toppings sandwiched between sweet buttery brioche buns to accompany a simple menu consisting of only four burgers and quality chips, you can’t go wrong with this fella. Rating: Would Go Back. Web: http://mrburger.com.au/

Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks

Quick Thoughts: To be honest, I’m just happy that there’s finally somebody who’s serving up quality Philly Cheesesteak in Melbourne. Yes, that’s a challenge for you chefs out there trying to figure out what their next venture should be (Philly Cheesesteak truck, do it)! If you’ve yet to discover the magic of the Philly Cheesesteak, these…

Third Wave

Quick Thoughts: This, I guess, sneaky cafe, somehow made it onto Urbanspoon top 10 for a number of months, which ultimately placed my expectations sky high. Unfortunately, it is in a word: underwhelming.  While it isn’t particularly terrible in any respect, to me, it feels as if it doesn’t know what its identity it is….

Bowery To Williamsburg

Quick Thoughts: An American Style deli hidden away in one of Melbourne’s more obscure laneways? Heck. Yes. A venture from the Hardware Society team, and along with Rockwell & Sons, were one of the first few places to really lead the wave of American food that’s currently sweeping through Melbourne. And yet, nobody else is…

Bomba

Quick Thoughts: Just so, so good. They weren’t nominated as one of Melbourne’s best new restaurants in 2013 for nothing, and they’ve continued the good vibes as they’ve grown older.  What once was the Aylesbury, has made way for Bomba, and thank the heavens for that. Now it wasn’t that the Aylesbury was bad, not…

Admiral Cheng-Ho

Quick Thoughts: With the ever rise of sustainability and vegetarianism as a whole, more and more of these trendy cafes and eateries have begun popping up throughout Melbourne.  Now, if you knew me, you’d know that I do love my meat, however I do love having a well rounded meal, ultimately a meal to me, cannot…

Grub Food Van

Quick Thoughts: More ‘camp-site’ than a food van, Grub Food Van also entails a ping pong table and bar inside its doors.  An extremely charming spot that feels both cozy and inviting, and also often houses pop-up food van types for their customers. They serve up some great little dishes, which ultimately seemed a little…

Two Bob

Quick Thoughts: Two Bob grows older but their ideals stay the same. While they haven’t drastically shaken up their menu much, what they do deliver is continually solid and will never let you down (like Rexona). I actually had my first Scotch Egg here many years ago, and I haven’t looked back. Tasty options include the salmon…