Burch & Purchese

Quick Thoughts: Amazing cakes, decadent desserts, and creative ideas all combine in this fantasy wonderland for sweets lovers. A must visit. In a Sentence: Go. Now. Verdict: Legit Web: http://www.burchandpurchese.com/ Advertisements

La Condesa

Quick Thoughts: When in doubt, go for the fish. That I did at this cute little spot hidden away on Johnston Street. The tacos were excellent in flavour, with the large range of salsas the perfect accompaniment, along with the Chilaquiles which, while soggy, were extremely tasty. While $12 for three tacos seems like quite…

Brother Burger & the Marvellous Brew

Quick Thoughts: Underappreciated is probably the best word that describes Brother Burger. While it’s nice to have up my sleeve when talking about where to grab the next burger in Melbourne, I still want the best for great institutions and Brother Burger deserves a bit more applause. Presenting a large menu that covers the juicy…

Min Lokal

Quick Thoughts: I really enjoyed my time at Min Lokal, with the only gripe being that their serving sizes should probably be reassessed. However, the vibe there with the rear outdoor setting just gave a really nice and homely ambience that seems to be more of a rarity nowadays. It could almost be likened to…

Cider House

Quick Thoughts: You might notice from the photos above that there were essentially three different cuisines from the same restaurant.  In my humble opinion, this is typically restaurant suicide but Cider House have been really lucky in being able to hire a great chef behind the kitchen, and all the food was actually pretty darn…

Stagger Lee’s

Quick Thoughts: Stagger Lee’s definitely has not staggered onto the Melbourne restaurant scene, in fact quite the opposite, it definitely feels well thought out and planned and the fact that it drummed up so much publicity initially definitely showed how much care they put into producing a new cafe (whilst also injecting some much needed…

Fonda

Quick Thoughts: Offering tasty modernised Mexican food, yeah you read right, that’s quinoa in the burrito, in a clean space that makes you order at the counter (still not entirely sure about that one), Fonda manages to separate itself from the ‘typical’ Mexican restaurants whilst sitting itself somewhere between Mad Mex and Mamasita. Thankfully too, as…

Hellenic Republic

Quick Thoughts: Possibly overshadowed by its twin (and original) restaurant in Brunswick, Hellenic Republic Kew still more than shows its flare for modernised traditional greek food. While the Hellenic in Brunswick might be better suited for a date, the Kew version keeps it relatively family friendly without losing any of its substance. They also offer…

Captain Melville

Quick Thoughts: On the outskirts of the city lies this little gem where all their food is sourced from ethical and sustainable farms at a reasonable price! Think refined pub food with a few twists and turns (in a good way) here and there. Their fried chicken was especially tasty, standing right alongside some of Melbourne’s…

Fukuryu Ramen

Quick Thoughts: Initially opening to much instagram fanfare, and then ultimately media fanfare, Fukuryu Ramen delivers a no frills traditional (I think? Heck I don’t even know anymore and I’ve been to Japan four times) tasty ramen, with the Signature Tonkotsu being the star of the show. The vibe of the restaurant is fun, and lends…