Operator 25

Operator 25’s actually been around for a quite a while, however unlike many of its compatriots, its now booming popularity was a bit slow to come by. But for all the people who are now lining up waiting for a table in front of its doors, its something that’s more than deserved. Big thanks goes…

Shanghai Street

The best soup dumplings (xiao long bao) at its price point, if you want cheap dumplings, then there is no comparison, this is the place to be. While Hutong Dumpling Bar, East Bar & Restaurant, New Shanghai in Emporium and soon to open, Ding Tai Fung will fight it out for top spot, Shanghai Street…

Hammer & Tong 412

As good as their brunch service is (easily one of the best in Melbourne), I honestly believe that their dinner service delivers something even better. Underappreciated, and possibly even a “secret” to the typical Melbourne diner, Hammer & Tong offers a creative and well valued after dark menu that easily impresses and a perfect place to take that…

Project Botanicals

Continuing on from their spectacularly successful pop up bar, Bombay Sapphire’s Project Botanicals is back for round 2 setting up their unique experience for another three weeks up in North Melbourne. Beginning June 24, you’ll need to make sure you’ve booked your tickets (http://www.projectbotanicals.com.au/) ahead of time in order to take the plunge into Project…