Woody.P

Woody.P provides something a little different along the very esteemed food destination of Flinders Lane (Chin Chin, Hihou, Meatball & Wine Bar, Supernormal, Papa Goose…just to name a few), with a rather relaxed approach as a sophisticated “GastroPub”. It feels familiar yet still fits well within the confines of Flinders Lane. Serving up a menu strong…

The Mess Hall

Nestled at the top end of Bourke Street, across the road from the big dogs of Melbourne’s Italian restaurant scene, The Mess Hall is a modest establishment. There’s no big sign or fancy façade. Rather, the bustling of people in and out of the door, at the window ledge tables and seated out the front, is enough to…

Hakata Gensuke – Hawthorn

You might have seen the ominously long queues and the cramped sitting spaces and thought, ‘nah, forget it’. When really what you’re actually doing is saying ‘nah, forget it’ to, without a doubt, the best ramen dining experience in Melbourne. The thought of those minor inconveniences vanish when you savour a spoonful of their creamy and flavourful tonkotsu or…

The Mission Foods Mexican Festival

Sunday 13 September, 11:30am-8pm, Federation Square. Put it down in your diaries and be ready to experience what some of Melbourne’s top Mexican chefs, artists and musicians are preparing for the Mission Foods Mexican Festival. Exploring the country’s different regions, the Festival, organised by Mexfest and Anzmex, attracted over 40,000 people to Federation Square last year, and looks…

Dock 37 Bar and Kitchen

While South Wharf still has a ways to go, it’s definitely built the foundation as a nice little consistent hub of activity that, ultimately, Docklands should have been. Being backed by the Melbourne Convention Centre and Crown obviously helps, plus the Hilton Hotel itself, but it’s good to see that South Wharf really has visitor appeal,…

Bar Idda

There’s a warm comfort walking into a restaurant that looks like Nonna’s place. Sicilian restaurant Bar Idda sits in a cozy, corner front shop on the cool end of Lygon Street and is complete with charming, mismatched crockery and equally charming and mismatched tablecloths. In true Sicilian fashion, all the dishes are designed to share. The menu is…