Melbourne lunch bargains | lost treasures

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When there are so many options, considering how many new places are competing for the short attention span of Melbourne diners, it is easy to retire older but reliable options. Recently looking through some of my older entries, I was astonished at the trove of long forgotten treasures – many of which also have awesome … Continue reading

Donovans: colossal bombe alaska!

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This will be a short and sweet post on this bay-side institute – pun intended. Please refrain from the urge to scroll all the way down. Whilst there was a part of me that regret not having the luxury of unchecked views of St Kilda bay had it been daytime, it probably left my attention … Continue reading

Itali Co

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I have wanted to write this one up right from the beginning, but really struggled to start for every time I tried, it bubbled up salivation-inducing memories wrangling with a residual feeling of over-indulgent-satiety even post several months. First world problems… Only appearing on the St Kilda restaurant scene just earlier this year, it is … Continue reading

Brunetti – Food trail

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Truth be told, I never thought I would visit Brunetti again, in part due to my dislike of Lygon Street, but also in part due to previous experiences. But being easily swayed to anything that comes without a price tag, I thought I would give this place another go when Ashley from Food Pampering suggested … Continue reading

Universal Restaurant

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I am back! Given this short hiatus, I am officially miles behind in posting. However, I look forward to sharing with everyone all the food I’ve engorged and delicious photos from China amongst my many catch-up posts! Yours hungrily, AAR 139-141 Lygon Street Carlton, VIC 3053 03 9347 4393 Thanks to Ashley from Food Pampering and … Continue reading

Garden Tuscany

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32 Young St Moonee Ponds, 3039 03 9375 2896 A decent trek across town, a few turns here and there, a short stroll down a cobble stone alleyway and you will find a Tuscan mural leading to the backyard entrance to this café. Amongst the relaxing evergreens of the shaded garden the little details in all … Continue reading

Wine Bank on View

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45 View St Bendigo 03 54444655 Wednesday night in Bendigo is ‘wine tasting night’ at Wine Bank on View. They provide a weekly selection of hand-picked wines (generally locally but also many from afar) for free tasting. Intelligible explanations and appraisals from the friendly staff really make this a gem of an idea! Too bad … Continue reading

Green Olive Cafe

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*Just a quick review, for a quick lunch* =) Warm & inviting ambience, with quite a few interesting things scattered across the walls and displays.             Chicken & pesto risotto – mildly overcooked risotto (not quite al dente) with tender strips of chicken marinated with a pesto-basil oil (a little too subtle … Continue reading

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