Essence Restaurant – Marriott Hotel

Marriott Hotel Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale St Melbourne, 3000 9660 1183 Disclaimer: Recently, much to my astonishment, an invitation was sent my way to dine at a 5 star hotel’s restaurant with free run of the menu up to $150 – WOOT! What’s more is that Essence also stated: “the blog that offers the best … Continue reading

Madame Sousou

231 Brunswick St Fitzroy, 3065 9417 0400 On a rather glum wintery day with the heavens opening up over Melbourne (sympathies to all the race-goers), driving through the down pour was slightly unnerving given the terrible visibility and the state of my tyres… Lucky for me, I was heading to Madame Sousou for Ms ET’s … Continue reading

Punch Lane

43 Lt Bourke St Melbourne CBD, 3000 (03) 9639 4944 One from the archives; pre-dating my blog. Not many words, but lots of juicy photos! Small cosy place, with a really warm and ambient atmosphere. As a wine bank, they have quite an extensive wine selection.    Tapas / entrees: Rabbit & caramalised onion – … Continue reading

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