Wishlist-and-Index

This is my index of places i wish to go and places I’ve been. It’s sorted in alphabetical order into several categories (restaurant – casual eats – wine bars – non-metro).  I am slowly adding and little hints / notes re: what are the MUST-ORDERs.

Anyways hopefully this list will have more strikeouts (i.e. been and eaten =)) than non-striked-out ones. One day…

Legend:
* : to try very soon
striked out : been + tried
+ : yummy +1
++ : yummy +2
+++ : divine

 

 P.S. this list is currently manually updated, so give me a nudge if it starts to get out of date, and I’ll get it back up to scratch! Deal? =)

Please see also my wishlist on : Urbanspoon.

Restaurants ($$)

  • +Anada, Fitroy – Spanish, See my review.
  • Attica, Ripponlea – (degustation menu) See ATFT.
  • Atlantic, Crown
  • Barkers Wine Bar and Bistro
  • Bistro Guillaume (?closed)
  • The Brasserie
  • Charcoal Lane – the desserts, See my review, Off the Spork.
  • Cherry Tree Hotel
  • Chez Olivier, Le Bistro –
  • The Commoner
  • ++Cumulus Inc., no bookings – (lemon curd madeleines, still yet to try – 65/65 egg – brekky) See my review.
  • ++Cutler & Co. (Chocolate icecream sandwich – a MUST!) – See my review.
  • +David’s – See my review.
  • Embrasse
  • Esposito – %
  • Fenix – review coming soon
  • +The French Brasserie – See me review.
  • Izakaya Den – (den fried chicken, lamb ribs with miso) See: I eat therefore i am
  • Jacques Reymond – %
  • Kenzan Japanese
  • KoKo – %, (chawan mushi, goma icecream) See: my review, Niche, ATFT.
  • Longrain Melbourne
  • Lulo
  • +Madam Sousou – %, (chocolate fondant – a MUST!) See my review
  • Mamasita
  • +Marquee restaurant bar – (French canapes / nibbles), See my review.
  • +Matteo’s – (Brendan’s golden gaytime) See my review.
  • ++Maze Melbourne, Crown – See Hungry Caterpillar. See my review.
  • Misuzu’s???
  • Moretons Brasserie
  • MoVida Bar de Tapas
  • MoVida Next Door, no bookings taken – See Off the Spork.
  • +MoVida aqui – Spanish Tapas (Anchoa, calamari sandwich) – See my review.
  • Papa Goose (oxtail, roasted lamb shoulder – lunch deal) – See my review.
  • Persimmon, NGV – (pumpkin gnocci, mushroom tart, choc fondant) See Absolutely Famished.
  • +PM24, Russel St – French (spanner crab, grand marnier souffle, French fries) See Hot or Not, My review.
  • ++The Point Restaurant – %, (steak) See my review 1 / 2 (old vs new dinner).
  • Punch Lane – %, See my review
  • Rockpool Bar and Grill, Crown – (steak)
  • Shiranui, Glen Waverly – (omakase)
  • Squires Loft @ South yarra/ city / docklands
  • ++Spice Temple – See my review
  • +St Peter’s – See my review
  • Steer bar and Grill, @ Olsen Hotel –
  • Stokehouse (upstairs)
  • Tao’s, Bulleen – %, See my review
  • The Table restaurant
  • Tempura Hajime – (tempura degustation)
  • Vlado’s, Richmond – (Steak)
  • Vue De Monde – French

Casual eats & Cafe / coffee / desserts

  • 65 Degrees cafe
  • Andrew’s Hamburgers
  • Aria bar + lounge, Melba Langham – Chocolate / dessert buffet
  • APTE, Alphington – breakfast in the burbs, See: breakfast blog, my review.
  • Auction Rooms (pork knuckle sandwich, coffee)
  • Auntie’s Dumpling, Carnegie
  • Authentic Thai taste
  • *Babka Bakery Cafe, Fitzroy – (Lemon tart, breads) See Culinary Journal.
  • Baker D. Chirico
  • Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy – cheap pizzas
  • *Cafe Rosamond, Fitzroy – serious desserts
  • +Cafe Vue @ Heide, Bulleen – See my review
  • Cafe Vue, Collins St (croque monsieur)
  • Cafe Vue, Melbourne airport – See my review.
  • Chillipadi,  Melbourne Central – Malaysian / Asian, See my review.
  • Choukette
  • Creperie le Triskel, CBD – (galette / crepes) – See my review.
  • Cup of truth, CBD
  • +Dead Man Espresso, Sth Melb – (BLT) – See my review.
  • +Dench Bakers, Fitzroy North – (BREAD!), See my review.
  • DonToo, CBD – good ramen, See my review
  • +Duchess of Spotswood – breakfast / brunch (Duchess of Pork, Idle Ox tongue), See my review.
  • Earl Canteen – arguably best sandwiches in Melb, (pork belly baguette, earl grey macaron) See Melb Gastronome; my review.
  • Elevenses Espresso Bar, Collins St – Sandwiches (Rooben & ugly duckling) See Table to Tummy.
  • Enoteca Sileno & Vino Bar, Lygon St – (panettone, trofie pasta) See Hungry Caterpillar.
  • Famish’d
  • Friends of mine – sister store of Porjie & Mr Jones (golden folded scrambles)
  • +The French Lettuce Patisserie & Bakery – (Vanilla slice & cakes), See my review.
  • Fritz Gelato, St Kilda/ Sth Melb – (Gelato of course – tiramisu) See Mel HotorNot.
  • Garden Tuscany, Moonee Ponds – Italian cafe (hot chocolate, woodfire pizza), See my review.
  • Ganache Chocolate, Prahran – chocolate, patisserie, See my review.
  • Gourmet Dumpling Restaurant
  • +The Hardware Societe (custard tart, macarons, scrambled eggs, brioche sandwiches) See: Melb Gastronome; my reviews 1 /2.
  • HoaTran, Springvale – Vietnamese / Chinese, See my review.
  • HuTong Dumpling – See my reviews: prahran / CBD
  • Ici, Fitzroy – (Roo Steak sandwich).
  • ++Il Fornaio, St Kilda – (snickers dessert) See my review 1 / review 2
  • +I Spicy, Hawthorn – Thai, See my review.
  • Jade Kingdom – (Hokkien noodles) See Michelle.
  • Kamel
  • Kenzan @ GPO, CBD – (best nori rolls) See my review.
  • Laksa King – (curry & asam laksa) See Michelle.
  • Las Chicas, Balaclava – breakfast, See Breakfast blog.
  • La Belle Miette, CBD – Macarons, See my review.
  • Le Petit Gateau
  • +Luxbite, South Yarra – (Macarons – kaya toast/ watermelon yoghurt) See my review.
  • Madame Mango – %
  • Malaysian Oriental Wok – (Hainanese Chicken Rice) See Michelle.
  • Maiko
  • Market Lane Coffee
  • Mart130
  • Miss Marples Tearoom, Mt Dandenong – See my review.
  • Mockingbird Tapas and Wine bar
  • Monk & Me – %, See my review
  • Monsieur Truffe
  • Moroccan Soup Bar
  • Nasi Lemak House – (Nasi lemak) See Michelle.
  • +Noisette, North Melbourne – Patisserie (torsades, breads, pastries), See my review.
  • +Omah’s, Port Melbourne – Malaysian (Salted egg Mud Crab), See my review.
  • Pan Asian, Prahran – fusion Asian cuisine, See my review.
  • ++Parisian Patisserie, Essendon – (almond croissant) See my review 1 / 2 / 3
  • +Porgie & Mr Jones, Hawthorn – (banana bread with berry compote) See my review
  • Proud Mary
  • Punto
  • ++Purple Sands – See my review.
  • Redbean Kitchen – hawker style Malaysian, (Assam fish head soup) See my review.
  • Roule Galette
  • Seven Seeds, Carlton – coffee /cafe, See my review.
  • Shocolate – (hot chocolate) … review coming soon
  • Shou Sumiyaki, CBD- See my review
  • Simon’s Peiking Duck Restaurant, Box Hill – (Peking duck) – See Chiu’s review.
  • Snow Pony, Balwyn – %, sister cafe of Porgie & Mr Jones
  • Soul Soup Cafe
  • +St Ali – (COFFEE of course!!!), See my review.
  • Solarino – (spaghettini)
  • +Suzuran – Sushi & Jap groceries, See my review.
  • Straits cafe, Glen waverly
  • Tao Tao House – ex-flower drum chefs, See my review.
  • Table talk cafe
  • +Tai Pan, Doncaster – yum cha – See my review
  • Thanh Ha 2, Richmond – Vietnamese – See my review.
  • Three Bags full, Abbotsford – Brunch, coffee (black gingerbread) – See my review.
  • Universal Restaurant, Carlton – See my review.
  • Yamato Japanese
  • Yong Green Food
  • Yu-U

Wine bars & other alcoholic joints

  • Cutler & Co – See Restaurant category
  • City Wine Shop
  • Der Raum – Cocktails, See Melbourne Gastronome.
  • Gerald’s Bar – (whatever is ordered 1st becomes the by-the-glass selection for that evening) See Gourmet Traveller.
  • Gertrude Street Enoteca – bistro wine bar
  • Melbourne supper club
  • Naked for Satan – ($1 pintxos & on-site infused vodka) See my review.
  • *The Litte Press Club, CBD – Babysister of Press Club (taramosalata – fishroe dip with chips), See Hungry Caterpillar.

Non-metro places

  • Eleonore’s Restaurant
  • Lake House, Daylesford
  • Loam, Drysdale
  • Provenance, Beechworth
  • Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
  • Ten Minutes by Tractor, Main Ridge – See my review.
  • Tuileries Restaurant


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One Response to “Wishlist-and-Index”
  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say great blog!

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