restaurants

eating out: little greek taverna

eating out: little greek taverna

Last Thursday, my girlfriends took me out for an early birthday dinner at a place that will now be known as my favourite West End restaurant – the Little Greek Taverna. Nestled on the corner of Browning, Melbourne and Boundary Streets, this little piece of […]

eating out: ginga emporium

eating out: ginga emporium

Where do you go for date night when one of you feels like sushi but the other wants something hot and greasy? The recently-opened Ginga at Emporium apparently. Unlike its sister store at Southbank, Ginga at Emporium feels quite cozy and would be perfect for […]

eating out: mecca bah

eating out: mecca bah

Mecca Bah is one of those restaurants I’d wanted to try for ages so when it was up to me to choose a place for dinner with the girls, it was top of mind. According to its website, Mecca Bah provides a modern interpretation of […]

eating out: bamboo basket

eating out: bamboo basket

I had been looking forward to trying Bamboo Basket after some friends of ours raved that it had the best dumplings after Din Tai Fung. So last Friday night we headed over to see if the claim was true. The Grey Street restaurant looks great […]

eating out: punjabi palace

eating out: punjabi palace

There’s no better way to spend an evening than with a big group of friends, a few bottles of wine and amazingly good Indian food. I was fortunate enough to enjoy all of the above over the weekend. There are several Indian restaurants along Melbourne […]

eating out: wild pepper at coorparoo

eating out: wild pepper at coorparoo

Like a few restaurants around town, Wild Pepper Pizzeria at Coorparoo has recently undergone a change of ownership, with the store’s long-time manager taking over operations. Last night, the boy and I headed over to check out what the new owner had done with the […]

eating out: the smoke bbq

eating out: the smoke bbq

I’ve always been a fan of Blue Smoke so I was interested to see what it would be like following its recent revamp and rename. With the boy one arm down at the moment, food we can politely eat without knives and forks is high […]

eating out: arriva

eating out: arriva

I’m a little lonely at the moment while the boy is holidaying in Italy with his family and a little grumpy that work is too busy this month for me to join him there. So what did my parents decide to do to perk me […]

eating out: vespa pizza

eating out: vespa pizza

Vespa Pizza is one of my casual neighbourhood favourites so when the boy and I were choosing somewhere to celebrate our half-anniversary (you know, the ones halfway in between real anniversaries), it was my first choice. We headed down on Thursday night to discover the […]

eating out: waterloo hotel

eating out: waterloo hotel

After $6 million and two years of renovations, the Waterloo Hotel has finally reopened. You hadn’t heard? I’m not surprised – it’s almost as though the marketing team is trying to keep it under wraps, with the hotel’s own website still saying it’s closed for […]

eating out: beccofino

eating out: beccofino

Back in the day, I used to date an Italian who was passionate about good food, with the benchmark obviously being his Nonna’s secret recipes. As a result, I’m also now quite particular about my Italian food so I went to Beccofino last night, I […]

eating out: peasant

eating out: peasant

There’s nothing like catching up with friends over tapas and sangria so on Friday night, that’s just what we did. I was keen to try Peasant after hearing mixed reviews and on appearances, I was impressed. The decor reminded me of the rustic style we […]