Cecconi’s Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD

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Earlier this month we were lucky enough to dine at Cecconi’s on Flinders Lane, a Melbourne institution. Back in the day, Cecconi’s was the go to spot for corporate long lunches and client-wooing dinners, and today it still retains that old school charm, but is decidedly more romantic. When we arrived, we were seated on…

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Estelle by Scott Pickett, Northcote

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A few weeks ago I was surprised by Alex with a beautiful belated birthday dinner at Estelle by Scott Pickett. ESP opened last year to rave reviews, occupying half of it’s sister restaurant Estelle Bistro’s previous space. We’ve been wanting to go since it opened, so I was thrilled when we pulled up on High Street…

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Launch of the #socialfeeds Food Truck, with Bank of Melbourne

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Hello friends! I know this isn’t one of our usual recipes or reviews, but two weeks ago we got to be a part of a really exciting project here in Melbourne, and wanted to share our experience with you all. Six or so weeks ago, Bank of Melbourne announced an instagram competition called #socialfeeds. #socialfeeds…

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Hell of the North, Fitzroy

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Awhile back, Alex surprised me with a fancy night out to celebrate completing my first semester of grad school. He didn’t tell me where we were going, and instead led me up a dark alleyway off of Smith Street to a large, yellow door. Inside was a dark restaurant, built around a large bar in…

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Top Paddock, Richmond

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Top Paddock holds the kind of brunch notoriety reserved for LA’s top West Hollywood spots- which made it the perfect spot for a reunion with my old LA work manager! When we arrived on a Sunday morning the place was practically bursting at the seams with eager eaters, waiting to be seated. After an extended…

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400 Gradi, Brunswick

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In April, 400 Gradi exploded onto the food scene after taking home the top prize at the Pizza World Championship, held in Italy. Everyone in Melbourne was flocking to try and get a bite of the world’s best pizza, and one Wednesday evening Alex and I were lucky enough to get seats at the bar…

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Kong BBQ, Richmond

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When Rue & Co (the popup eatery on Collins Street featuring Kong, Jimmy Grants and St. Ali) first opened up, I meandered over to Kong for some chicken wings and never looked back. So I was delighted to head over to Kong the full restaurant in Richmond earlier this week, and needless to say, it…

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Añada Bar & Restaurant, Fitzroy

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A few weeks ago, while some of our close friends were visiting, we visited Ańada for dinner. We opted to do their Chef’s Tasting menu, which allowed for us to relax and sip sangria while dish after dish arrived at our table. First up were oysters, which were so fresh and paired with just the…

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Meatball & Wine Bar, Melbourne CBD

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Meatball, located in the ever-trendy Flinders Lane, was a random choice for us one day whilst out shopping in the city. Since then we have been back twice, and always leave stuffed and pleased with our meals. Cocktails at Meatball are delicious and don’t skimp on the alcohol, and the Italian-focused wine list partners well…

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Bluebird Espresso, Collingwood

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We seem to have lucked out, Bluebird Espresso nestled snugly on Johnston Street about five minutes from our house, who would have thunk it!? Having ventured there twice, Priya and I have given the smallish menu a good go.  The restaurant itself is small, however a comfy outdoor space opens it up and provides some…

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