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Estelle by Scott Pickett (ESP) has shot straight up into my Top 5. ESP is not to be mistaken for ‘Estelle’ bistro, Pickett’s first restaurant (former Top 100) which is right next door. It’s easy to make the mistake.  The couple who eventually sat next to us did that very thing and after being told on arrival they weren’t actually booked into ESP they made the decision to wait and were finally able to take their seats for the seven Read more

TOP 100 QUEST: TIPO 00, Melbourne



And here’s my first Top 100 review from the newly released Gourmet Traveller 2017 list.  Tipo 00. People usually look at me blankly when I mention the name, but Tipo means ‘type’ and Tipo 00 is a type of soft, fine Italian flour used to make pasta. Quite a fitting name for a self-proclaimed pasta bar.  I’d read about this place and had heard really good things from my Melbourne Read more

COOKIE, Melbourne

Fish Dumplings & Cucumber Pickle


“Beer Hall, Eating House and Disco” With a description like this, who would have thought that I’d find good food here? It’s a little surprising that I chose this as a dining destination on my recent Melbourne visit – I don’t drink beer (try as I might), hence I haven’t even been in a beer hall, and I haven’t been Read more

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