When Shaun Quade, JP Fiechtner and Sally Humble opened Lume last year they’re on record as saying they wanted it to be amongst the best restaurants in the world. Feichtner and Humble may have since left, but Quade is certainly doing a damn fine job of making that dream a reality. My meal at Lume was certainly one of the Read more
“I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walkin’ through the streets of Soho in the rain
He was lookin’ for the place called Lee Ho Fooks
Gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein”
Recognise those lyrics from the Warren Zevon song, ‘Werewolves of London’? Well these days Read more
Ezard opened at the Adelphi hotel in Flinders Lane in 1999. People fell in love with Teage Ezard’s Asian-influenced contemporary food. The first time I ate here was around twelve years ago and I had mixed feelings about it – I found some of the flavours in some of the dishes a little Read more
Kappo is a relative newcomer to Melbourne. It’s at 1 Flinders Lane – I’d been a couple of times before when it was Verge. Kappo is by the same team as Izakaya Den, former Melbourne Top 100. When you finally work out where the front door is, you walk down a dark hallway to a sleek, stylish Read more
This place is an institution. Famous for its yum cha, it’s not to be confused with Shark Fin Inn, one of its sister restaurants just a bit further up Little Bourke Street. You need to go to Shark Fin House to get the whole experience – lining up at the door, shuffling inside with the crowd to get to the guy with the booking clipboard, cramming into Read more
I’d been meaning to go to this place for a long time now – it’s been on the Top 100 list for some years, so I was glad to finally get there. It was a bit of a special occasion as it also marked the final Top 100 restaurant in Victoria that I had to do from the current list.
Matt McConnell’s Bar Lourinha is a narrow tapas bar in Little Collins Street, and it’s a great place to enjoy a Read more
I’d wanted to eat here for quite some time as I’d heard good things about it. Joe Grbac is formerly of The Press Club (which I loved!) and Scott Pickett from Estelle Bar and Kitchen (also very enjoyable). Both of these chefs coincidentally worked at London’s two-hatted The Square, but not at the same time.
You walk into a cool vibe – a healthy level of Read more