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HOT: The Graham Hotel, 97 Graham Street, Port Melbourne

In the last of Gourmet Chick‘s guest posts series, we take a trip to Port Melbourne to sample some gastropub fare. Gourmet Chick is a Melburnian living in London who writes about food in London and around the world (including Melbourne) at www.gourmet-chick.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @msgourmetchick. Thanks Gourmet Chick! When […]

Ask the Doctor: Upmarket restaurants that welcome solo diners

Help me Doctor!: I travel to Melbourne for a few days several times a year (for the shopping/galleries)  and on the past two trips have  had real issues with being a solo diner… MoVida -was ignored and watched people being sat ahead of me, had to argue to be given a single seat available at the bar. Gills Diner – […]

HOT: Coffee Hit, 81 Church Street, Hawthorn

One of the pieces of feedback I received from the MEL: HOT OR NOT Reader Survey 2010 was that you wanted to see more reviews from other people. I’m decisive, but I’m not necessary the Gospel According To Joyce. That’s why you’ll be seeing more guest posts soon, from previous guest-posters to newbies. Today we […]

NOT: Mezina Cafe, 176 Smith St, Collingwood

There are heaps of trendy places for breakfast in Collingwood (check out Gluttony It’s a Sin, Proud Mary and Cibi)…and Mezina isn’t one of them. It looks trendy on the outside – it’s housed inside the ground floor of the refurbished Collingwood post office with a touch of a Middle Eastern vibe in the decor […]

NOT: De Los Santos, 175 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

De Los Santos is an old Fitzroy stalwart, back before the days Spanish food became the hippest cuisine in town. Frankly, I don’t think it’s the best Spanish food in the city – that award goes to MoVida Aqui (and the other MoVidas). The ambience is pleasant inside the quiet, dark dining room, the food […]

NOT: Naked Japan, 99 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park

As promised last week, here’s another guest post from the lovely Gourmet Chick, this time venturing to Albert Park. Gourmet Chick is a Melburnian living in London who writes about food in London and around the world (including Melbourne) at www.gourmet-chick.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @msgourmetchick. Thanks Gourmet Chick! It’s not that Naked […]

HOT Chat: Karishma Kasabia of Miss Kish

Regular readers may know that I stumbled upon Miss Kish’s blog a couple of months ago and developed a huge blog crush. Then when I met the lovely Karishma of Miss Kish in real life, I developed a bit of a crush on her too. We’re now working on an exciting new project together! Read […]

NOT: The Soup Place, 14 Centre Place, Melbourne

Before I have a mob of art school students boycotting the blog in protest at my NOT, let me get a word in edgewise. The Soup Place isn”t bad. It’s just that compared with all of the cafes in Centre Place and the vicinity, I wouldn’t particularly recommend it as a must-visit. From the bustling […]

HOT: Siglo Bar, Level 2, 161 Spring St, Melbourne

The summer heat is fading, so now’s your final chance to lounge around in the breeze of Melbourne’s open-air rooftop bars. Melbourne’s CBD offers a rooftop aesthetic for everyone, from kitsch (Madame Brussels), funky (Rooftop Bar) to corporate (Collins Quarter). The classiest of them all is Siglo Bar, which sits atop of the elegant restaurant  […]

HOT: Dining with Davids, David’s Restaurant, 4 Cecil Place, Prahran

David \d(a)-vid\ is pronounced DAY-vid. It is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is “beloved”. Biblical: one of the most remarkable personalities in the Scriptures. David was a shepherd, musician, poet, soldier, statesman, prophet, and king. He wrote about half of the Psalms and very likely composed music for them as well. He is the […]

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