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HOT: Charlie Dumpling, 184 High St, Prahran

In a former life I used to live around High Street Prahran and there was not much going on there – a dry cleaner, a stationery store,  some furniture shops. Well, the corner around High Street and Chapel Street has been revamped to become a cool eating and drinking precinct. The latest addition to the […]

HOT: David’s Restaurant, 4 Cecil Place, Prahran

Melbourne’s Lunar New Year festivities are still happening this week so this weekend is a good opportunity to sneak in a last Chinese New Year feast at David’s Prahran. This bustling ‘Country Shanghai’ Chinese restaurant has great value sharing menus which are perfect for groups of diners and eliminates the need to make difficult decisions […]

HOT: Atico bar and Fonda Mexican, 144 Chapel St, Windsor

By the looks of the ceaseless stream of people waiting to eat at Fonda Mexican on a weeknight, Melbourne can’t get enough of this Mexican wave we’re riding. So much so that Fonda Mexican has branched out from its small Richmond digs to skip across the river to Prahran. The second Fonda Mexican is bigger, brighter […]

HOT: Opening Weekend, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2013

The weather gods looked benevolently on Melbourne on the weekend as people celebrated food and wine as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Rather than bombarding you with a load of posts at once, here’s a potted summary of my HOTs and NOTs over a packed weekend of wining and dining. Some of […]

David’s Restaurant Christmas Giveaway!

It’s only 2 weeks till Christmas, how did the year go so fast??? To help you celebrate the Christmas season one of my favourite Chinese restaurants David’s (see several of my previous posts here) have created some special dishes such as Drunken Whole King Prawns, Shanghai steamed ginger Tsingtao whole crab and their unique take on the […]

HOT: Ladro Greville,162 Greville St, Prahran

I’ve previously stated that Fitzroy’s Ladro makes one of my favourite pizzas in Melbourne and until now I’ve not veered away from Ladro Gertrude to visit its sister restaurant Ladro Greville in Prahran. Ladro Greville is a bigger, glossier version of the original restaurant. The antipasti/pizza/pasta/roast menu is familiar, as is the easy conviviality of […]

HOT: David’s Restaurant Weekend Yum Cha, 4 Cecil Place, Prahran

David’s Restaurant has previously been voted one of Melbourne’s favourite yum cha destinations. They’ve recently revamped their interior design and menu to incorporate a more homely, country Shanghai style. That translates to a beautiful space awash with white and light (a modern interpretation of a Shanghaiese river cottage) accompanied by a menu of family favourites. The relaxed […]

HOT: Chez Olivier, 121 Greville St, Prahran

I am an unabashed Francophile so I can’t quite believe that I’d never been to, let alone heard of, Chez Olivier till now. And Mon Dieu what have I been missing?? The door to Chez Olivier is small and unassuming but as soon as you walk in you’re transported to another time and place. (Cute) […]

HOT: Babble Bar and Cafe, 4 Izett St, Prahran

On outward appearances, Babble doesn’t appear to be the kind of place that would be my scene. The weatherboard corner-block cafe fronts onto gorgeous vistas of the Prahran Safeway carpark, the narrow outside bar seating is marred by practical but ugly beer mats and the wraparound wooden verandah attracts tanned boys in muscle Ts and […]

HOT: Fritz Gelato, Stall 120, Prahran Market, Elizabeth St, South Yarra

I’m not a hot-weather person. That’s the explanation I give when people ask me why I moved from sunny Queensland to drizzly Melbourne. The one benefit of hot weather though is it gives me a good excuse to eat ice cream as a meal (although I eat quite a bit of ice cream in winter […]

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