Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Melbourne Food Diary: Cutler & Co, Fitzroy

Cutler & Co is one of Andrew McConnell’s restaurants, also famous for Cumulus. It’s been around for a while but the renovation is fairly recent. We loved it: a big NYC warehouse feel. We opted for the Chef’s Selection, six … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Handpicked Cellar Door, Chippendale

Right at the end of Spice Alley in Chippendale is Handpicked Cellar Door. And what a fun place to hang out. I love visiting vineyards and tasting different wines, and this place brings the cellar door experience right to you, … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Dex2rose Nitrogen Gelato, Little Bourke Street

Four Sydneysiders in Melbourne checking out the local offerings. We decided to get dessert, and one of our party led us here. Sometimes you just go with the flow. This place is hilarious. It’s great people-watching. Seems to have a … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Two Daughters, Surry Hills

How about this weather? These burst of rain, not heavy, but enough to soak you. I even checked the satellite before heading out to do a chore, and while I had planned on treating myself to a coffee, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Self Preservation, CBD

The friends who brought us here had come for dinner and think the food is great! For dinner that is. While amused by the retro furnishings and feel (and formica top on the table), the food was just OK. My … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Bar Lourinhã, Little Collins Street

What does one do if you’re Sydneysiders in Melbourne for the weekend? Eat and drink, I’d say (though we also loved the MOMA exhibit at the NGV). Bar Lourinhã was a superb choice for dining. It felt like Melbourne. Stylish … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Ampersand Cafe, Paddington

I was walking home after dropping off some used clothes at the Australian Red Cross in Paddington (my favourite op-shop to donate to) and grabbed a takeaway latte with my handy keep cup from Ampersand Cafe. It was so good, … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: Meatball & Wine Bar, CBD

Ermigod. Offering meatballs and wine, it was very unlikely that I would be disappointed by the Meatball & Wine Bar on Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s CBD. And I wasn’t. The menu is uncomplicated and appealing. We both decided to do … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: RaRa Ramen, Redfern

I saw a review up by Ramen Raff, Sydney’s specialist reviewer of ramen, and who am I to argue? Located on Regent Street, a stone’s throw from Redfern Station, it’s a lovely contemporary space that specialises (hurrah, hurrah) in ramen. … Continue reading

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Melbourne Food Diary: the European, CBD

Sunday brunch in Melbourne. The wait at Cumulus was 45 minutes so we thought we’d head here instead. It’s got a lovely old-fashioned feel about it, very… European. I had a delicious flat white to start off, and then a … Continue reading

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