Modern Chinese lounge bar: Zhou Zhou

Modern Chinese lounge bar: Zhou Zhou

Increasingly, ‘just off Chapel Street’ seems to be the place to head for a decent feed. Yes, the strip itself is home to some good stuff – there’s brilliant brunch and coffee at Dukes, while Massive Wieners do a decent dawg and Mr Burger serves up a damn tasty...
Golden Grey-time: Graze on Grey, St Kilda

Golden Grey-time: Graze on Grey, St Kilda

Graze on Grey. Where to start? The obvious beginning to this post might be to note that St Kilda’s 24-hour curb-crawling Grey Street has, in the past, not been the kind of place you might head to for a post-work drink, let alone a lazy evening of share-plate dining....
Holy Communion: Bishop of Ostia, Brunswick East

Holy Communion: Bishop of Ostia, Brunswick East

The man of the moment up in Brunswick East is Matt Wilkinson. His cafe – Pope Joan – is one of Melbourne’s all-day dining darlings. And recently, it produced  a baby – a hip and edgy and perfectly formed little addition to this otherwise barren...
Likely Looking Londoners: Worship Street Whistling Shop

Likely Looking Londoners: Worship Street Whistling Shop

As soon as I knew I was heading to London I started to compile a list of places that no matter what – I MUST VIST.  This wasn’t even on my radar but as soon as I landed almost every London foodie worth their salt Twittered me – ‘get your arse down to the Whistling...
Melbourne’s Best Bars

Melbourne’s Best Bars

Melbourne ain’t short of watering holes and this year we revelled in quality and quirky craft beers – not just from microbreweries but also wineries and cider-makers. And it’s not just what’s in the glass that counts but the surrounds, too....