In Where Chefs Eat, a new book published by Phaidon, more than 400 of the world’s best culinary creatives give their recommendations: where they pitch up for a late-night supper, the restaurants they wish they’d opened, where they would be prepared to travel. And wherever they end up, we trust it will reflect their own good taste: be it a backstreet noodle joint or a mountain-top Michelin-starred eyrie.  Asking chefs where to eat is nothing new.

So why not look to our own head, sous, and commis chefs to dish out the insider tips for Melbourne?

Where Melbourne Chefs Eat: Morgan McGlone - Belle's Hot Chicken, Melbourne

Morgan McGlone – Belle’s Hot Chicken, Melbourne

Which restaurant do you eat at most regularly? Cafe Luxembourg, Lee Ho Fook & the Builders Arms across the road from Belle’s.

Breakfast? Vincent the Dog in Carlton and my buddies café, Mighty Boy.

Late Night? Woochon in the city, it’s open 24 hrs.

Bar? The Everleigh, they’re our neighbours.

Cheap and cheerful? Shandong Mama, Arisoo.

High End? Brae, Attica, The Town Mouse.

Worth travelling for? Tuckshop Takeaway in Caulfield.

International restaurant? Husk, Contra, DOM, Estela and Burnt Ends in Singapore.

I hope nobody discovers…? Woochon.

My neighbourhood? Birregurra General Store  for their amazing meat pie.

Guilty Pleasure? Rockwell and Sons for the double patty smash burger.

Staff are talking about? Lee Ho Fook.

Wish it was my idea? KFC, so I could’ve made it better.

What’s your favourite dish on your current menu?

Definitely Almost Arnold’s beans

 

Where Melbourne Chefs Eat: Morgan McGlone - Belle's Hot Chicken, Melbourne Arnold Beans

Belle’s Hot Chicken, Melbourne Arnold Beans

Why should Melbourne foodies search out Belle’s Hot Chicken? If you like chicken and you like it hot – no one does it like us.

Contact: Belle’s Hot Chicken – 150 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Melbourne. Ph. (03) 9077 0788. FacebookTwitter.

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