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? Check out all the chefs’ so far HERE.


Owned and operated by Siobhan Dooley and head chef Tim Sweeney, The Last Jar is everything you won’t see in a run of the mill Irish-Pub franchise full of Gaelic clichés.

Where Melbourne Chefs Eat: Tim Sweeney, The Last Jar, Melbourne

Tim Sweeney from The Last Jar, Melbourne

Which restaurant do you eat at most regularly?

Cumulus Up


Captains of Industry

Late Night?


Cheap and cheerful?

Chin Chin

High End?


Worth travelling for?


International restaurant?


Guilty Pleasure?

Fancy Hanks

Staff are talking about?

Green Park Dining

Wish it was my idea?

Mexican Food

What’s your favourite dish on your current menu?

Rare breed Pork Belly, kipflers, fennel, bacon, apple sauce and pickled cabbage

Why should Melbourne foodies search out The Last Jar?

To learn that Ireland has a cuisine we are proud of!

Where Melbourne Chefs Eat: Tim Sweeney, The Last Jar, Melbourne

Contact: The Last Jar – 616 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Ph. 03 9348 295. Website. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

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