Arbory, Melbourne CBD

Situated alongside the Yarra River and Flinders Street station stands a bar which is always full of people laughing and chatting, staring into the river called Arbory. I dropped by with the babies after a day of showing my overseas cousin around the city, we were famished and I’m so glad I did because it was a very Melburnian place.

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Anglers Tavern, Maribyrnong

Angler’s Tavern is a pub located on the Maribrynong river in Melbourne’s West had a makeover and my work decided to have a function there (woohoo!). The big boss got the private room with the three course meal which was pretty fancyyyy. The view was fantabulous (well, as fantabulous as the Maribyrnong could be) and the staff were awesomely friendly.

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Club Italia, Sunshine

We had a workies lunch date to celebrate the final days of working in the lead up to Christmas. We decided that local was the way to go and everyone can leave whenever they wished. We all voted and ended up going to Club Italia. Club Italia is located right next to Sunshine Hospital and there’s a dining area right next to the pokies. It has a real pub feeling to it so don’t come down dressed in your finest garments. We put our orders through at work and when we got there, we were seated promptly and the food came out 10-15mins later (not shabby at all). I got chicken and pumpkin risotto and this was very thick. It did look quite appetising at first but once I shoveled it (Yes, I was super hungry) into my mouth, there wasn’t a lot of flavour. Not something I would come back for.

Risotto Chicken, Pumpkin and Feta – $19.90
Arborio rice cooked with pumpkin, fetta, chicken and rocket in a vegetable stock

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Belle’s Hot Chicken, Fitzroy

It was time to catch up with the baby cousins and we were wondering the streets looking for a great feed. We chanced upon Belle’s Hot Chicken and since the group comprised mostly of teenage boys, we were sure that this will satisfy them. We walked in at 8PM with a group of 9 and they didn’t have space, asking us to come back in 15mins so they can set up. Again we wondered the streets and 15minutes later, we high tailed it back and sat our tooshies down.

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Albert and Sydney, Brunswick


Miss Spam had a lunch house warming and people stayed for dinner and she was not prepared for that. However, due to the location of her new abode, we were spoilt for choice and decided to check out Albert and Sydney. The building itself is one of Melbourne’s first banks and has transformed itself into a wine and cocktail lounge. I heard the pumping RnB music and rushed everyone inside. It’s a lovely setting AND the staff are super friendly. We got a table by the bar and started looking through the menu.

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