Mr D had some places bookmarked for my birthday food adventure and the first stop was lunch at Belleville (which I’ve heard good things about). Located in an alley in Chinatown, you can see the signage outside which was super duper bright.
I was in charge of work lunchies and we all (well me actually) decided to go to Station Hotel for some good ol’ steaks since it was the local joint. We made a booking (make sure you do too because it get super duper busy) and asked for the mains to be done by the time we got there because we were a bit strapped on time. We walked in and oh dear lord it was a full house. The food came out immediately and they got all the orders except for 1 correct which is quite impressive nonetheless.
The last of my zomato voucher and it was for Big Mouth. I decided to take my friend since we were due for a catch up. I made reservations just in case but it was a Monday night and it wasn’t really busy at all. We were ushered upstairs because it was way cooler (according to the downstairs staff) and it was totes cooler. Great decor, great vibe and lots of cushions for your tooshie.
I received a voucher from Zomato to use at Railway Hotel in South Melbourne and I was excited to go since pubs always have great vibes and I decided to take along the babies. We walked through the front door and found a bar and couldn’t see the dining area at all, so we walked outside to see if there were any other doors. Luckily, one of the staff ran out and called us back in and told us the dining area was around the back (how did he even know?? must be PSYCHIC!). It was quite roomy and had a relaxed feel to it. They even had a fireplace and an awesome outdoors area which was currently being reserved for a wedding dinner.
Mr 3 cents (that’s what mumsy bear calls him…translated it to vietnamese because she couldn’t say his name…) and I thought it was time to catch up and he decided to take me on a romantic date at the cigar bar Siglo for wine, cheese and FOIE GRAS! There was no signage at the front, just a brown wooden door and we pushed through it and stumbled across the supper club which was classy and cozy. I was mesmerized and continued up the stairs and we hit Siglo. I was in utter awe, it was so amazing with the view of buildings and trees.
Mi Corazon was a tequila bar in Brunswick east, when you stepped in you were transported to Mexico. I was invited by Zomato to attend the tequila and mezcal masterclass and all opinions expressed are my own. We were greeted warmly by the owner, Kyle who prepared us all a tequila concoction with blood orange juice and it was YUMMILICOUS (totes wanted more!).
The Post Hotel in St Kilda has been around for a while (140 years to be exact) and with the new owners on board, it has been revamped. Old looking pub on the outside, modern and stylish on the inside. The chef is from a hatted restaurant (Longrain) and most of the dishes had an asian influence to it.
We decided to go to Gami before our little Escape Room adventure because its happy hour somewhere in the world right now, it’s Beer o’clock! My friend booked for a table of 5 on a Saturday for 12:30PM and when I arrived, I was really surprised that it wasn’t packed at all. We were seated upstairs and surprise surprise, it was fully empty!
Upstairs Dining Area
It’s Sunday noon and guess where we’re heading, to have some cheese and wine for LUNCH (how fancy is that yo??)! There is two locations – St Kilda and Carlton and we were booked in for the Carlton one for the 12PM session which goes for two hours. So out of the dreary Melbourne weather (windy and rainy all day…) and into the licensed Fromagerie we go.
I got a chance to eat here because I won a $200 voucher from the urban list (THANKS SO MUCH!!!!) and I decided to take the whole family (it was a family affair). We made a booking at 8pm and when we arrived we were greeted and shown to our table which was in the outdoor bar area (no fuss) and we were given blankets since it was cold (HOW AWESOME!!!). Menus came out and I started picking the entrees.