L’Hotel Gitan, Prahan

Jacques Reymond has always been on my to do list but unfortunately, I never had a chance to. So, I decided to check out his gastropub instead, L’Hotel Gitan located in Prahan. I made a reservation on a Saturday night with Mr D and Miss Pear and boy, does this place get busy! There’s heaps of parking in the front so another thing to not worry about. Anywho, walking in we were greeted by friendly staff and was shown to our table. 

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Chinacy, South Yarra

Chapel Street, known for their restaurants, bars and clubs has a new baby in town, Chinacy. Chinacy, a fusion of Chinese food served with an Australian attitude with a harmonious flow from the food to the service. So I was super stoked when I received an invite to attend the dinner launch.

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Patuso, Melbourne

Patuso has been on my list for a while and when the girlies (and panda) wanted to catch up, of course I suggested Patuso so I could finally check it out. When booking online, they will ask for your credit card so if you cancel within 48 hours, they will charge your credit card. Now, back to the restaurant, it’s located at the end of the alleyway so don’t fret if Google Maps takes you down a dark graffiti-ed alleyway. At the very end sits Patuso with it’s bright yellow sign and when you step inside, it’s loud, it’s homely and it’s just so welcoming. 

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Immerse Winery, Dixons Creek

Aaah the Yarra Valley, who doesn’t love it? Beautiful wines and vineyard, beautiful trees and scenery and most importantly, beautiful food. Immerse Winery is located in Dixons Creek (practically in Yarra Valley) with beautiful surroundings and a beautiful rustic venue to match. With ample parking spots, there’s definitely a spot for everyone.

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Rumi Restaurant, East Brunswick

Catching up with the K sisters meant another feast at a middle eastern restaurant so we always made sure we have our eating pants on. Our next food destination? Rumi, located in East Brunswick. Walking in, you’ll be greeted by friendly staff and an atmosphere that just relaxes you and puts you in the mood for some partying. So of course we sat down, and flicked through the drinkies menu because you can’t have a party without any cocktails, am I right?

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Miznon, Melbourne

Miznon was born in Jerusalem and has opened many branches around the world including Paris, New York and now they’ve opened one up in Melbourne. Serving up Middle Eastern food locating in Hardware Lane, you know this place will be pumping. We got there super early (5:15PM on a Friday to be exact) and there were only a few tables that had customers but that didn’t deter us, we plopped ourselves down by the kitchen bar and the food started to come in.

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Iki Jime, Melbourne

It’s mumsy and daddy bear’s 30th anniversary so we decided to surprise them by taking the to Iki Jime, an all seafood joint by Shannon Bennett and the Vue group. So in we went and boy oh boy was the service great! The staff greeted us warmly and we got the chef’s table which sits directly to the side of the kitchen which was a touch disappointing since we thought we’ll be at the front. But the little area is secluded and it was like having our own party. So, with this table, we only had the option of the set menu and at the price of $110 per head, it was a pretty good price.

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V Series, Kew

Mr & Mrs Tequila were slowly becoming vegan and wanted to catch up over vegan food at V Series located in Kew. This is located right next to a car park so there were plenty of parking. We made a booking for 6:30PM but arrived super early and there wasn’t anyone there yet so we got in, sat down and started ordering. 

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Miss Kasumi, Kew

Since coming back from my Japan trip, I’ve been loving Japanese food even more so when there’s a new Japanese eatery in town, of course I’d say yes to go and visit. Miss Kasumi, located in Kew away from the main road sits right on the corner of High Street and Derby St and serves contemporary Japanese cuisine. With ample parking in the side streets, parking isn’t an issue. When we stepped inside, we were greeted by oh so friendly staff and went eagerly to our table. 

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Ippudo, Melbourne

The famed Japanese ramen chain Ippudo has finally landed in Melbourne and known for its tonkotsu ramen, I couldn’t resist taking my fam bam to check it out. Luckily for us, we got there at 4PM on a Saturday and there were customers in front of us and we got in 10 minutes after waiting. The staff were really friendly and the interior is very warm and cosy. 

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