Mesopotamian “Ancient Iraq” and Mediterranean cuisine isn’t something you hear everyday. Tucked on the busy street of Lygon Street in Brunswick sits a new addition to the food scene where you can find exactly just this. The Hanging Gardens has been opened for only a month or so and when you walk past, you definitely can feel the vibe.
The burger scene in Melbourne has popped up like wild fire and there’s a new bad boy in town that’s been open for quite some time and is serving asian fusion burgers. Welcome to The Burger Block in Kew. Located on the main road, I was quite worried about the parking. Do not fear, there’s plenty of street parking so don’t panic.
On the busy streets of Chapel Street in South Yarra lies a 30 year old Japanese restaurant, Tokyo Teppanyaki, which looks oh so calm on the outside but inside, there was a tinkering for partayyy. When you step inside Tokyo Teppanyaki, you feel a calmness sweep over you with a Japanese decor that makes you forget that you’re in Melbourne.
Chalawan is the latest baby on the block which has been opened for a few weeks and serves modern Thai cuisine in a rocking venue. When you step inside, the decor was fantabulous with great artwork a plentiful. At the entrance of the venue were seating for dinners and there was a bar towards the back.
Glamorama is a new bar in Fitzroy that has been opened for over 6 months now and their interior is so retro-ly designed and has an extensive drinkies list. Inside Glamorama, you can find a dining option called Spare Me Kitchen serving modern Australian dishes.
The meat and wine co is known for their well, meats and wines and have multiple locations throughout Victoria and New South Wales, they are still going strong. So when I heard that they’re opening one in South Yarra, it wasn’t a surprise since South Yarra was pumping with eateries and shops already and it would be a great addition to the area. The Meat & Wine Co is located in the Como Centre and there were two entrances, one on the outside and on the inside.
I had my Linnie day which meant a catch up with Miss Asian Fusion with no sight of Mr D for the whole day. We did a little road trip (anything more then 30 minutes equates to a road trip in our books) and headed on down to a little cafe, further down from all the shops stood Sardi Cafe. Sardi Cafe has been opened for 2 years now and it’s quite a local gem.
If you are up to date with any social media, you’d definitely have seen some of the prettiful dishes from White Mojo in the city. Did you know that there’s another White Mojo in Balwyn and it’s hip and happening just like the one in the CBD. I dragged Mr D to Balwyn to check out the bustling White Mojo.
I’m a huge fan of anything french so when I heard that reknown celebrity chef Gontran Cherrier is opening up a boulangerie in Melbourne, boy was I super duper over the moon excited. What’s even better was that he was here to also promote his new opening (27th worldwide) right here in Melbourne.
Secret Kitchen is located on the corner of Exhibition Street and Little Bourke Street which provides innovative and higher quality Chinese food. If you’re walking by, you’d definitely not miss this GINORMOUS building but then, when you’re vertically challenged like myself, everything is GINORMOUS! Secret Kitchen hosted a ‘Road to Coonawarra’ wine pairing banquet and I was luckily enough to attend.