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.
Mr Italian Stallion suggested a catch up at Chin Chin and who am I to refuse him a delish meal. We turned up ASAP since we knew you’d have to wait a gazillion years before getting a table since Chin Chin only does walk in. Luckily, we got a table within 10 minutes (SCORE!).
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.
It was dinner time with the stooges and we decided to have indian because that’s what we were craving! I didn’t realise that Aangan opened a second eatery in Derrimut and so Stooge 1 booked it for a Sunday night.
After my appointments Mr D wanted to check out the new and improved Eastland. It was lunch time and I was getting hungry but not yet hangry and after walking around the food area, we stopped at Jimmy Grants since Mr D didn’t share with me last time.
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.
Had a badminton session with the girlies and of course a catch up isn’t complete until we stuffed our faces at brunch. We went for the option of ‘what’s the closest brunch place’ and thanks those tech-savvy girlies, we were at the kettle black. Like every other brunch place in Melbourne, the routine was the same, you go up to the front, give them your name and how many people in your crew/gang/squad (whatever you all call them these days) and loiter around in front until a table is free and your name gets called out. We were told it was going to be a wait of 35 minutes but some groups didn’t show up when their names were called so we ended up only waiting for 10 minutes (SCORE!).
My grandparents were in town and daddy bear wanted to take them to try out Ribs & Burgers (yes, he is more hip than I am) so we had a whole fam bam outing and made our way to the Northcote one at Northcote Plazza. Baby A suggested to make a booking since he said the eatery was quite small so I called up and they don’t take reservations (WHAT??? Why?? I don’t want to waittttt) and said there are usually seats free around 7:30PM so in we went.
I was on the other side of town for work and it was lunch time which meant I needed to be fed and PRONTO or else HANGRY linnie comes out. My work mates took me to the local cafe called South Park Cafe and it was pumping with the locals working in the area.
We were in Daylesford for the weekend with the gang and before we headed on home, we stopped by the lavender farm. It was a beautiful place and entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. You can walk around and there’s lavenders where you can take photos, spots for picnics and even an emu around the back. The reason why we came, lavender scones! We made our way down to the cafe and bagged a table for 10.