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Function and Event Spaces Melbourne

Function and Event Spaces Melbourne

Trunk Planning a special event really starts with finding the right venue.  Like our Private and Group Dining Melbourne mini-guide, the Function and Event Spaces Melbourne mini-guide should helpfully give you a starting point when looking for a great spot for a birthday, work party, special event and even weddings. I have included a variety...
Private and Group Dining in Melbourne

Private and Group Dining in Melbourne

I’ve had many requests over the years for recommendations on private dining rooms, as well as restaurants that allow bookings for larger groups, so I thought it was about time to put together a list of where I often recommend to people; hence I present to you a mini version of Private and Group Dining...
The Last Jar

The Last Jar

(The bar at The Last Jar – image credit, Eugene Hyland) (Starter – Smoked Mackerel Pate with house baked Soda Bread) ‘Twas a wint’ry Melbourne eve… perfect conditions to have accepted an invitation to visit The Last Jar in North Melbourne. Formerly the live music venue The Arthouse, new owners Siobhan Dooley and head chef Tim...
duNORD

duNORD

(Image credit – Tess Williams)   The words ‘Scandinavia’ and ‘Nordic’ immediately bring to mind a number of things: Ikea; royal families (including our very own Princess Mary); bicycle-friendly cities; and advanced education systems to name just a few. However, I’ll be honest, food traditionally hasn’t made this list. duNORD Kitchen & Bar definitely challenges...
Event: Hophaus Opening

Event: Hophaus Opening

(Hophaus entrance in the mid level of Southgate)   On arrival at this event we weren’t surprised to see Hophaus staff with trays of drinks waiting to greet us at the door but what was a bit unexpected was the choice of welcome drink – Jagermeister shots or Apple Schnapps!  Ten points for theming!  That...
Combi Coffee

Combi Coffee

(The Combi Coffee Laneway)   The grand people from Combi Coffee have relocated…just down the road (in case you hadn’t seen the herds of people oozing out of the place). I was a big fan of their coffee and there was definitely a period there where I would make any excuse to ‘have’ to swing...
Event: Rue and Co

Event: Rue and Co

You know you’re in good food company when it’s the first freezing cold night of winter, you’re invited to an event that’s outdoors and its a roaring success. That’s what happened the night that Rue and Co opened its doors – well actually food truck style “windows”. Rue and Co is Melbourne’s latest pop-up and...
Event: Paul Louis launch at Kong BBQ

Event: Paul Louis launch at Kong BBQ

How often does one get the opportunity to go to the launch of genuine French bubbles? Not very! Hence, we were delighted to receive an invitation to the launch of Paul Louis sparkling. Just as exciting was the chance to preview the new restaurant Kong BBQ, which played host to this auspicious event.    ...
Mr Earl Tea

Mr Earl Tea

(Image credit: Mr Earl Tea)     Earlier this year we received a lovely package from Mr Earl Tea – a Melbourne based bespoke tea subscription service . What we love about the Mr Earl concept is that you can continually discover new teas while waiting to find your favourite.   (Image credit: Mr Earl Tea)  ...
Joe's Bar and Dining Hall - Taste of the South Festival preview

Joe’s Bar and Dining Hall – Taste of the South Festival preview

(The Scallop Ceviche at Joe’s Bar and Dining Hall for the Taste of the South food festival) Last week we were lucky to be invited to a special soiree – Joe’s Bar in St Kilda’s Taste of the South food festival preview. We drank some fresh and fruity bourbon loaded cocktails, and feasted on Scallop...
Review: I Carusi Pizza

Review: I Carusi Pizza

(Simplicity and flavour in its most elegant form, the Carusi II Margherita pizza)   I Carusi II in St Kilda, happens to be in our top 10 favourite pizza restaurants in Melbourne. Given that most of their staff are native Italians, you can be sure you are getting an authentic pizza. However, the most important way...
Review: The Abyssinian

Review: The Abyssinian

The Chef’s Combination at The Abyssinian   Travel to Kensington, and you’ve saved yourself the trouble of going to the horn of Africa. At The Abyssinian, discover the flavoursome delights of Eritrean and Ethiopian food just a few suburbs away from the CBD. All main dishes are served on the traditional Injera bread, an airy...