Menya Sandaime

Building on the 24 hour Russell St corner in the CBD, Menya Sanadime has opened next to Stalactites and offers an asian option to late night cravings post partying/clubbing/shenanigans. An unassuming traditional Japanese shop front, a sign boasts 24 hour service, though I chose to dine at a respectable hour. Inside, you are greeted with Irasshaimase from all … More Menya Sandaime

Saint Crispin

The much loved St Crispin was finally visited for a special occasion and did not disappoint. Just be aware, when you book for a group, and people do not show, they WILL enforce the cancellation rule, thus our remaining members of the party chose the seven course tasting menu ($130) to make up that cost … More Saint Crispin


The other lovechild of George Calombaris, Gazi is the newer-more-stylish-less-expensive-simpler-street-food younger sister to the old Press Club (where a main would go for about $50, or, your left arm). I immediately love the decor, which takes you to the streets of Greece, terracotta pots are placed on the ceilings in a lazy wave, and the … More Gazi


No35 is a beautiful contemporary European restaurant with a dish for everyone, and if you don’t like the food, please just enjoy the incredible view. I would insert a photo of Melbourne city at night, thirty-five storeys up, but I may or may not have been too overwhelmed with awesome to do so. You will … More No35


Tucked off the hippest street in Albert Park, Kamel is a moroccan inspired eatery which welcomes you warmly into its arms. The decor is quaint, and the setting, cosy and intimate. Their menu is jam-packed with middle eastern stars that scream out at you, and I find myself getting lost for choice. salmon tartare  / … More Kamel

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Saint-Germain

Greetings from Europe! To begin the international food adventures, let’s celebrate with 2 Michelin Star restaurant (chain), L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Saint-Germain. We tidied ourselves up from “student-traveller-trying-to-fit-two-seasons-and-clinical-placement-into-a-20kg-bag” attire and I put on my one formal dress to be worn to all Michelin Star restaurants. Going full keen-bean and getting there 15min early, the doors … More L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Saint-Germain

Darac Grill & Bar

A cosy Korean slash Japanese style restaurant with quite an extensive menu, well loved by surrounding uni students and workers alike. We didn’t have to make a booking for a Wednesday night, though the restaurant was quite full when we arrived.     The first dish we tried was the Grilled Sashimi Set 2 (seared … More Darac Grill & Bar