Australia

Melbourne Embla
Melbourne / Australia

Melbourne – Great places to eat and drink

Melbourne – Introduction Melbourne has a rich history of food and wine. It has reaped the rewards of the waves of migration that have enriched the food landscape making it a world leader in areas such as coffee and wine. Melbourne also serves as one of our first ports of […]

Public Wine Shop
Australia / Melbourne

Public Wine Shop – Great Food and Wine

Public Wine Shop – Introduction Public Wine Shop is a wonderful addition to the Melbourne food and wine scene. It is a natural extension of the natural wine importing business of Campbell Burton and Charlotte Ryan who were early adopters of the unstoppable trend towards wines without additives. We first […]

Summertown Aristologist
Adelaide

The Summertown Aristologist – An Alluring Venue

The Summertown Aristologist – Introduction The Summertown Aristologist is a restaurant and bar that acts as a meeting place for winemakers, tradespeople and locals in the Adelaide Hills as well as curious tourists who have heard that this is a good place to eat interesting, ethically-sourced food and the local […]

Hellbound Adelaide
Adelaide

Hellbound Wine Bar – A Quiet Achiever

Hellbound – Introduction Hellbound is a comforting space in the basement at this Rundle St address in Adelaide. It is the brainchild of industry veteran Mark Reginato and industry professional and winemaker Louis Schofield. They have an excellent selection of wines (many of which are natural), simple but very good […]

Agnes Brisbane
Brisbane

Agnes – Brisbane

Agnes Brisbane – Introduction Agnes in Brisbane is an exciting Brisbane restaurant. In retrospect we should have made more than one booking. Hidden away at the CBD end of Fortitude Valley this restaurant is hidden away in a quiet street out of the main action. The space is relatively large […]

Automata Sydney
Sydney

Automata – Extraordinary Food

Automata – Introduction Automata is a sleek yet charming restaurant in the inner Sydney suburb of Chippendale serving absolutely delicious food overseen by talented chef Clayton Wells. Clayton has assembled talented staff for both the kitchen and the front-of-house. Clayton and his team turn out the beautiful food, the dining […]

Gauge Brisbane Fried Prawns
Australia / Brisbane

Gauge – An Enticing Restaurant

Gauge Brisbane – Introduction Gauge is a very good restaurant in South Brisbane that we have enjoyed on a number of occasions including a quite recent trip prior to the latest lockdown. On this recent trip we were looking forward to our weekend lunch booking as we were meeting up […]

Miller + Baker Perth
Coffee / Perth

Miller + Baker – Strong baking and coffee program

Miller + Baker – Introduction Miller + Baker is the first time we have written a story about a place that is both a flour mill and an excellent café and coffee house. Miller + Baker is a place that exudes a friendly atmosphere while, at the same time, being […]

Brisbane East St outside Snack Man
Brisbane

Brisbane – Exciting Eating and Drinking

Brisbane – An Introduction to Eating and Drinking Over the past decades we have made many trips to Brisbane to sample the food and drinks without being too excited about many of the venues. We have also noticed the continuous encroachment on the CBD and surrounding areas of ugly, too-high […]

Snack Man Brisbane
Brisbane

Snack Man – Delicious Chinese Food

Snack Man – Introduction On our first visit to Brisbane in a number of years, one of the highlights of our visit was discovering Snack Man in Fortitude Valley and the story of the people behind this exciting, busy venue. First the setting. You reach Snack Man from East Street […]