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 […]

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 […]

Gelato Messina Brisbane
Food store / Brisbane

Gelato Messina – Great Sorbets and Ice Creams

Gelato Messina – Introduction Gelato Messina is a small outlet just off James Street in Fortitude Valley selling ice creams and sorbets made with care from good ingredients. Gelato Messina is a shop we first became acquainted with in NSW where they now have many outlets. They have also now […]

Ester from the outside
Sydney

Ester Restaurant: Great food, convivial atmosphere

Introduction to Ester Ester in the inner Sydney suburb of Chippendale is the perfect package. Beautifully cooked food, attentive service, interesting wines and a pleasant, understated space combine to make dining here a very enjoyable experience. The chef is Mat Lindsay whose cooking we first experienced (and thoroughly enjoyed) at […]