Lûmé

Shaun Quade opened his multi sensory restaurant Lûmé South Melbourne in 2015, two hatted from the Good Food Guide. Named Australian Restaurant of the Year in 2016. Finally got to visit Lûmé for my birthday! A great experience and dined for almost 4 hours. The two of us had the Tasting Menu of 14 courses, $210pp with cocktail…

Hatter and the Hare

A place with a variety of sweets, a place of featured Alice in Wonderland experience. I don’t have such a sweet tooth, but the hype has attracted me to trying the cafe between my visits to the Eastern Suburbs… I’ve been here three times now: twice for drinks and once for lunch. I must say […]

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Over two months I’ve been at Rockpool twice (one for dinner and the second for lunch. The second time was better than the first. Why? Because I didn’t know my steak! I had the wagyu topside the first time and it was too chewy! I was so disappointed until I tried J’s scotch fillet around…

Giant Steps

I’ve heard all about it and drove past it many times when I head pass Healesville. When I did want to go there, they were closed for renovation. Now they have re-opened! Beautiful interiors with vertical wooden designs for dining separation. I’ve never been inside before it was renovated, so I had no idea how…

Tall Timber

To be honest, what attracted us to visit Tall Timber was the Entertainment Voucher of 25% off… (awesome deal!) It was a double date to set the scene and ended being a pretty good experience. Parking went alright. For first timers, be aware that parking is limited and one side of the street is limited to permits…

Bibelot

Bibelot pronounced ‘Bib-loh’, is an european-inspired dessert boutique in South Melbourne. I believe they use to sell their desserts via Chez Dre when I first went to Chez Dre late 2014. And now… It seems to have opened it’s own boutique just in front of Chez Dre. This place is great for high tea and…

LuxBite

Having previously worked in many of Melbourne’s best restaurants, Bernard Chu and Yen Yee finally established LuxBite on the upper end of Toorak Road, South Yarra in 2010. It took me ages to finally step into the upper east side to indulge ourselves with beautiful sweetness on a fine Spring day.. I first tried the Blue Calpis…