Block 7 Dumplings

Pretty much the only Chinese restaurant in Eastland Shopping Centre. Priced just above average for a casual dining restaurant but the quality of food is good. We only tried two of their dishes: Peking dry noodle, $15.60 and Deep Fried Homemade Bean Curd with Spicy salt, $14.80. The size of the Peking dry noodle was…

+39 Pizzeria – Lil Bourke St

A good place for a casual night out. Suitable for small and large groups. I’ve been here a couple of times to say that their quality of pizza is superb. Pasta can be hit and miss depending on what you order. On my most recent visit we had a group of 10, we had to…

Rice Paper Sister

After trying Rice Paper Scissors, I wanted to try their sister company – Rice Paper Sister. I can see they do two different styles and I prefer being seated on dining tables at Sister rather than bar tables and stools at Scissors. Service was fabulous – we enjoyed most of what was recommended from the…

Hunter & Barrel

Went for their latest Dinner Set Menu Special Deal from Dimmi.com.au – it was delicious! A 4 course meal for $40 – essentially $10 per dish. Great interior. Dining area is spacious and have catered for all group sizes. The mocktail, Masquerade, $9 attracted both couples on our double date; Orange and Pineapple juices shaken with…

White Mojo Plus – Glen Waverley

A cafe infused with Asian flavours – great place to be located. Different menu for brunch and dinner. So one visit is not enough! I’ve always hung around at Glen Waverley before I moved, it was the hang out place amongst friends catch up. White mojo plus opened not long ago and we’ve now tried…

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Fine Dining, a modern menu of dishes inspired by Australian and British history. Headed by former Fat Duck head chef Ashley Palmer-Watts. We walked through a dark corridor and at the end of it was a monitor elevated showing surreal preparation of cooking. It felt like Dinner wanted us to play with our senses already. Came…

New Shanghai

Opened in emporium, then at chadstone shopping centre. Every time I go to chadstone, there’s always a line. Since the emporium location opened first, there was less of a queue. New Shanghai emporium has become me and J’s favourite spot for weekly Friday night dinners. It’s reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. The quality and taste is…

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…

Fonda

It was a 30 degree day after work, although Fonda didn’t have the air con on, it was still very cool and relaxing upstairs at Flinders street. Very well lit with the sun setting. Clean. Enough seats to cater for small and large groups. There was around 10 of us and it fit perfectly without…

Workshop bros

Workshop bros are known for their coffees and brunch. Recently opened at Glen Waverley at Kings Way where the strip of restaurants are. Newly brought out with their dinner menu. Never been for their cafe at Queens street. So I can’t compare the difference between the two stores. Interior is amazing. Extremely modern, using rustic…

Calia – Emporium

Calia in emporium is a Japanese inspired cafe. Extremely affordable, we paid around $25 each for dinner and it was worth the money on a Friday date night. It’s atmosphere is amazing and there is a shop front selling all delicacies that you may not easily fine in other places. It was a 1.5 hrs…

Mamasita

Been here a couple of times now, it’s pretty consistent in terms of quality and service. I’d recommend mamasita for a girls night out or dinner date. Wouldn’t recommend for a big group as you’ll be waiting for a table for a very long time. We arrived just at 6 for two people on a…

No35

Somewhere high, something fancy and someplace beautiful… … is what I’d describe No 35 at Sofitel. We celebrated our 8th Anniversary viewing at the top of Melbourne CBD. It was beautiful, clear skies and relaxing overlooking the city movements on a typical Friday night. OK, short and sweet, I’d definitely return again, why? It’s a…

Il Nostro Posto

On a Saturday cold night at hardware lane, we strolled down the lane and Il Nostro Posto’s menu caught our attention for our not too hungry stomachs. Busy at the outdoor seating… But they could accomodate us walk-in-ers. We were seated downstairs at the corner. My first thought was its so secluded that we might…

Gradi

Sitting at Melbourne’s crown casino lies Gradi, I walk pass it all the time, and they seemed to have a small entrance, but once you enter into the restaurant, the dining space is huge!!! The cuisine is mainly italian, but I find it Italian fused with Modern Australian. Service was very welcoming we were seated at…

Rococo – Glenferrie Road

Sitting at the corner of Glenferrie Road and Hawthorne Grove lies Rococo Glenferrie Road. There is also Rococo Fitzroy Street Rococo and Acland St which is the original establishment of the Rococo Group. Catering for outdoor and indoor dining or just at the bar for couple of drinks and nibbles, their kitchen opens all day…