Friday, 22 March 2013

Restaurant Review: Dainty Sichuan Food (Bourke Street)

Location: Level 2, 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9650 2188
Cuisine: Chinese, Sichuan
Overall Impression: 6/10
The warnings from my visit to the original Dainty Sichuan apply - It is not for the faint-hearted (not surprising, given Dainty Sichuan Food is the sister restaurant to Dainty Sichuan).

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Restaurant Review: Wood and Chimney

Location: 332 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9699 6199
Cuisine: Italian, Modern Australian, Pizza
Overall Impression: 6/10
Wood n’ Chimney on Clarendon Street is family-friendly restaurant. Their menu features a good variety of items that will suit most. 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Restaurant Review: Shanghai 1930

Location: 959 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Phone: 03 9899 8666
Cuisine: Chinese
Overall Impression: 7/10
J and I recently had a 10 course banquet dinner at Shanghai 1930 that featured delicious Chinese delicacies like lobster served with noodles and ginger sauce abalone. 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Restaurant Review: Man Tong Kitchen

Location: Southbank Crown Entertainment Complex, 8 Whiteman Street,  Southbank
Phone: 03 9686 9888
Cuisine: Chinese, Yum Cha, Dumplings
Overall Impression: 7.5/10
Sister restaurant of Hu Tong, Man Tong is a fabulous new addition to the Crown casino restaurants precinct. Meaning “full house” in Chinese, the restaurant celebrates the Chinese tradition of having a house full of family members and friends sharing in a feast together. 

Friday, 8 March 2013

Event Review: FOG's American Regional Cuisine Monthly Dinners

Location: 142 Greville Street,  Prahran
Phone: 03 9521 3155
Cuisine: Modern Australian, Wine Bar, Breakfast/Brunch
Overall Impression: 8.5/10
Just off Greville Street in Prahran, FOG Bar and Restaurant (FOG) immediately transports you to a world of old school luxury, combined with a dash of the ultra-modern.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Acland St. Cantina Launch

Location: 2 Acland Street,  St Kilda
Phone: (03) 9536 1175
Cuisine: Mexican
“Not another Mexican restaurant!” I hear you say. But far from being just another new Mexican eatery serving average fare and cashing in on the trend, Acland St Cantina is the real deal.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Restaurant Review: Afghan Masala

Location: 247 Thomas Street, Dandenong
Phone: 03 9791 2226
Cuisine: Afghan
Overall Impression: 6/10
I recently had a conversation with a taxi driver who informed me that Dandenong has amazing Afghani food. According to him, all I had to do was visit “any” Afghan restaurant in Dandenong and it would be great. So, when J and I found ourselves in Dandenong on our drive back from Mount Martha, we knew we had to stop by for some Afghan cuisine.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Restaurant Review: Beasley's Tea House

Location: 196 Warrandyte Road, Warrandyte
Phone: 03 9844 1777
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, Modern Australian, Coffee
Overall Impression: 7/10 
Set within a nursery in leafy Warrandyte, Beasley's Tea House is a welcoming restaurant that exudes an air of calm and tranquillity.