Friday, March 22, 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, March 21, 2013

Restaurant Review: Wood and Chimney

Location: 332 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9699 6199
Link: http://www.woodnchimney.com.au/ 
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, March 17, 2013

Restaurant Review: Shanghai 1930

Location: 959 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Phone: 03 9899 8666
Link: http://www.shanghai1930.com.au/
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, March 13, 2013

Restaurant Review: Man Tong Kitchen

Location: Southbank Crown Entertainment Complex, 8 Whiteman Street,  Southbank
Phone: 03 9686 9888
Link: http://www.mantongkitchen.com.au/
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, March 8, 2013

Event Review: FOG's American Regional Cuisine Monthly Dinners

Location: 142 Greville Street,  Prahran
Phone: 03 9521 3155
Link: http://www.fog.com.au/
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, March 7, 2013

Acland St. Cantina Launch

Location: 2 Acland Street,  St Kilda
Phone: (03) 9536 1175
Link: www.aclandstcantina.com.au 
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, March 6, 2013

Restaurant Review: Afghan Masala

Location: 247 Thomas Street, Dandenong
Phone: 03 9791 2226
Link: http://www.afghanmasala.com.au/
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, March 5, 2013

Restaurant Review: Beasley's Tea House

Location: 196 Warrandyte Road, Warrandyte
Phone: 03 9844 1777
Link: http://www.beasleysteahouse.com.au/ 
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.