Food – Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Crown Melbourne
Level 3, 8 Whiteman Street
Southbank Vic 3006

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Some dining experiences are what I like to call bucket list worthy. You know the type I’m talking about, where every dish is a  mix between a science experiment and fine art. The kind of dishes that bring your taste buds to life, amaze you with every spoonful and really must be experienced at least once in life. The king of this experimental yet refined food has to be renowned British chef Heston Blumenthal. Known for pushing the boundaries with food and creating dishes that really must be seen to be believed, a meal at one of his highly regarded restaurants should be on everyone’s to do list. I am no exception to the rule, so like many Melburnians a meal at his local restaurant Dinner By Heston Blumenthal was an absolute must. Continue reading

Food – West of Kin

17 Lacy Street
Braybrook Vic 3019

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Westies rejoice! There is someone serving up quality food in the most unlikely of neighbourhoods – Braybrook. Enter West of Kin, sister restaurant of the very successful Kin Vietnamese Restaurant in Prahran. It represents a huge step away from your standard run of the mill Asian eateries that litter the local area. Modern, smart and refined, it’s a gem in the most unexpected location. Upon entering the beautifully fit out space via the pretty outdoor courtyard, I had a ‘we’re not in Kansas anymore Toto’ moment and I absolutely loved it. Continue reading

Food – Coda

Basement of 141 Flinders Lane (Cnr Oliver Lane)
Melbourne Vic 3001

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So there’s this little ol restaurant serving up cuisine that’s best described as French – Asian fusion in a basement on iconic Flinders Lane. Know the one I’m talking about? Yep, it’s Adam D’Sylva’s super popular Coda. Walk past on any night of the week and it’ll be packed full of dinners, just the way it’s been for years and no doubt it’ll remain that way for many more to come. Dark, moody and cosy, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and great food with friends or that someone special and clearly most of Melbourne agrees. Continue reading