Entries Tagged ‘Sunday Lunch’:

Noir in Richmond for Sunday Lunch

A Four Course Tasting menu for $35 with a glass of wine.  It sounds good value.  And it is!   Noir is black  in French.  And the name Noir doesn’t appeal to me as the name for a restaurant to visit on a cold, grey, winter’s day in Melbourne.  I was apprehensive although it had […]

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La Café on Nelson Street in Balaclava – outside on a sunny morning.

Sitting on a high ladder style stool feet propped on a bench while overlooking a car park doesn’t sound an ideal place to have breakfast.  Strangely,  it is pretty good. We shared the veranda space with two spaniels who relaxed at our feet and did not beg for tit bits or fuss about.  They were […]

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Christmas and Summer in Melbourne with Stonnington

December and The Stonnington City Council has gone all out to make it fun for you. You can pick up their booklet, “What’s on in Stonnington” outlining their events, all over the city.  I found one in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy so they are not only available on their home turf of Stonnington. December is a […]

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St. Kilda News – The Local Newspaper for a Global Village.

This is a monthly free paper.  It is not delivered.  You need to pick one up from local outlets.  I got mine from the Grumpy Swimmers Bookshop in Elwood. Another good place is Safeway in Balaclava. The editor describes this as an Open Newspaper.  This means that anyone can write for it and summit their […]

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The Local Taphouse Balaclava/St Kilda a good place to hang out.

  There are always people around the entrance to The Local Taphouse in Balaclava.  One reason is because it is right on a tram stop and another is that the downstairs bar is popular and people sometimes spill out particularly in the summer. Last week on a surprisingly sunny July day I ate in the […]

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Secret Melbourne – under the Tourist Radar – Middle Park Post Code 3206

Middle Park – preserved Old Melbourne Tourists to Melbourne often see this city as the CBD and Lygon Street in Carlton.  That was the way I saw Melbourne when I first visited here. I came a couple of times a year re-newed my friendships with these spots and of course the cake shops in Acland […]

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Cranbourne – Royal Botanical Gardens – unique Australian Garden

Entrance Royal Botanical Gardens Cranbourne There are two parts to the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens. 1.    They contain one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland.  This area is full of tracks so that you can shoulder your day pack and experience the atmosphere of walking in an area of native bushland.   This extensive area […]

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Bistro Guillaume Southbank and The Graham Port Melbourne

During the wine and food festival the Express Lunch promotion was a good way to check out a top restaurant at a reasonable price.  $40 with a glass of Australian wine. Our first booking was at Bristo Guillaume in the Crown Entertainment Complex, with its wonderful location on Southbank and its striking entrance way. We […]

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Nautical Restaurant, 3 Station Pier, Port Melbourne, Locals Night

On a recent Monday the beach from Elwood to Port Melbourne  was crowded, the roads were hot and the temperature was 37 degrees .  And if the waiter was to believed, 50 degrees inside the section of the Nautical Restaurant at 3 Station Pier that is alongside the water at Port Melbourne. The area was […]

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Degraves Street – A Melbourne Laneway.

Degraves Street, Hardware Lane, ACDC Lane, Centre Place, Crossley Street, Hosier Lane, Myers Place and Degraves Street. This is a list of some of the more well-know laneways in Melbourne’s CBD. I have begun and finished with Degraves Street because it’s my favourite laneway.   I like its grunginess and dinginess.  Its vibe and its people.  […]

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