Entries Tagged ‘Sunday Lunch’:

Christmas in The Melba Room at The Langham Hotel

In the month of December The Melba room ups the prices and gives you a Christmas buffet experience.  And they do it well.  It is a stylish and satisfying experience for this time of the year. What do you get for those extra dollars?  Christmas fare, more choice  and a beautifully decorated hotel. Then there […]

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Las Chicas Balaclava for a unique breakfast

A restaurant or a cafe is not about one dish but I am only going to talk about one of the breakfast dishes at Las Chicas. I have written about Las Chicas a few years ago – see here. The menu has changed since then and as far as I know ‘Coconut rice pudding with […]

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Pier 35 A Restaurant on the Yarra River

Some cafes and restaurants are more their location that their food and service.  Pier 35 is one such place.  On saying this, Pier 35 Restaurant doesn’t only rely on the location for their customers. The location?  Well, there is something  fascinating eating opposite a working port.    On a fine day, from the outside tables, it […]

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French on Lygon Street – La Parisienne Pates

What’s happening  on Lygon Street? When I first came to Melbourne it was Italian.  It felt Italian and the food was Italian – the delis were Italian. It felt exactly like it’s nick name “Little Italy”. I wrote about it here  Now, some years later, it is taking on a more international feel, reflecting the […]

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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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