South Melbourne

Oporto, South Melbourne

Oporto, South Melbourne

With so much good chicken everywhere in South Melbourne, I’ve never felt the need to trial the flavours over at chain restaurant Oporto. I’ve only had one experience back in Auckland and I found it a bit blah at the time. With the enticement of […]

Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar, South Yarra, Melbourne

Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar, South Yarra, Melbourne

Since I last lived in South Yarra, there’s been an explosion of new eating places, many of these being Asian. It’s probably to do with the growth of all the apartment blocks, also part of the reason why I decided to move on. For a […]

Chicken On Clarendon, South Melbourne

Chicken On Clarendon, South Melbourne

Chicken on Clarendon is a classic charcoal chicken takeaway that is run by the world’s nicest people. They offer a range of random Asian dishes and all the fast food staples. Look, the food isn’t going to blow you away, but I’ve always enjoyed the […]

Pho A Gogo, South Melbourne

Pho A Gogo, South Melbourne

When I first worked in South Melbourne I was obsessed with Wat Da Pho. As a result I ended up missing sampling more family, low key joints like Pho A Go Go. I’m glad I ventured over this time, because the pho is so much […]

KooKoo, South Melbourne

KooKoo, South Melbourne

It’s great to be back in Melbourne and funnily enough, also back in my old (work hood) of South Melbourne again too. Over the course of just under two years, not too much has changed in the city. But KooKoo is one of the new […]

Etto Italian Street Pasta, South Melbourne, Melbourne

Etto Italian Street Pasta, South Melbourne, Melbourne

I’ve had a mix of experiences with Etto across Melbourne, with the South Melbourne one being my usual go to due to proximity to my now former office. The menu is mostly pasta, wholly customisable, as well as other Italian treats and sides.

Meatworks Co, South Melbourne

Meatworks Co, South Melbourne

Good fitout, good service but the food needs a little tweaking over at Meatworks Co. It has the right meat qualities of a BBQ joint but not the aspect where you get full. We had a extra large group in for lunch and the staff […]

O’Connell’s Hotel, South Melbourne

O’Connell’s Hotel, South Melbourne

We were treated to a fine lunch with work partners over at O’Connell’s Hotel. The South Melbourne restaurant provides a surprisingly cosy setting with top notch serve and well prepared cuisine. From the outside it looks like your typical gastropub affair but inside the menu and […]

Paco Y Lola, South Melbourne

Paco Y Lola, South Melbourne

In spite of protest, I was summoned back to South Melbourne for a first-of-the-year lunch with the old ex-colleagues. Almost all of the team in the office, minus the social team, who weren’t that social. Paco Y Lola was our choice and we all had a […]