100 Wardour Street is the new form restaurant/ bar/ lounge from the previous longstanding Marquee Club and Floridita. This was all well before my time. I came across it as it was partnered with Hot Dinners for a 50% offer. Can’t see no to them […]
I have a new favourite gelato place in London. And I’m not the only fan. One of the busiest gelaterias in central London is Gelupo. Gelupo has only one store, and that’s in Soho. That is already a good sign. So why do I love […]
Always in bloom are the eye-catching, jaw-dropping rose gelato creations of Amorino. It is a chain, and there are plenty of these stores around. Founded in Paris by two childhood friends there are now thousands of stores globally. It’s not a bad gelato, the aesthetic does mean a bit of a wait, and results may vary.
The brand of Heston conjures up visions of amazement, mystery and admiration. It’s safe to say we had all those qualities in droves over our time at Dinner by Heston. Nothing short of extraordinary and a perfect way to see out my final week in […]
Yes, White Mojo is one of those cafes that prioritise visual impact. No, it’s not completely at the expense of the food. We dined in for a morning brunch before the tennis, grabbing and sharing three photo-worthy mains along the token whack drinks. Everything from […]
I have a clingy relationship with Gelato Messina. My friends often joke I moved to Collingwood so I can be across the road from the store. That’s only partially true. Over the years I’ve enjoyed the massive array of tantalising flavours including seasonal ones and here even the gimmicky ones are worth a go. I keep a close eye on the Insta to see what’s new and popped in most recently to sample the “Yuzu crazy” green tea with yuzu curd with mandarin cake along with my always perfect match of Salted caramel and white chocolate. Always good and worthwhile.
The queue can be insane at times (Fri/ Sat evenings I’m looking at you) but small bodies, artful eye contact and clever people weaving always get the job done. Consider trialling a few flavours of course, before you fully commit, like any good relationship.
It’s probably all down to individual taste but some of my favourites include (but are not limited to) also include, dulce de leche, pannacotta with fig jam and amaretti biscuit and the poached figs in marsala. The seating too is a plus. Get in early for the gelato appreciation classes and you’ll be happier than me. Love.
After a trek around the Venus Baths Loop, we headed over to the busy Coolas Ice Creamery for a sugar fix. The range here is a brand I find hilariously named Nörgen Vaaz but they also sell your standard Streets and prepackaged ice-creams too. Service […]
Other than departing my colleague friends, my career and my coffee machine that churns out mystery chai lattes, one of the things I will miss the most about South Melbourne is a dessert-styled stop called Bibelot. They do sweet stuff in many forms, from the gelato […]
Gelato Messina is always consistently fantastic and I was fortunate to get to know this particular store pretty well as my Reddit Secret Santa loaded me a very generous gift voucher to use up. It lasted a good few months and it didn’t stop me continuing to go after. This particular Gelato Messina was close to my last flat (and in fact, my current house is next to the Fitzroy store) making a very handy (and dangerous) spot.
I probably rate it slightly less than the Fitzy store as this premises is too small with few tables and the crowd all gets a bit manic. Staff are friendly enough and don’t notice any other real differences, other than maybe some of the special flavours selling out faster. That’s hardly any real concern since I find them a bit lesser of beasts compared to the normal flavours, and especially the divine salted caramel white chocolate. Which is pretty much the only flavour you really need to know. Eat on!