Tag: restaurant

The Barre and Turbine – two new bars to check out

It’s a full-time job keeping up with all the restaurant launches and revamps in Melbourne. A tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Those someones are us, the team at The Plus Ones. Here we spotlight two of the newest places…

El Atino & Co.: Richmond’s new Latin destination

El Atino brings a burst of Latin flavours to Richmond. This bright new venue is simultaneously a café, store, and aspiring cooking school. On a sunny Melbourne evening, my plus one and I were delighted to experience a glimpse of…

Caffe La Via: worth the trip to Malvern

How often do you hang out on Glenferrie Road? (Aside from heading to Beta Bar after reading our article about it, of course.) That’s what I love about The Plus Ones — we’re always up for exploring the city, including…

Launch of Lady Carolina, Melbourne’s newest Latin kitchen

Have you ever dined in the presence of a crocodile? What about drank a cocktail from a cocoa shell? I experienced these, and more at the Lady Carolina launch party – Melbourne’s newest Latin kitchen. Having lived in Mexico for six…

Chato: Thornbury’s Touch Of Spain

Chato, located on High Street, Thornbury is Melbourne’s newest place to indulge in a touch of Spain. The brainchild of Maria and Jenny Echevarria-Lang, it delivers a range of scrumptious treats that have you salivating for more. Although not on the night…

Bomba Goes to Spain

Bomba Goes to Spain: a culinary visit to the Canary Islands

You know you’re eating unusual food when halfway through lunch you get the urge to pull up a map of the Canary Islands on your phone. The reason: Jesse Garner, owner of CBD restaurant Bomba, just got back from his…

Rubira’s First Birthday Celebration

Any seafood lovers out there? Rubira’s in North Melbourne sure knows how to put on a good seafood party. I was lucky enough to be invited to Rubira’s first birthday party. Situated on Victoria Street, Rubira’s has a modest storefront….

Secret Foodies

Secret Foodies’ Christmas in July dinner party

The Northern Hemispherean in me can’t adjust to Christmas in the middle of summer. It’s meant to be freezing cold, people. Those Christmas tree lights are supposed to be twinkling away in the bitter darkness. So when an invite came through…

The Urban Kitchen’s Duck Masterclass with Ian Curley

Growing up in a family of foodies, I’ve always felt comfortable in the kitchen. My childhood dinners always seemed far fancier than my friends’, and as my mum likes to say, “We would rarely eat the same thing twice in…

Man Tong Kitchen

Man Tong Kitchen’s new winter menu

Man Tong Kitchen is a peaceful haven in Crown Complex where you can escape the shiny maze of lights and the never-ending noise of the pokie machines down below. A traditional Chinese interior blended with a modern design of red and black…