The original Red Spice Road, CBD
Eating Out / Melbourne CBD

The original Red Spice Road, CBD

Red Spice Road 27 McKillop Street Melbourne CBD http://www.redspiceroad.com/ I credit Red Spice Road for turning me on to pork belly. Having never had it before, I went to a friend’s birthday party there some years ago now and couldn’t believe how delicious their famous crispy pork belly with apple slaw and chilli caramel was. I … Continue reading

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American pub grub at Father’s Office Speakeasy
Eating Out / Melbourne CBD

American pub grub at Father’s Office Speakeasy

Father’s Office 249 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne CBD http://www.fathersoffice.com.au/ Corporate lunches for $15 including soft drink, and an extra $2 for wine or beer? Like moths to a flame we work colleagues were drawn to Father’s Office, particularly as the American influenced menu looked interesting. This is a tale of two visits – one that … Continue reading

Work lunches at Fugazza and The Workers Food Room, Melbourne CBD
Eating Out / Melbourne CBD

Work lunches at Fugazza and The Workers Food Room, Melbourne CBD

Worker’s Food Room 472 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne CBD http://www.theworkersfoodroom.com/ I don’t know much about the area at the back of the Courts in the CBD. I’ve never worked north of Collins Street, and ventured there only occasionally. This occasion was with a friend to check out the accurately-named Workers’ Food Room after reading a … Continue reading

Something new brewing in The Old Chamber, Melbourne CBD
Eating Out / Melbourne CBD

Something new brewing in The Old Chamber, Melbourne CBD

The Old Chamber 395 Collins Street (Corner of Queen Street) Melbourne CBD Web: http://www.theoldchamber.com.au/ Catching up with my friend Danielle over lunch after she finished a particularly stressful time at work was fun. We decided to trek up to The Old Chamber, a reasonably new cafe (opening around October 2011) in the heritage Bank of New … Continue reading

Pleased to meet you Mr Tulk, Melbourne CBD
Eating Out / Melbourne CBD

Pleased to meet you Mr Tulk, Melbourne CBD

Mr Tulk 328 Swanston Street Melbourne CBD Web: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/visit/eat-drink/about-mr-tulk BYO: not that kind of place, but it is licensed Doggie bags: again, not that kind of place. Also, no food allowed in the State Library!  Libraries. Normally a hushed place, hallowed halls of learning, little green lamps and the sound of pens scratching (although these days, … Continue reading