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             A couple of weeks into its life and Chris Lucas’ new venture is hot, hot, hot. Chin Chin  is situated in Flinders Lane in the space formerly occupied by the abjectly terrible ICON bar. It is actually incredible that ICON was hiding such an amazing space – I really love the high, pressed metal ceiling and [...]

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      I’ll keep this pretty simple. I love the Fox. The Fox is another of my local pubs and it is my favourite haunt for a Sunday afternoon drink. The Fox is pretty unparalleled when you are perched on the rooftop beer garden and the weather is lovely. Look at that view back [...]

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The other day a friend mentioned to me that the somewhat horrific Father Flanagan’s Irish Pub (on the corner of Smith and Alexandra Pde) had been transformed and was now serving cracking pub food with an American bent. I decided to check it out immediately. Mr M and I went fairly early on a Friday [...]

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A while ago, I headed to Von Haus for breakfast. While I enjoyed their breakfast offerings, I couldn’t help but think that Von Haus would be perfect for drinks and dinner… and I was right! Mr M, P and I headed there on a freezing night for few glasses of red and some dinner. The [...]

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I was highly amused when I read about the opening of a new restaurant on Smith St named Huxtable. Naturally, this was the first thing to come to mind: I have such strong memories of the Cosby Show, many of which relate to those ridiculous jumpers that Bill wore (and if you want a trip down memory [...]

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The Gemis my local pub. It is situated about 2 blocks from my house, on the corner of Wellington and Hotham st in Collingwood. When we first moved into the area about 3 years ago, the Gem quickly became a favourite for its great atmosphere and cracking pub food. At that time, the food at [...]

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Almost exactly twelve months ago, on my daily walk along Smith St I watched the transformation of a dull little shop into a quirky looking bar. There was a hive of activity, with builders and tradesman coming in and out. Progress was fast. The bar opened and I made a mental note to give it [...]

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Looking for a post-work tipple and eat, we settled upon the recently opened Izakaya Den, a new outpost from Simon Denton & Co. from Spring St’s Verge. Izakaya Den is modelled on a traditional Izakaya, being a casual pub-type eatery found in Japan. Izakaya Den lurks beneath the Postal Hall at the corner of Russell St and [...]

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Cafe Vue offers Friday night cocktail nights – $75 for 5 cocktails with a matched course, with the menu changing monthly. I have a weakness for cocktails (which was honed on my recent honeymoon) and a love of Shannon Bennett’s food so cocktail night became a must do. The theme for the October night was [...]

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