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Gotta catch ’em all.. Poke restaurants!

Words by The Modern Connoisseur, Pictures provided by Eugene Hyland We weren’t sure it was coming, and we weren’t sure what it would look like, but Melbourne’s newest food trend has hit the streets and we are pleased to say that it is healthy! A refreshing change from the 1,000+ [...]

8 March 2017 // 0 Comments

The General Assembly keeps South Wharf in line

Words by: The Modern Connoisseur Photography provided by: Greta Donaldson Publicity and The Modern Connoisseur It’s Saturday night and you’re looking for somewhere to go for a classy affair. You’re not after the showy 12-course degustation with pint-size portions, but rather a [...]

24 November 2015 // 0 Comments

Bax Food Co

According to Zomato, there are only five Jamaican/Caribbean restaurants in Melbourne. You can literally count them on one hand. Unusual for Melbourne to have such a dismal presence, but this may be attributed to the fact it’s extremely difficult to pull off. One only has to cast their mind to [...]

5 August 2015 // 0 Comments

Dinner on the Yarra: Arbory Bar & Eatery

The Chinese have a saying, ‘if you build, then they will come’. On a literal interpretation this makes sense, the process of building infrastructure (or other forms of capital) will create demand to the hungry demographic. But for Melbourne’s bar and restaurant scene it’s [...]

18 March 2015 // 3 Comments

Meatmaiden makes her mark (and its not all meat!)

Meat. It’s the reason, many scientists claim, that us humans were able to evolve to have large brains. These days society is a mix of vegan, vegetarian and meat-eaters and the newly established Meatmaiden, recognises this. Opening her doors last week on Little Collins street, the underground [...]

3 September 2014 // 0 Comments

Supernormal Canteen

Words and photography by: Pig Out Travels   It’s really hard to get Hubby out of the house these days, he is such a couch potato!  Fortunately, this morning we both decided to go to the gym in the city, so I formulated a plan to get him to come to “brunch” with me 😛  Brunch is really [...]

26 July 2014 // 0 Comments

Artusi: The newest kid on the Southgate Block

Words and photography by: Sonika Mehta Artusi are the newest kid on the block at Southgate Shopping Precinct and they sure are making some noise. Creators Luis Pampliega and Tamara Volkoff have put a new spin on the classic Italian wine bar, inviting guests to experience ‘the art of eating and [...]

24 July 2014 // 1 Comment

Dinner at Third Wave Café

Words and photography by: Helena Michalak By day Third Wave Café is a café serving breakfast foods and coffee, but by night its menu is all about American BBQ meats and, yes, an entire offering of Paleo. I was there to sample the American BBQ and boy, did I ever. I loved the feature green plant [...]

20 July 2014 // 0 Comments

MELT Pizza

Words & Photography by: Jaime Chong The tagline for MELT Pizza, the newest addition to the busy and lively Prahran end of Chapel St, is “Fresh Take Old Classic” and indeed it is. The food was great, with a focus on fresh local produce for the toppings and the pizza base recipe comes from [...]

17 July 2014 // 0 Comments


Photography by Fiona Hamilton (event), Julian Kingma (food and venue) and The Modern Connoisseur (event) Something old, something new and some Kandy please! Kandian food, that is. The newest location of the well-established Araliya opened its doors late June in St Kilda in what was a very modern [...]

6 July 2014 // 0 Comments

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