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Tutto Benne launches a ripper of a summer menu

Italian restaurant Tutto Benne has recently launched their summer menu – and it’s a ripper. Think elderflower spritzer cocktails, monk inspired Frangelico mules, and fancy bites over the Southgate precinct terrazza overlooking the Yarra. Is there a better way to enjoy alfresco dining? [...]

29 December 2016 // 0 Comments

Hophaus celebrates Oktoberfest: a day in pictures

Come one! Come all! It’s one of Germany’s most celebrated events – Oktoberfest! Last weekend Hophaus Southgate kicked off their own ‘Hoptoberfest‘ event (get it?!) in style with a sausage eating competition, strongman competitions and showcasing its specially designed [...]

22 September 2016 // 0 Comments

Oktoberfest 2016: Annual Dachshund Race at Hophaus

October is all about Oktoberfest. Bring Munich to Melbourne has become an annual tradition for the team at Hophaus, and this year is no exception. With a feast of activities – including ‘Ladies Love Bier’ luncheon, German Degustation Dinner and the annual Teckelrennen Dachshund Race [...]

13 September 2016 // 0 Comments

Hophaus presents: Teckelrennen 2015 – the Inaugural Dachshund Race

Move over Melbourne Cup, there is a new race that stops the nation: Teckelrennen 2015 – the Inaugural Dachshund Race. As a part of Hophaus Bier Bar Grill’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, rightly dubbed Hoptoberfest, introduces its latest sausage dog race. Yep, that’s right. Nothing beats [...]

26 August 2015 // 1 Comment

The Modern Connoisseur’s Melbourne picks: January

The Modern Connoisseur would like to officially welcome 2015. The start of the new year allows to hit the reset button, set new goals and – most importantly – spending your fun time the right way. Whether 2014 was given the thumbs up or gracefully ‘flipped the bird’, 2015 is [...]

20 January 2015 // 0 Comments

Good Food Month: Red Emperor

At the age of twelve – a time when wearing big glasses wasn’t fashionable and going to restaurants meant wearing my best attire – I had my first Yum Cha experience. With my parents not being the foodie type, it was an experience like no other. The place was buzzing with enthusiasm as [...]

20 November 2014 // 0 Comments

Southgate Moveable Feasts

Appetite [noun]: a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food. Melbourne has a large and healthy appetite for all things dining and drinks. Some ‘industry experts’ have suggested that Melbournians don’t need another restaurant, food stand, food truck, pop-up or [...]

19 July 2014 // 1 Comment

Melbourne’s newest Winter Wonderland: Amarok

With winter around the corner, Melbournians are pulling out the duvets and snuggling by the heater; but why do that when you could head to Southgate – a location becoming more and more trendy by the week – and enjoy the warmth of a fireplace with cocktails and tapas in style? Amarok is [...]

30 May 2014 // 2 Comments


Words by: Helena Michalak Photography provided by Fuller PR Southgate along the Yarra River is fast becoming a hub of hot restaurants. The latest to open is HOPHAUS, which is, yes, you guessed it, a European style beer hall. (It’s also got a great name). Located where Bluetrain used to be, [...]

13 May 2014 // 2 Comments

Celebrating Southgate

The first Saturday of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival started off as a grey one, but that didn’t stop Melbournians hitting the streets to attend the Southgate Fiesta on Southbank. On offer by several Southbank restaurants were $15 tasting plates in line with this year’s theme of [...]

3 March 2014 // 0 Comments

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