While researching on what to eat in along Chapel Street during our Melbourne vacation, I chanced upon Morris Jones, which seemed an excellent deal with its 4 course dinner at AUD 89. From their website, the extensive menu is classified into 4 categories- From the Garden, From the Sea, From the Land and Sweet World. However, upon arrival, we were informed it’s not possible to mix and match as the restaurant sets a fixed 4 course set daily. Dang! That was not good as Mom doesn’t eat beef or pork, and we didn’t like combination of the day, hence we ordered a la carte instead.
Hubby and I were pondering on what to have for dinner and after some research, decided on Steer Bar and Grill, which has many positive reviews and was close to our hotel (The Olsen) .
The ambiance is chic, modern and the atmosphere vibrant (after more guests arrived), complete with an open concept kitchen which offers diners an opportunity to watch their food being prepared. We arrived at about 6.05pm hence went for the Early Dinner Special, an offer whereby orders must be placed before 6.20pm and meals to be completed by 7.30pm.
Following the magical days in Rome, we head off for a tragic place, Pompeii. In Ad 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and engulfed the busy coastal city and its population of approximately 12,000, in blankets of ashes. As Pompeii was buried under 4-6 metres of ash, the object that lay beneath the city were well-preserved due to the lack of air and moisture.
Located off the Dempsey area on Harding Road, The White Rabbit is beautifully-resorted chapel which houses a restaurant and bar. Upon stepping in, we were surprised how full the venue was with style-conscious clientele; it was a weekday and The White Rabbit is not the most accessible (car/taxi highly recommended).
2 years ago, I was certainly not impressed with Rose Veranda’s afternoon tea offerings-only some items in the buffet line was worth a praise, while everything else was in a lackluster state of mediocrity. This time, my experience was a pleasant surprise that totally changed my opinion of Rose Veranda; there was a marked improvement not only in the variety, flavor and quality of the nosh, but also the service.
In Melbourne where cafes are aplenty, you’ll never fall short of choices. But not all cafes are created equal-Hammer and Tong is a must visit, especially when normal just aint good enough.
Back again at Mikuni for lunch! This is my 3rd visit to this popular fine-dining Japanese restaurant which captured not only my soul, but also hubby’s heart. Sadly, I left with tinge of disappointment, as standards have gone down; especially service-staff were not as warm and friendly as before. You can read my previous reviews here and here.