Bouille Pigalle (Paris)

French $ A popular place for cheap classic French food, in a chic modern restaurant. Had the beef bourguignon. We also didn’t understand french measurements and ordered bottles of iced tea instead of a glass! Good to try, but felt slightly bland, could’ve used a bit more flavour. (Visited June 2019) ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ7/10

Artisan De La Truffe Marais (Paris)

Truffle restaurant $$ Stumbled across this restaurant walking to Chรขteletโ€“Les Halles, a great find! We had truffle pasta, a truffle burger (complete with truffle mustard and truffle ketchup!) then dessert with truffle chocolate. Great quality food, absolutely delicious! We liked the truffle chocolate so much we bought a box on the way out. (Visited JuneContinue reading “Artisan De La Truffe Marais (Paris)”

Tim Ho Wan (CBD)

Cantonese/Yum Cha $ One of my favs in the city. Michelin star yum cha food, great quality, don’t expect the friendliest service but who cares, the foods that good. And at pretty decent prices! Can’t go here without trying the baked bun with BBQ pork, and the rice with chicken, sausage and mushroom. Possibly theContinue reading “Tim Ho Wan (CBD)”

Chianineria Trattoria dall’Oste – Duomo (Florence)

Steakhouse $$ Had never heard of a Florentine steak till we came here, and how my life was changed! So tender and flavoursome, and the sauces that came with it took it to the next level. If in Florence, you cannot miss this place. (Visited June 2019) ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ10/10

All’antico vinaio (Florence)

Italian $ Believe the hype! This place is just as amazing as they say. Always a line of locals and tourists alike, for cheap but very large and filling sandwiches, with great quality Italian meats. They are not afraid to overstuff, which is fantastic. (Visited June 2019) ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿฅช10/10

Ristorante Trattoria Tritone 1884 (Rome)

Italian $$ So many great places to go, but this was a good start for our first day in Italy! Authentic Italian pasta with lots of cheese and bread; lot of tourists around as it was in central Rome, but nonetheless delicious. Apparently wine is cheaper than water in Italy! ๐Ÿท (Visited June 2019) http://www.trattoriatritone.com/Continue reading “Ristorante Trattoria Tritone 1884 (Rome)”

Bread Club (North Melbourne)

Bakery/Brunch $ Possibly the best sandwiches I’ve ever had, had this everyday for a month. Cute little hipster cafe with excellent bread. Even during covid there was always a line. Different sandwiches everyday. Also have excellent giant cookies. Opening another one in Albert Park, yay! Favourite bites: Eggplant parmigiana sandwich, mortadella sandwich, salted caramel darkContinue reading “Bread Club (North Melbourne)”

Layla (CBD)

Mediterranean $$ Had the set menu for $45, such a great range of food. Couldn’t even finish it! Didn’t feel too heavy as lots of tasty veges included. In a nice outdoor marquee in the CBD. 100% would go again. https://www.laylabar.com.au/ ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—10/10

Hibiki (Camberwell)

Asian Fusion $ One of the best brunches I’ve ever had. Mix of traditional Japanese food and fusion. Dinner menu is similar and just as delicious! Best dishes: Scattered Sushi Bowl with Shiozake Salmon, Japanese Curry with Chicken Katsu, Curry Gratin, Chirashi Zushi https://www.hibikimelbourne.com/ ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ10/10

Bistro Guillaume (Southbank)

French $$$ Beautiful French restaurant in Crown. Steak tartare and cheese souffle were divine. Fish of the day was simple but perfectly cooked. Definitely want to return to try their cheese menu. https://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/restaurants/premium/bistro-guillaume/ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ ๐Ÿง€ 10/10

Morris Jones (Windsor)

Modern Australian $$ Asian-inspired menu with a great modern indoor decor. Within the young hipster parts of Windsor, it’s a selfie-lovers dream with an indoor flower wall and Instagramable food. Got the set menu; dumpling and sushi entrees were great, beef for main was a little overcooked. Dessert was overly sweet. Overall though a greatContinue reading “Morris Jones (Windsor)”

Isabella Cafe (Parkville)

Great coffee, and fantastic bagels. Desserts are a little dry. One of the best baristas I’ve ever met works there, such great service and has such an excellent memory, can remember all his regulars’ coffee orders. Great vibe. Favourite dishes: Ocean Drive Bagel, Chicken Soup โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ9/10

Corniche (Docklands)

Lebanese $$ Randomly walked by on day in Docklands, stopped by for dessert. Great atmosphere, next to river. Had delicious cheese spring rolls and tried kneffe, a traditional Lebanese dessert. Want to come back for a proper meal! https://cornicherestaurant.com/ ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ˜8/10

Straight Outta Saigon (CBD)

Vietnamese $$ Great value for the ‘A Bit of Everything’ menu. If you’re after upscale Vietnamese food and don’t mind paying a bit more, this is the place to go. Entrees were flavoursome and delicious, but the flat rice noodles were quite bland and disappointing. https://www.straightouttasaigon.com.au/menu ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ 6/10

The Rice Cooker (North Melbourne)

Asian Restaurant $ If you’re after Asian, this is the place. Has sushi, noodle soup, roti, poke bowls, curry, nasi lemak; a bit of everything! Great quality, large portions as well. Favourite dishes: Poke Bowl with Chicken Katsu, Fish Ball Noodle Soup, Singapore Noodles http://thericecooker.com.au/ ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ9/10

Mochimelb (online)

Asian Dessert $ A great Asian alternative for donuts! Mochi donuts have a gelatinous rice consistency and a great range of flavours, which change over the year. On the more expensive side for donuts, but have always been a hit for parties! You can order then via Facebook or Instagram. They do deliveries to certainContinue reading “Mochimelb (online)”

Lukumades (Windsor)

Greek Dessert $ One of the many dessert places on Chapel St. Definitely hits the spot if you’re craving doughnuts/sweet stuff, and don’t want to wait in line for Messina. Many different flavours to choose from. Wouldn’t recommend the icecream, could be better! https://www.lukumades.co/ ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿฉ  6/10