Drinks in Mekbourne As I’ve previously asserted, I really haven’t been doing much drinking on this trip so far. The main source of boozing has been paired wine with tasting menus, with Borkonyha in Budapest standing out as particularly good. I drank some mandatory beer and soju in Seoul, too. I suspected that my arrival …

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Cumulus Inc I’d had many recommendations to give Cumulus Inc a look so on a gloriously sunny Monday, I donned as bright an outfit as was at my disposal and tootled down the road to their Flinders Lane premises. I found a buzzing lunchtime service in progress. As a solo diner, I was seated at …

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Bar Liberty Part of the fun of my extended stay in Melbourne has been the opportunity to act on various recommendations from people I’ve met along the way. The most consistently tipped place was Bar Liberty in Fitzroy so I was very pleased to be able to visit on a lively Thursday evening. Liberty is …

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Innocent Bystander With the AFL Grand Final turning Melbourne into a seething mass of footy fans, we decided to get out of Dodge and head to wine country for a Saturday sojourn. The Yarra Valley was our target with the first stop to be Innocent Bystander for some stomach-lining sustenance. I was joined once more …

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Borkonyha The centrepiece of my last full day in Budapest was a trip to one Michelin starred Borkonyha Wine Kitchen, just of Deak Ferenc Ter. It was 33° outside so I was glad to be seated in their airy main dining space which had an agreeable buzzing informality about it. I was brought a menu …

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