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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Coffee in Melbourne Melbourne is internationally regarded as a titan among coffee cities, with its influence felt around the globe. My expectations were set pretty high. What I found wasn’t as simple as good coffee; it was a much more nuanced sense of what comes next for artisan coffee roasters and cafes in the cities …

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Stalactites

Stalactites Melbourne is famously the city with the second biggest Greek population behind Athens. This unsurprisingly means there’s a fair number of Greek restaurants dotted about the place with one concentration in the city centre’s Greek district. This was just around the corner from where I was staying so it felt pretty remiss that I …

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La Casa

La Casa I’ve been lured in rather too much by Melbourne’s fine dining scene. While my bank account recovers from the assault I’ve been waging on it with meals at Vue de Monde, Attica and the like, I finally resolved to have a quieter evening focussed on sampling some local late-night takeaway. I’d walked past …

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Attica It’s 24 hours since we sat down to dinner, 19 since we finished, and I’m still in a state of awe and ecstasy. Those who have watched the Netflix series The Chef’s Table will be familiar with Attica. Those who follow the World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be aware that Attica currently sits at …

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