Cornish Arms Melbourne looks to cater very well for those pursuing a vegan diet. Following on from trips to Smith & Daughters and Lord of the Fries, I headed to the Brunswick neighbourhood to a pub with strong vegan credentials. The Cornish Arms seemed like a fair dinkum boozer as I wandered in and supped …

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Ta Ta House I had the good fortune to be staying just around the corner from Melbourne’s Chinatown so on evenings when I felt almost immovably lazy I had the prospect of dumplings close at hand. On one such evening I dragged my sleepy self to a place where I’d seen them hand-crafting dumplings earlier …

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Lord of the Fries Never let it be said that I’m not swayed in my eating decisions by the names of places. When a solid level of decisiveness set in – I couldn’t even work out whether to dine out, order in or grab takeaway – a place called Lord of the Fries swooped in …

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Belles Hot Chicken When I meet new people, it can take a little while to reach a point of acclimatisation where the fact that I review restaurants is accommodated into everyday practice. Or in English, people are nervous when recommending restaurants to me. They can also be nervous about cooking in their houses for me. …

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South of Johnston I have been lucky enough as part of my day job to collaborate on some very interesting work with a colleague, Richard, in Melbourne. I’d not had a chance to come say hi to him on home turf previously so was delighted to do so as one of my early items of …

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