Little Rascal and D.O.C. Bistro Corstorphine is an increasingly attractive prospect for bar and restaurant owners with its good availability, reasonable rents, and strong audience of local residents. Places such as Spice Lounge Kitchen have flourished for years and while some others have struggled it is still attracting fresh openings. On a dreich Wednesday, we …

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Jones

Jones For my final night in town I headed to Jones, a casual wine bar bistro in the 11e arrondisement. Previously having been called Bones during the tenure of the previous chef, I wasn’t sure what I’d find in its current incarnation. I found a well-appointed and quite stylish neighbourhood bistro with a busy throng …

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Les Dix Vins My friend and regular guest quester Frances had been in Santiago just the week before, so had some fresh recommendations for me, the first of which was Les Dix Vins. It was a quiet Monday evening so the comfortable confines of this stylish wine bar were very welcome. And after a fairly …

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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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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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