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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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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Toast

Toast In the early days of Lunchquest we put a fair amount of stock in visiting places early – hopefully scooping others to have the first review of a place, for example – but that has become less and less of a thing as time has gone on.Exterior I remember being in Forage & Chatter …

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Cowan & Sons I visited Maxi’s on Raeburn Place a while back and was impressed. It continues to be a very popular spot with the Stockbridge daytime crowd.Exterior signage It has recently undergone a refurb and rebrand. It is now trading as Cowan and Sons although it remains in the same ownership as before. The …

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