Category Archives : Fine dining


Montalto Restaurant and Winery – Piazza Cafe

Thinking of a trip to Mornington always brings to mind billowy vanilla slices and hot springs but next time I might just remember the vegetable garden at Montalto Winery (and their wine… and olive oil…).  This is also the scene for their Piazza Cafe – lovely, relaxing and rather educational for the two children who […]

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Steer Bar and Grill Dinner at a new location and Moooving discount

You know you’re onto something when the place is full.  Steer Bar and Grill has always had the luxury of ample tables and I guess it’s not too surprising they are downsizing – they’re still in the same area but indeed it is a harder restaurant to spot.  No wonder they’re offering a wonderful deal […]


The Grand Hotel Dining Room Richmond – Pub Lunch

I’ve been to The Grand before for a lovely dinner and liked it very much.  Little did I know that their pub section is actually rather popular – I’m glad we went there for lunch this time.  The pub section is much more laid back and features an outdoor seating area which would probably have […]

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Tao’s Restaurant fusion Taiwanese food in Bulleen

I normally don’t like fusion dining.  I have however, been to Tao’s Restaurant in Bulleen twice.  My friends like it, it’s in the entertainment book and it offers a wide variety of dishes on their set menus. It is fusion Taiwanese food that’s served here.  And it might be a bit different to what you might […]


Allium Food and Wine: dinner in Malvern

We tried Allium Food and Wine for my mother’s birthday.  They’ve always been on my wishlist because they’re in the entertainment book (formerly known as the Livingroom).  It’s a cosy restaurant with wooden chairs and the waiting staff were quite attentive.  I don’t think I had even mentioned the occasion but because there were presents, […]

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