Back in Melbourne wishlist - what do you think?
I've left Melb for just a over a year now and it's my first time back. Have kept an eye on new restaurants, but I only have 7 days (next week + easter) - my wishlist is as follows, would love to know what Melb hounds think! (Not everything is new, some are very old (e.g. Abla) but I'd never been...)
The Press Room
Maha (though ever since Reserve, I've had my reservations about george colombaris...)
Mirka at Tolarno
Bistro Guillaume (hopefully will be open by the time I get there!)
Sushi Bar Aka Tombo
Three One Two
Lau's Family Kitchen(??? - for curiosity's sake)
The Commercial Bakery
as an indication, some of my fave melb restaurants before i left were-
grossi florentino & cellar bar (no too hot about the grill)
the court house
gertrude st enoteca
can't wait to get back to a city that respects caffeine!
Lets start at the top...
Sapore, The Press Club (not Room), Mirka, Bistro Guillaume (not open yet), Maris, The Grand, Lau's
Tempura Hajime (sell your soul if you need to), Rockpool (smart yet $$), Three one two,
I'd also check out Gills Diner and Guiseppie Arnold and Sons opened over the weekend.
could i ask, why not maris? a good friend (and avid eater) gave a surprising thumbs up.
ah, yes, will definitely need to check out giuseppe arnold & sons!
(and thanks for the correctn re press club - i work opp. a place called the press room in hong kong and i keep calling it the press club...)
I've been to Maris 3-4 times and find the food a bit hit and miss. The service is also a liitle unprofessional and the dining room a tad strange (read - weird collection of personal items that mean anything to the diner).
Just thought of Attica, a definite yes list addition. They have recently had through some of the key chefs in town for the food festival. Stephanie Alexander was dining when I was there last week!