Ello Mister Jennings!

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Mister Jennings

142 Bridge Road

Richmond Vic 3121

Phone: (03) 9078 0113

http://www.misterjennings.com.au/

RATINGS

Ambience: 7.5/10

Food: 8/10

Service: 8/10

REVIEW

Mister Jennings has been on my “to hit” list for ages and when’s a better occasion than your truly’s belated birthday celebration? I must say, MJ picked a rather interesting location to set up shop, Bridge Road in Richmond has long been considered one of the “dead ends” and gets really quiet at night. But chef and owner, Ryan Flaherty, has nothing to fear with an impressive CV ~ having worked at The Fat Duck in the UK; El Bulli and the Arzak laboratory in Spain and most recently with Scott Pickett at Estelle in Northcote, Melbourne. I absolutely loved and enjoyed my experience at Estelle, so finding time to meet MJ is a must. :) Continue reading

Joli Petit La Pétanque

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1208 Mornington Flinders Road

Main Ridge Vic 3928

Phone: (03) 5931 0155

http://www.lapetanque.com.au/index.html

RATINGS

Ambience: 7.5/10

Food: 9/10

Service: 8/10

REVIEW

Apologies for the super long hiatus but don’t you worry, I am still eating my way around Melbourne and everywhere I go. :D Follow me on Instagram ~ @lydiapebbles_foodcautious to find out what you have been missing out!

Decided to ‘resurrect’ my blog this month. What is more appropriate than doing a review on my super awesome birthday lunch at La Pétanque (Pétanque came from the French name for Bocce, an iconic game of boules played everywhere in Provence), Mornington Peninsula. LP is an one hatted French restaurant, using the freshest local produce and traditional french techniques. It is set on the first ever vineyard planted on the Mornington Peninsula, panoramic view, rustic house. Simply perfect! Continue reading

Niche on Bridge!

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Niche on Bridge

571 Bridge Road, Richmond Vic 3121

Phone: (03) 9421 4787

http://www.nicheonbridge.com.au/index.html

RATINGS

Ambience: 7/10

Food: 8/10

Service: 7.5/10

REVIEW

What should you do on a bright and sunny spring weekend? Of course, you kick start the day with a good ol’ brunch! There’s a new kid on the scene in Richmond, Niche on Bridge.

We were greeted by friendly staff at the door and shown to a table swiftly. The menu was extensive and  we were spoilt for choice. Not to forget, they serve their breakfast menu until 5pm, so for those late risers, you are in for a treat. Continue reading

Charming Little Tea Room.

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The Tea Room

NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3004

Phone: 03 8620 2431

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/visit/places-to-eat/the-tea-room

REVIEW

Those who have been to the National Gallery of Victoria, in short, NGV, would know that it takes quite some time to go through the vast collections of exhibits. What is best to do when you want to take a break and rest your feet? Some afternoon tea would be great, did I hear an unanimous yes?!

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Drumming to the Happy Tune at Flower Drum!

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Flower Drum

17 Market Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000

Phone: (03) 9662 3655

http://www.flower-drum.com/

RATINGS

Ambience: 8/10

Food: 8/10

Service: 8.5/10

REVIEW

Sorry for the long hiatus from my blog. I have been rather busy with work, house moving and many other factors in life. A big ‘thank you’ to everyone for your continual support! HAPPY NOMING…

So, first up:

Flower Drum is a successful establishment that has weathered through decades of competitions. Many travel magazines and bloggers around the world have given high regards for FD. It is one restaurant not to be missed, so I heard.  Continue reading

Fantastisches Essen im Hofbräuhaus!

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Hofbräuhaus

18 – 28 Market Lane, Melbourne Vic 3000

Phone: (03) 9663 3361

http://www.hofbrauhaus.com.au/

RATINGS

Ambience: 7.5/10

Food: 7/10

Service: 6.5/10

REVIEW

German food is kind of something that I rarely have. So flipping through the entertainment book, we realised that we have a voucher for Hofbrauhaus yet to be utilised!

H is situated opposite of Shoya and Flowerdrum on Market Lane. They are currently open for business in the new wing while renovation work is underway on the old site which is just next door! Once entering the main door, you could hear the lively music playing upstairs while the bar operates on the lower level. Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at Windsor!

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Hotel Windsor

111 Spring Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Phone: (03) 9633 6000

RATINGS

Ambience: 7/10

Food: 7/10

Service: 7/10

REVIEW

Hotel Windsor has been hailed as the ‘IT’ place for afternoon teas and it has been serving up such finery since 1883! Amazing huh. So, when there was a Scoopon promotion recently, I grasped the chance and got myself a coupon to indulge in some long awaited delicacy. Continue reading