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    Thread Cafe: Fantastic Hangover Cure

    by leon.partsi Written Jun 27, 2012

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    Eccentric paintings line the walls, the waiters all have great taste in music and fashion, the lighting is just low enough not to hurt your eyes after a night out, and the food is sublime.

    I highly recommend it to anyone who just finished up a big night.

    Favorite Dish: Eggs on wholemeal toast with smashed avocado complete with a Berocca. It's like they know I'm hurting and want to help.

    Thread Cafe Omlette with Ricotta Thread Cafe Poached Eggs
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    The Windsor Hotel: - magnificent HIGH TEA

    by sirgaw Written May 11, 2012

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    One of the truly great Melbourne traditions since 1883 is High Tea at The Windsor Hotel. Although expensive it really is an afternoon of total indulgence.

    The hotel seems to have gone out of the way and hired the most attentive waiting staff judging from my afternoon and paid for by Cooks’ Cottage where I am a once a week volunteer site guide. All up, a great thank you gift.

    We arrived and were shown to our well-appointed table in a beautiful room and sat down to the set ready for high tea round table. A glass of Moscato was poured and we were offered tea or coffee. A glass of chilled water was already in place to quench the thirst.

    Soon after arriving we were presented with a triple tier of tasty goodies to eat. Top layer plate contained 3 different fillings of delicious hot savories, bottom layer ribbon sandwiches and that was 5 different fillings. Sandwiched between (pun intended) was the plate that the girls all went wild about – 5 different bite sized cakes (OK I lied – ladies would never wolf down those dainty little cakes). From a large basket waiters presented each diner with 2 freshly baked scones to be eaten with double cream and a choice of 2 different jams (jellies if you are from North America).

    Throughout the afternoon our tea or coffee cups were re-filled as necessary. There is an extensive selection of different teas – one of our party over-indulged in “Glorious Blooming Teas.” (See photo of glass tea pot)

    My suggestion is to go to the high tea hungry and forget all about calories and watching the weight. There should be an official weight watchers warning issued for The Windsor High Tea.

    Pre-bookings essential for weekends and a little warning for the gentlemen – the ‘men’s’ is quite a long walk from the restaurant – strongly suggest that you ‘go before you really need to go’ (yes I know that we should not discuss such mundane and ‘common’ things while talking about THE high tea)..

    See web site for pricing and booking details

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    Aloi Na: Simple Fresh Thai food cooked exceedingly well

    by swissfondue Updated Apr 11, 2012

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    Aloi Na in the Hardware Lane restaurant precinct is the place I head to when I fancy a Thai meal full of freshly ingredients. The restaurant does also offer a variety of Asian inspired dishes but I mostly choose the Green Chicken Curry which comes to the table in a funky terracotta dish with its own candle powered burner. I usually have coconut rice to accompany this dish and ALWAYS enjoy it.

    There is plenty of seating inside. I would probably book in advance for a larger party but I normally dont have any trouble getting a table for two any night. If the weather is pleasant the outside tables provide the added bonus of both a great meal and great people watching opportunities.

    Oh and the staff are lovely, friendly but efficient. This is a casual relaxed dining experience.

    Favorite Dish: The beef massaman curry is beautiful, one of the best I have eaten.

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    The Atlantic: From ocean to plate

    by wise23girl Updated Mar 5, 2012

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    Melbourne 2012.

    Well this restaurant has new owners...new decor...and a new menu....and an excellent reputation for fine dining. Though the dining style is advertised as casual... the food is fine...and you do not need to wear a bow tie!

    From the outside the restaurant appears a little uninspiring... I found the decor quite dark inside as well...must be trendy these days ,
    Our table looked out to the River Yarra and we had a splendid view of the "explosion of light " attraction that lights up the evening sky.

    Favorite Dish: You will enjoy the fish...it will melt in your mouth... so examine the menu and choose for yourself.

    The menu is mostly fish with a few other choices.

    Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday

    Pretty Girl ... Plain exterior
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    New Owners.. New Tip: New Name.. New Decor...

    by wise23girl Updated Mar 5, 2012

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    There is now a new restaurant...The Atlantic.

    A Birthday Dinner

    Well part of the title is "Fish Market". That does not sound "upmarket" does it? Well it is upmarket. And beautiful fresh seafood seems to be a specialty.
    Best to book and ask for an inside table with view of the river. You can dine al fresco but smoking is still allowed in Melbourne so if you are outside you could be close to a smoking table..

    We had our special inside table and saw the flame of fire across the Yarra River... whatever it is that lights up the area from time to time. Missed a photo opportunity.

    It cost $A80 per person which did not include alcohol. We each had three courses.

    And we had a French waiter. Great. another chance to practise. Merci beaucoup.

    Favorite Dish: Just look at the photo of the Whole Baby Snapper and you will know why it is my favourite. My guests said it as the nicest meal they had ever tasted.
    And we had apple pie. It was really nice for that type of restaurant but you know I love the old style apple pie best...but not too sweet.

    The Birthday Girl The Prawn entree l Whole Baby Snapper
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    Bistro Guillaume 2012: Until the next time

    by wise23girl Written Mar 5, 2012

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    "jusqu'à la prochaine fois"...Well we certainly will go back the next time we are in Melbourne. It is a delightful little place...great service...great food....and the decor in green is very refreshing....you know how we sometimes call the French "frogs"? Well nearly everyone who looked after us...if not all were frogs..and of course frogs are green..

    I do seem to have a fondness for French restaurants.....

    So as you stroll down the walkway on the ground floor of the Crown Entertainment Complex do look out for Bistro Guillaume .

    At the moment they are serving breakfast as well...not sure if that is permanent.

    Open Monday to Sunday from 12pm till late.

    Favorite Dish: There is a "plat du jour' for dinner.... Sunday it was Rack of Lamb on a bed of ratatouille, tapenade and zucchini flower . A lunch time special is offered Monday to Saturday...any two courses $A45.

    We enjoyed the onion soup, then the king prawns and with avocado cream, tomato, croutons, and cos lettuce for lunch.

    For dinner we can recommend the fish dishes..John Dory with buerre noisette capers and lemon or Barramundi with carrot and ginger puree, coriander butter and pommes allumeettes.

    My thoughts are look at the menu and choose for yourself...you will not be disappointed.

    By the way if you would like a copy of the book "Food for Friends" by Guillaume Brahimi it is available here.

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    Cafe Italia: Side street Italian

    by iandsmith Written Jan 4, 2012

    This is tucked in an inconspicuous side street in Carlton and you wouldn't initially walk past it; you'd realistically want to know it's there.
    It will be worthwhile however which is why the place is thriving, always a good sign that the food is palatable.
    I ate there with a group of family and friends, about 15 of us, and everyone was pleased with the service and food.
    Maybe it lacks a fraction in ambience but that's really nitpicking on my part.

    Favorite Dish: I had spaghetti marinara and really enjoyed it but no-one in our group complained, all thought their dishes were excellent.

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    Crust: Tasty Crusts

    by arianne_1504 Written Dec 7, 2011

    Crust pizzas are yummy and they taste healthier than most. They also have a range of Heart Foundation Tick approved pizzas and salads. And all pizzes are topped with 100% Australian mozzeralla cheese.

    Favorite Dish: Philly Steak Pizza

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    Lord of the Fries: Lord of the Fries

    by arianne_1504 Written Dec 7, 2011

    Lord of the Fries is 100% Aussie owned, using 100% Aussie potatoes. It's vegetarian, it's Halal and Kosher. Herald Sun Winner of the Best Hot Chips in Melbourne, The Age Winner of the Best Burger in Melbourne, Lifestyle Channel Winner of the Favourite Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant in Victoria and Peta/Aduki Winner of Best Burger in Australia. There are gluten free options, vegan options, burgers, hot dogs, nuggets, onion rings, fries and 13 international sauces. What more could you want after a night out on the town?

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    Windsor High Tea: Tea with the Windsors

    by arianne_1504 Written Nov 6, 2011

    The Hotel Windsor has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883 and consists consists of freshly baked scones with jam and cream, exquisite pastries and finger sandwiches.

    Upon arrival you will receive a glass of sparkling wine, whilst freshly brewed tea and coffee is brought to your table throughout the afternoon.

    Vegetarian and Gluten Free options can be catered for at no extra cost.

    Time & Price Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm and 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    $59 per person

    Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm and 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    $79 per person (includes an indulgent dessert buffet)

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    La Notte: Charming La Notte

    by arianne_1504 Written Nov 5, 2011

    La Notte Restaurant is your typical Italian Restaurant. Large alfresco eating area and very friendly and prompt service.

    Open seven days a week early till late, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper. All dietary requirements are catered for.

    Take-away bottle shop available. Extensive bar with an excellent wine cellar with bottle shop prices served at the table.

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    Brown Sugar Cafe: A little bit of sugar

    by arianne_1504 Written Nov 5, 2011

    We chose this place, because the gentleman out the front was friendly and not pushy like some of the others in the area. Service was very good. Our entree was lovely. My medium-rare t-bone came out more rare than anything else, but they happily cooked it further and replated it.

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    Zimt Patisserie Bakery Cafe: Zimt

    by arianne_1504 Written Nov 5, 2011

    You can tell this place is special from the moment you walk past. Apart from the stunning childrens cakes, special ocassion cookies, divine looking pastries and desserts, Zimt also do a range of beautiful sandwiches and savoury cakes. All served by amazingly friendly staff.

    Located in Mont Albert, it's a little out of the way from the mainstream, but if you find yourself out this way, do make the effort. It's right near the Mont Albert train station.

    High Tea and catering also available.

    Open Monday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken and Walnut mini baguette sandwiches.

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    Shou Sumiyaki Sake Bar & Grill: Sweet Sumiyaki Sake

    by arianne_1504 Updated Nov 5, 2011

    Take a seat in Shou in one of the gorgeous little booths, with a smokeless chargrill barbecue set in the table and cook yourself up a storm. A comprehensive menu including wagyu beef, chicken, pork and seafood, along with mouthwatering entrees and sake flight menu, Shou is an awesome experience.

    The waitresses were very helpful in aiding your selections.

    We left feeling extremely satisfied, but not stuffed full. I will definitely be coming back here on my next trip to Melbourne.

    Favorite Dish: The best tempura vegetables I've ever tasted.

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    Hopetoun Tea Rooms: Tea in Hopetoun

    by arianne_1504 Written Nov 5, 2011

    Step back into 1892 and visit the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. Situated in the Block Arcade, this quaint little place is lavishly decorated with floral green and black. Excellent service and a divine menu, you can stop by for coffee and cake or go all the way for breakfast or lunch.

    High Tea also available 7 days a week.

    Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm, Sundays 9am to 5pm.

    Check out their website for menus and further details.

    Favorite Dish: Rockling and salmon terrine with crepe and tomato and basil cream sauce with caviar.
    Lemon Meringue Pie.

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