Category Archive: Reviews

BODIL – et spisested Copenhagen

In the quiet backstreets of the ever-growing suburb of Vesterbro in the south-west of Copenhagen a warm, hygge beacon of light shines on the corner of Bodilsgade and Sønder Boulevard. Bodil – et… Continue reading

Vietnamese food in Berlin

Heralding signs of a proud Australasian, it is a great relief to finally see Berlin catching up to the Vietnamese food craze many other parts of the world have been draw in by.… Continue reading

Melbourne spots to watch in 2017

  Visiting my hometown in December after a two-year hiatus, it was clear a lot had changed. No longer is the city skyline a beautiful summer blue with a hint of the Rialto… Continue reading

Mighty Boy

Perfectly located between St Vincent’s Hospital and the Melbourne Exhibition building, Mighty Boy on a quiet Gertrude Street corner is quickly becoming a local favourite and institution in the area.

Brewdog Berlin

Calling from the far northern Scottish city of Aberdeen of humble beginnings in 2007, Brewdog quickly became the countries largest and most controversial independent brewery.

Short trips: Zürich

Known for it’s over population of bankers, strange variation of the German language and damp, drizzly, grey weather, Zurich is unexpectedly a quietly achieving cultural hub. With multicultural restaurants from Vietnamese to Spanish,… Continue reading

Summer at Thai Park

For food lovers in Berlin, this gem is no well-kept secret. Shrined year after year, batted with anticipation and a level of excitement found only in children on Christmas Eve, Thai Park holds… Continue reading

Berlin’s most understated cafe: Father Carpenter.

Münzstraße, known for its stylish fashion, boutique stores and heavy tourist foot traffic, is developing, changing and growing more lavish with mainstream global brand names every week. Fortunately, tucked away in the courtyard… Continue reading

Berlin’s best ice cream.

As the grey-upon-grey winter finally starts to break, Berliners hit the streets hunting for those tiny rays of sunshine as they crack between the clouds. Basking in the few moments of bliss, away… Continue reading

Chipperfield Kantine: Lunch and Architecture.

Impeccably designed, effortlessly curated and minimalist in every sense, David Chipperfield Architect offices bring a fresh breath of creativity and affordable fine dining to the the vacant block between Mitte’s Auguststraße and Linienstraße.

Searching for Berlin’s best martini.

As winter sets in and the city shifts into a soft stupor, bars are filling up with cold and thirsty locals. Searching for the perfect martini in these conditions can be gruelling especially… Continue reading

Home Kitchen & EMA Espresso, Prague

Prague does not have a reputation for fine dining and well-defined food culture, instead praised for the never-ending display of Baroque architecture, street sculpture and a fractured history. Emerging out of the bubble… Continue reading

Cold War cuisine in Berlin Part 1.

Searching for coffee refill diners, greasy spoon breakfasts and 1950’s rock n’ roll? How about some borshsch, dumplings or pirozhki to wash down a bottle of vodka? Never fear, if you’re looking for… Continue reading

L’araignée Gourmande

Travelling around the French countryside, there is an indefinite number of fascinating restaurants, farms and people to meet. Known throughout history as a Mecca for food and wine cultivation specifically for cheese and… Continue reading

Perfect winter snacks in Berlin.

Finding somewhere to eat over a European winter can be difficult. With the streets getting colder, wetter, darker and quieter cafes, restaurants and bars become bursting and full to the brim. Whether you’re seeking refuge… Continue reading

Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg

Pockets full of hipsters and hidden food gems Kreuzberg is far from shy when it comes to expressing itself about the food industry. Even before reunification in 1990, the artistic and bohemian west… Continue reading

Dots in Neukölln

Hidden under scaffolding for most of this year, Dots is an inconspicuous delight amongst the dive bars along Weserstraße in Neukölln. Literally dotted with graffiti art the façade can only have proved as… Continue reading

Spice makes its way to Berlin this summer.

Gone are the days of bland (but necessary) wurst and brot and enter the new phase of expatriate flavour, spice and zing: Jamaican. Jerk. Chicken. All over Berlin, Jamaican cuisine is popping up… Continue reading

District Mot – a long way from Vietnam

Since it’s opening in early 2013, District Mot has been thrust into becoming one of the hottest restaurants in town thanks to its hawker themed interior and menu. Covered in kitsch-Viet style, the… Continue reading

Setting a new trend for the service industry.

London is finally entering the third wave coffee movement. Although cafes are still riddled with the god-awful Americano and most establishments still don a 1999 illy push button machine, there is rapid change… Continue reading