Being lucky enough to live in Melbourne, I am spoilt for choice with restaurants to dine at and bars to drink in. Whether it's a date night or a family and friends catch up, I love to explore what food and beverage options this amazing city has to offer.
I definitely have my favourite places and regular go to's, which I will talk about in the coming weeks, but today, I wanted to share with you three new and exciting dining experiences that I cannot wait to try.
Number one on my list is Osteria Ilaria an Italian food and wine bar created by the owners of Tipo 00. A wine bar stocking drops from all around the world paired with a European menu of family feasting. Eating too much pasta sounds like a perfect winter night out.
Find it here: Osteria Ilaria, 367 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne.
One of the most iconic places to visit in Melbourne is Crown Casino. This complex is known for its buzzing casino, beautiful hotel rooms and their amazing selection of restaurants and bars. The delicious mix of Asian flavours from Bangkok has made its way to Melbourne and onto number two of my list, Long Chim Restaurant. Thai food and cocktails followed by a walk along the Crown Riverwalk with friends sounds pretty good to me.
Find it here: Long Chim, Crown Riverwalk, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank.
Moving away from the city and to somewhere a bit closer to home is number three on my list, Benny Burger. I mean who doesn't love a good burger? The creator behind Benny Burger is Shannon Bennett, an amazing fine dining chef and also father of six children, SIX! I am really intrigued about trying his new restaurant because he is all about feeding your children food with real ingredients and knowing exactly what's going into their mouths, which is a big plus in my parenting eyes.
Find it here: Benny Burger, 95 Swan Street, Richmond.