MC Dumpling, Footscray (Invited)

Mc Dumpling nestled in the busy street of Footscray area surrounded by other Asian restaurants and markets.
A simple and humble restaurant, no-fuss and pretty straightforward eating place where you can enjoy delicious dumplings and cook to order Chinese meals with great value.
The restaurant set up is like a diner but with touch of Chinese and Asian heritage here and there.

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Caffé e Cucina, South Yarra (Invited)

Caffé e Cucina is one of the pioneer of authentic Italian restaurants established in South Yarra, Melbourne since 1988.
The vision is to introduce the concept of Italian hospitality in Melbourne and bring the authentic Italian food to Melbourne.
This charming and intimate Italian restaurant is a long-running success story on South Yarra’s busy Chapel Street.
We’re glad to be invited by Caffé e Cucina’s team to experience their new summer menu.

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Grosvenor Hotel, Balaclava (Invited)

Grosvenor (pronounced as “Grovner”) Hotel situated in the busy Brighton Road, Balaclava.
You hardly miss this hotel because the spacious building stands among others with white colour and Victorian historical architecture style building.
We’re glad to be invited by Grosvenor Hotel Team to experience the dishes designed by a newly appointed head chef who has French bistro-style and modern Italian cooking background.

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The Coventry, South Melbourne (Invited)

Apparent from its name, The Coventry is located just in the South Melbourne Market neighbourhood in Coventry Street. A big spacious, high ceiling and full of light café with red canopy is definitely hard to be missed. The overall look inside is very clean and spacious, definitely is pram friendly and suitable for big group as well. They provide a private area upstairs for small function up to 10 people. They serve Asian fusion brunch menu from Middle Easter Breakfast to Korean Fried Chicken.

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Vapiano, Melb CBD (Invited)

Vapiano tucked in the small Flinders Lane, in heart of the city amongst Melbourne’s famous lane ways and shopping.
Proven to be one of the most successful Italian Restaurants across Australia by having many branches in other states: Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne.
We’re so delighted to be invited to taste their new winter menu and be among the first to sample Nutella Fondue and Pumpkin Soup.

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Hiatus, Kew (Invited)

Hiatus cafe located in the busy High street closed to Kew Junction.
Perfectly situated with the easy access using public transport and private vehicles.
They offer healthy option of the brunch dishes with reasonable price (nothing is over $20.00), unique dishes and great quality; thus you might not see mainstream brunch dishes such as, big breakfast or other meaty dishes.
This doesn’t mean that they’ve neglected the meat lovers, they do serve meaty dish in the limited options.
The idea makes Hiatus stand out among other brunch cafes.

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Bosozoku, South Yarra (Invited)

Bosozoku is a Japanese biker gangs inspired bar tucked in Bray Street, South Yarra.
It’s a cool looking, funky and fun bar where you can enjoy having beer, burgers, karaoke, sake, playing pool and table tennis.
Ohhh if you’re Nintendo lovers, yes there is a semi private room with Nintendo 64 console set up and ready for you to play while waiting for your food.
We’re delighted to be invited to try their newly revised winter menu.

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Tahina Bar, Fitzroy (Invited)

Tahina Bar, Fitzroy just recently opened following the successful main branch in Northcote.
This cute little bar brings the additional collection of Fitzroy restaurants/bars.
Tahina offers the vegetarian Israeli street food with a gourmet twist, delicious superfood smoothies and hand made natural ice cream.
Tahina is Roy and Nat’s shared dream to a humble, warm and special place where people enjoy home style Israeli food that will leave you feeling totally nourished and satisfied.

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