Restaurant Reviews

BABINGTONS TEA ROOMS

BABINGTONS TEA ROOMS

Since 1893, Rome has boasted a traditional and very elegant English tea room.  Stepping inside Babingtons with the promise of tea, cake and scones, you have to remind yourself that you’re not in England, but instead sitting in the very fashionable Piazza di Spagna in the heart […]

Antico Forno Roscioli

Antico Forno Roscioli

Almost every ‘foodie’ that passes through Rome, will visit Antico Forno Roscioli . The family run bakery or Antico Forno Roscioli as it is known opened in Via dei Chiavari, by Marco Roscioli in 1972, and is one of the most successful bakeries in Rome.  (The location […]

Bricks & Mortar

Bricks & Mortar

  This post was actually supposed to be a review about a new ‘eating house’ that opened last year in Elsternwick, that I was so pleased to visit during my recent trip to Melbourne.  I felt lucky to visit because Bricks & Mortar Eating House is owned, managed […]

A Magical Sunday at the Seaside

A Magical Sunday at the Seaside

Yesterday a very important soccer match was played in Rome… historical rivals ROMA and LAZIO played against each other in the final of the Derby. (A derby is when two teams from the same city play against each other).  I have little interest in ‘calcio’, nor do […]

The Kettle Black

The Kettle Black

The Kettle Black 50 Albert Road  –   South Melbourne  –  Melbourne  Australia –  (03) 9088 0721 When a restaurant owner recommends a restaurant he doesn’t own for breakfast, you know you’re not going to be disappointed.  The first time I saw The Kettle Black, I […]

Cafe Di Stasio

Cafe Di Stasio

Cafe Di Stasio 31 Fitzroy Street  –  St Kilda  –  Vic 3182  –  (03) 9525 3999 I have many happy memories from Cafe Di Stasio, and that was before I left Melbourne to live overseas in 1995.  Although only visiting Melbourne for two weeks, Cafe […]

Common Man

Common Man

Common Man – South Wharf 39 Dukes Walk.  South Wharf.  Vic 3000.  Ph:  (03) 9696 3774  free wi-fi Common Man is located along the banks of the Yarra River at South Wharf. Easily reached by public transport my No. 12 tram from Middle Park stopped conveniently […]