Australian Whisky with McHenry Distillery

Whisky is no longer a drink for old men. Women are starting to drink and produce their own whisky, adding a new perspective to distilling and opening up the market.


Flatiron Side Door

Kew’s newest neighbourhood wine bar, Flatiron Side Door, is what you’d call a family affair. Opened in February by husband and wife duo, Ben and Emma Bangay, this newbie is all about sharing good food, wine and company in a killer space that welcomes everything from knock-off drinks, private events and those big and boisterous family dinners.

Kembali Bumbak

Kembali Bumbak is Umalas’ newest recruit to the dining scene, boasting upmarket eats and a Seminyak-style menu.

The Botanica

There are few places quite like this one that offer a sanctuary escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Vaucluse has won the culinary and wellness lottery with the opening of The Botanica earlier this month - a farm-to-table restaurant and organic spa that’s catering for mimosas and massages under the one roof.


Thanks to the recent addition of Caddie to the collection of restaurants that line the footpaths of Swan Street, the Richmond thoroughfare looks like it will soon be challenging Flinders Lane as one of Melbourne’s hottest foodie destination.