There’s always something new and exciting going on in Melbourne, so here’s a quick primer on the brand new restaurants set to take over in 2017. Hope you’re hungry!
We’re always happy when a new gelato parlour pops up, especially when it’s as good as Black Waffle. This place has been drawing huge crowds from very start, practically selling out on its opening weekend. We’re talking seriously good ice cream, with a huge range of lush flavours to choose from. Latte, Ferrero Rocher, citrus ricotta, fig & honey… the only problem will be deciding which to try first!
Melbourne’s always been a good town for anyone who appreciates a good beer and burger, and it got a whole lot better when Mr Griffiths opened up last month. This friendly neighbourhood joint offers a massive, rotating selection of beers and wines, along with decadent comfort food at its best. You should definitely try the ‘Louisville’, with fries, cheese curds, gravy, buttermilk-fried chicken and Frank’s red hot sauce. We can’t get enough!
If you’re madly in love with Mexican food, then the timing of Paloma Cantina’s opening couldn’t be better. This delightful restaurant/cocktail bar throws open its doors at 5:30pm on Valentine’s Day, finally ending months of anticipation from Richmond’s spicy food fanatics. With its tasteful (yet playful) décor, stocked tequila bar and expert kitchen team, it’s looking like a proper winner already.
It’s only been around since January, but Camus has already forged a fine reputation for top-notch service and dreamy cuisine. The French/Algerian-inspired menu is brimming with tantalising treats, from mushroom falafel to slow-cooked goat with caramelised onion and apricots (our personal favourite). It’s a fantastic addition to Northcote’s culinary scene, and well worth a visit sometime.
Whether you fancy wine, cocktails, bar morsels or yummy desserts, you’ll find it all at Henry Sugar. This laid-back, eminently cool little venue specialises in Australian booze and fresh, local produce, and the brilliant staff are always happy to inform your choices or mix something up at your request. We’d heartily suggest the smoked snapper with beetroot remoulade. Just one bite and you’ll never look back!