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Where to eat in Lorne - Great Ocean Road VIC - mypoppet.com.au

Where to Eat in Lorne – A tasty mini-guide

There’s lots of great food to be found along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and on our recent visit to Lorne we enjoyed many noteworthy meals. I passed some cafe and restaurant recommendations on to a food blogging friend that visited last week, and she ‘LOVED’ my tips (her word not mine). I thought it was only fair to share the…

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restaurant review Melbourne - Claypots Barbarossa mypoppet.com.au

Claypots Barbarossa – Simple Seafood in Melbourne’s CBD

If you enjoy fresh, uncomplicated seafood you are going to love Renan Goksin’s new food offering in Melbourne’s Hardware Lane – Claypots Barbarossa. Renan is best known for his simple approach to seafood with European flavours at his St Kilda and South Melbourne venues, Claypots and Claypots Evening Star. Claypots Barbarossa is no different and takes the same approach to…

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Magic Mountain Saloon Melbourne CBD Thai Brunch Review mypoppet.com.au

Melbourne’s Best Asian Brunch + Cocktails! – Magic Mountain Saloon

One of my favourite things about travelling in Asia is their delicious approach to breakfast. Curries, spicy sambal, fish and grilled meats are all on the menu and pack a delicious flavour punch that help get the day started. Turns out I’m not the only one feeling the love for Asian breakfasts, it’s the hottest new trend taking Melbourne’s brunch…

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Craig’s Royal Hotel High Tea, Ballart

Best Mother’s Day High Tea in Melbourne – Classic or with a Twist!

I’ve never met a mum who doesn’t love a good High Tea, and why not, some traditions never get old. Sipping a delicately brewed cup of tea while sampling delicious sweet treats is the perfect Sunday afternoon pastime. This Mother’s Day, traditionalists can enjoy a classic high tea selection, while more adventurous mums might opt for a high tea with a…

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Port Phillip Mussel Festival

Flex your Mussels at the Port Phillip Mussel Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is in full swing and one of the feature events on every foodie’s calendar is happening this weekend at the South Melbourne Market. The third annual Port Phillip Mussel Festival is a two-day seafood street party you don’t want to miss. I attended the media launch this week and got a sneak peek of…

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Impala + Peacock – A High Tea Experience in Brunswick

Fellow tea lovers rejoice! No longer do we have to suffer being treated as second class citizens in Melbourne’s coffee obsessed cafe culture thanks to Impala + Peacock in Sydney rd Brunswick.  It’s been a while since I’ve spent any time in Brunswick, my old stomping ground in Melbourne’s inner north, so I was delighted to head across town to…

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Massive wiener hot dog

Hot Dog! Check out the Massive Wieners!

I promise this post is PG rated, although I do admit that one of the reasons I frequent Massive Wieners is that this hot dog stand’s name is such a deliciously amusing double entendre; almost as delicious as it’s hot dogs! Massive Wieners is an old timey American style hot doggery on Chapel st in Prahran with a simple menu…

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Friday Brunch St Regis Dubai

Friday Brunch in Style at the St Regis Dubai

Friday Brunch is a Dubai institution, it’s the start of the weekend and anybody who’s anybody heads out eat and socialise late into the afternoon. For most of us brunch is a late breakfast, but in Dubai, brunch starts at 1pm and can go on for several hours (it should really be called Linner!) Most Friday Brunch offerings in Dubai…

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peanut butter and jelly doughnuts

Hank Marvin Markets – St.Kilda East

Southsiders rejoice, the food trucks have finally arrived! No longer do we have to cross the river to get our little piece of street food action, now that Hank Marvin Market has set up shop in Alma Park, St Kilda East. As the sign clearly states, South Side’s Starvin’,and if the turn out last weekend is anything to go by,…

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spice temple sydney

Spice Temple, Sydney CBD

On my recent visit to Sydney I had the pleasure of dinning at Neil Perry’s spectacular Asian offering, Spice Temple. Is there anything that Neil Perry doesn’t do well? It’s basement location feels like you are descending into a mysterious red lantern lit world reminiscent of a Shanghai club in the 1930’s, but with a modern twist. The entrance, a…

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