The Best of Balaclava

The Best of Balaclava

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Balaclava in Melbourne’s south east, has always been known as a hip, cool spot.  It’s easily accessible by train and tram and has recently transformed into a food and shopping mecca.  Here’s our pick of the best spots in Balaclava. Food Ziggy’s – 195 Carlisle Street The go to spot for New York styled burgers, beer on tap and […]

Melbourne’s Best Burgers 2017

Melbourne’s Best Burgers 2017

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By the sheer number of burger joints in Melbourne, it would be foolish to say that we don’t love our burgers. Here’s Melbourne Explorer’s pick of our Top 10 favourite burger spots:   #1 Brother Burger, South Yarra – 560 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141 Everything is made from scratch, on site.  You must also try their […]

Rock Sugar

Rock Sugar

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Think Chin Chin meets Mr Miyagi.  This very hip Thai restaurant has been open on South Yarra‘s busy Malvern Road for almost twelve months, and Rock Sugar have gone from strength to strength, recently opened a courtyard. Rock Sugar was the brain child of owner Nikon Souphan and his front of house manager, Simon Tammesild (formerly of […]

Going Rogue

Going Rogue

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Nestled in a very unassuming old 19th century cottage, on a side street off Brunswick’s incredibly busy Sydney Road, is one of Melbourne’s newest brunch spots, Rogue District. We visited them for a late brunch on a Saturday afternoon.  Coffee is good, roasted by Reverence. We tried the buttermilk pancakes and the bulgogi burger.  While […]

World Famous in Geelong

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Steve Costi’s Famous Fish opened their doors in Geelong last weekend, and Melbourne Explorer went along for opening night to check it out. The Famous Fish tradition began in 1958, when Steve Costi’s dad started selling seafood and Steve continued the family tradition by operating the Costi retail stores in the seafood industry from the […]