Nina Rousseau

Nina Rousseau

Epicure editor

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The Fish Market

The Fish Market's classy fish and chips.

This Richmond fish and chippery is a nice little local for a casual drop-in, without going into uncharted waters.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jan 14 00:00:00 EST 2014


Postino's napoletana pizza.

It's very good pizza at Postino - a light, thin base with zero sog-factor, a fluffy crust, charred just right.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Miss Katie's Crab Shack

Buttermilk fried chicken and waffles.

Bib up - it's crab cracking time at this shrine to old-style southern cooking.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Dainty Sichuan

Abalone and super spicy hotpot combo.

Leading Melbourne's individualistic hotpot charge, Dainty Sichuan's Box Hill restaurant is a hoot and perfect for a group.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Champion's Grill

Parsnip ice-cream, strawberries and silky buttermilk curd.

Been to Clayton Bowls Club lately? You should and you should get in quick.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 08 00:00:00 EST 2013

The National Hotel

Braised lamb shoulder.

Pull up a cocktail, settle in for cider, the National's magnificent eco-friendly beer garden is prime turf.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EST 2013



Translated from Japanese, Shokuiku means 'food education', and it's the core of this chilled, raw food cafe.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 24 00:00:00 EST 2013

Tuck Shop Take Away

Tuck Shop's 'The Major' burger, triple-cooked chips and Nutella milkshake.

Tuck Shop is a schoolyard delight, a retro bonanza of old-school but with Gonski reforms.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Saigon Sally

Banh bo nut from Saigon Sally.

Hanoi Hannah's sister restaurant is an exuberant, glam, buzzing modern Vietnamese diner.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 10 00:00:00 EST 2013


Huxtaburger city review.

It's a slick, low-lit, loud and pumping place.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Sep 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

DOC Albert Park

San Daniele pizza at restaurant DOC in Albert Park.  THE AGE . epicure . 13 AUGUST 2013 . photo by Simon O'Dwyer

It opened quietly, without too much fuss, and then - boom! - baysiders flocked to DOC Albert Park like seagulls after a chip.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 27 11:50:19 EST 2013

The Stables of Como

Meringue at The Stables.

At only three weeks old, the Stables is already off at a gallop. Welcome back, Como.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 20 01:00:00 EST 2013

Jimmy Grants

The Bonnegilla Souvlaki at Jimmy Grants.

Bust open the ouzo – we have a new title-holder for "Melbourne's best souvlaki bar".

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 13 01:00:00 EST 2013

Lona Pintxos Bar

Arancini-smoked aioli.

Dedicated pintxos bars are few in Melbourne. Pronunciation? ''Pint-ex-os'' is incorrect. ''Pin-choss'' is good, with a soft ''ch'' sound.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Aug 06 00:00:00 EST 2013

Little Joe

Little Joe cafe in Warburton.

Little Joe's bases have good flavour and chew, with fat crusts and ultra-thin bottoms.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 30 01:00:00 EST 2013

Mr Nice Guy

Mr Nice Guy Thai cafe in the city.

This fresh-faced effort from the team behind Middle Fish takes southern Thai cuisine on a brave new Melbourne adventure.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 23 11:38:11 EST 2013

Adeney Milk Bar

Bhaji pav is a superb gingery vegie 'soup'.

This reclaimed Kew milk bar is enjoying a next-generation revival.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 16 05:00:00 EST 2013

Lunch deliveries from door to desk

David's pork belly bao.

Nina Rousseau tracks down six ways to beat the lunchtime blues.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Fri Jun 14 10:00:40 EST 2013

Zone 2 dining guide

The souvlaki from Oakleigh's Kalimera Souvlaki Art.

Nina Rousseau tracks down 25 of Melbourne's outer suburban legends.

Top 10 Eat Out,Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Mon Jun 10 19:47:34 EST 2013

A Boy Named Sue

Go to dish: 'Suck eggs' wins the brunch Pulitzer.

This boy is a thoroughly delightful, cool, mudbrick cafe and pizzeria in hilly St Andrews.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jun 04 09:00:00 EST 2013