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ESPRESSO

By Hilary McNevin

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Hilary McNevin brings you the inside stories from Melbourne's dining scene in the column Espresso.

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Just open: Hellenic Republic Kew

The new Hellenic Republic.

After closing for a month, St Katherine's has morphed into a Greek taverna.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Lune Croissanterie open to public on weekends

Kate Reid of Lune Croissanterie.

French-trained croissant queen Kate Reid has just opened her 'bakery door' to customers.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bay watch in Port Melbourne

Portside: Tom Hogan of Harry & Frankie.

The Bay Street dining precinct is expanding at a rate of knots, with some notable newcomers sailing on to the strip.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

End of the road for Silk Road bar

Silk Road's crystal chandeliers.

Collins Street bar Silk Road will close after New Year's Eve and reopen as restaurant-bar Mrs Collins.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Dec 16 11:45:00 EST 2013

Julian Gerner heads to the beach

Julian Gerner.

The ex- Melbourne Pub Group manager is planning a new venue for Sorrento called Beach Shack.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

New York, New York for city bar

Michael Rosebach (ex-Cookie) is set to transform a former Irish bar in Melbourne's CBD into Nieuw Amsterdam, a new American bar-slash-eatery.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Hawthorn Common

New look: Siany and Danny Colls.

Star-crossed space that previously housed Canvas, Chester White and Orto becomes a cafe.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Green light for Gigibaba site

Emily Pullen, co-owner of Northcote's Next Door Diner, will be Adam Liston's front-of-house manager when he opens Northern Light mid-January.

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Fatto

Go now: Inside Fatto.

A schmick black-and-white-tiled dining room and bar now occupies the curved space that once housed Trocadero.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

A new era for Carlton's King & Godfree

Lisa Valmorbida inside the pop-up gelateria, Pidapipó.

Lygon Street landmark King & Godfree will close in early 2014 for significant renovations that will turn the food and wine shop into a 'concept store' with a gelateria, cafe, restaurant and wine...

Food News | Espresso | Thu Dec 05 08:50:50 EST 2013

Identity overhaul for Taxi Dining Room restaurant

Duck with five-spice caramel.

Federation Square restaurant Taxi Dining Room will close for four weeks from late January and reopen as Taxi Kitchen.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Dec 05 08:27:39 EST 2013

Prix Fixe: Philippa Sibley's next production

Philippa Sibley.

Chef Philippa Sibley is teaming up with entrepreneur Jason M Jones for a new CBD theatre concept restaurant.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Mamasita to trial lunchtime bookings

Mamasita is trialling lunchtime bookings.

The CBD Mexican restaurant with the permanent stairwell queue is now taking lunch reservations.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Long Shot

Long Shot's signature raspberry and kaffir lime tart.

Pastry chefs Shaun Quade and Jo Barrett are on board at this teeny-tiny Docklands cafe-patisserie.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Is barbecue restaurant Kong the next king?

Pearler: Chris Lucas?s Kong will fuse US barbecue techniques with Oriental flavours.

Chris Lucas, the man who brought us Chin Chin and Baby, finally announces his plans for the former Pearl Cafe.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

PM24 to be reborn as Asian eatery in another Made Establishment shake-up

Manu Fieldel.

Made Establishment, the restaurant group that changed city fine diner the Press Club into souvlaki joint Gazi and St Katherine's restaurant to Hellenic Republic Kew, is buying out gifted French chef...

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 09:40:50 EST 2013

Just open: Burma Lane

A pop-art homage to Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burmese cuisine, a mix of Chinese, Indian and Thai influences, just scored a boost.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Supernormal Canteen

Will Golden Fields' lobster roll make an appearance on the Supernormal Canteen menu?

Andrew McConnell's pop-up pan-Asian test kitchen is now open - but only until December 31.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Movers and shakers: Cocktail history tours

A classic Sherry Cobbler cocktail.

Did you know that in 1860s, Melbourne's Cafe de Paris was an international cocktail hotspot?

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Market power in Newport

Woodfrog Bakery pies.

Melbourne's newest farmers' market opens on Sunday, December 1, at Newport's historic power substation.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013