As Merivale refines plans for the Northern Rivers mecca, other key openings are keeping locals cool.
After several years without a fine-diner befitting its luxurious rooms, the Mornington Peninsula resort has unveiled an additional restaurant.
Where there's smoke, there's a new bar sizzling Japanese skewers and pouring highball drinks.
With metres of glass that bring you into the art of baking, the second location of this Melbourne bakery is a serious step up.
Carnegie locals are reaping the benefits of a baking hobby gone professional, with seven-layer lamingtons, chocolate babka and more on offer at Coco's.
A lockdown favourite is laying down roots for the long-term, occupying its largest site yet and expanding into hot sandwiches and more complex fillings.
Expect a bar partly made from waste pineapple fibre, a "chai river" and G&Ts on tap when Four Pillars opens its new-look distillery next week.
With tables, walls, lamp shades and stools made from recycled cardboard, this temporary bar aims to tread light while still having a good time.
Make like you're on Mykonos at Bondi Beach's latest opening, Topikos, from the team behind Shell House.
Melbourne’s newest ramen shop is led by a duo that includes a fine-dining chef – and it's serving one of the city's most luxurious soups.