Food & Drink Highlights of 2019

Taxi Kitchen Private Dining Area
Taxi Kitchen Private Dining Area
Taxi Kitchen Private Dining Area

The Melbourne food scene is always changing and evolving, and 2018 was no exception. We’ve loved these dishes and drinks all through 2018, and they’re sure to stay at the top of our lists in 2019. Don’t miss out!

To Eat:

Long Chim: David Thompson’s Long Chim at Crown offers perfectly designed Thai inspired cocktails and food which is sure to delight. We can highly recommend the Dried Prawn with betel leaves

Cumulus: The always popular Cumulus is a proud partner of Melbourne Food Experiences, and after eating dishes such as this one, it’s easy to see why. The smoked trout on seeded rye with horseradish seems simple, but is sure to blow your mind,

Annam: Jerry Mai’s newest restaurant, Annam, opened in 2017, and her mix of Thai, Cambodian and Vietnamese cooking has made its mark on the Melbourne food scene. Don’t skip the bo la lot or oxtail dumplings – they’re both stars!

Bar Saracen: The latest addition to Punch Lane is Bar Saracen, who describe themselves as a ‘restaurant of Middle Eastern appearance’. The restaurant, lead by Joseph Abud, creates their own bread and hummus served with prawns and paprika – and it’s a winner!

To Drink:

Mjølner: The team behind Mjølner wanted to create a Viking bar that draws on Norse mythology and culture – and they nailed it. As well as their amazing range of bespoke cocktails and delicious wine, don’t forget to try beer served in an authentic Viking horn.

Jasper’s: Jasper’s Jazz Bar opened late in 2018, and we’re proud to be partnering with them as the final destination for out Progressive Cocktail Tour. Their amazing range of cocktails is perfect for an after dinner drink with live jazz on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

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