Over here at The Second Row, we also run a food blog [@YumSydney, @YumMelbourne, @YumBrisbane, and @YumPerth coming soon!] – so, when it comes to the most requested recommendations on site, it’s always about where to eat. And with an influx of amazing new places opening in Melbourne of late, we thought it was high time to share our newest favourites with you.
Meat, sauce, chips, and more meat… If you’re looking for the perfect steak-and-ribs combo in Sydney, then Squires Loft is the answer. Dim lighting, warm flames and timber set the mood here for the perfect comfort meal – and any restaurant who greets you with fresh, warm and crunchy bread as you sift through the menu is doing things right in my book.
If there was one dish that Melbourne is known for, it would have to be the burger. Or the deconstructed coffee… No, scratch that, just the burger.
And on that note, it must be said, it would be impossible to try every single burger in Melbourne in order to create this article – so, instead, we tried the very popular ten spots below and ranked them according to burger-iness. As you can see, it was a very scientific process.
Even during its chef’s hatted heyday, the formal dining room at Albert St Food and Wine felt a little like a transplant from another world in laidback Brunswick. Now re-branded as Albert & Sydney, the far more casual setup captures more of that relaxed, easy attitude that we love, in a suburb where every bar feels a little like an extension of your lounge room.