St Kilda is full of places to eat and drink, so it's hard to stand out and keep a crowd of regulars. Though it's more known as a bar and for its extensive cocktail and beverage list, Robarta has an impressive food menu too. Different days of the week have their own dinner specials and happy hour deals. The outdoors section includes both small and communal bench tables. Inside you can take a seat at a high table, at the bar, or laze on a couch with drink...

As an Irish pub, The Fifth Province naturally has a warm and boisterous character, and being conveniently placed right next to a tram stop increases its popularity. As the night grows long and the crowds file in, the atmosphere is further warmed by live music. Quality over quantity is the menu's focus, with weekly specials from Monday to Friday. [caption id="attachment_15220" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Cured Salmon Gravlax with lime creme fraise, cucumber, dill vinaigrette and parmesan crisps ($16)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15224" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Soba Noodle Salad - Smoked eggplant, avocado, thai basil...

There are plenty of hip eateries in Collingwood, but sometimes you just feel like splurging those calories on some greasy American food. Mr Scruffs is just the place for that. Food is ordered at the counter and served in no-frills cardboard boxes. Seats can be hard to come by, especially on Wednesday nights, where food is half price....

One of my favourite new discoveries of the year, Pablo Honey is now just into its fourth menu change, keeping to its promise of seasonality. The atmosphere is as warm as ever, and I settle into dinner with a Pablo Orgasm, a cocktail made up of Baileys, Kahlua, Amaretto, cream and a Tim Tam for a bit of fun. This is not as sweet as it may appear to be, despite all the cream, hundreds and thousands and chocolate biscuit on top. Sometimes I feel like more of...