An avid traveller, Adam Davies has spent many years working and travelling abroad in countries including Mexico, Japan, China and France. His two years living and breathing French hospitality in Lyon led him to open Fortify in Armadale. He brings all of his experience together here at Fortify, where he acts as Executive Chef, aiming to bring us French dishes that you wouldn't easily find in Melbourne: Alternative French, if you will....

Il Melograno is about 3 years old, and while it focused mainly on gelato and later brunch, there were always ideas of expanding into the dinner trade. Dinner service started a month ago, available from 3pm. Gelato first started in Sicily, as a mix of granita and milk, and is its the most famous food product. For Il Melograno's food menu, Sicilian family recipes are tweaked to suit Australian produce. Sicily is a bit of a melting pot of cuisines, and sees influence from the Spanish, Arabs and...

Like the writer-philosopher that his restaurant is named after, both chef Pierre Khodja and Albert Camus were born in Algeria, and grew up in Marseille. The writer’s musings are a reflection of Khodja’s own life journey up to this point, particularly after his near death experience in his Mornington restaurant 15 years ago....

The Long Room, the long-time haunt for after work drinks, was rebranded to The George on Collins earlier this year. Gutted and completely refurbished, the slick and modern interior was designed by Hecker Guthrie. Crisp white walls and ceilings brighten up the basement space. The bar takes centre stage, encircled by tables. Booths run around the perimeter, complete with curtains if you want that extra bit of privacy....