Imbue caused quite a stir when it opened in Maribyrnong in October last year. In a suburb not known for its culinary prowess, there was suddenly now a place for fine dining.It's a warm and cosy place, seating only 48, or up to 60 for functions. Their carefully considered wine list is comprised of Australian wines. Local food suppliers are also thoughtfully selected, and the quality of their produce is showcased in Chef Phong Nguyen's share-style contemporary menu....

Igni is an unassuming performer. It’s all too easy to walk right past the nondescript entrance without realising what’s inside. The restaurant is small, pared back, and relatively casual for fine dining. It seats about 30, and diners are treated to the spectacle of the open kitchen: the smell of cooking butter, the sight of flames coming up during service, the sizzles and crackles from the wood-fire grill. ...

Faraday’s Cage has been a very popular cafe destination since it opened two years ago, operating out of a converted warehouse that used to be Adelphia recording studio. Owner John Petrou went from hobbyist baker to cafe-owner, and still bakes the cafe’s supply of fresh bread every morning....