Marcel Nantharath and Aline Viravouth (NL House in Carlton) have opened another Malaysian restaurant in Northcote. Merah means 'red' in Malay, and also the colour of sambal - the chilli condiment that's a staple in Malaysian cuisine. Merah produces their three types of sambal in-house - the traditional sambal comes from a four-generation old recipe....

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....

Not long after the opening of Workshop Brothers in Glen Waverley, Brain and Nolan Taing launched Northcote STN, inspired by Nolan's time living in London. The interior, designed by Studio Tate, takes design elements from London's underground, like the white subway tiles and 'Mind The Gap' printed on the floor. There plenty of tasty brunch options including...

Excitement is stirring as the minds behind Penta, Temperance Society and MOB Espresso head northside, with the Tinker joining the ranks of their successful portfolio of cafes. As with their other venues, Tinker has a health-conscious menu that still acknowledges those that just want to indulge in the morning. ...