Nobori – to climb up – is a fitting name, given you have to ascend a flight of stairs to find this somewhat hidden Japanese restaurant. Nobori was once Orita’s, but has since undergone a rebrand and a renewal of the menu, thanks to the skills of the head chef who hails from Japan....

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....

It really takes something to stand out in the cafe scene these days. Lavender & Fare serves brunch, but also a lunch menu that sees some of its dinner dishes brought over to the daytime. The four-month old cafe and restaurant is set in a quaint building with homely decor. Out the back, there's an outdoors seating area where diners can enjoy their meals under the shade of the centuries-old peppercorn tree....

Atta is the latest of a new spate of modern Indian eateries, where traditional dishes are infused with new flavours and ingredients. Hoping to showcase their take on contemporary Indian is restaurateur Harry Dhanjal, and self-taught head chef Brij Patel....