Popping up at The Boatbuilders Yard, Bang Bang RC is giving us a taste of what's to come and leaving us hanging for more. The permanent restaurant in Elsternwick will be built from scratch, and whilst it's time consuming, expensive and leaves more potential for things to go wrong, it does allow them to design and create their dream restaurant. These dream plans include the installation of a woodfired grill and big wok burners to recreate authentic flavours. [caption id="attachment_11655" align="aligncenter" width="534"] South-east Side - Four Pillars Navy Strength...

It's Oktoberfest and celebrations are in full swing. Although I've been here before, I'm always surprised at just how large Munich Brauhaus is. We came in rather early on a Monday evening, and though I expected it to be quiet, there were already a number of patrons treating themselves to drinks, and as the night went on, quite a few large parties came in. We started with a five beer flight, and some pretzels. All the beers are made under the Bavarian Purity Law, so made using only hops,...

Munich Brauhaus has just turned one, and as part of its birthday celebrations they held a boat party over five nights. I was invited to join them on a Friday night, where we started with pre-drinks in their upstairs VIP area. We were soon ushered onto the boat, chartered from Melbourne River Cruises, when we then and cruised up and down the Yarra while enjoying drinks and delicious Bavarian food. The stand outs for me were the crispy, succulent pork belly with crackling, and the juicy and moreish BBQ...

Akachochin has been on my radar for a while and I was so excited when I found out a friend had organised a celebratory dinner here. Because of the size of the group, the restaurant offered to put together a shared menu for us - one that was different to the regular banquet menu. We started with a little dish of noodles in a light broth, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Though I knew it was a banquet, I wished there was more of it because I found it so...