Australia Travel Guide

Melbourne, known as Australia's cultural capital, is a melting pot of cultures, and Tony is off to discover what makes it so special.


Activities
Trugo Club
Tony and Matt try out a game of Trugo at a local club in the suburb of Brunswick. Trugo is a game invented and played only in Melbourne.
  • Hodgson St.
  • Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Trugo Club

Tony and Matt try out a game of Trugo at a local club in the suburb of Brunswick. Trugo is a game invented and played only in Melbourne.
Hodgson St. Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 9386 6708
Queen Vic Market
The Queen Victoria Market houses everything from meats and vegetables to gourmet food stalls, clothing and shoes. Tony and friend Paul Wilson make stops at the Bratwurst Shop and the Polish sausage stall.
  • Victoria Street
  • Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Queen Vic Market

The Queen Victoria Market houses everything from meats and vegetables to gourmet food stalls, clothing and shoes. Tony and friend Paul Wilson make stops at the Bratwurst Shop and the Polish sausage stall.
Victoria Street Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03 9320 5822
The Royal Mail Hotel
Tony takes a 45-minute plane ride out of Melbourne to visit the small town of Dunkeld, nestled at the base of the Grampian Mountains. Here he visits Dan Hunter, chef at The Royal Mail Hotel.
  • 98 Parker Street
  • Dunkeld, Victoria 3294 Australia

The Royal Mail Hotel

Tony takes a 45-minute plane ride out of Melbourne to visit the small town of Dunkeld, nestled at the base of the Grampian Mountains. Here he visits Dan Hunter, chef at The Royal Mail Hotel.
98 Parker Street Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03 5577 2241

Restaurants & Bars
Half Moon
Tony and fellow chefs Greg Malouf, Andrew McConnell and Geoff Lindsay are treated to a 7-course meal at the chef's table of Paul Wilson's restaurant, Half Moon, in the Brighton neighborhood.
  • 120 Church Street
  • Brighton, Victoria 3186 Australia

Half Moon

Tony and fellow chefs Greg Malouf, Andrew McConnell and Geoff Lindsay are treated to a 7-course meal at the chef's table of Paul Wilson's restaurant, Half Moon, in the Brighton neighborhood.
120 Church Street Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 61 3 9591 0611
Rumi
Joseph Abboud, owner of Rumi, serves Tony a selection of Lebanese dishes from the menu. Tony samples BBQ lamb ribs, fried lamb brains, Persian goat roast and marinated BBQ quail to name a few.
  • 132 Lygon Street
  • Brunswick East, Victoria 3057 Australia

Rumi

Joseph Abboud, owner of Rumi, serves Tony a selection of Lebanese dishes from the menu. Tony samples BBQ lamb ribs, fried lamb brains, Persian goat roast and marinated BBQ quail to name a few.
132 Lygon Street Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 61 3 9388 8255
The European
Melbournians love breakfast, and Tony is invited to The European to meet owner Con Christopolous, known as Melbourne's Cafe King.
  • 161 Spring Street
  • Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

The European

Melbournians love breakfast, and Tony is invited to The European to meet owner Con Christopolous, known as Melbourne's Cafe King.
161 Spring Street Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 61 3 9654 0811
Istanbul Halal Meats
Continuing the tour down Sydney Road, Tony and Matt sample some cured meats at Istanbul Halal Meats. One of their specialties is Bastourma, a highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef.
  • 609 Sydney Road
  • Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Istanbul Halal Meats

Continuing the tour down Sydney Road, Tony and Matt sample some cured meats at Istanbul Halal Meats. One of their specialties is Bastourma, a highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef.
609 Sydney Road Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03 9380 4895
Town Hall Kebab
The last stop along Sydney Road is a small outdoor eatery called Town Hall Kebab, where they serve lamb and chicken kebabs with fresh veggies, bread and lots of sauces.
  • 260 Sydney Road
  • Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

Town Hall Kebab

The last stop along Sydney Road is a small outdoor eatery called Town Hall Kebab, where they serve lamb and chicken kebabs with fresh veggies, bread and lots of sauces.
260 Sydney Road Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
The Alderman
The Alderman is a local bar situated next to Rumi, a Lebanese restaurant that Tony visits for dinner. There's a hole cut in the wall between the 2 joints, so that bar-goers can order food while waiting for a table.
  • 134 Lygon Street
  • Brunswick East, Victoria 3057 Australia

The Alderman

The Alderman is a local bar situated next to Rumi, a Lebanese restaurant that Tony visits for dinner. There's a hole cut in the wall between the 2 joints, so that bar-goers can order food while waiting for a table.
134 Lygon Street Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 31 3 9380 9003
A1 Lebanese Bakery
Tony and local food writer Matt Preston wander down Sydney Road in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. Their first stop on Sydney Road is A-1 Lebanese Bakery. Tony and Matt sample Lebanese pizza and bread filled with minced lamb.
  • 643 Sydney Road
  • Brunswick, Victoria 3056 Australia

A1 Lebanese Bakery

Tony and local food writer Matt Preston wander down Sydney Road in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. Their first stop on Sydney Road is A-1 Lebanese Bakery. Tony and Matt sample Lebanese pizza and bread filled with minced lamb.
643 Sydney Road Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 61 3 9386 0440
Dainty Sichuan
Owners Ye Shao and Ting Li provide Tony and local chef Tony Tan with a spicy Sichuan experience at their authentic restaurant, Dainty Sichuan. The 4 sit down to a meal of mouthwatering chicken, spicy cumin pork spare ribs, and heart.
  • 26 Corrs Lane
  • Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Dainty Sichuan

Owners Ye Shao and Ting Li provide Tony and local chef Tony Tan with a spicy Sichuan experience at their authentic restaurant, Dainty Sichuan. The 4 sit down to a meal of mouthwatering chicken, spicy cumin pork spare ribs, and heart.
26 Corrs Lane Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03 9663 8861
Van Mai
Chef Tony Tan suggests a walk down Victoria Street in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The visit to Van Mai includes a large number of dishes such as sweet and sour soup with tamarind and carrot, chicken wings with pork and prawns and more.
  • 374 Victoria Street
  • Richmond, Victoria 3121 Australia

Van Mai

Chef Tony Tan suggests a walk down Victoria Street in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The visit to Van Mai includes a large number of dishes such as sweet and sour soup with tamarind and carrot, chicken wings with pork and prawns and more.
374 Victoria Street Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 31 3 9428 7948

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