This Spring, Melbourne’s original floating bar and restaurant, Arbory Afloat, is returning for its seventh season on the Yarra River, reviving as a Balearic Beach Club on Wednesday 21 September. Following its winter hibernation, the resurrection of the seasonal venue and Melbourne icon signifies the arrival of warmer weather and good times.

This year, the open-air venue is inspired by the allure of the exotic Balearic Islands, celebrating the fun, creative and bohemian character of Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca and Mallorca. This sun-drenched archipelago is home to postcard-perfect landscapes, gorgeous sunsets and upbeat nightlife, and Arbory Afloat Balearic Beach Club will be no different. The free-spirited nature, coastal pleasures, laidback lounging and wild character of this Spanish slice of paradise will be embraced throughout the venue, from design and fit out, through to food and cocktails.

A fresh drinks list will complement the new menu and continue to lean into the Balearic Islands theme, while retaining the best of Afloat’s beach club and party-in-the-sun classics.

Escape offshore and onboard from 4pm on Wednesday 21 September 2022, and 11am to 1am from Thursday 22 September onwards.
Reservations, walk-ins and large functions will be welcome, with bookings now available online via



Cannoleria has partnered with Moon Dog Craft Brewery to launch a cannoli-flavoured beer, and is available to buy Australia-wide now. An exciting addition to their successful craft beer range, Moon Dog Craft Brewery has paid homage to Cannoleria’s Sicilian-style ricotta cannoli by creating the ‘Almighty Cannolo’.

Based off Cannoleria’s sacred cannoli recipe and brewed with 1,500kg of whey from That’s Amore! ricotta, Moon Dog Craft Brewery’s new ‘Almighty Cannolo’ beer has a biscuit-y malt-y base, a creamy ricotta-like mouthfeel and a tart moreish finish.  300 cases of the cannoli-inspired Moon Dog brew has been distributed Australia-wide, with each 440ml can containing 2.6 standard drinks and an alcohol volume of 7.5%.

The Moon Dog Craft Brewery X Cannoleria ‘Almighty Cannolo’ beer is available now in all good bottle shops.



This October, Yūgen Restaurant (Yūgen) will open its doors at 605 Chapel Street to reveal an underground drinking, dining and entertainment experience across a trio of spaces designed by Architects EAT.

Meaning ‘a mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe’, Yūgen is a new hospitality destination by LK Hospitality Group serving a variety of Modern Asian dining experiences expertly conceived to take guests from dinner through to the early hours.

Located in what was once Melbourne’s iconic Q Bar, Yūgen is directly below the group’s existing venue Yūgen Tea BarGuests descend in a glass-walled lift into an expansive concrete basement with six-metre high ceilings and bespoke installations – including a large suspended sculpture by artist Jennifer Conroy Smith and Random Spaces.

Made up of three parts, Yūgen includes a main restaurant, bar and private dining space; a six-seater Omakase; and a private Golden Orb dining suspended from the ceiling. Each connected to the other, they create what is anticipated to be a unique and innovative new dining experience in Melbourne.

Enjoy an evening with friends in Yūgen’s sharing Jamon and Snapper sashimi, kombu, chive, shichimi and lime & shiso soy; Abrolhos island scallops, green nahm jim & coconut; and a Wagyu beef “hotpot”, mushroom & Sichuan butter. 

Alternatively, let the chef guide you at Yūgen’s intimate six-seat Omakase table on the mezzanine level, feasting on delicacies such as kobujime, abalone, A5 wagyu, engawa sushi. Or simply sit at the bar and explore a glass of wine, cocktail or specialty sakes.

Yugen Restaurant 605 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC 3141


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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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