Image by Renee Stamatis Photography

Image by Renee Stamatis Photography

Iconic Richmond restaurant Feast of Merit has launched the ‘Feast of Merit Rooftop’, an intimate and secluded bar which is a thoughtfully constructed extension of the restaurant, offering a middle-eastern inspired snack menu complimented by locally sourced wine and beer, as well as delicious specialty offerings.

Reminiscent of Feast of Merit’s restaurant fare, the Rooftop menu will have a vibrant selection of middle- eastern snacks including cured Tasmanian ocean trout with ras el hanout, spiced organic almonds with chickpeas and Merguez sausages with labneh.

Complementing this unique menu is an equally impressive drinks list, showcasing a variety of Victorian wineries from the Yarra Valley and Grampian regions as well as South Australian favourites, the Clare Valley, King Valley, McLaren and Barossa Valley.

The Feast of Merit rooftop is proudly supported by Coopers Brewery – one of the venues substantial partners. Coopers will provide the Feast of Merit Rooftop with Pale Ale and Brooklyn Lager exclusively poured on tap. The Rooftop will also showcase beer from like-minded and independently owned Port Melbourne-based brewery Quiet Deeds, which produces quality craft beers, full of flavour and complexity.

Richmond local Siren Design is responsible for the interior fit-out, generously donating their creative efforts to craft an intimate space reflective of the Feast of Merit ethos. With Facebook and Twitter Headquarters among their repertoire, Siren Design’s expertise was warmly welcomed and appreciated.

The extension of Feast of Merit is a guilt-free haven designed to bring people together for pre-dinner drinks, after work cocktails or an afternoon Sunday session in an idyliic atmosphere.


Feast of Merit Rooftop bar will be open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5pm – late, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3pm – late.

117 Swan Street, Richmond 3121




Images by Jason Edwards Photography courtesy of Gardens at Night 20 - hi...

This year the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show will open its gates for a night to remember. Gardens by Twilight will provide visitors with the opportunity to see the Show Gardens and Floral Designs by night in a magical setting. Hosted on Friday 18th March, from 6 – 9.30pm, the evening will feature a range of entertainment, food and drinks exclusive to twilight visitors in the beautifully lit Carlton Gardens.
Areas open to visitors include the Landscape Show Gardens, Achievable Gardens and the Great Hall of Flowers on the ground floor of the Royal Exhibition Building. Visitors will be able to wander at their leisure through the beautiful Floral Designs and Landscape Show Gardens, experiencing them in a whole new light. The Gardens will be awash with magnificent lighting which will highlight the natural beauty of the venue, the world Heritage listed Carlton Gardens & Royal Exhibition Building. Mulching services hear you and regular maintenance allow the gardens to look splendid all the time.

There will be live fire acts, glow performances, street buskers and music throughout the evening. Visitors can sit among the Central Boulevard’s Plane Trees and enjoy the light show, relax in The Garden Lounge or spread a picnic rug on the grass to enjoy the atmosphere.

Some of Melbourne’s best Food Trucks will be providing an array of foodie delights, including Manny’s Doughnuts, Toasta, A Salted Squid, Speedy Gonzales, Yo India, Let’s Do Yum Cha and Smokin’ Barrys – to name a few. Picnic hampers and blankets will also be available for pre-order.  To cater for thirsty crowds roaming the gardens, the twilight event will feature the Jansz Sparkling Wine Garden Bar, with Happy Hour from 6pm – 7pm.

Tickets can be pre-purchased online or purchased at the gate upon arrival.

To purchase tickets visit – www.melbflowershow.com.au




Mr Miyagi will be serving it’s favourite Miyagi fried Chicken, Prawn Dawg and it’s famous Nori Tacos

Windsor’s illicit Artists Lane comes alive on Sunday 6 March with hawker-inspired street food from local favourites including Hanoi Hannah, Mr Miyagi, Hawker Hall, Susie Wong and House of Hoi An.

The party will feature live music, hip hops and drops, street art, circus arts and a party atmosphere that is second to none on a Sunday afternoon.

Head down to Artists Lane in Windsor for this year’s Windsor & Co. Block Party as part of the Melbourne Food & Wine festival on Sunday 6 March 2016

For more information visit  http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/program/windsor-co-block-party-6296

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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: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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