Wednesday, September 25, 2013

{Travel} Melbourne weekend (mainly food related)

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Sometimes I fall head over heels in love with a city from my very first visit. I can still remember being in the car with my mum when I was about 7 and driving into Sydney for the first time. Being a country girl I had never seen anything like it, my love for Sydney, right from that young age was instant and deep. I have been to Melbourne a few times now and have always enjoyed it but that instant connection with the city never occurred but after this weekend I can say definitely that my mind has changed and my heart is well and truly stolen.

I am not sure if it was the beautiful weather, the random friendly people on the street who engaged in conversation with us, the lovely wedding we attended of one of my best friends or just getting to spend time relaxing, shopping and eating really good food but this trip I got it, I really got why people love Melbourne. Even after Brendan and I walked three kilometers in the wrong direction to go shopping on Chapel Street, yeah I am really, really bad with maps, it was still the perfect weekend.

So what were the highlights, things I definitely recommend you do next time you're in Melbourne... well my obsession with food means that my three top recommendations are restaurants - Manchester Press for a beyond affordable and delicious breakfast or lunch. I had half an avocado on my meal rather then a scrawny tiny little bit like most places you go to. The next place is Gingerboy - the most delicious cocktails of my life and the yummiest, spicy chicken ribs and brilliant service! Lastly, Mamasita for amazing mexican food - my favourite!! I was seriously in food heaven for three days.

Thanks to everyone who gave me Melbourne recommendations, I have a list now for when we head back again, hopefully sooner rather then later!

13 comments:

  1. I love Melbourne all that food looks delicious!!! It makes me wish that I was back there on holidays.

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  2. That jumpsuit you're wearing is amazing!! I've only spent a weekend in Melbourne but I definitely want to go back - I think I'm also likely to fall in love with it too haha :)

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  3. oh my goodness, looks so tasty and gorgeous! I am definitely coming to Australia someday :)

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  4. I'm all for food-related blog posts! Glad to hear that you had a good time in Melbourne; I honestly feel like I like most places I visit and dont't have a favourite, but I can certainly tell you the ones I did not like :D

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  5. Ah I've always wanted to visit Melbourne so I'm glad you had such a great time. This post made me hungry hah!

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  6. Looks like a fabulous weekend! I'm jealous you went to Mamasita. I tried waiting in line for it once but the wait was over an hour… so I moved on. :)

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  7. I love Melbourne but sadly Sydney has never stolen my heart! I love the arcades and alley ways in Melbourne, the food and the coffee!

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  8. Food is always the focal point on my travels. We have friends who live in Melbourne, and we hope to visit them some day soon. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  9. I'll be adding these to my list too, thank you!! Please come back soon Melbourne and I would love to see you xx

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  10. I just wrote a Melbourne post as well. I also ate at Manchester Press. I thought it was a cute hipster cafe. I love Melbourne too and can't wait to go back. x

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  11. Oh Melbourne. My favourite city ever! I'm so glad you liked Mamasita's!

    x Jasmine

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