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400 Gradi Location: 99 Lygon Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC Contact: 03 9380 2320 By the time Johnny Di Francesco of Melbourne’s 400 Gradi was 17 years old, he was already managing his own pizza section at a restaurant in Carlton and had been making pizzas for over 5 years. This was, of course, all while Di Francesco was studying an electronics engineering degree at university; determined to pursue his passion in the kitchen, Di Francesco would attend university during the day, and then continue to work in the pizza restaurant at night.
Albert and Sydney – Cocktail and Wine Bar Location: 382 Sydney Road, Brunswick Victoria Contact: 03 8354 6600 We wandered into the Albert and Sydney with the waft of barbeque filling our nostrils. Planted imposingly on the corners of Albert Street and Sydney Road, the space is light and airy, belying its heavy blockwork outer. The booths are open and relaxed, and the vaulted ceilings help the feeling of vastness, dotted with textured shades and technicolour logo.
Shimbu Tibetan Restaurant and Bar Location: 58 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Victoria Contact: 0405 319 161
Thaila Thai Location: 82 Lygon St, Brunswick East, VIC 3057 Contact: 03 9387 0659 One of Melbourne’s most loved eateries for home-style Thai cuisine, Thaila Thai offers simplicity, affordability and efficient service in an informal atmosphere that abandons pretence.
Hellenic Republic can do no wrong. The modern taverna offers beautifully constructed (and devilishly decadent) sharing menus from lunch through to dinner, and boy; they do it bloody well.