Established in 2013, The Food Society is an Australian-based, good vibes food blog and guide to beautiful moments in food culture, lifestyle and travel.

Whether you're a local or just travelling through Australia, our team of contributors will keep you on the pulse with the latest food hot spots and events in your area, as well as share with you some of our favourite haunts.

Bar Humbug

Written by THE FOOD SOCIETY on . Posted in $$ Moderately priced, Burgers, Casual dining, CBD, Cheap eats, Let's get tipsy, Pub & Bar Food, VICTORIA

Tucked away off the quieter end of Little Bourke Street and a stone’s throw away from Southern Cross Station, Bar Humbug is one of Melbourne’s hidden late night haunts for groups looking to get just that little bit tipsy. We headed here for a girl’s night out, a table-full of cocktails and wine, and the promise of good, hearty comfort food.

DOC Mornington

Written by THE FOOD SOCIETY on . Posted in $$ Moderately priced, Casual dining, Cheap eats, Italian, Mornington, Mornington Peninsula, Pizza, VICTORIA

We love pizza, but let’s be honest – more often than not it’s of the Dominos variety, topped with diced mystery meat and drowning in grease. Amidst the plethora of fast food restaurants churning out pizzas under $10, it can be a little difficult to find good quality, authentic pizza. Now that’s where DOC Mornington comes in.

Chin Chin

Written by THE FOOD SOCIETY on . Posted in $$$ A little bit fancy, A little bit fancy, Asian, Casual dining, CBD, Moderately Priced, Thai, VICTORIA

Walk through those heavy glass doors at Chin Chin’s and you instantly feel like you’ve been teleported to a modern version of the busy dining halls of Bangkok. Following Melbourne’s affinity for informal yet chic dining, Chin Chin offers a relaxed, no-bookings policy, which means you can stroll in at some of the ungodlier hours of the night and still snag a meal and a drink (at the Go Go Bar located below).


Written by THE FOOD SOCIETY on . Posted in $$$ A little bit fancy, Asian, Casual dining, CBD, Japanese, Let's get tipsy, Moderately Priced, South Wharf, Sushi, VICTORIA

Named after the red paper lanterns that hang outside its gorgeously sleek interior, Akachochin is not your average Japanese izakaya. The modern, tokyo-style bar is stylishly decked out with black, wooden lacquered floors and white marble bench-tops, making for a beautiful and unique setting within South Wharf. It seems that, despite often being labelled somewhat of a ‘ghost town’, an array of relatively new, trendy restaurants are finally making in-roads into the South Wharf/Docklands area.

Montalto Restaurant and Winery

Written by THE FOOD SOCIETY on . Posted in $$$$ Fine dining, A little bit fancy, Let's get tipsy, Modern Australian, Mornington Peninsula, Red Hill, VICTORIA, Vineyard

Montalto Restaurant and Winery is a stunning vineyard sprawled across acres of gorgeous greenery in Red Hill, Victoria. The Estate itself is comprised of the Montalto Restaurant, bakery, olive grove, summer gardens, and wetlands walk, which displays a number of interesting artworks by various artists as part of the estate’s collection.
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