Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Non-Touristy Tourist Guide To Melbourne

Do you walk around the city with your head down paying more attention to how many likes your latest Instagram photo has than to your current concrete surroundings? Having a friend from Sydney down for the weekend that wants to... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Woolshed – A New and Improved Piece of History

Nestled in Docklands among the surrounding concrete playground and the breathtaking harbour views, sits The Woolshed – the newly refurbished fine dining and function experience. Starting its journey in 1916 as a part of Australia’s busiest port, The Woolshed now... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Bringing A Piece Of Asia To Richmond

Located in the heart of Richmond, The National Hotel offers everything from a late lunch or a Saturday night hot-spot to a venue for your next event, ensuring this space is the perfect backdrop for a catch-up with friends or... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s Best Trivia Nights

Are you the one in your group who has all this extra knowledge about anything and everything? Don’t let it go to waste! Drag your friends down to a riveting trivia night and show off all your knowledge about the hundreds... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Bastille Day French Festival

Melbourne is in its 3rd year celebrating La Fête Nationale (National French Day) and a huge French festival is happening this 15-16 July at the Meat Market in North Melbourne where entry to all things Francais is only $2! From delicious... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Fine Dining That Won’t Break The Bank

Wondering how you’re going to juggle your social life when you’re supposed to be saving for that European holiday you said you’d go on last year and now last year is this year and you’re still not any closer so... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Baroq Is Back

Sheer opulence is what you can expect come August, when after 2 years of extensive renovations, Baroq reopens its doors and revolutionises Melbourne’s nightlife scene. Located down Drewery Lane in the CBD, you will find a mansion style venue that proves... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s Best Function Venues With A View

Are you after a lavish night filled with spectacular views with a hint of sophistication to celebrate a special event? Can’t find a perfect venue to meet all your expectations? Well, look no further! Whether you’re looking to celebrate a... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s Cosiest Bars To Escape Winter

We are all starting to feel the struggles of winter; where lounging on a sofa in front of a Netflix series sounds more appealing than venturing out in to the cold. However, there are plenty of venues accommodating those bitter... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Top 10 Quirky Bars in Melbourne

Feeling a bit adventurous? Or enjoy the thrill of finding one-of-a kind bars? Well, HCS have done some digging to find the quirkiest bars of them all. Quirky bars may not be the hottest go-to spots, but isn’t that the... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Top 5 Vegetarian/ Vegan Melbourne Hangouts

Here in Melbourne, we are spoilt for choice with endless dining options. Whether you’re on the keto diet, the paleo diet, the student ‘two-minute-noodle’ diet or the SEE food diet (no explanation needed here) Melbourne’s extraordinary array of restaurants and... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Best Ice Cream In Melbourne

So why are we writing about ice cream when the sun barely makes a presence in our day and we can’t live without the heater on? Well, that’s why you keep reading. Duh! Leave your Ben and Jerry’s days aside,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Best Glamping Spots Around Victoria

Glamping; the coolest craze to sweep the nation since Frose… As the name suggests, glamping provides you with an opportunity to experience the great outdoors without ever being too far away from a decent shower and a borderline fine dining... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Where to get a drink in the CBD

The ultimate concrete jungle where dreams are made, well nightmares since we’re still trying to figure out its endless laneways and confusing grid system, but one that is filled with restaurants to satisfy the ‘hangry’ beast in all of us... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Queen’s Bday Long Weekend – Whats On

Stuck on what to do this weekend? Well, HCS have your weekend all planned out for you. You have to celebrate the Queen’s birthday weekend off in style, right? Whats on in Melbourne 9th -11th June The Food Truck Park... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Where To Get A Drink On The Eastside

With its abundance in tree-lined streets and overpriced soy lattes, the Eastside evokes a very different sentiment than what may be conjured in perhaps…the Northside. Take away your hipster Northsider and you’re left with the hip Eastsider. Catering to a... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Have a n-ice day at the Common Man

It’s time to stop hating winter and start embracing it with South Wharf’s newest experience! The Common Man Lawn 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf  Ever liked the idea of skating/tobogganing but never acted on it because of the hour-long car... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Coffee and Charity, Melbourne

You scream, I scream, we all scream for…coffee! Well, we are Melburnians after all… This is for all you coffee snobs out there, because you like your coffee fresh, hot and frothed properly. What if I told you, you could... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
What Your Drink Says About You

I’m the first to admit I have been almost all of these drinkers at one point or another. I can only imagine what the bartender thought of me when I was ordering Vodka Redbulls as a fresh 18 year old,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Top 10 Places to Host Birthday Drinks

The Corner Hotel 57 Swan St, Richmond The Corner Hotel is an iconic Melbourne live music venue, and it’s an institution among musos near and far. It may look like a standard pub, but head upstairs to the newly refurbished... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Mother’s Day: Where To Go In Melbourne

Don’t be a bore this Mother’s Day and do the usual card, chocolate and flowers for mum. Instead, get mum excited, dolled up and ready for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner – with the inclusion of a few glasses... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s Best Outdoor Bars for Winter

Winter is coming. Ignore the wails of despair in the distance, because we’re here to make winter just a little bit more bearable. There is no need for hibernation. Grab your mates, your beanie, maybe some gloves, and get ready... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Collingwood’s Multi-Talented Venue

Craft & Co offers everything you could ever want in one space (and so much more). The distillery, micro-brewery, coffee roastery, deli and café that is Craft & Co. is one big hub of quality, local, Australian produce. This expansive, 2... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne Dishes To Try Before You Die

You could spend a life time eating out every night and still never try all the food that Melbourne has to offer. It’s a hard task choosing a restaurant, let alone choosing what to order from the menu. But if... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
You Know You’re From Melbourne When…

You know you’re from Melbourne when…   You wear A LOT of black No, we aren’t going to funeral, we’re just from Melbourne.  It’s tres chic, versatile, and makes up 90% of our wardrobe*.  This can be very frustrating when... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Cheap Eats in Melbourne

Residing in the most liveable city in the world has its perks, we have amazing… well, everything, especially food and drinks! We are spoiled for choice with some of the best cafes, bars and restaurants Australia has to offer. However, this... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
5 Uniquely Melbourne Date Ideas

Out to impress? In the dog house? Losing your eyesight from straining to read the menu at too many candle lit dinners?  It’s time to give the ol’ ‘Netflix and chill’ a rest for a while and treat your significant... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Top 10 Cafe Function Spaces in Melbourne

Party planning can be stressful.  And expensive.  Whether you’ve got an upcoming birthday, baby shower, engagement, or work function, the pressure of pulling off a smooth-running event on a budget can be enough to discourage you from celebrating at all.... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Melbourne’s Best Markets

There’s no better place to spend a lazy afternoon than at a market, and luckily, Melbourne has plenty of them to offer. Markets are a great place to find some pre-loved goods, shop for a bargain and get your daily... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
5 Tips For Surviving Easter

There comes a time in a young adult’s life where Easter loses its appeal. Unless you’ve got younger siblings or children there’s no more backyard Easter egg hunts, and no all-expenses paid family weekends away (thanks Mum and Dad). But... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Our Top Picks For The Comedy Festival

Going to comedy shows and laughing for hours on end is really hard work, so thankfully, we’ve done all the hard work for you and reviewed a number of comedy shows going on in Melbourne at the moment. Yes, we... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
6 Wineries To Try

Cellar door… One of the most beautiful phrases in the English language. Not because of the phonaesthetics or that Drew Barrymore told us that in Donnie Darko, but because it almost always equals wine. Here in Victoria we are lucky... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Drinking & Dining Specials At The Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back and some of our city’s best bars and restaurants are really getting around it… Whether you’re a comedy enthusiast with dozens of tickets lining your pockets, or you’re a comedy newbie heading along to... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
The Hidden Gems Of Richmond

Richmond is a classic Melbourne destination for those far and near; with its old-world charm, narrow alleyways covered in posters and its vibrant array of cafes, restaurants and shops – everything is right at your fingertips in the 3121. If... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
A Slice of Paradise on Chapel Street

Saint Lucia just celebrated its one year anniversary and there are no signs of business slowing down. This humble eatery is a little slice of Caribbean heaven tucked away on the Windsor end of Chapel street. Also known as your... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Bar Hopping Down Flinders Lane

Flinders Lane is synonymous with all things food and drink, and is arguably Melbourne’s best go-to dining destination. Its cobblestone pavement is always busy with people queuing for restaurants and bars – how very Melbourne – or those merely taking... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Where To Get A Drink On The SouthSide

To Northsiders, the South is just a blur of AFL players, beautiful blondes in yoga pants, Range Rovers and rose. Waiting in line for a table at Top Paddock is just as popular as hyphenated surnames. Green juices are big,... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
A Comedy Duo To Watch Out For – The Lioness

Giveaway time! We have a 1 x double pass to give to a special someone to hilarious comedy show – The Lioness. The winner will be drawn this Friday the 31st of March, so get in quick! To enter, head... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
A Picnic On The Peninsula Is Coming

Grab your picnic blanket and get ready for an afternoon of sun, music, wine and food on the Peninsula. The Peninsula Picnic will take over the beautiful grounds of the Mornington Peninsula racecourse on April 1st for a day long... [more info]


Festival 21  Our Future Through Food
Best Bars for Pre Footy Drinks

Tis the season to get rowdy. Let me hear you yell FOOOOTTYY! Soon the streets of Richmond will be taken over by colourful paraphernalia and colours of our favourite teams. Some of you are rejoicing, some of you are groaning... [more info]