Café - 11 December 2013

HEY THERE, BARRY

Barry 85 High St, Northcote 3070 (03) 9481 7623 or barrycoffeeandfood.com Barry is the latest brainchild of the family behind Pillar of Salt and the most recent Touchwood cafe. The brief for Techné was to transform the existing shell of an original Victorian corner shop café and reflect through the architecture, an openness and community-minded

Restaurant - 15 January 2011

Chinese Takeover Is Away

New Shanghai: Lower Ground Level, Chatswood Chase, Chatswood NSW (02) 9412 3358 New Shanghai isn’t exactly new, John Chen’s parents built up the New Shanghai brand in Sydney’s Chinatown before expanding to Ashfield and Lemon Grove shopping centre in Chatswood. Now that their son has taken over, with MBA in hand, it’s been an era

Local - 15 July 2010

Hunger For Business

Phamish: 30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC (03) 9534 3800 or www.phamish.com.au Across the road from the fledgling restaurant Phamish sit two enduring St Kilda icons; the gaping clown mouth of Luna Park and the old world Palais Theatre. Beyond these gatekeepers, the streetscape melds into a wake of eclectic venues left by the gentrification

Local - 5 November 2009

Top End Kitchen

Zhen’s Kitchen: 7/50 Smith St, Darwin NT Zhen’s Kitchen is a canteen-style Asian restaurant located in Darwin. Designed by Andrew Waller Design, the eclectic interior references the ‘Night Markets’ in Taipei where the counter areas have taken on the form of street trolley eateries with billboard-style street signage. It’s all about mismatched gung-ho furnishings comprised mainly