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Ish

Ish

4 out of 5 stars

A decidedly modern menu at Ish borrows from regions across South Asia – Kerala, Bombay, Bengal, Kashmir – and collates the old with the new

North and Common

North and Common

4 out of 5 stars

North and Common is dishing up a surprisingly elegant and interesting dining experience in the skeleton of an old prison cafeteria

Pretty Little

Pretty Little

4 out of 5 stars

Settle in for a meditative dining journey at this 'pretty little' wine bar, where subtle creative touches command your full attention

Etta

Etta

5 out of 5 stars

This contemporary neighbourhood restaurant is at the height of its powers, offering faultless fare and a drinks list that dazzles every time

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Latest film reviews

The Outrun

The Outrun

4 out of 5 stars

Saoirse Ronan astounds as a young woman searching for grace in the face of addiction

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

4 out of 5 stars

Stone Age settlers encounter evil in 45,000 BC’s answer to The Blair Witch Project

Memory

Memory

4 out of 5 stars

Jessica Chastain is on top form in this quietly incisive drama of half-remembered trauma

Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two

4 out of 5 stars

Denis Villeneuve delivers Dune’s thunderous answer to The Empire Strikes Back

Love Local: A guide to Melbourne's suburbs

Footscray

This inner-city suburb is the brightest jewel of Melbourne’s west, primarily thanks to the migrant communities that have come to call Footscray home.

South Yarra

South Yarra is on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. It became a retreat for the wealthy from Melbourne town during the 1840s and...

Ringwood

Ringwood

Located in Melbourne’s east, Ringwood is a great spot to indulge in retail therapy or enjoy the free delights of its lake and parks. What’s...

Collingwood

Collingwood

The stomping ground of street gangs in the 1800s, Collingwood has a long, proud, chequered history of giving the middle finger to authority.  

Sunshine

Sunshine

Everyone knows Sunshine is a vibrant melting pot of cultures. The suburb calls itself home to people from many different backgrounds including Malta,...

Templestowe

Templestowe

While sleepy Templestowe doesn’t get the glory of its more well-known neighbours Eltham and Doncaster, there’s a lot to love about this suburb....

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The best day hikes from Melbourne

Ready to stretch your legs and explore the great outdoors? These are some of the best hiking and walking trails to try near Melbourne

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