Smith Street's gentrification in the last few years isn't all bad news. The late night kebab shops of old are still there for your 3am hot chips, but you can now pre-empt your bar hop through Collingwood with some of the best food this side of Victoria Parade. Thirsty? Follow up your meal with a bar crawl through Smith Street.
The Collingwood/Fitzroy area isn't short of late-night kebab and souva joints, but Shane Delia's Biggie Smalls will shake up your late night kebab game. The Maha head chef and owner's kebab store is named after the late Notorious B.I.G and, naturally, the menu references rap's golden age.Read more
Sometimes your best dish can become your worst enemy. At Rockwell and Sons, Manu Potoi (ex-Attica) and Casey Wall (ex-Cutler and Co) may want you to be all about their share plates but everyone’s lining up for the 'double patty smash burger' and fried chicken burger and there’s not a damn thing they can do about it.Read more
Owners Pat Breen and Lydia Wegner’are ramen renegades, who make their buckwheat noodles in-house and are pushing an eclectic mix of Japan’s favourite soup, Chinese-style pork buns, frosty shakes and dessert pies. If you’re wondering whether smashing a bowl of soup and a milk drink is a good idea, it’s not. But do it anyway.Read more