Port Melbourne

Crabfest at Omah’s

Crabfest at Omah’s

I‘ve always though that the time to eat mud crab is full moon. But apparently it doesn’t matter as long as you don’t eat them in the summer months, a bit like oysters,and they are good now. Not only are mud crabs delicious but as long as you aren’t eating spawning females they are a sustainable seafood too. And that means you can eat as much crab as will make you burst which is exactly what I did at Omah’s […]

C’est bon. C’est mal

The headline would make a pithy review. Mean, funny and tempting. But it would be an injustice to my readers and perhaps the restaurant. The food at C’est Bon in Port melbourne is okay. And because of a recent update the text from this post has dissapeared. My main problem ws getting hold of a spoon for the boullabaise in what i think was a fairly boring restaurant.

What’s up with The Swallows?

The first time I visited The Swallows (192 Station Street, Port Melbourne) this year my giant steak was raw in the middle. Poor buggers, I was reviewing for The Age Good Food Guide. The steak was so large that I didn’t bother to have it reheated. Besides I was about a third of the way through when I discovered this. The service was great that night though. It was with trepidation that I returned to this pub on Friday night. […]

Does my lobster look cruel in this?

Does my lobster look cruel in this?

Photography: Christina Simons How to kill a lobster for sashimi with nothing but a sharp stick. From a restaurant on a wharf in Port Melbourne. Should we be talking to the RSPCA? Or should we be whizzing down there to scoff it up?