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Melbourne Night Market

The Queen Victoria Night Market, CBD, Melbourne

Cuisine: International street food

Melbourne’s Night Market is due to return next month for the Australian summer and the start of a well loved tradition. November is technically not quite summer – in fact when I was in Melbourne last November, I had to buy some sensible, waterproof shoes and lamented the fact that I hadn’t packed a warm jacket as it was so rainy and cold!

The Night Market will open from the beginning of November, through to the end of March and will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5pm – 10 pm at the Queen Victoria Market in the CBD. There will be a large number of stalls, from jewellery to ceramics and of course, food. Lots of food stalls and cuisines serving a huge range of street food – during the last Night Market season, this included gelato, Chinese dumplings, Sicilian, Spanish and Nepalese. Local businesses included Mamak, Wingman and PATS The Philly Way. Continue reading


Southsea’s Pie and Vinyl, Portsmouth (UK)

Type of food: Pie and mash

I have a small collection of late 80s and early 90s vinyl records (LPs, 7 and 12 inch singles and picture discs – does anyone remember these?!) and I still have a trusty NAD turntable – both records and turntable are ‘in storage’ at my mum’s. I preferred records, while my friends bought cassettes. Back in the day, I would save up and buy records from Woolworths or HMV – both shops are no longer on my high street. How times have changed.

Southsea’s Pie and Vinyl opened in 2012, one of the few new independent records shops to have opened in recent times. However, this is not just a record shop, it is also a pie and mash shop – and probably the only pie and record cafe in the UK. However, I could be wrong. Continue reading