Ranjini Nair

Major foodie. From Toronto. Settled in Melbourne now. Apt for a foodie, so I'm staying! Happy eating, folks :)
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Daughter in Law

Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Wed, 17th Jul 2019 (9)

Great value with the lunch thali!



Ranjini dined on Wed, 26th Jun 2019 (10)

Excellent lunch time value. Not too busy and great service.

Da Guido 365

Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Wed, 24th Apr 2019 (9)

Wonderful and attentive service by the host! Tasty food and excellent Italian beer! Would highly recommend.

Gemma Simply Italian


Ranjini dined on Thu, 4th Apr 2019 (10)

What a gem! Glad we found this place just off Lygon - perfect atmosphere for a family meal, great service and the food was absolutely yummy!

Punch Lane

Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Wed, 20th Mar 2019 (10)

Went for the $40 express lunch by the melbourne food and wine festival. Delicious and speedy service, wonderful service and excellent wine selection! Highly recommended.

Hana Bar

Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Wed, 13th Mar 2019 (9)

Last time I dined here, there was a fuller food menu. Now it seems the focus is heavily on the drinks list and there are some bar snacks, which were very very delicious! The ambience has always been lovely and if you just want to have a good time with friends and have a good drink without Instagraming everything (yes, shocking concept!) there’s enough space to distance yourself from the iconic sign as well.

San Telmo

Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Fri, 6th Apr 2018 (10)

Highly recommend the caipirinha (drink), the sausage and the burnt carrots side (extremely yummy and to die for - the carrots sit on a bed of garlic goat’s curd!!!). The lights kept flickering and everyone, including staff, seemed confused about it, but then they fixed it. The walls are beautifully lined with wine bottles and the service is impeccable!

Lee Ho Fook

Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Tue, 27th Feb 2018 (10)

We had the Chinese New Year banquet and everything was amazing. The quantity was unbelievable (we got some of it as takeaway), the ambience was perfect and the service was excellent (made modifications for my shellfish allergy throughout the set menu). The items on the menu itself were exquisite and I can’t wait to come back for another banquet!

Jasmin 1 Melbourne


Ranjini dined on Fri, 15th Dec 2017 (10)

Booked a work Christmas lunch for 15 people. Wen we left the place, 25% of our food was still on the table as we hugely underestimated portion sizes! Excellent for work or family gatherings where share plates are the way to go, and it’s also very affordable for such flavourful and authentic food. We didn’t mind that corkage was a little on the expensive side ($10 a bottle) as the food and ambience more than made up for it.

Camus Restaurant


Ranjini dined on Sun, 10th Dec 2017 (9)

I had the braised goat, fried cauliflower and mint tea. The goat was perfect, slow cooked, tender and enough for two people. Highly recommend the mint tea as a substitute for dessert. Beautiful interiors and a trendy part near Northcote as it’s near a few jazz places.


Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Tue, 5th Dec 2017 (10)

The staff was very friendly and made excellent suggestions based on our party size and portions. We had the sardines, octopus, artichoke entrées, spatchcock and sausage mains with a side of poutine, for three people. It was delicious and well presented and left us actually feeling full. I didn’t even mind that the gravy for the poutine wasn’t the authentic one, but the cheese curds definitely were appreciated by my Canadian sensibilities! The sausage is a must-try! Love the minimal décor as well - very Melbourne.

Hana Bar

Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Fri, 8th Sep 2017 (9)

Excellent drinks! Food is slightly on the smaller side in terms of portions but delicious! Definitely recommend!


Melbourne CBD

Ranjini dined on Sun, 27th Aug 2017 (9)

I used to be a regular Workers' Lunch attendee while I worked in the area. Highly recommend the special events like World Tapas Day and August Sunday Roasts!