• The heritage-listed King & Godfree is now open, revealing a rooftop bar with one of the most stunning outlooks in town.

• This Thornbury eatery is throwing a free-porchetta-panini party with $10 spritzes.

• At least 40 venues in two iconic Melbourne laneways face audits following Fair Work raids this week.

• Sensory overload is a real possibility at this vibrant, ’70s-inspired Gertrude Street bar.

• Late-night Chapel Street diner Lover has had a menu overhaul – head in for fried corn with chipotle and lime, and steak tartare with smoked cheese.

• Chefs at Melbourne fine diner Dinner by Heston are allegedly working up to 25 hours of unpaid overtime per week.

Cheese-lovers unite at Werribee Mansion.

These three cheese-loaded salads are all perfect for the Christmas lunch table.

• Get ready for bright pool toys, savoury street eats and durian-injected sponge cakes at this summer pop-up.

• Pick from Californian-style egg tacos or more traditional Mexican-style feasts at Hotel Jesus, now open for breakfast.

• Argentinian spot Asado has launched a takeaway offering selling chimichurri and dulche de leche to go.

• For those who know that feasting is not just for Christmas, this Texan-inspired smokehouse is doing bottomless barbeque.