The team behind The Kettle Black and Top Paddock finally open Higher Ground. It’s unlike anything else we’ve seen.

There’s a cafe for your dog. The revolution is nigh.

A new Bladerunner-inspired diner (very loosely inspired) by the guys from Heartattack and Vine opens in Collingwood.

An enormous new pub with room for close to a thousand is opening on Flinders Lane, with head chef Ashly Hicks on the pans.

Legend of Thai cooking David Thompson is opening a restaurant in Crown worth being excited about.

Legend of, well, cooking in general David Moyle is working on a bar above Longrain.

Hakata Gensuke opens its fourth Melbourne ramen shop, this time in QV. There’s a curve ball – all the ramen is chicken-based.

Holla opens in Richmond as a cafe, bar and grill with private booths, breakfast cocktails and Gippsland beef in the heart of pho town.

Brunswick’s Pan-American diner, Lady Carolina, has new owners. Perhaps ripe for a revisit?

South Yarra’s Thirty Eight Chairs is opening a bar next door, as well as a new site in the Carlton.

A great line-up of chefs including Victor Liong (Lee Ho Fook), Chris Terlikar (Bluebonnet Barbecue) and Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00) are hosting masterclasses via new food tour operator, Cooking Booking.

What goes perfectly with frozen yoghurt? Pho, of course. Hanoi Hannah and Yo-Chi launch an interesting collab.