• At Sloane Ranger in Cremorne, eat toffee-apple crumpets in an industrial space with exposed pipes and polished-concrete floors.
• “Working within the bounds of nature” is the ethos behind Clarendon Street’s newest arrival, sourdough specialist Ox the Baker.
• Supernormal Canteen opens in St Kilda in July, but you can try some of the menu items before that at home.
• You can usually find the Original Chai Company at Queen Vic Market. But until August its sweet, spicy tea will be served in Melbourne Central.
• History and geography converge at Garen Maskal’s modern Armenian eatery, Shukah in Windsor.
• Meng Fei is a snarky TV host in China. His new restaurant in the CBD delivers some serious spice.
• 4Fingers Crispy Chicken opened its first Australian store in Melbourne. It draws on the flavours of Koreatown in NYC.
• Workshop Brothers is a new Asian-inspired all-day cafe and restaurant for Glen Waverley.
• The Smith has been closed since December. Inside the Prahran pub a major renovation has doubled its size.
• David Jones is teaming up with Neil Perry for a $100 million overhaul of its food halls.