Builders Arms Hotel

Entertainment & Leisure, The Dressing Room

A recent visit to the Builders Arms Hotel on Gertrude Street Fitzroy had us running to our keyboard to share this place with you!

fvLE8lkhEjdMfAThink casual and homely, yet stylish. We LOVED the vibe we got as soon as we walked in, it was warm and welcoming.

The tricky part was deciding what to order, wanting to order everything!!! Over all everything we did try was satisfying,

I would easily order it all again! Portion sizes for individual and share plates were all reasonable (didn’t leave hungry).

What we recommend to try:

  • Crispy pork and school prawns
  • Chickpea salad, marinated carrot, green chilli and shanklish
  • Red duck curry
  • Peppered Fillet steak, potato puree
  • Roasted potatoes, garlic
  • House chips

Potatoes_LR Tulip-Shadow_LR1One of the master chefs behind the dishes at the Builders Arms Hotel is Andrew Mc Connell. He  has also managed to impress us on a visit to Golden Fields (another great place we recommend) where he also is to credit for the amazing dishes there. Other restaurants he is linked to that you may have heard of include Cumulus Inc and Cutler & Co.  Everything he touches turns to gold 😉

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Taste Bud Pleasures

Home, Food & Body, The Dressing Room

One of our guilty winter pleasures is banana bread. In saying that, you could imagine how excited we were when we came across this EASY, low fat recipe – WINNING!

Banana and walnut bread



  • 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 70g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 100g walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk
  • 1 cup (about 2 large) mashed banana


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the base and sides of a 6cm-deep, 20 x 10cm loaf pan with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the sugar, walnuts and bicarbonate of soda, and stir to combine.
  3. Add the egg, milk and banana, and gently fold until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the lined pan. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely. Cut into slices to serve.


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Mother’s Day: Where To Go

Entertainment & Leisure, The Dressing Room

Mother’s Day is only a few days away which means it’s time to get organising if you have not done so already!

There’s lots going on in Melbourne to celebrate Mother’s day, if you’re stuck for ideas on what to do with Mum be sure to check these out:

Mother’s Day Breakfast at Melbourne Aquarium –



Melbourne Aquarium
Melbourne Aquarium King Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details:

03 9923 5915

Mother’s Day Lunch at Left Bank



Left Bank Melbourne
1 Southbank Boulevard
Southbank 3006

Contact details:

03 9682 4500

Morning Tea & Afternoon Tea at ARIA Bar & Lounge



The Langham Hotel Melbourne
1 Southgate Avenue
Southbank 3006

Contact details:

1800 641 107

We hope all the Mother’s out there feel a little spoilt on Sunday 🙂

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The Meatball Bar

Home, Food & Body, The Dressing Room

Slotting into Flinders Lane with an exposed brick interior, Matteo Bruno has thrown Melbourne a culinary twist by launching its first artisan meatball bar!nHe sources his produce locally, and by all accounts makes a mean meatball! As for drinks, the wines are the essence of Italy. But there’s also plenty of cocktails, spirits and a Prosecco spritz, which has become their signature beverage.

For more info check out their website

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