Return to Tom McHugos

For real, honest food it’s hard to beat Tom McHugos and I found myself there twice for lunch in the same week. I first wrote glowing words about them soon after opening early in 2017 and since then the kitchen team led by Tom Westcott has gone from strength to strength. The menu is ever changing…

Tom McHugo’s

Chef Tom Westcott has an impressive resume. I first developed a crush on his food when he was heading the kitchen at Westend Pumphouse before leaving at the end of 2015 but his mark has also been made on many of my other favourites including Garagistes, Franklin and MONA. Upon hearing he’d taken up residency at a…

The Whaler

At first everyone was really sad that Knopwoods was closing. They then remembered that Knopwoods hadn’t been any good for years and celebrations ensued as The Whaler sailed into port. Publican Ben Hickey, already well known in the hospitality scene as the man behind Beerfest and Mobius, has maintained the easy going and friendly vibe…