Food for thought

Looking for the hottest restaurant in your limited budget? Or perhaps a special occasion splurge is on the cards? Webmaster, Drew, shares details of a website which allows users to search by their own criteria.

It’s midday Friday and I am going out for dinner tonight with friends before the big AFL game in Melbourne. Having eaten in very little restaurants around the Melbourne CBD, I decided to go online to my favourite restaurant review website,

After going to, I simply select the Melbourne tab at the top, and after this page loads, I type the Melbourne CBD postcode (3000) into the search box located on the left hand side of the screen.

With 843 listings, it is now time to limit these. We can sort by Rating, Votes, Price and Suburb. On this occasion, we are looking for a quick feed at a reasonable price, therefore I click “price”. The symbols are explained at the top of the page with one $ sign referring to $1-$15 main courses and two $ signs referring to $16-25 and so on. Anywhere between $16-25 would suit and after reading a number of reviews and knowing the foods my friends like to eat, decided that the Young and Jackson Hotel is conveniently located to walk down to the MCG and that a Chicken Parma with a pot of beer would suit everyone.

Another feature on the website, located on the left side of the screen, half way down is a tab “Cuisine Menu”, allowing you to choose the type of food you are interested in eating such as Spanish, Vegetarian, Yum Cha, Seafood and so on.

Try something new!