New openings to enjoy in Melbourne this summer

Jack Hayes

With the warmer months now upon us, enjoy some new local offerings as recommended by CBD News.

With Gusto Regional Store

Located on the ground floor of the Sheraton Hotel on Little Collins St, With Gusto is an intimate wine bar and bottle-shop stocking a Victorian-only line-up of wine and artisanal products.

You’ll find its windows and walls lined with some of Victoria’s best-known producers, along with those so small, With Gusto is now their off-site cellar door.

With Gusto provides the perfect pit-stop for commuters looking for a new favourite as they head home for the day, for thoughtful gift-givers, and for those looking for a wine to take to one of Melbourne’s BYO restaurants or a picnic in the local park.


Homm Desserts

After opening its first store on La Trobe St this year, Homm is expanding its CBD presence with a new venue in Melbourne Central, and with it, more of its famous Thai-style desserts.

The husband-and-wife hospitality veteran duo behind Homm are Bass Sakdatorn and Proud Saithai; a couple determined to put their own stamp on Melbourne’s growing wave of Thai eateries.

In celebration of the expansion, Homm has launched a new homemade Mochi Gelato menu exclusive to the Melbourne Central store, featuring mochi gelato flavours like Thai tea, salted kaya caramel, pineapple, Kati (authentic Thai coconut cream) and strawberry cheese pie.


Monopoly Dreams

A new $20 million Monopoly theme park has opened at Melbourne Central.

Monopoly Dreams is a new multi-sensory experience featuring augmented reality, 4D technology, physical challenges and more.

A delayed launched set demand high, and with the opening weekend a sell-out, it’s easy to see how the third-highest selling board game of all time (behind 1. Chess and 2. Checkers) has Melburnians flocking.

Across two areas you’ll find 15 attractions, a 4D cinema and, of course, a chance wheel.

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