The Grid: Guy Grossi

Chef, restaurateur and father Guy Grossi lifts the lid on where he goes to: 

1 Get some culture: Melbourne has fantastic laneways that are full of culture. I’d probably head down Degraves Street. 

2 Indulge yourself: I don’t get to do it very often so I’d go to a spa and have some sort of massage. If I was feeling very spoilt I’d go the full kit and caboodle.

3 Spend your last $10: It would have to be a crisp, icy cold beer, maybe something on tap at San Telmo (14 Meyers Place, city, call 9650 5525). 

4     Go to relax: City Square has a relaxing atmosphere. Even when it’s busy, on a warm day I love to go there to relax.

5 Take someone you want to impress: Definitely Rooftop Bar (252 Swanston Street, city, call 9654 5394). Our city is so beautiful, nothing is more impressive than the city skyline lit up at night while having a drink. 

6 Stay up late: Visit either Siglo (upstairs 161 Spring Street, call 9654 6631) or the Carlton Club (Carlton Hotel, 193 Bourke Street, city, call 9663 3246). I always seem to lose hours in these places.

7 Unleash your inner child: Federation Square always has fun things that can take you back to your childhood. ACMI (call 8663 2200) has exhibitions and interactive galleries that I love to go to. I use the kids as an excuse, of course. 

8 Go on your own: If I did just need some chill-out time I might go to a bookstore like Hill of Content  (86 Bourke Street, city, call 9662 9472). 

9 Buy something new: Collins Street or the Bourke Street Mall. I like to be outside when shopping. There are great arcades as well that have some good little shops. 

10 Want to keep a secret: Melbourne has so many bars and eateries it’s hard to keep track. To keep a secret I would tuck myself away in a hard-to-find bar like Murmur (17 Warburton Lane, city, call 9640 0395) or grab a coffee at Captains of Industry (Level 1, Somerset Place, city, call 9670 4405). Hopefully no one would find me there.

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