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Chris Badenoch And Julia Jenkins Beer Restaurant Josie Bones Is Open


The much awaited Josie Bones the beer restaurant owned has now opened in Melbourne. It is operated by Masterchef alumni Julia Jenkins and Chris Badenoch.

As you would guess it has a lot of focus on beer and the whole of the beast eating. In fact if you are vegetarian don’t bother going, as there is a headless pig photo above the bar.

However a few tweets are very positive tweets about the restaurant and on other online review sites. Though it does make me wary when the people that love it only have written one review.

However Melbourne food blog Eat, Drink, Stagger rated the food, but had a few issues with attitude from the bar staff. There are no reviews from the mainstream media yet.

The couple have bought in a head chef to lead the kitchen, but I am sure the loved up Masterchef couple were the masterminds behind the menu.

Josie Bones in on 98 Smith St, Collingwood if you have eaten there come and tell us what it was like.


1 Gilligiggle { 12.29.10 at 2:05 pm }

Actually I took two vegans there and they had three sharing dishes. Very accompanying staff and the food was great so ignore the comment about vegetarians not bothering.

The carcass looks like a rabbit, not a pig.

2 Reality Raver { 12.29.10 at 2:48 pm }

Gilligiggle – Interesting. My mother is vegetarian, and she would find the photo above the bar extremely off putting. It would not be a place I would take her.

3 brain dead dave { 12.29.10 at 2:59 pm }

Careful not to drink too much there- you can end up throwing your guts up.

4 Kaylen { 12.31.10 at 12:20 pm }

Isn’t that where they get their produce though, BDD? :S

5 Sourkraut { 12.31.10 at 12:58 pm }

I take it from your intelligent comment that you have been there and you are talking from your vast experience. ha!

6 brain dead dave { 12.31.10 at 2:12 pm }

That’s right,Sourkraut, I haven’t been to the Offal Tower. Should I line the pockets of the twice bankrupt?

Sorry for testing your unlimited devotion to Chri$ B.

7 Reality Raver { 01.01.11 at 12:31 pm }

Oh Kaylen I have to pay that comment – could not stop laughing.

I am going to check it out next time I am in Melbourne, will report back.

8 Moonbeam { 12.22.12 at 11:10 am }

Food is amazing, staff was great. We had the goat with pomegranate, amazing!!! Ten out of ten.