Helen and Nic

Having eaten their way through Europe, America and Southeast Asia, photographer and writer team Nic and Helen set up Sharking for Chips and Drinks when they moved from London to Melbourne in 2010. Charting Melbourne and regional Victoria’s coffee shops, bars and restaurants openings, they also regularly return to their beloved London and keep a keen eye on the latest foodie trends and openings all over the world.


3 travel must haves?

An iPod loaded with great podcasts, a decent camera – we love our compact dSLR – and a good sense of humour.


What's on your travel bucket list?

Touring Japan’s hidden izakaya (sit-down sake shops serving yakitori and sashimi) and island-hopping off the coast of Sicily, feasting on arancini and fresh sardines, and drinking plenty of Nero d' Avola.

Recent articles by Helen
Listopedia: Speakeasy bars around the world
Inspired by the illegal watering holes that sprung up across New York during America’s strict Prohibition era, speakeasy-style bars have burst back onto the scene around...
Listopedia: The Best Food Trucks in the World
Cheap, fast and flavourful. Food trucks are here to stay. If you’ve seen the movie Chef, you know that food trucks are driven not just by chefs, but by social media....
The Melbourne World Food Map
Culture, coffee and changeable weather – yes, that’s Melbourne. But did you know Victoria’s state capital is also home to cuisine from around the world? And we’re not...