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
Surf, sand and sundowners in Italy’s hottest coastal destinations
The good people of Italy’s cosmopolitan cities are certainly not adverse to indulging in a few aperitivi while watching the world go by in an alfresco bar, but to combine...
London’s hot new food trends
London’s fast-paced restaurant scene is always evolving – and with new kids opening their kitchen doors all the time, 2015 looks set to be big for food fanatics. The...
Beyond the beer halls: where Germany’s hip crowd hangs out
With more than 1250 breweries – four times as many as all the other European Union countries combined, according to the German Beer Institute – it’s no wonder the...