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: the Essential Japan Bucket List
Heading to Japan? Chances are you already have a good idea of the places you want to visit, but wherever you’re headed, there are a few quintessentially Japanese moments to...
Listopedia: the Sunrise and Sunset Bucket List
What makes a stunning landscape, historic monument or city skyline look even more impressive? The quality of light at dawn and dusk. The most stunning locations take on an...
Seminyak: a gourmet guide to Bali’s food hot spot
If neighbouring Kuta is a party-lover playground, then this sun-kissed town on Bali’s beach-strewn south west coast is a gourmet paradise. Seminyak has long played host to...