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
Where to eat and drink in Hobart and Launceston

Where are Australia’s great food destinations? There’s tropical fruit ripe for the picking in Queensland, artisan cheeses churned out in Western Australia’s Margaret...
Afternoon Tea at The Majestic
Swirling ceiling fans, dark cane plantation chairs, art deco flourishes in pristine white against a sophisticated beige palette, palms adding a luscious splash of green. It...
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...