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 best train journeys around the world
Speed or scenery, history or luxury – whatever kind of railway adventure you’re looking for, you are bound to find a train that suits you. Here’s our Listopedia of...
Malaysia’s Best Boutique Hotels
From shiny skyscrapers to untouched stretches of sand, Malaysia offers a great combination of city and countryside. In all of that, there are a few must-visit destinations...
Madrid’s best barrios
The Spanish capital of Madrid is made up of more than 128 different neighbourhoods, or barrios, each with its own distinct personality. To help you uncover the city’s best...