House Cured Ocean Trout with single malt whiskey and gingerbread crisp


23 responses

  1. Steve

    Just wanting to subscribe

    December 16, 2010 at 8:38 am

    • I’ve activated the subscription button


      December 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm

  2. Suz

    Looks pretty much how i imagined it – especially that sexy ‘nude’ rabbit! Well done guys, looking forward to another trip out to Melbourne soon to see it for myself. Cook on!!!

    December 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

  3. jay

    hi guys

    im over seas. when are you guys going to put your place up on

    people are saying you have one of the best beer line ups in Australia.

    good luck in the new year.

    cheers Jay

    December 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    • James

      Hi Jay,

      We are now loaded in on RateBeer, thanks for your suggestion!



      January 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

  4. Chris

    Hi there,

    this Chris live from Beer-Country Belgium! Chris my man, I wish you had won masterchef!!! I’ve been following the program from the beginning and you were my favourite from the start. I just hope one day I can come and visit you. I wish you the very best for the New Year, take care mate 😉

    Chris From Belgium.

    January 6, 2011 at 5:44 am

  5. Josie Bones! I’m going there!! All the way from PERTH!!! See you in March Chris n Julia rock on!

    January 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

  6. Topias

    Hi Chris! Happy new year and I wish your restaurant very successful year, which it sure will be. You were of course also my favorite competitor all the time in the master chef Australia, couple of days ago it was the last episode shown here in Finland. So, well… you`re my idol, and I hope you will some day read this message and i would be very glad if you would send email to me so I know you`ve read this:) I hope I will day or another visit Australia and then I definitely know where to come!


    Topias with respect

    January 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

  7. Hi guys,

    Just wanted to say thanks.

    We visited Josie Bones on Saturday 23rd and it was the highlight of our food-centric trip to Melbourne.

    Started off with the milk stout you had on draft (excellent breakfast beer 🙂 ) and then tried the Stonecutter from Renaissance in NZ. My companions had a Lindemans, a Japanese Ginger Beer and the pilsner that was on draft. All fantastic.

    We were seriously impressed with the obvious passion and top end level of knowledge. The guy who helped us through the beer list was happy to chat and make some recommendations for our ‘I fancy something like this’ requests.

    And that was just the beer. We had a couple of plates of crackling, the assiette of pigs head (superb Black pudding), the pork belly, the squash with raclette and the corn salad. All delicious but the assiette was sublime; rich, tasty, incredible textures…good job.

    So thanks again. I’ll be recommending you far and wide and will most definitely return next time we’re down in Melbourne.



    April 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

  8. Looks Good Chris!

    June 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm

  9. Elizabeth

    Hi Chris,

    I loved your style and Im agree with using everything from the animals, in fact my moms favorite is beef tail in adobo sauce with raw onion on the top its a mexican recipe from my grandma.

    Cheers from Quebec!


    June 3, 2011 at 6:27 am

  10. Michael from Adelaide

    Just found out about your restaurant from a book “The Critics’ Choice Australia’s Best Beers.” Definately visit when in Melbourne later this year. Sounds fantastic and keep on smiling.

    July 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm

  11. Lucas

    Hi Chris,

    My name is Lucas and I’m from Holland.
    Me and my wife are big fans of the Masterchef shows
    and we just watched you get kicked off.
    I went online right away too find out if you did publish that book.
    Imagine how surprised I was when I found Josie Bones.
    The place (what I can see on the pictures) looks great.
    If we ever travel to the other side of the world we will definitely visit Melbourne
    I’ll start saving up right away.
    In the meantime … did you publish “Tail to Snout – Beer to Stout”???

    Lots of luck with Josie Bones
    and give my regards to Julia.

    Lucas Dirkx
    Prinsenbeek, Holland

    August 17, 2011 at 6:12 am

  12. Hey rockstar,

    Congrats on opening your restaurant, look forward to visiting it once i’m back from europe later this year.

    liza carey

    August 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm

  13. Jeroen Hummel

    Hi Josie Bones,
    I come from the Netherlands and I like Masterchef very well. In our country they send now season 1 on the tv. Now I’m looking the final week of Masterchef Austalia 2009, and I search on Google how you do, and I saw that you both (Chris and Julia) started a restaurant. It’s funy that you’re become a couple. Are your both still together? I love the way you cook Chris and Julia, and when I’m in Australia, I’ll visit your restaurant. Have a great time!

    May 18, 2012 at 2:58 am

  14. l’ll be in on Saturday evening in a group booking.. Looking forward to the experience!!

    June 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

  15. anna dixon

    Hello Josie Bones,

    Congratulations on some wonderful food reviews. My partner & I dine in Melbourne often (a short drive on the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay), so we’re looking forward to beer & crackling at your place!

    We’re watching Chris on Masterchef All Stars…easy to see the influence of real kitchen work….benches so clean!!

    Good luck with the restaurant.

    Anna & Matt.

    August 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm

  16. piet3183

    Looking forward to visiting you this weekend, ever since I got Chris’ book I have wanted to eat at your restaurant. Cya soon.

    with love from Piet.

    October 31, 2012 at 3:04 am

  17. Marloes

    Great job Chris!!
    I’m a big fan of Masterchef! Cool to see you again in Masterchef Allstars!!
    Good luck with everything!

    Greets from the Netherlands!

    December 18, 2012 at 5:11 am

  18. Fábio

    Hi Josie Bones!!
    I’m from Portugal (imagine), more precisely from Terceira island (Azores), (the other side of the world), and in our culture we love pig, cow, chicken and the greasier the better. One of these days i was watching masterchef and you made half of pig head and present the the judges… oh my god… it looked heavenly. Since that day I’ve stayed your fan, and maybe some day, i will have the chance to visit Australia and Josie will be in my rotary. Meanwhile, i invite you to look to some of our food, that probably you will love it too, like, Alcatra, Bifana (it runs great with a beer) or Cozido à Portuguesa…
    Best of luck

    March 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

  19. Isabel

    Love the pictures!!! One day… i visit you Chris!

    April 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  20. anna d

    Hi JB,

    Just ate a wonderful dinner @ your place on Sunday night. It took us a year to get there, but we did! Well worth the wait.
    Still drooling over the smoked cheddar croquettes & the goat curry. Divine.
    Next time, it’s on to the pigs head!

    Anna & Matt.

    August 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm

  21. Sophie

    Looking forward to visiting your restaurant when we visit from Hong Kong! Loved your work since the start of MC!

    December 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm

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