Restaurants in Melbourne

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Some of the biggest names in food, from Anthony Bourdain to Heston Blumenthal, have sung the praises of Melbourne’s food scene. Drawing on its histor... Read More

Some of the biggest names in food, from Anthony Bourdain to Heston Blumenthal, have sung the praises of Melbourne’s food scene. Drawing on its history of migration from across the world, the best restaurants in Melbourne offer a diversity of flavors and traditions. Visitors looking for places to eat during a big night out will have their pick among elegant, fine-dining restaurants such as Vue de Monde and Attica, while the laneways hide gems like Spanish eatery Movida and Peruvian outpost Pastuso. Asian influences are a particular strong point in Melbourne, and spots like Chin Chin and HuTong Dumpling Bar are beloved by locals and visitors alike.

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  • Attica Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Attica
    Attica

    Chef Ben Shewry and his team at Attica have become part of restaurant royalty since appearing on the San Pellegrino World's Best list. The restaurant's... Read More

  • Chin Chin Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Chin Chin
    Chin Chin

    There's a very strict no-reservations policy at this ever-popular Thai diner, which means there's been a line out the door every day since it opened in... Read More

  • Cookie Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Cookie
    Cookie

    On the first floor of the vertical village known as Curtin House, Cookie is a cross between a beer hall and mod Thai eatery. The all-day restaurant's... Read More

  • Cutler & Co Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Cutler & Co
    Cutler & Co

    One of the stalwarts of Fitzroy's ever-evolving food scene, Andrew McConnell's Cutler & Co continues to lead the way for modern Australian cuisine.... Read More

  • Estelle by Scott Pickett Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Estelle by Scott Pickett
    Estelle by Scott Pickett

    Scott Pickett is a bit of a local hero in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs. He's a no-nonsense kind of a guy, an ambitious chef who's not afraid to... Read More

  • Flower Drum Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Flower Drum
    Flower Drum

    Gilbert Lau opened this restaurant in 1975 (moving it to its current location 10 years later) and it has continued to win awards and accolades in the... Read More

  • Gazi Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Gazi
    Gazi

    Get a taste of Greece at this huge, vibrant, taverna-style eatery. Part of Masterchef judge and celebrity chef George Calombaris's empire, the eatery... Read More

  • Hutong Dumpling Bar Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Hutong Dumpling Bar
    Hutong Dumpling Bar

    Hutong Dumpling Bar is modeled on a traditional Chinese courtyard house, serving delicious dumplings, with tables spaced out over three levels. On the... Read More

  • Kappo Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Kappo
    Kappo

    In this minimalist, contemporary dining room, Japanese chefs prepare flavor-packed morsels in an omakase menu and an Italian sommelier matches each... Read More

  • Lûmé Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Lûmé
    Lûmé

    At this innovative eatery run by chefs Shaun Quade and John-Paul Fiechtner and sommelier Sally Humble, guests dine through 18 to 20 courses featuring... Read More

  • Maha Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Maha
    Maha

    Chef Shane Delia brings Middle Eastern flavors to the Australian table at his sharp laneway restaurant, which features blond-wood tables, sculptural... Read More

  • Minamishima Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Minamishima
    Minamishima

    The whole city has gone mad for sushi chef Koichi Minimishima's omakase menu, created from the finest ingredients Australia has to offer as well as... Read More

  • Pastuso Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Pastuso
    Pastuso

    The ceviche at this modern Peruvian restaurant is sensational; the menu offers several eclectic, Australia-inflected iterations of the dish. From... Read More

  • Rockpool Bar & Grill Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Rockpool Bar & Grill
    Rockpool Bar & Grill

    This up-market, sophisticated venue is chef Neil Perry's Melbourne calling card. Part of the Crown Complex, it's been pulling in diners for a decade and... Read More

  • Saint Crispin Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Saint Crispin
    Saint Crispin

    Book a table for one of the best value meals in Melbourne. At Saint Crispin, Joe Grbac's ingredient-forward food elegantly highlights the chef's... Read More

  • Supernormal Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Supernormal
    Supernormal

    Fans of chef Andrew McConnell were thrilled when his famous lobster rolls turned up on the menu at this fun, city-center eatery. They're an unusual... Read More

  • The Town Mouse Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of The Town Mouse
    The Town Mouse

    Take some excellent European influences, pristine produce, a wine list that delves into some lesser-known territory, and an ambitious and creative team,... Read More

  • Tipo 00 Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Tipo 00
    Tipo 00

    At this smart, casual bar, meals start with a plate of burrata and heirloom tomatoes or braised artichokes before moving on to the main event: a... Read More

  • Vue de monde Restaurant in Melbourne Courtesy of Vue de monde
    Vue de Monde

    The views from the 55th floor of the Rialto Tower are stunning, as is Shannon Bennett's French-inspired cuisine. This is the location for celebrating,... Read More

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