Vue de Monde and Lui Bar reopen after the Rialto Towers venues underwent state-of-the-art renovations.

Kare Curry, a sleek new diner near Queen Vic Market that’s dedicated to the craft of Japanese curry.

Fishing Season, Melbourne’s first catch-and-cook seafood restaurant.

Save 20% when you buy two or more Broadsheet books. Order now to make sure they arrive in time for Christmas.


Marrybrown, the fried chicken chain selling out of spicy Malaysian ayam goreng, nasi lemak and more in Burwood.

Ghost Donkey, a new mezcal bar at Crown Melbourne (and exactly the kind of over-the-top bar we want from a casino).

• Canterbury’s new Lennox Wine brings an exclusively Aussie wine list to a charming Edwardian shopping strip.

• The newly revamped and reopened Hop Nation Taproom in Footscray is heaven for beer lovers and pizza nerds.

Willim, a new McKinnon spot from prolific Melbourne cafe operator Julien Moussi. The decor is Twix-inspired and the menu includes loaded toast and sticky date pancakes.

• Three-year-old pillowy-soufflé-pancake purveyor Keki Milk Bar’s first standalone location.

• CBD spot Parcs has reopened with an ex-Brae chef on the pans. Here’s what you can expect at the new iteration of the fermentation-focused 20-seater.

• Moonee Ponds’ new sandwich shop Pretty Boy Floyd’s, where a Katz’s Deli Reuben, Harlem-inspired chopped cheese and New Jersey-famous Italian beef sandwich are all on offer.