In partnership with Mr Yum, Broadsheet is offering one lucky reader the chance to win an entire year’s worth of weekly date nights.
We’re not talking repeat visits to the local karaoke bar. The prize is offered in collaboration with 52 distinct Melbourne venues, meaning the winner gets a year-long tour through some of the best our city has to offer.
The prize is thanks to digital menu-helper Mr Yum, which allows diners to view photos of dishes before they order. Founded in Melbourne by Kim Teo, Adrian Osman and Kerry Osborn, the platform is designed to give users a one-stop, comprehensive insight into menu items.
No app is required to use the feature. Once in a cafe, restaurant or bar, users scan the paper menu’s unique QR code with their phone’s default camera app for the digital menu to appear. Diners will then see expanded details of the dishes on their phone, including beautiful photos, ingredient definitions, dietary filtering and translations.
Launched earlier this year, Mr Yum recently introduced the ability for customers to order and pay for food and drinks on their phone while seated inside the venue.
Mr Yum venues participating in the prize include CBD favourites Mamasita, Lucy Liu and Pastuso; southside staples Mr Miyagi, Radio Mexico and David’s; and, northside of the river, Stomping Ground, Rice Paper Scissors and Fargo and Co.
Enter your details below for the chance to win. Full terms and conditions here.
View Mr Yum visual menus for all below participating venues.
Mamasita - Level 1 11 Collins St, Melbourne
Mexican institution and one of Melbourne's favourites. Serving modern Mexican food and cocktails in a bustling atmosphere.
Mr Miyagi - 99 Chapel St, Windsor
A casual but fancy Japanese restaurant in Windsor serving traditional dishes, snacks, cocktails, sake and whiskeys.
Lucy Liu - 23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne
Choice Asian share plates and cocktails with an open kitchen and striking decor.
Naked For Satan - 285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Tapas-style plates and infused vodka served in atompspheric digs with a rooftop bar and antique still.
San Telmo - 14 Meyers Pl, Melbourne
Argentinian menu focused on chargrills, in an eclectic space with high ceilings and hung cow hides.
Dexter - 456 High St, Preston
*Think craft beers, fun cocktails and interesting wines served alongside some pretty special meat. *
Pastuso - 19 AC/DC Ln, Melbourne
Peruvian bar and grill with dark wood and geometric tiles, loved for ceviche and pisco-based cocktails.
Rice Paper Scissors - 307 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Southeast Asian share plates in a rustic stone-and-brick space with hanging bikes.
Vegie Bar - 380 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Inventive veggie and vegan meals, raw food and cocktails in a lively space with a leafy courtyard.
400 Gradi Brunswick - 99 Lygon St, Brunswick East
A Naples inspired Italian restaurant with a polished concrete floor, serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and mains.
Radio Mexico - 11-13 Carlisle St, St Kilda
Choice tacos and share plates in a vibrant space, plus an intimate courtyard heated by an open fire.
Steer Dining Room - 15 Claremont St, South Yarra
Steaks, plus an oyster and tataki bar, in a spacious, modern restaurant guarded by a bovine statue.
Rita's - 239 Johnston St, Abbotsford
Pizza pasta in a casual, light-filled spot with dark wood tables, booths & a full bar.
Stomping Ground Beer Hall - 100 Gipps St, Collingwood
Convivial brewery and tavern offering its own brand of tap beers and bar grub in an open, roomy setup.
Cheek - Level 1 301 Swanston St, Melbourne
This non-traditional "meatery" is inspired by American, Chinese and Korean BBQ.
Easey's - 48 Easey St, Collingwood
Burger joint in a converted train with retro decor, plus a graffitied lounge bar and cafe area.
Rice Queen - 389-391 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Airy, Pan-Asian venue with colourful, kitsch decor and lanterns, plus a private karaoke room.
Mamak - 366 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Smart Malaysian restaurant with wooden benches, stools, and some shared tables, plus BYO.
Rococo St Kilda - 85/91 Acland St, St Kilda
A St Kilda icon, where rustic Italy and modern Melbourne meet, serving food to be shared as if at the family table.
Fitzrovia - 155 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
Cafe and restaurant serving Italian-influenced British dishes all day in a homestyle dining room.
David's - 4 Cecil Place, Prahran
Popular locale with arty decor, dishing up Shanghai classics like dumplings, noodles and stir-fries.
Campari House - 23-25 Hardware Ln, Melbourne
Moody venue with wooden decor, providing Italian staples and a rooftop hangout.
The Local Taphouse - 184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East
Craft beer, live music and comedy in a roomy tavern with old-school furnishings and a bocce court.
Strike Bowling Melbourne Central - Shop 305, Level 3/211 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Bowling, laser tag and two next-generation escape rooms alongside cocktails and food.
A25 Pizzeria CBD - 3/399 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Italian vibe serving up pastas and "sexy" pizzas.
Rice Paper Sister - 15 Hardware Ln, Melbourne
Leading the way for filipino-fusion in one of Melbourne’s historic foodie laneways.
East End Wine Bar - 15 Hardware Ln, Melbourne
East End Wine Bar has a warm, homey ambiance offering beautiful European wines, a hefty cheese selection and more.
Ocha - 3 Church St, Hawthorn
Modern Japanese cuisine offered in a fancy space with white tablecloths, plus counter-serve seats.
Mukka Indian Restaurant - 365 365 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Using traditional recipes and fresh ingredients, Mukka serves curries and cocktails in a vibrant setting.
Collins Quarter - 86 Collins St, Melbourne
Chic nightspot in a Victorian terrace, with three bars, a plush cigar lounge and modern European dining.
Speakeasy Kitchen Bar - 359 Chapel St, Prahran
Hip, wood-panelled space with a courtyard serving modern Australian share plates & mains.
Botherambo - 65 Swan St, Richmond
South-East Asian cuisine, plus cocktails, in a hip venue with exposed-brick walls and hanging plants.
Fargo and Co - 216 Swan St, Richmond
A Richmond favourite with rooftop terrace, serving up fine food and cocktails.
Caffe e Cucina - 581 Chapel St, South Yarra
Low-lit restaurant with an intimate feel, offering refined Italian cuisine, plus a private balcony.
Riverland - Federation Wharf 1-9, Melbourne
Easygoing place with riverside seats, urban beer garden, plus hearty dishes from brunch to dinner.
Souk - 13 Bligh Place, Melbourne
Souk takes diners deep into the flavours of Arabia, North Africa and Anotalia.
Hotel Jesus - 174 Smith St, Collingwood
Casual and fast-paced, serving the likes of tostadas, tacos and beer.
LadyBoy - 394 Bridge Rd, Richmond
Modern, seasonal Thai dishes in a vibrant bar/restaurant with funky decor and a sunny courtyard.
Henry Sugar - 298 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
The menu by a Spanish Michelin-trained chef comes paired with cocktails, natural wines and inhouse sodas.
Asado - 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank
A former Stokehouse chef putting a Spanish twist on traditional Argentinian cooking with a BBQ focus.
Cucina & Co. - 325 New St, Brighton
A Sicilian restaurant with a formidable wood-fired pizza oven.
Small Print Pizza Bar - 388 High St, Windsor
Short for “small eco-footprint”, striving for a completely waste-free operation serving stone-fired pizzas, independent craft beer and tap wines.
ONDA Bar & Eatery - 280 Bridge Rd, Richmond
Latin American delicacies in a warm setting.
The Moat - 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
All-day basement restaurant in a 19th century bluestone building, serving Modern European dishes.
Shadowboxer - 302 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Wine, nibbles and a street-facing, century-old terrace where drinkers can catch the afternoon sun.
The Kilburn - 348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Housed in a former cigar bar in a building with a heritage facade and lots of character and charm.
Palermo - 401 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
A contemporary twist on the Argentinian tradition of sharing grilled cuisine and wine with friends and family.
Stray Neighbour - 463 Plenty Rd, Preston
A Preston favourite in a large warehouse-like space.
Casa N.O.M Bar Y Restaurante - 110 Greville St, Prahran
A South American bar and diner serving mezcal and pisco, Argentinian chorizo sandwiches, vegan empanadas and taco fries.
Good Days - 165 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
A vegan-friendly Vietnamese restaurant that ethically sources its produce to provide vegetarian pho and fresh rice paper rolls.
Lamaro's Hotel - 273-279 Cecil St, South Melbourne
Classy bistro plating Modern European meals in a bright setting, featuring a luxe marble bar.
Araliya - 157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
Locally sourced Sri Lankan cuisine, presented in a stylish space with timber decor and warm lighting.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Mr Yum.