Northcote started heating up in 2011, with the opening of Estelle and the sadly departed Merricote. The former is still the jewel in Northcote’s dining crown, but if you’re after a more relaxed dinner there are several excellent pizzerias, one of the city’s best Ethiopian restaurants, Israeli take-away and a good old pub meals at the Northcote Social Club. After dinner take a walk to Cuppa Turca and try some stretchy Turkish ice-cream.

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Estelle

“A touch of innovation without being scary or confronting” is how owner-chef Scott Pickett describes the menu here, and he’s bang-on.

243 High Street, Northcote

Primo

A wholly untraditional pizza joint that’s lots of fun.

104 High Street, Northcote

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

Eat with your hands in Northcote.

213 High Street, Northcote
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Pizza Meine Liebe

Simple, modern and produce-driven pizza in cosy, well-worn room.

231 High Street, Northcote
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Pizza Meine Liebe Two

A family-friendly pizza joint that takes menu cues from its larger sibling up the street, and is happy for you to BYO.

493 High Street, Northcote

Bar Nonno

Northcote’s biodynamic Italian wine bar.

83 High Street, Northcote

Tahina

Vegetarian Israeli street food, served fast.

223 High St, Northcote

Northcote Social Club

An important part of Melbourne’s live music scene since 2004.

301 High Street, Northcote