The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Melbourne
The line between fine dining and not-fine dining used to be very clear. The former had tablecloths, suited staff and maybe even a dress code for diners. The latter was more relaxed. Things have been different for a while now. But the fine diner’s charged, special occasion atmosphere has stuck, and continues to differentiate it from wine bars, bistros and the like.
If you’re partial to pushing the boat out on special occasions, you’re in the right city. Melbourne has many singular fine diners. Some, like Gimlet and Attica, have ranked among the world’s best dining experiences. Others, like Enter Via Laundry and Chae, continue to push the envelope by highlighting underrepresented cuisines. Whether you’re after an intimate degustation among the gum trees or a ritzy feast in an opulent diner, this curated guide has a spot for you.