We’ve been covering Melbourne’s restaurants, cafes and bars since 2009. Through accurate reporting and sharp photography, it’s always been our aim to tell you about the city’s best places to eat and drink.

Now we’re reserving you a seat, too. We’ve partnered with Australia’s leading providers – Dimmi, Quandoo, Obee and OpenTable – to add bookings to Broadsheet itself. Next time you read about a place on our site, chances are, you’ll be able to book a table at the same time.

We’ve collected our favourite bookings-ready venues below so you can give it a try.

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Restaurants

Atlas Dining

Ambitious young owner-chef Charlie Carrington changes the cuisine every four months.

133 Commercial Road, South Yarra
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Bistro Gitan

Experience a variety of (mostly French) tastes and textures at Bistro Gitan, the Reymond family restaurant.

52 Toorak Road West, South Yarra
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Cafe Di Stasio

The word institution gets thrown around a lot, but Ronnie di Stasio's elegant Italian diner has well and truly earned the accolade.

31 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
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Coda

An energetic bar and restaurant serving modern Euro-Vietnamese fusion dishes.

Basement 141 Flinders Lane (corner Oliver Lane), Melbourne
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Copper Pot

A Euro-trip to take again and again.

105 Victoria Street, Seddon
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Cutler & Co.

The flagship of Andrew McConnell's restaurant empire.

55-57 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
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Elyros

Cretan cuisine from the team behind Epocha.

871 Burke Road, Camberwell
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Epocha

Greek and English fare by Guy Holder and Angie Giannakodakis.

49 Rathdowne Street, Carlton
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ESP

A degustation-focused fine diner by chef Scott Pickett.

245 High Street, Northcote

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
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Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

Sean Donovan has taken the historical hotel back to its roots.

166 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
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Ezard

The quietest achiever in Melbourne’s flashy fine-dining scene.

187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Feast of Merit

By dining here, you're helping people in the Third World get a feed of their own.

Restaurant 117 Swan Street, Richmond
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Hana

Cocktails and seafood inspired by a Hawaiian holiday.

212 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
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Hawker Hall

A vibing Asian beer hall from the group behind Chin Chin, Kong and Baby.

98 Chapel Street, Windsor
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Lee Ho Fook

Moving from Collingwood to the city has only taken this energetic Chinese restaurant to greater heights.

11-15 Duckboard Place, Melbourne

Meatmaiden

A bona fide meat dungeon.

The Basement 195 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
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Meatmother

American barbeque, buns, sours, cans, good times.

167 Swan Street, Richmond
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Ramblr

Hard to define, but easy to love. That's our take on this creative, kind-of-Asian restaurant from the team at Leonard’s House of Love.

363 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Saint Crispin

Blurs the line between casual and fine dining more than any other restaurant in the city.

300 Smith Street, Collingwood

Shukah

History and geography converge at Garen Maskal’s modern Armenian eatery.

104 Chapel Street, Windsor
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Tonka

A CBD dining hot spot serving modern Indian.

20 Duckboard Place, Melbourne
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Thirty Eight Chairs Carlton North

The younger sister of the popular South Yarra eatery.

651 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Thirty Eight Chairs South Yarra

A traditional pasta bar with proper elbow-to-elbow ambience.

4a Bond Street, South Yarra
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Northern Git

British classics lighting up Thornbury.

757 High Street, Thornbury
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Kisumé

The most ambitious Japanese restaurant in Melbourne.

175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Gazi

Hellenic street food with style.

2 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Lucy Liu Kitchen & Bar

Dine on the best of Bangkok, Taipei and Shanghai in the glow of red neon.

23 Oliver Lane, Melbourne

Supernormal

Beautifully executed pan-Asian offerings by Andrew McConnell.

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Cumulus Inc.

Andrew McConnell's all-day eating house combines excellent food with interior design.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Fancy Hank’s

One of Melbourne's original American barbeque joints.

Level 1 79 Bourke Street, Melbourne
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Maha

Refined Middle Eastern from celebrity chef Shane Delia.

21 Bond St, Melbourne
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Ricky & Pinky

A modern Chinese eatery from the man behind Supernormal, Cumulus Inc. and Cutler & Co.

211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Chin Chin

The fiery Thai diner Melburnians and tourists have been queuing for since 2011.

125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Cafes

Gilson

A day-to-night eatery with a refined, European feel.

171 Domain Road, South Yarra
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Mammoth Cafe

You haven’t seen a menu like this in Armadale, or anywhere else in Melbourne.

736 Malvern Road, Armadale
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Wilson & Market

Everyone claims to serve local and seasonal food, but few are as fastidious about it as Wilson and Market.

Luxe Brasserie & Bar 163 -185 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Higher Ground

The team behind Kettle Black and Top Paddock go beyond cafes with this CBD spot inspired by hotel hospitality.

650 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
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Abacus Bar & Kitchen

An all-day eatery worth visiting for the interior alone.

383 Chapel Street, South Yarra
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Dr Morse

This Abbotsford bar, eatery and coffee takeaway window is a Johnston Street cure-all.

274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
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Fitzrovia

All-day dining backed by two decades of cooking experience.

155 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
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Grange Road Egg Shop

Poached, scrambled or fried?

1 Grange Road, Toorak
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Park Street

An all-day diner by chef Jesse Gerner.

815 Nicholson Street, Carlton North
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Il Melograno

Authentic Sicilian gelato that's guided by tradition but not bound by it.

76 High Street, Northcote
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The Stables of Como

A nostalgic garden cafe in South Yarra’s historic Como House.

Corner Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra
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Plain Sailing

Generous brunches by the beach from the team behind Left Field and Tall Timber.

144 Ormond Road, Elwood
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The Joinery

Espresso Martinis and Reuben sandwiches, five minutes from Elwood Beach.

5 Ormond Road, Elwood

Bars

The Terminus Hotel

One of the first pubs in Melbourne to really diversify its beer selection.

492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North
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Añada

A southern-Spanish neighbourhood staple with tapas, tasting plates and house-made paella-pan bread.

197 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
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Bomba

Spectacular city views and tapas until 1am. It’s no surprise this place is held dear by so many Melburnians.

103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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Hotel Lincoln

Pub fare that's a cut above the usual.

91 Cardigan street, Carlton
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Henry Sugar

A rustic wine bar from two experienced hospo names.

298 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North
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Mesa Verde

Climb the stairs to this Mesoamerican bar and eatery.

Level 6, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
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Neighbourhood Wine

The friendliest wine bar and restaurant in Fitzroy North.

1 Reid Street, Fitzroy North
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Northcote Social Club

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

301 High Street, Northcote
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Punch Lane

A Melbourne institution, positioned at the top of Little Bourke Street for more than two decades.

43 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
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The Royston Hotel

The Terminus Hotel’s secluded little sister.

12 River Street, Richmond
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Shadowboxer Bar & Kitchen

A trio of hospitality lifers is behind this smart wine bar, which is equally good for snacking as a full, sit-down dinner.

302 Toorak Road, South Yarra
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Boilermaker House

Celebrating the beer-and-whisky double.

209-211 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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Eau De Vie

A cocktail bar with a twist of theatre and excitement.

1 Malthouse Lane, Melbourne
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Marion

A place for serious grape lovers.

53 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
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Le Bon Ton

A late-night bar bringing the flavours of New Orleans and Texan barbeque to Melbourne.

51 Gipps Street, Collingwood
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Cookie

A beer hall, cocktail bar and modern Thai restaurant all in one.

First Floor, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
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