There’s just something about eating in front of a view. It could be the sense of place and occasion that a good view grants; a sweeping vista also has a way of enhancing the taste of every bite, in a strange way.
Restaurants with a view can even draw focus and absorb silence. And can do most of the heavy conversational lifting on a date, catch-up or special occasion.
Unlike Sydney or Brisbane, Melbourne doesn’t have so many restaurants where the view is the main attraction. But if you know where to look, there are still a number of spots with stunning outlooks. Just make sure to ask for the right table.
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