The Best Spanish Restaurants in Melbourne
Spanish food has been served in Melbourne’s CBD since 1860. Despite this, Iberian cuisine isn’t nearly as ubiquitous here as Greek and Italian – which came with massive waves of post-war immigration. In lieu of this trend, we have something else: a steady trickle of Melburnians visiting Spain, falling in love with it and bringing some of it back, as at Bar Lourinhã. And there’s the influence of Spanish chefs who’ve decided to call Melbourne home. Like Barcelona-born Frank Camorra, who might be accredited with igniting our love for tapas through Movida and its multiple offshoots. Today, there’s no lack of restaurants to get your fix of paella, jamon, croquettas, sangria and other Iberian food hallmarks. These are the best places in Melbourne to do so, curated by Broadsheet’s expert food and drinks editors.