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Cumulus Up Wine Bar

Andrew McConnell goes vertical with this wine bar above Cumulus Inc.

Level 1 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Lagoon Dining

Take a seat at the black granite bar for hot and sour shredded potato, popcorn chicken with togarashi and cured pork belly with rolled rice noodles in XO.

263 Lygon Street, Carlton
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Lagotto

From the team behind Congress and Future Future, this cafe, grocer and wine bar is serving locally made charcuterie that goes well with a glass of wine or two, in a room full of mid-century design flourishes.

1 York Street, Fitzroy North

Dessous

Lively cocktails, pork-belly sandos and gruyere croquettes are on the menu at this dark and daring basement bar.

164 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Matteo's

Although the menu changes often at this neighbourhood restaurant, regulars keep coming back for the beautiful dining room, old-school Italian hospitality and extensive wine list.

533 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North
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Half Acre

This multifaceted space couples the drop-in spirit of a pub with the food of a more polished eatery.

112 Munro Street, South 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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Bar Romantica

The late-night bar that replaced a pizza institution pays respect to its legacy, and has an atmosphere of romance.

52 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Oster

Northern Italian fare in a dimly lit osteria.

76-78 Bridge Road, Richmond
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Neptune Food & Wine

Mediterranean food and wine from four rising stars.

212 High Street, Windsor
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Acre

This farm-to-table diner serves home-style roast chook, tomato and burrata tarts, and Turkish delight milkshakes. And it’s located on the roof of the ultimate anti-mega-mall.

78 Middleborough Road, Burwood East
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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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Etta

A stunning wine bar with a vegetarian-friendly menu.

60 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Juliet Melbourne

A wine bar that's all about supporting women in the industry.

37-41 Little Bourke St, 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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Marameo

A laidback Italian eatery in the space which once housed Sarti. Here your spritz comes with a limoncello kick, and the special Valentine's menu features squid ink spaghetti with a raspberry and lemon myrtle tart.

6 Russell Place, Melbourne
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Omnia

Sink into a tan leather booth for elevated European fare from a former Vue de Monde and Matilda chef, and botanical-inspired cocktails by 2018’s World Class Bartender of the Year. But this elegant diner isn’t sticking around forever.

625 Chapel Street, South Yarra
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Prince Dining Room

Mediterranean-skewed dining and a space full of modern flourishes.

2 Acland Street, St Kilda
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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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Monou

Refined, sophisticated Japanese dining in an understated setting.

274 Park Street, South Melbourne
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Lekker

Classic European bistro fare, with a little Dutch influence and local produce thrown in for good measure.

1 Bourke Street, Melbourne
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Panama Dining Room and Bar

Ascend three flights of stairs to reach this convivial loft, where arched windows offer city views.

Level 3 231 Smith St, Fitzroy
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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
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Sun Kitchen

The cellar alone is worth $1.5 million, with 6000 bottles of wine, and spirits from 888 premium labels across Australia, France, China and Europe. Settle in for refined Cantonese and Sichuan fare and spectacular views.

9 Aquatic Drive, Albert Park
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