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Hand-pulled noodle houses in Chinatown. A lavish dining room in a neo-gothic building. Italian steakhouses on Flinders Lane. And more.
The restaurants shaping Melbourne’s culinary scene, from old to new, affordable to pricey.
In this big, food-loving city of ours, new restaurants open virtually every day of the year. Here’s our pick of the best new openings.
Venture beyond the food court for a semi-famous slow-roasted lamb shoulder, aromatic Thai boat noodles, a classic ramen-and-beer combo, a...
Wear your stretchy pants to a Venetian-inspired diner; a northern Italian spot with its own “pasta lab”; a Melbourne icon around since '8...
Intricate Japanese breakfast sets. Turkish-style eggs at a sunny corner spot (with house-blend coffee). Brekkie muffins at a beloved sang...
An Argentinian barbeque favourite, a Venetian grillhouse with whopping bisteccas, an outpost of Anthony Bourdain's favourite butcher and ...
Drinks and fresh air make a fine combo. Ascend to a Cali-inspired spot, a sky-high karaoke bar, the biggest rooftop bar in the CBD and more.
Melbourne’s best spots for outdoor drinking. Good weather optional but preferred.
Classic Italian paninis, katsu sandos, spruced-up salad numbers, porchetta two-handers – whichever way you roll, there’s something for yo...
Visit a rollicking late-night spot with a jukebox. A rooftop bar with punchy Thai food. A cosy bluestone cottage with sharp cocktails. An...
Pizza, pasta and a handful of non-Italian options.
An eight-seat omakase diner with one nightly sitting. A rowdy izakaya with cyberpunk energy. A global ramen chain's first Melbourne outpo...
Visit a three-storey Italian spot with woodfired pies. An industrial spot with Chicago's deep-dish pizzas. And another voted one of Ocean...
A one-person roastery in a warehouse. A standing-only spot with espresso bar feels. A coffee “cellar door” by Melbourne roasting royalty....
Melbourne does cafes like nowhere else. Find the CBD's best standing-only coffee spots, brunch-focused cafes, sandwich shops and more.
Aromatic boat noodles in a carpark. Thai-style chicken and rice at a low-key diner. Regional Thai fare in a neon-lit restaurant. And more.
Explore a subterranean Japanese diner, refined Italian restaurants, retro burger joints and more.
Classic two-handers at a retro diner. Buttermilk-brined burgers at a storied pub. A cheeseburger at one of the world’s best restaurants. ...
Whether your taste skews classic or new wave, we can recommend a fun place for you to drink good wine.
An all-you-can-eat Sri Lankan feast with endless hoppers. Lebanese classics at a family-run institution. Cheap puttanesca and Negronis. A...
Here's where to order your next celebration cake (or post-lunch single slice).
From seaside fine diners to rapid-fire burger joints.
Find a burger on Sydney Road, Indian in the back streets, vegan Vietnamese and more.
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