Best CBD Burgers
The humble hamburger has seen a great renaissance over the past couple of years – not that it ever went away. The new wave of burgers are a breed apart from their mass-produced forebears – organic, free-range patties, golden brioche buns, house-made pickles and flavour to spare. One constant is these delicious meals can be held in your two hands. Do you want fries with that? Of course you do.
The brand's flagship in the CBD.
The self-proclaimed queen of rice paper rolls in Sydney and Melbourne.
Beechworth Honey CBD
A city store, 140 years in the making.
Best Cocktail Bars in the CBD
Sometimes, beer and wine just don't cut it. In those times, you need cocktails. Be it a well-made Negroni, or a complex, multi-layered sipper, Melbourne has a wealth of places to partake. These are our favourites, ranging from casual spots, to table service venues where the staff wear waistcoats. But without fail, they all know their spirits.
Andrew’s Burgers CBD
A second outpost from this slinger of traditional Aussie burgers, no brioche buns in sight.
Rustica Canteen CBD
A no-fuss dining hall where sandwiches are the main attraction.
Arcade-game-themed burgers geared for takeaway.
Workshop Brothers CBD
Specialty coffee and Doughboys doughnuts. Enough said.
The Organic Food and Wine Deli CBD
An ethical and organic haven among the skyscrapers.
Axil Coffee Roasters CBD Espresso Bar
Stylish, standing-room-only coffee on Flinders Lane.
Souk Opens in the CBD
A new restaurant and bar in the city focuses on Middle Eastern flavours with a contemporary attitude.
Saxe Opens in the CBD
Chef Joe Grbac has opened his first solo venture – a two-storey restaurant that’s refreshingly old school – in Melbourne’s legal district.
Longsong Opens in the CBD
David Moyle’s long-awaited, atmospheric new venue above Longrain will transport you someplace else.
Palermo Opens in the CBD
The San Telmo and Pastuso team opens an Italian-influenced Argentinian spot on Little Bourke Street.
Hana Arrives in the CBD
Cocktails and seafood inspired by a Hawaiian holiday, from the team behind Meatball and Wine Bar.
Jackalope to Open Hotel in Melbourne’s CBD
A dramatic urban sequel to the luxury Mornington Peninsula location is coming to Flinders Lane, with a forested foyer and a cloud-like rooftop bar.
Hella Good Souvlaki Opens in the CBD
The family that built Stalactites opens a tiny takeaway spot on Elizabeth Street.
Expect Delays Through the CBD This Morning
The accident will affect tram commuters and drivers.
Iki Jimē Docks in the CBD
Shannon Bennett sets a new course with his moody new seafood restaurant.
Shangri-La to Join CBD Skyline
A 64-storey, twin-tower development approved on the edge of Carlton Gardens.
A New Israeli Cafe for the CBD
A new menu and concept for a New York City-inspired spot on Hardware Street.
Vinyl and Rare Whisky in the CBD
A much-loved whisky spot adds a new, intimate, quieter sibling upstairs.
Preston's Dexter to Open Three-Storey BBQ Venue in CBD
The innovative barbeque spot will include a restaurant and rooftop.
SPQR Opens in the CBD
Wood-fired pizza by some of the most respected restaurateurs in the city.
A Fairytale-Themed Bar Opens in the CBD
A pair of nightlife veterans open Storyville, a two-storey portal to another land on Lonsdale Street.
3D Map Shows the Future of Melbourne’s CBD
Interested in how development is changing the city?
All Day, All Night Pho in the CBD
The team behind Hochi Mama opens Melbourne's first 24/7 Vietnamese joint.
First Look: Archie Green Opens in the CBD
A new all-day diner opens near the quieter end of Flinders Lane.
Now Open: Osteria Ilaria Moves into the CBD
Grand white arches, a colourful hand-painted entrance and barely a pasta in sight.
Melbourne CBD’s Resident Falcons Welcome New Family Members
There’s even a live stream of the little guys.
HWKR’s Four Rotating Kitchens are Coming to the CBD
The South East Asian restaurant’s first guest is a MasterChef winner.
Mr Meng Chongqing Gourmet Opens in the CBD
Some serious spice is delivered by If You Are the One's all-too-clever host, Meng Fei.
Three Things to Try at Dessert Kitchen in the CBD
Blue noodles and ice-cream ramen from Hong Kong's famous dessert chain.
More Than 100 Bollards Installed in CBD Overnight
Immovable concrete cubes are being used as a security measure against vehicle-related attacks.
A Pinball and Whisky Bar for the CBD
Up a winding, hidden staircase there’s a place devoted to a particular game and a particular drink.
A Fine Diner with a Twist in the CBD
Calia is a gourmet food store, restaurant and educational space in one.
Barbarella Gelato and Wine Opens in the CBD
The team behind The European and Kirk’s brings some Italian romance to the Block Arcade.