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.
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.
The self-proclaimed queen of rice paper rolls in Sydney and Melbourne.
Beechworth Honey CBD
A city store, 140 years in the making.
Workshop Brothers CBD
Specialty coffee and Doughboys doughnuts. Enough said.
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.
The Organic Food and Wine Deli CBD
An ethical and organic haven among the skyscrapers.
Souk Opens in the CBD
A new restaurant and bar in the city focuses on Middle Eastern flavours with a contemporary attitude.
Axil Coffee Roasters CBD Espresso Bar
Stylish, standing-room-only coffee on Flinders Lane.
Hana Arrives in the CBD
Cocktails and seafood inspired by a Hawaiian holiday, from the team behind Meatball and Wine Bar.
Longsong Opens in the CBD
David Moyle’s long-awaited, atmospheric new venue above Longrain will transport you someplace else.
Expect Delays Through the CBD This Morning
The accident will affect tram commuters and drivers.
First Look: 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.
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.
SPQR Opens in the CBD
Wood-fired pizza by some of the most respected restaurateurs in the city.
Preston's Dexter to Open Three-Storey BBQ Venue in CBD
The innovative barbeque spot will include a restaurant and rooftop.
Now Open: Osteria Ilaria Moves into the CBD
Grand white arches, a colourful hand-painted entrance and barely a pasta in sight.
First Look: 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?
Melbourne CBD’s Resident Falcons Welcome New Family Members
There’s even a live stream of the little guys.
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.
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.
Three Things to Try at Dessert Kitchen in the CBD
Blue noodles and ice-cream ramen from Hong Kong's famous dessert chain.
Barbarella Gelato and Wine Opens in the CBD
The team behind The European and Kirk’s brings some Italian romance to the Block Arcade.
A New CBD Bar at Lee Ho Fook
Get the crispy eggplant with a view of the kitchen, without a booking.
A New Designer Home for Elk in the CBD
Now Preston isn’t the only place to find the Melbourne brand’s accessories and clothing.
The Team Behind Top Paddock to Open a CBD Cafe
The crew from Two Birds One Stone, Top Paddock and The Kettle Black has set its sights on a new location in the CBD.
The brand's flagship in the CBD.
Dainty Sichuan Food
Next of kin to the popular South Yarra institution.
5:00pm - 10:00pm
One of the best spots in the city for an open-air drink.
Adam Liston Pulls Out of Upcoming CBD Restaurant, Honcho
The Punch Lane grill is over before it starts.
Eyal Shani’s Israeli pita haven came to Melbourne, via Paris and Vienna.