The brand's flagship in the CBD.
The self-proclaimed queen of rice paper rolls in Sydney and Melbourne.
Some of the best dumplings you'll have outside of Shanghai.
5:30pm - 10:30pm
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.
Beechworth Honey CBD
A city store, 140 years in the making.
Arcade-game-themed burgers geared for takeaway.
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.
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.
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.
Axil Coffee Roasters CBD Espresso Bar
Stylish, standing-room-only coffee on Flinders Lane.
A bar dedicated to the agave-based spirit, with more than 60 varieties.
Australia’s first eSports bar.
The award-winning cocktail crew from 1806 bring their skill and flair to The Understudy, and get a little experimental.
A cocktail connoisseur’s dream.
The Bottom End
A clever pub, disco and diner hybrid from the man behind legendary nightclub Honkytonks.
Opulence meets wartime misery in this Berlin-inspired cocktail bar hidden away in the city.
A great enthusiastic bar with a total lack of pretension.
The Toff in Town
Curtin House’s dark, glamorous second-floor bar.
The Carlton Club
An eccentric bar, eatery and rooftop that attracts all sorts.
The Croft Institute
A science lab-themed institution hidden two turns-deep in an incredibly dingy alleyway.
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.
Whether it’s spaghetti, smoked-eel parfait or jelly slices, the Grossi family’s new venture will guarantee you’ll be eating (and drinking) in style, post midnight.
A wine bar that's all about supporting women in the industry.
There’s champagne and fancy hot dogs at the Waterside, but mostly it’s still just a local pub.
The sky is everywhere at this two-storey outdoor bar.