The brand's flagship in the CBD.
Some of the best dumplings you'll have outside of Shanghai.
5:30pm - 10:30pm
The self-proclaimed queen of rice paper rolls in Sydney and Melbourne.
Beechworth Honey CBD
A city store, 140 years in the making.
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.
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 Organic Food and Wine Deli CBD
An ethical and organic haven among the skyscrapers.
The Restaurants for Every Celebration
We all have our favourite venues, but how suitable are they for the occasion? In partnership with the Bank of Melbourne and its #socialfeeds competition, we highlight some of the key places around town guaranteed to shine in the moment.
Axil Coffee Roasters CBD Espresso Bar
Stylish, standing-room-only coffee on Flinders Lane.
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.
Longsong Opens in the CBD
David Moyle’s long-awaited, atmospheric new venue above Longrain will transport you someplace else.
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.
Restaurants of Australia: Africola
Adelaide meets Africa to create a singular restaurant unlike anything seen before … on any continent.
Restaurants of Australia: Millbrook
A grow-it-yourself winery restaurant leading the way with accessible, seasonal, plant-based dining.
Palermo Opens in the CBD
The San Telmo and Pastuso team opens an Italian-influenced Argentinian spot on Little Bourke Street.
What’s Open Over Summer: Restaurants and Bars
Eat and drink your way through the silly season and the sunny weeks that follow.
10 Best Restaurants in Melbourne for Cocktails
Salted-caramel Negroni? Here's the 10 best restaurants for pairing cocktails and dinner.
Souk Opens in the CBD
A new restaurant and bar in the city focuses on Middle Eastern flavours with a contemporary attitude.
Domain Road Restaurants: “We’re Open for Business”
News that the South Yarra thoroughfare is closed for the next five years isn’t quite right, and restaurateurs want diners to know it.
Hana Arrives in the CBD
Cocktails and seafood inspired by a Hawaiian holiday, from the team behind Meatball and Wine Bar.
Hella Good Souvlaki Opens in the CBD
The family that built Stalactites opens a tiny takeaway spot on Elizabeth Street.
Caviar, crab crumpets and dry-aged duck at a New York-style supper club.