The best restaurants in Collingwood include everything from a 50-year-old institution to some of Melbourne’s most exciting fine-diners.
Where to start your morning in the grungy, industrial suburb.
Explore the back streets and you'll find breweries, wine bars and a hint of punk-rock attitude.
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An acclaimed, set menu only fine-diner featuring punchy, technique-driven dishes.
Kangaroo pastrami, pulled pig’s-head and croquettes are the hallmarks of this flexible restaurant-slash-wine bar.
Fancy a no-nonsense burger for breakfast, served five storeys up, inside a train carriage? This is the place for you.
A casual taqueria from the owners of Mamasita.
Gyoza, katsu sandos, a beer vending machine and miso-caramel soft serve.
A three-in-one deli, restaurant and wine bar.
A late-night bar bringing the flavours of New Orleans and Texan barbeque to Melbourne.
Wagyu lasagna and squid ink mafaldine are among the highlights at this untraditional Italian diner.
A classic old pub at the top end of Smith Street, with a bit of Italy in its bistro.
A micro Middle-Eastern diner where Israeli hummus is treated as a dish – not a dip.
A vegan pizza joint on Smith Street.
Good Gnocchi’s a carb-y beacon of hope in Collingwood. You’ll get good gnocchi, garlic bread and a smile. No more, no less.
A charming little Japanese restaurant with a cluttered interior that feels a bit like being in Japan.
What this restaurant lacks in walls and seating it makes up for in street-side charm. It’s championing the torta (a substantial Mexican sandwich), and there are three tacos on the menu, but not much else. And nothing costs more than $15.
Delectable thin-crust pizza and DJs until late.
Classic Greek dishes served with panache.
Vego and vegan-friendly Middle Eastern on Smith Street.
A cheery place for a Japanese lunch.
It’s the simple burger joint Melburnians have fallen hard for.
If you’re looking for Thai food with a difference, this is your place.
Authentic Ethiopian cuisine and live music make this a stand-out venue.