Piccolina Gelateria Collingwood
Sit at the bar with a cone – or a granita – and watch pastry chefs prepare gelato.
Gontran Cherrier Collingwood
Traditional bread and experimental pastry from one of France’s biggest names.
Beechworth Comes to Collingwood
A former Vue de Monde somm brings a slice of the Victorian country, and Italy, to the north.
Fancy a no-nonsense burger for breakfast, served five storeys up, inside a train carriage? This is the place for you.
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.
Phamily Kitchen is a Collingwood modern-Viet joint.
Shane Delia’s slick, hip-hop inspired kebab joint.
A Thai cocktail bar in Collingwood.
Blurs the line between casual and fine dining more than any other restaurant in the city.
Restaurants of Australia
It’s a question eaters have been grappling with for some time. Is it the [smashed avos](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/food-and-drink/smashed-avocado-generation) and flat whites that so many of us preface our weekends with? Is it the leftover spag bol we hurriedly eat at our desks during “lunch hour”? Is it the [wild food stuffs and eons-old traditions](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/series/guide-native-food) of the country’s first people: a wonderland of ancient cuisines and cultures that varies around the country like footy team allegiances? Or is it ethnic food flavours that piggy-backed to Australia on migrant shoulders? The edible keepsakes of [England](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/brisbane/west-end/restaurants/london-fields), [Italy](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/adelaide/norwood/restaurants/nonna-and-i), [Greece](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/restaurants/apollo), [Thailand](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/perth/cbd/restaurants/long-chim), [India](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/food-and-drink/indu-opens), [Africa](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/adelaide/cbd/restaurants/africola) and more, besides? Is it the things we [grill on hotplates in backyards](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/food-and-drink/backyard-barbeque-sunshine-west) that are as much about feeding our stomachs as it is bringing people together? And what of the things we pick up in drive-through windows, between the train and the office, and [after the pub to soften the blow of the morning-after](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/perth/food-and-drink/article/fremantle-gets-new-late-night-food-option)? Maybe it’s the things we buy at farmers markets, specialty butchers and fishmongers. But it could just as easily be the plants that we grow in our backyards, too. The answer, of course, is all of the above, and much, much, more. While Planet Food is a wide, deeply complex world, much of Australia’s brain power seems, right now, to be focused on this country’s restaurants. With this in mind, *Broadsheet* decided it was high-time we began taking a closer look at the restaurants that make up Australia’s wonderfully diverse food scene. Will we arrive at an absolute definition of Australian cuisine? Probably not. But at the very least, we'll get a lot closer to understanding who's shaping our culinary landscape, how exactly they're doing it and where we might be headed.
Paradise Alley Opens in Collingwood
Bevy slinger Laura Twomey moves into Easey Street, with a little help from her friends.
Terror Twilight Arrives in Collingwood
Hootan Heydari and Jono Hill’s Johnston Street diner grows up.
A three-in-one deli, restaurant and wine bar.
Son in Law
If you’re looking for Thai food with a difference, this is your place.
A cheery place for a Japanese lunch.
It’s the simple burger joint Melburnians have fallen hard for.
Now settled in Collingwood, Shop Ramen brings delicious broth and handmade noodles to Melbourne’s inner north.
A vegan pizza joint on Smith Street.
A casual taqueria from the owners of Mamasita.
Six-course set menu featuring punchy, technique-driven dishes changing seasonally
Six to Try: Melbourne’s New Restaurants
From Thai street food to Algerian home cooking, the city’s new restaurants are full of soul.
Unusual Plants – and Helpful Tips – in Collingwood
If you’ve killed a few bits of greenery in your time, head to The Plant Society – a new store within cafe Mina-no-ie that comes with advice, and coffee.
Four to Try: Melbourne’s Best New Restaurants
Ambitious, beautiful new venues by some of the biggest names in food right now.
10 Best Restaurants in Melbourne for Cocktails
Salted-caramel Negroni? Here's the 10 best restaurants for pairing cocktails and dinner.
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.
Ocean Made: A Hidden Treasure in Collingwood
One of Melbourne’s leading seafood suppliers is right under your nose.
Le Bon Ton
A late-night bar bringing the flavours of New Orleans and Texan barbeque to Melbourne.
Lazerpig Pizza Parlour
Delectable thin-crust pizza and DJs to the late hours.