Choose from 1500 beers to take home, or drink in and match with a cheese plate
Andrew McConnell’s fancy butchery.
Tarlo & Graham – Fitzroy
A homewares haven that conceals from taxidermy zebras to a one-off Rhys Lee painting.
Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel
Sean Donovan has taken the historical hotel back to its roots.
Belle's Hot Chicken Fitzroy
The Colonel’s got nothing on this fiery Nashville-style fried-chicken joint.
Harry & Frankie Fitzroy
A north-side iteration of the Port Melbourne wine bar.
Peko Peko (Fitzroy)
Otsumami's smaller and less formal sister restaurant.
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Billy van Creamy Fitzroy North
Natural gelato near the Edinburgh Gardens.
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.
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.
Bars in Fitzroy
Fitzroy has a busy, eclectic and sometime hectic bar scene. It is certainly Melbourne’s – and possibly Australia’s – biggest and most thriving place for a cocktail, beer on tap and a night on the tiles. Brunswick Street and its surrounds bustle with drinkers going between rooftop bars, band venues, nuevo-speakeasies, straight up-and-down pubs and cocktail and wine bars. And while they are all densely packed all destinations in Fitzroy are different. We’ll help you find what you’re looking for.
Restaurants of Australia: Millbrook
A grow-it-yourself winery restaurant leading the way with accessible, seasonal, plant-based dining.
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Domain Road Restaurants: “We’re Open for Business”
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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
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Chicken and chips, Peruvian style.
Japanese goes vegan.
5:30pm - 10:00pm
An Athenian souva bar by George Calombaris.
Ladro - Gertrude
Pizza that's clean, uncomplicated and all about the flavours.
A bistro all about bringing contemporary French dining to Melbourne.
A north-side Mexican-food institution.
True, authentic Malaysian flavours.
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Gertrude Street’s tapas bar is clean and slick – like something straight out of Madrid.
A cafe/restaurant with a long tradition of comforting Italian food.
DJs, beer and cheap pizza. Yep, this one’s perfect for students.
A refined vegetarian restaurant from the duo behind Vegie Bar and Rice Queen.
Melbourne's second oldest burger joint.
Mr Burger's permanent set-ups in Brunswick Street and Chapel Street.
Cutler & Co.
The flagship of Andrew McConnell's restaurant empire.