A small shop with a staggering number of beers packed into its fridges and shelves.
Belle’s Hot Chicken Richmond
Fried chicken and natural wines. Magic.
A not-strictly traditional Korean dining experience that's fun and fresh.
Mrs Kim’s Grill Richmond
Twelve-hour marinated meat and complimentary kimchi for all.
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder
As they say, it's "bread, cheese, wine, good things".
Laneway Greens Richmond
The all-day, all-week canteen trying to change fast food in Australia.
Espresso Cafe Richmond
Indian-inspired dishes matched with Padre coffee.
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.
Cheap Eats Under $10: Richmond
Eating in Richmond for under $10 doesn't have to involve Vietnamese - but why wouldn't it?
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.
Modern Greek food by a former Masterchef contestant.
The sister restaurant to Chin Chin and Kong is all about pizza.
Fonda takes a relaxed approach to Mexican street food
Now Open: Laneway Greens Arrives in Richmond
The all-day, all-week canteen makes its play to change fast food in Australia.
Local organic produce meets fast food for this celebrity chef’s take on burgers.
Grass-fed Angus beef and a top-secret marinade, served on brioche.
Sushi at a supremely exquisite level.
A neighbourhood local for wine, a feed, or a spot in the “sunroom”.
Polished South East Asian cuisine on Swan Street, Richmond.
American barbeque, buns, sours, cans, good times.
5:00pm - 12:00am
Greek food made by a Greek guy.
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.
The Modern Eatery
Sushi unbound by tradition.
5:30pm - 9:30pm
If it ain't broke, don’t fix it. That’s the thinking at this 50-year-old steakhouse.
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Fusion doesn't have to be a dirty word. Not at this modern Vietnamese restaurant with an Australian influence, anyway.
5:30pm - 10:30pm
Basic Roman-style pizza done well.
Niche on Bridge
All-day dining room with an expansive menu.
A local Richmond favourite.
6:00pm - 10:00pm
I Love Pho
One of the best bowls of pho in town.
Six to Try: Melbourne’s New Restaurants
From Thai street food to Algerian home cooking, the city’s new restaurants are full of soul.
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.
Restaurants of Australia: Africola
Adelaide meets Africa to create a singular restaurant unlike anything seen before … on any continent.