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This multifaceted space couples the drop-in spirit of a pub with the food of a more polished eatery.
Take a seat at the stone counter for a 10-course sushi degustation, or order fish-skin crackling, miso-marinated black cod, and savoury steamed custard topped with foie gras à la carte.
Fresh, handmade pasta rolled from the best possible ingredients is the draw at this intimate osteria.
This playful Taiwanese-Japanese restaurant in South Melbourne (no relation to Fitzroy's Peko Peko) is a fun eatery that doesn't take itself or its delicious menu too seriously.
Gastropub fare in plush surrounds.
This once-esoteric fine diner has a more approachable format under executive chef Elijah Holland. It’s serving chic, accessible food that defies any one cultural influence.
This intimate restaurant – with a nondescript entrance under an office building – specialises in the Japanese tradition of tempura: a battering and frying technique that leads to surprisingly light and refreshing dishes.
Fresh pasta made just in time for your lunch break.
Take a break from market shopping with a hit list of filling dishes from across South East Asia.
Nahji Chu’s third Vietnamese tuckshop remains on a good thing.
A smoke and meat-driven restaurant inspired by a chance encounter at a market in Spain.
A Turkish cafe and restaurant right in the middle of the South Melbourne Market.
Refined, sophisticated Japanese dining in an understated setting.
A pub with a softer side.
Claypots romance: live music, seafood and drinks every night of the week.