Gone are the days when takeaway food equated to the measly options of a squished pizza box or an armful of greasy fish’n’chips. Melbourne’s modern take on takeaway includes fresh Vietnamese salads and rice paper rolls, airborne jaffles and a gourmet reimagining of that late-night classic: the souvlaki. Here are a few of our take home classics.
Sashimi masters and bustling ramen kitchens: where to find Melbourne's best Japanese dining
Get your fill of tacos, tostadas and tequila.
Melbourne has plenty of choice when it comes to Australia's most essential cuisine.
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This multifaceted space couples the drop-in spirit of a pub with the food of a more polished eatery.
Fresh pasta made just in time for your lunch break.
Fresh, handmade pasta rolled from the best possible ingredients is the draw at this intimate osteria.
Gastropub fare in plush surrounds.
Nahji Chu’s third Vietnamese tuckshop remains on a good thing.
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.
Refined, sophisticated Japanese dining in an understated setting.
Take a break from market shopping with a hit list of filling dishes from across South East Asia.
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.
A pub with a softer side.
A playful Taiwanese restaurant in South Melbourne.
An intimate setting with light and refreshing dishes.
Claypots romance: live music, seafood and drinks every night of the week.