Get your fill of tacos, tostadas and tequila.
When an expensive wine list just won't do.
A meal out at a restaurant can mean a lot of things to different people. Sometimes it's about the food, other times it's when you're too lazy to cook. This guide is for when it's about conversation. These restaurants are all (relatively) quiet – it just so happens that the food is excellent, too.
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.
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This multifaceted space couples the drop-in spirit of a pub with the food of a more polished eatery.
A modern osteria on a pretty corner.
Gastropub fare in plush surrounds.
The esoteric fine diner has a more approachable format under executive chef John Rivera. It’s serving chic, accessible food that defies any one cultural influence.
Fresh pasta made just in time for your lunch break.
Traditional American buffalo wings outside of the typical sports-bar setting.
A playful Taiwanese restaurant in South Melbourne.
An intimate setting with light and refreshing dishes.
A smoke and meat-driven restaurant inspired by a chance encounter at a market in Spain.
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.
Nahji Chu’s third Vietnamese tuckshop remains on a good thing.
A Turkish cafe and restaurant right in the middle of the South Melbourne Market.
A pub with a softer side.
Claypots romance: live music, seafood and drinks every night of the week.