Single malt, creative cocktails and beers on tap will lure you riverside.
Unwind before or after the the theatre.
French dining from renowned chef Guillaume Brahimi.
The Waiting Room
For those of us who like to lounge about in hotel foyers there is The Waiting Room, by Neil Perry at Crown.
The fourth in a mini-chain of bustling Thai restaurants by accomplished chef David Thompson.
5:00pm - 10:30pm
A modern take on Chinese, from Neil Perry, with a dramatic interior, endless wine list and quality food.
An all-day eatery attached to Hamer Hall.
Sophisticated Italian from star chef Neil Perry.
6:00pm - 12:00am
The Southgate fine diner is built on its relationships with suppliers in Tasmania.
Dinner by Heston
As bold as anything you would expect from the experimental chef, minus some of the theatrics of Fat Duck.
Winner of the best-pizza-in-the-world 2014 is also at Crown.
World-renowned Japanese culinary excellence.
No.8 by John Lawson
A second wind for Crown’s flagship restaurant.
Best Cocktail Bars in the CBD
Sometimes, beer and wine just don't cut it. In those times, you need cocktails. Be it a well-made Negroni, or a complex, multi-layered sipper, Melbourne has a wealth of places to partake. These are our favourites, ranging from casual spots, to table service venues where the staff wear waistcoats. But without fail, they all know their spirits.
The Atlantic Restaurant and Oyster Bar
A vast temple to seafood, located inside Crown Casino.
Rockpool Bar & Grill
A large experience in the best possible way.
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Asado Bar and Grill
A former Stokehouse chef will put a Spanish twist on an Argentinian tradition when the latest San Telmo family restaurant opens.
Broadsheet in Real Life: Cafes, Bars, Restaurants and the Future of Australian Dining
In a few months, Broadsheet will open the Broadsheet Kitchen. What are we thinking?
From Bars to Bedrooms: Geometric, Clever Furniture by Techne Architects
The design studio has fitted out some of the city’s favourite venues in the last few years. Now, you can have its work in your home.
Seven of Melbourne’s Best Outdoor Bars, Rooftops and Beer Gardens
Where to have your time in the sun this summer.
Beautiful, boutique winery making wine by hand.
A tiny cocktail hideout where there's no menu - just a card to specify your preferences; the bartenders do the rest.
This big, bright pub has had many lives. Right now it's all about good beer.
The Shady Lady
Like drinking at your cool grandma’s house.
A big, relaxed pub by the team behind The Marquis of Lorne.
A wine bar that's all about supporting women in the industry.
Whether it’s spaghetti, smoked-eel parfait or jelly slices, the Grossi family’s new venture will guarantee you’ll be eating (and drinking) in style, post midnight.
There’s champagne and fancy hot dogs at the Waterside, but mostly it’s still just a local pub.
The sky is everywhere at this two-storey outdoor bar.
A wine bar without a bar.
The Retreat Hotel
One of the few pubs in Melbourne with a true heritage fit-out.