Welcome, skip to the content.

Overview

Restaurants

Dining out in this foodie town is serious – and seriously fun. Melbourne prides itself on its food and the city's dizzying array of dining options is testimony to its culinary reputation. Book ahead for award-winning fine-dining restaurants, queue up for iconic cheap eats, explore famous eat streets or track down the city's best food trucks. Whatever you do, come to town with an appetite.

A table at Melbourne's most notable restaurants is a treat worth travelling for. Consider critically acclaimed Attica, Flower Drum or Vue de Monde. Grab a spot at the bar for award winning food at Embla, or one of dining spots listed in The Age Good Food or Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.

Explore Melbourne's culinary precincts. Go for Italian in Lygon Street, Carlton, Vietnamese in Victoria Street, Richmond, and Lebanese in Sydney Road, Brunswick. Find the best-dumplings in CBD's Chinatown, and be spoilt for choice in Footscray's Vietnamese and African restaurants.

Check out Sunday lunch specials at big-name restaurants or let your good intentions go in a beer garden with gourmet fare.

Don't miss

Eat & drink

We couldn't find any results that matched your search criteria.

Try changing your filters or search terms to try again.

Discover

Eat & drink

11 of 14 results

Food & wine

Dumplings

Melbourne does dumplings by the steamer-basket load. Be the judge of the best xiao long bao and pot stickers at these local favourite dumpling houses.

Food & wine

Japanese eateries

Get a taste of the land of the rising sun at Melbourne's best Japanese eateries, from ramen shops and traditional izakaya to fine dining restaurants.

Food & wine

Late night dining

When there's no going home on an empty stomach and you're looking for something more than a kebab, these Melbourne eateries come to the rescue.

Food & wine

Pizza

Ride the pizza revival wave at some of the Melbourne's most popular pizzerias and join the oven-heated debate about who serves up the city's best.

Food & wine

Best restaurants

Enjoy innovative cuisines as you discover Melbourne's best dining experiences at restaurants celebrated by critics and locals alike.

Food & wine

Cafes

Follow the aromas of freshly extracted single origin coffee beans down cobblestoned laneways and into laid-back coffee strips for that caffeine buzz.

Food & wine

Vegetarian

Melbourne has your animal-free dining needs covered - choose from casual community eateries, inner-city dining halls and fine dining restaurants.

Food & wine

Mexican restaurants

¡Ay, caramba! Fresh off the tortilla press comes a steady stream of Mexican restaurants that sing in summer and offer escape from the depths of winter.

Food & wine

Indian restaurants

Craving a curry? Melbourne has many authentic, contemporary and surprising Indian restaurants and grocery shops.

Food & wine

Cheap eats

You don't need a stash of cash to eat well in Melbourne. Treat your tastebuds without testing your credit limit at one of many affordable restaurants.

Food & wine

Long lunches

Linger over lunch in Melbourne. Check out some of our favourite restaurants and pubs for languorous lunches - the kind that end with sundowners.

{{::accreditation.Alt}}
{{::item.EventDates[0]}}
{{::item.PriceRange}}
{{::item.MoreDatesText}}
{{::date}}

Search

Restaurants

We couldn't find any results that matched your search criteria.

Try changing your filters or search terms to try again.

12 of 287 results

Cumulus Up

Local and international wines paired with a soon-to-be-classic confit duck-filled waffle. Perfect!

Mr Hive Kitchen and Bar

Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar serves classy cocktails, shared platters and snacks in a rustic dining area.

Fonda Windsor

Start upstairs at Fonda's Atico Bar, or enjoy Mexican faves and watch Chapel Street pass by.

Epocha

Take in views of Carlton Gardens and sample an elegant menu of seasonal European favourites.

Ishizuka

Experience subterranean Japanese sophistication at acclaimed Tomotaka Ishizuka's 16-seat fine diner.

Dandelion

Geoff Lindsay's Dandelion is a marvel of modern Vietnamese cuisine in bayside Elwood.

Cutler & Co.

The restaurant is stunning, the contemporary cuisine faultless and the wine well matched.

Miss Katie's Crab Shack

Let the feast begin at Miss Katie's Crab Shack, where every meal of fresh crabs is a celebration.

Freddy Wimpoles

Leave your pretension at the door and prepare for some no-fuss hospitality at Freddie Wimpoles.

The Duke

Hit the revamped public bar or upstairs wine bar and terrace of Melbourne's oldest licensed pub.

Ludlow Bar and Dining Room

Set on the banks of the Yarra River between Southbank and the casino district, Ludlow Bar and...

Bon Ap'

Pop into breezy Bon Ap' to get your fix of traditional French fare without the white tablecloths.

You may also like...